Spiritual notes

Chicken barbecue available

The annual St. Demetrius chicken barbecue will be held Sunday, Sept. 27, at St. Mary’s gym, 608 Church St., Gallitzin. The meal will be ready for pick up at 11 a.m. and will be available while supplies last. While there will be no indoor dining or activities this year, dinners can be purchased in the drive-thru.

Fall Sunday school lessons begin

The Juniata Church of the Brethren, North Ninth Avenue and Third Street, Juniata, will being the fall quarter of Sunday school lessons beginning Sunday, Sept. 27. The lessons will be based on the New Testament book of Ephesians. Classes begin at

9 a.m. each Sunday and will focus on strengthening believers in their Christian faith by explaining the nature and purpose of the church and how to function as the living body of Christ on Earth. The Rev. Billy Aurandt will lead the classes, which are open to all age levels. For more information, call the church office at 944-6725.

Life Chain set for October

The annual Life Chain will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. Those participating will line up along 17th Street across from Boyer Candy for peaceful prayer for the intention of ending abortion. Parking is available in the Station Medical Center parking lot. The event is sponsored by Citizens Concerned for Human Life.

Mass schedule changed

St. Mark’s, 416 Sixth Ave., and Holy Rosary, 900 N. Fourth St., will hold Masses at 4:30 p.m. Saturdays at St. Mark’s;

8:30 a.m. Sundays at St. Mark’s; 11 a.m. Sundays at Holy Rosary; 8 a.m. Mondays through Fridays at Holy Rosary. There will be no Wednesday Masses. Holy Day Masses can be found in church bulletins or at www.churchofsaintmarks.org.

Clothing giveaway to be held

A clothing giveaway will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 26, at Grace Lutheran Church, 114 N. Cambria St., Bellwood. Fall and winter clothing will be available. Those attending must wear a mask as per COVID-19 restrictions. For more information, call the church office at 742-7501.

Clothing, food donations accepted

Donations of clothing and non-perishable food will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Hollidaysburg Church of the Brethren, 1028 Penn St. (Route 36). The church parking lot will serve as a collection site for the American Rescue Workers. Tax receipts are available for donations. This is the last collection at this site for 2020.


Religious organizations are invited to submit upcoming events, special speakers and other items to be published free of charge in Spiritual Notes. Items can be emailed to religion@altoonamirror.com or call Holly at 946-7451. Items also may be submitted online through the Mirror’s virtual newsroom at vnr.altoona



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