The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usFri, 5 Feb 2016 22:03:53 EDTFri, 5 Feb 2016 22:03:53 EDT announce services for Ash Wednesday following area churches have scheduled services and Masses for the imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10: Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square - Masses at 6:45 and 8 a.m., noon (Bishop Mark .Fri, 5 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EDTStudy: More Americans disassociate with religion 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 organized religion is growing.Fri, 5 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EDTStudents close book on religion's note: This article is Part One of a three-part series about college students' perspective on religion. On their own for the first time, college students often question their faith and reject a need for God.Fri, 5 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EDTChurches plan weekly Lenten services/studies 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. Wednesdays with Pastor John Telyea.Fri, 5 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EDTShrove Tuesday pancake dinners set in the area are holding traditional Shrove Tuesday pancake suppers on Feb. 9. The churches are: Geeseytown Lutheran Church, Route 22, Hollidaysburg - All-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage, 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $6.Fri, 5 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EDT