Nikolas Suchinos (left) and Ashton Truby, recipients of the Catholic Charities 2015 Matthew 25 Youth Humanitarian Award, pose with Bishop Mark. Not present was recipient Olivia McCafferty.

Winners of the Catholic Charities 2015 Msgr. William M. Griffin Humanitarian Award pose with Bishop Mark and Catholic Charities Executive Director Jean Johnstone at the agency's annual Recognition Dinner on June 3.

The Diocese sponsored Faith Day 2015 at DelGrosso's Amusement Park on June 28. Highlights included Mass celebrated by Bishop Mark and a picnic supper.

Garvey Manor celebrated its 50th anniversary with a Mass and dinner on June 26. (Left to right): Bishop-Emeritus Joseph Adamec; Sister Joachim Anne Ferenchak O Carm, Administrator; Mother M. Mark Louis Randall O Carm, Prioress General; Bishop Mark.

Bishop Mark celebrated an outdoor Mass for vocations on July 19 in Loretto. Three of our four Diocesan seminarians attended. (Left to right): Seminarians Michael Pleva and Peter Crowe; Vocations Director Father Matthew Reese; and Seminarian Austin Keith. Seminarian Jonathan Dickson was on retreat.

Bishop Mark issued a statement regarding Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si." Click here for his statement. Click here to read more about the encyclical.

Seminarian Peter Crowe was admitted to Candidacy for Ordination to the Priesthood during a Mass at Our Lady of Victory on July 25. (Left to right) Very Rev. Neil Dadey, Pastor, OLV; Bishop Mark; Peter Crowe; Father Ed Mazich, Saint Vincent Seminary; Father Matthew Reese, Vocations Director.

An hour of prayers for vocations is held every Thursday evening at the Prince Gallitzin Chapel House in Loretto.  More.

The World Meeting of Families will be held in Philadelphia September 22-27, 2015.  More.  Statement by Bishop Mark Bartchak.

The Catholic Church will celebrate a Year of Consecrated Life beginning November 30, 2014, and continuing through February 2, 2016.  More.

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The Vatican has released Pope Francis' schedule for his U.S. visit.

Bishop Mark will celebrate an outdoor Mass for married couples.

The Interim Board is continuing to hold listening sessions.

Young Adults are invited to the Spirit and Truth ministry.