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Spiritual notes

February 26, 2016 Juniata Church of the Brethren, 306 N. Ninth Ave., will hold an Easter musical concert with Steve and Apryl Caldwell at 7 p.m. March 6. The concert will feature gospel and traditional selection. more »»

Queen of Peace Church to host parish mission

February 26, 2016 Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 907 Sixth Ave., Patton, will host a parish mission for the Year of Mercy at 7 p.m. from March 5-10. more »»

Bream’s speaker at wild game feast

February 19, 2016 When he was a boy, Sid Bream loved the outdoors and hunting. It is a passion he has never outgrown. more »»

Donations make event possible

February 19, 2016 When former Major League Baseball player Sid Bream speaks at the Wild Game Feast March 12, it will be the 11th time Altoona Alliance Church has hosted the event. more »»

Some college students stay connected with God

February 19, 2016 Editor’s note: This article is Part Three of a three-part series about college students’ perspective on religion. more »»

Catholics find Mass meaningful

February 19, 2016 According to the Pew Research Center, the Catholic faith is losing members faster than any other mainstream church in America. more »»

Parents influence kids’ religion

February 19, 2016 It should come as no surprise that if there’s one factor that will influence the choices a young person makes about religion later in life, it’s how parents handled faith in the home, according to... more »»

Spiritual notes

February 19, 2016 Three adult formation sessions will be presented in St. Michael Church, Hollidaysburg, at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning Feb. 23, and including March 1 and 8. more »»

Temptation's hard to resist when it's sweet, chocolatey

February 19, 2016 They say confession is good for the soul, so here goes. I confess. I’m guilty of unabashed chocolate thievery. Yep, I did the yummy crime, and now I’m ready to do the tim. more »»

Penance services planned

February 19, 2016 The season of Lent is a time for Catholics to seek God’s healing and forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The following is a schedule of communal penance services: St. Joseph, 623 E. more »»

Spiritual notes

February 12, 2016 Chana’le Stein of Altoona was among the 3,000 women from 87 countries who attended the five-day International Conference of Shluchos (female emissaries) at Chabad-Lubavitch Headquarters in Brookly. more »»

Students define faith their way

February 12, 2016 Editor’s note: This article is Part Two of a three-part series about college students perspective on religion. more »»

Catholic churches plan prayer times at Stations of Cross

February 12, 2016 The faithful in the Catholic faith are invited to pray the Stations of the Cross during the season of Lent. more »»

Lenten concerts offer time to pause

February 12, 2016 By Linda T. Gracey lgracey@altoonamirror.com A time to reflect on the sacred with a musical interlude is being offered again this Lenten season in Altoona. more »»

Chats on Facebook develop into unwelcomed questions

February 12, 2016 There are many different kinds of intimacy. I’ve been mulling this idea over for the past few weeks since my husband, Bob, started preaching a sermon series called “How to Be a Better Lover. more »»

Churches announce services for Ash Wednesday

February 5, 2016 The following area churches have scheduled services and Masses for the imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday, Fe. more »»

Study: More Americans disassociate with religion

February 5, 2016 According to the Pew Research Center, the Christian share of the American population is declining while the number of adults in the United States who don’t consider themselves a member of any... more »»

Students close book on religion

February 5, 2016 Editor’s note: This article is Part One of a three-part series about college students’ perspective on religion. more »»

Churches plan weekly Lenten services/studies

February 5, 2016 Churches throughout the area are planning weekly studies during the Lenten season. They are as follows: Geeseytown/Lutheran Parish will hold midweek Lenten services at 7 p.m. more »»

Shrove Tuesday pancake dinners set

February 5, 2016 Churches in the area are holding traditional Shrove Tuesday pancake suppers on Feb. 9. more »»

 
 
 

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