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.

Bishop Mark hosted a dinner for religious who are celebrating a jubilee anniversary this year on June 4. Pictured (left to right): Father Daniel Sinisi, TOR, celebrating 55 years; Bishop Mark; and Very Rev. Anthony Francis Spilka, OFM Conv., Bishop's Vicar for Religious.

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

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 Interim Board is continuing to hold listening sessions.

Young Adults are invited to the Spirit and Truth ministry.

Summer outdoor Masses are celebrated every Sunday in Loretto.

A Fortnight or Freedom will be observed June 21-July 4.