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Communal penance services set

The season of Lent is a time to seek God’s healing and forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and many parishes are sponsoring Communal Penance Services in the coming weeks.

The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has announced the schedule for various Blair County parishes. A diocesan-wide schedule is available on the diocesan website and Facebook page.

In addition, the faithful can consult individual parishes for other reconciliation opportunities leading up to Easter.

March 11

– 5:30 p.m. — St. Mary (Immaculate Conception) Parish in Altoona.

March 15

– 4 p.m. — St. John the Evangelist Parish in Altoona.

– 5 p.m. — St. Joseph Parish in Bellwood.

March 28

– 10 a.m. — St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish in Altoona.

March 29

– 3 p.m. — St. Mark Parish in Altoona.

– 4 p.m. – St. Rose of Lima Parish in Altoona.

March 30

– 7 p.m. — Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Altoona.

March 31

– 7 p.m. — St. Matthew Parish in Tyrone.

April 1

– 6:30 p.m. — Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona.

April 2

– 5:30 p.m. — Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Altoona.

April 5

– 4 p.m. — St. Mary Parish in Hollidaysburg.

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