Welcome to
St. Benedict Church, Johnstown PA


Father Antony has tested positive for COVID-19 and is required to quarantine for two weeks. Out of an abundance of caution, Father Dave will also quarantine.

The following are changes to the liturgical schedule for the next week.

  • Angel Tree gifts are due as soon as possible. Please drop them at the door of the rectory and they will be handled.
  • Breaking Bread 2021 books are available in the vestibule for personal use. Click here to learn how Breaking Bread may be used for daily personal prayer.

  • Confessions on Saturday, December 5 at 3:00pm are CANCELLED.
  • Distribution of Communion on Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6 is CANCELLED.
  • We will observe our REGULAR WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE on Saturday, December 5 at 5:00pm and Sunday, December 6 at 8:30am and 10:30am. Visiting clergy will celebrate Mass.
  • Holy Bread orders may be picked up after all weekend Masses in the St. John Paul II Building.
  • The church is open from 7:00am – 5:00pm daily for private prayer.
  • Masses for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception will be celebrated by visiting clergy on Monday, December 7 at 6:30pm and Tuesday, December 8 at 9:00am. There is NO 12:05 Mass on Tuesday.
  • All other daily Masses, confessions, and adoration for the week of December 7 – 11 are CANCELLED.
  • The next opportunity for confessions will be Saturday, December 12 at 3:00pm.
  • We will observe our regular weekend Mass schedule on December 12 and 13.
  • Our regular daily Mass schedule, confessions, and adoration will resume on Monday, December 14 at 8:00am.
  • Confessions will be available after the daily Masses on Tuesday, December 15 and Thursday, December 17.
  • Confessions will also be available from 5:30-6:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, December 15, 16, and 17.

“Watch and Hope”

Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Eve Masses on December 24: 2:00pm (no incense), 4:30pm, 7:00pm, and 9:30pm. Please note: there is NO MASS at midnight. Distribution of Communion will be on Christmas Eve at noon.

Christmas Day Mass on December 25: 9:00am (no incense). Distribution of Communion is at 11:00am.

Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.

Doors will be locked between masses for deep cleaning and sanitizing. Doors will be unlocked 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the mass.

Reservations are required for all masses. Please click the button below to make your reservation.

Join us for the Liturgy of the Word for the Second Sunday of Advent
in place of our weekend Mass.

This liturgy will be broadcast on Atlantic Broadband, Channel 9
on Sunday morning at 8:30am.

Ibekwe chinonso “Linus” is a seminarian in Nigeria
who reached out to us through our website.
Updates to his ministry can be found here.

Our shipment of rosaries and other religious articles
has arrived in Nigeria!

Our Book of Intentions is now “open” online!
Submit an intention or pray for our brothers and sisters.
Intentions will be remembered at all masses.

Bible Study will continue on Saturday, December 5 from 9:30-11:30am via ZOOM. It’s not too late to join us!

Read what class members are saying about the class here.

Classes will be released on YouTube during the week following each session for those who are not able to attend live.

Check Deacon Michael’s Corner for additional details and to view the study guide for the class.

Continue to check Deacon Michael’s Corner for updates

The Oblates of St. Benedict
should check the Corner
for details on going ZOOM.

Click to see the complete list of Masses, adoration, and confessions

Messages from Bishop Mark

last updated 12/1/2020

Daily Mass Online


The Word Among Us is pleased to offer the daily mass readings and meditations for free during this extraordinary time. Click here.

Other Devotions

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