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Agape Farm hosts Creation Fest

June 24, 2016 Creation Festival 2016 will be held at Agape Farm in Mount Union from Wednesday through July 2. The Creation Festival is all about changing lives and glorifying the Lord. more »»

Senate recognizes Catholic Charities awardees

June 24, 2016 Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown hosted its annual recognition dinner on June 1, honoring eight people for helping neighbors in nee. more »»

Mighty things in meager packages

June 24, 2016 Sometimes the best things come in the least impressive packages. Take shoes, for example. I decided several years ago that super-stylish shoes (stilettos, platforms, wedges, etc.) weren’t for me. more »»

Spiritual notes

June 24, 2016 MUSIC FESTIVAL St. John’s Reformed Church, 906 Maple Ave., Hollidaysburg, will host its annual Christian music festival from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The music will begin at 3 pm. more »»

A community gardens

June 17, 2016 For years, Nancy Woomer of Providence Presbyterian Church in Altoona has dreamed of a community garden where people in the city could come and grow their own vegetables. more »»

UPMC Altoona launches Spiritual care program

June 17, 2016 Patients at UPMC Altoona who need spiritual support now have an extra hand to hold onto. more »»

Orthodox Synod to take place despite pullout by Russia

June 17, 2016 ATHENS, Greece — The spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians on Wednesday said a historic meeting of church leaders — the first in more than a millennium — will take place on the Greek... more »»

Do you ‘know of’ or ‘know’ the Lord?

June 17, 2016 There are two kinds of “knowing” — knowing “of” someone and “knowing” someone. more »»

Catholic diocese to host Fortnight for Freedom

June 17, 2016 The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown will join other dioceses around the country in observing a 14-day period of education and prayer for our religious liberty. more »»

Jehovah’s Witnesses hold convention in Johnstown

June 17, 2016 Jehovah’s Witnesses will hold its “Remain Loyal To Jehovah” convention today through Sunday at the Cam­bria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstow. more »»

Spiritual notes

June 17, 2016 Missions golf classic The Altoona Alliance Men will hold its 12th annual Missions Golf Classic today at Iron Masters Country Club. Lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m., and tee time is at 1 p.. more »»

Mount Aloysius recognized for support of troopsv

June 10, 2016 CRESSON — Mount Aloysius College has been recognized for its efforts to support U.S. service men and wome. more »»

The Lord is never out of reach

June 10, 2016 I’m thinking about writing a mystery novel. I even have the title picked out: “The Case of the Missing Meatballs.” It’ll be a little cheesy and a bit spicy … a real pasta, er, page-turner. more »»

Spiritual notes

June 10, 2016 Festival of praise A Festival of Praise will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. more »»

Don’t allow one mistake to ruin all of your good work

June 3, 2016 Just how much power does a mistake have? I’ve been considering the potentially ruinous effects of an egregious misstep along life’s path. more »»

Spiritual notes

June 3, 2016 Community Meal The Faith Baptist Cafe will serve its monthly community meal from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Faith Baptist Church, 315 40th St. in the Highland Park section of Altoona. more »»

Steele picked to lead church

May 27, 2016 From Mirror staff reports David A. Steele of Martinsburg has been named general secretary-elect of the Church of the Brethren by the denomination’s Mission and Ministry Board. more »»

Hicks UMC reschedules its festival

May 27, 2016 Due to last week’s bad weather, Hicks United Methodist Church, 1211 Third Ave., Duncans­ville, will hold its Spring Festival from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. more »»

Don’t rob yourself of peace

May 27, 2016 Quick question: When is the last time you were robbed? Oh, I know you’re probably thinking to yourself, “What’s that woman talking about? I’ve never been robbed!” Sorry, but I beg to differ. more »»

Spiritual Notes

May 27, 2016 Outdoor Masses A summer tradition is returning in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Outdoor Masses will be celebrated every Sunday night at 7 p.m. at the Our Lady of the Alleghenies Shrine in Loretto. more »»

Saint Francis accepting applications for its health ministry program

May 20, 2016 LORETTO — Saint Francis University is accepting applications to the Academy for Leadership in Community Based Health Ministry program. more »»


KiDs Day Dress Up July 4, 2016

July 04 – “KIDS DAY II: Dress Up and Discover!!” - Kids of all ages get to wear combat gear and helmets from the museum education collection. Pose for pictures behind the wheel of an authentic Jeep! Regular Admission Rates Apply; 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. more »

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Dennie Huber: His Impact and Legacy

June 21, 2016 During the past week, the area mourned the loss of popular area entertainer and icon Dennie Huber, who passed away on June 12 in a Pittsburgh hospital at age 6. more »

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