The Diocese will honor ten individuals with the 2015 Prince Gallitzin Cross.  More.

Click here to read Bishop Mark Bartchak's Easter 2015 Message.

Bishop Mark celebrated the Chrism Mass on March 30 at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. He blessed the oils that will be used in parishes in the coming year. Priests of the Diocese also renewed their commitment to priestly service.

The Sacrament of Confirmation is being celebrated in the Diocese during this Easter season. Bishop Mark will confirm about 900 young men and women at 15 Masses. Click here for the 2015 Confirmation schedule.

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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Mass will be celebrated on the 175th anniversary of Father Demetrius Gallitzin's passing.

A special retreat opporuntity is planned in New Baltimore.

The Bishop's Day for Vocations will be held on May 3.

Catholic Charities is seeking nominations for two awards.