Messages from Bishop Mark

Ongoing Response to COVID-19
in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese

5/19/21 here

Bishop’s Appointments and Announcements
5/14/21 here

Bishop Issues Updated COVID-19 Directives
5/13/2021 here

New directives from Bishop Mark for the Blessing of Throats, Distribution of Ashes, and Distribution of Palm.
01/19/2021

God Saves – A Christmas Message
from Bishop Mark
12/17/20 here

Mass Attendee Tests Positive for COVID-19;
Masses Halted at Chapel

12/1/20 here

Bishop Mark Joins Other U.S. Bishops
in Clarifying Vaccine Confusion
12/1/20 here

Masses Cancelled at Cambria County Parish
After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

11/28/20 here

Priest Tests Positive for COVID-19;
Masses Cancelled at Parish

11/28/20 here

Bishop Announces Directives
for Advent Reconciliation
and Christmas Masses

11/18/20 here

Individual Who Attended Mass
at a Blair County Parish
Tests Positive for COVID-19

11/06/20 here

Diocesan Priest
Tests Positive for COVID-19;

Another Priest in Quarantine

(11/1/20) here

Masses Suspended and Office Closed
at Portage Parish until Further Notice

(10/25/20) here

Individual Who Attended Mass
at a Blair County Parish
Tests Positive for COVID-19
” (10/24/20) here

“Individual who Attended Mass and Volunteered
at Cambria County Parish Tests Positive for COVID-19″

(10/23/20) here

Benedictine Priest Placed on Leave
from Public Ministry
” (10/22/20) here

“Individual who was Present at Local Mass
Tests Positive for COVID-19″
(10/21/20) here

“When the Going Gets Tough”
A message before Election Day
(10/19/20) here

“Two Priests in Quarantine,
Masses Cancelled at Altoona Parish”
(10/11/20) here

“Individual who was Present at Local Mass
Tests Positive for COVID-19″
(10/1/20)
here

“Parish Employee Tests Positive
for COVID-19″ (9/17/20)
here

“Update on Health and Safety During the
Coronavirus Pandemic” (8/6/20) here.

“Individual Who Was Present at Local Mass
Tests Positive for Covid-19″ (8/5/20) here.

“Wear a Mask in Church!” (7/01/2020) here.

Message regarding
the death of George Floyd
(6/4/20)
here.