The Church will observe the season of Advent November 30 - December 24.  Click here for Advent resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Bishop Mark celebrated a Mass to thank altar servers for their dedication to their ministry on November 23 at the Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel in Loretto.

Senior High Youth Conference -- or SHYCON -- was held on October 26. About 1,100 high school students from around the Diocese participated.

The Diocese sponsored a conference regarding the faith formation of children with special needs.  More.

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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Reserve your copy of a new mystery novel written by Bishop Joseph Adamec.

The Diocesan Office of Religious Education will sponsor an Advent Day of Reflection on December 6.

Bishop Mark has made several appointments and announcements.

Vocations Director Father Matthew Reese delivers homilies at parishes throughout the Diocese.