Spiritual Notes

Rosary rallies planned

Rosary Rally for Fatima will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 10, at St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church, Duncansville. Those participating should meet at the shrine for rosary and prayers for the nation. Safety precautions of mask wearing and social distancing is requested. For more information, contact Dennis Dombrosky at 695-1509 or Paul Gargon at 931-0134.

A Public Square Rosary Rally will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 10, at Heritage Plaza, 11th Avenue and 14th Street, Altoona. Participants will gather to pray the rosary on the 103rd anniversary of the “Miracle of the Sun” at Fatima. The event is celebrated in over 20,000 cities around the world on this same day. Those attending are urged to bring a chair for seating.

Rally Day celebrates new church year

Juniata Church of the Brethren, North Ninth Avenue and Third Street, Juniata, will celebrate the new church year with Rally Day at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. The service will feature the skit “Standing on the Promises or Sitting on the Premises.” Pastor Robert Wharton will speak on “Lift High the Cross of Christ,” based on Philippians 3:10.

The film, “Calling for Kingdom Helpers,” will be shown at

7:30 p.m. The film highlights mission activity in Maine.

Altoona Aglow Lighthouse to meet

Tabi Melhorn will be the featured speaker during the October meeting of the Altoona Aglow Lighthouse. The meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at Gourmet Buffet, 520 W. Plank Road, Altoona. Melhorn is the daughter of missionary David Taylor and the wife of The Door Student Ministries Director Seth Melhorn. She is the mother of two young girls, an author and singer.

Life Chain scheduled for Sunday

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 Boyers 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.

Clothing, food donations accepted

Donations of clothing and non-perishable foods 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. Those dropping off donations can receive a tax receipt. This is the last collection at this site for 2020.

Food giveaway planned

Center City Church has extended its City Blessings food giveaways into the remainder of 2020. The next distribution will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. The giveaway is open to anyone in need and will be held in the parking lot at 1220 12th Ave., Altoona. Food giveaways are set to continue at 10 a.m. Oct. 17 and 31.

More information can be found on the church’s Facebook page or at Centercityaltoona.com.

Annoucements accepted

Religious organizations are invited to submit upcoming events, special speakers and other items to be published free of charge in Spiritual Notes. Information may be emailed to religion@altoona



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