Virtual Christmas Day service set
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church will host a virtual Christmas Day service at 10 a.m. Participants can join the Zoom service at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89742957641?pwd=VDg1clh3WD MxWE8zeTg4aGpTa2hPQT09. The meeting ID is: 897 4295 7641; Passcode: 515261 or call 1-929-205-6099. Meeting ID: 897 4295 7641# Passcode: 515261#.
Christmas Masses planned
Parishes in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown are prepared to safely welcome the faithful for Christmas Masses. Bishop Mark Bartchak continues to waive the obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Masses, and all clergy and faithful should wear a mask and practice physical distancing at all Masses, per the bishop’s directives.
The following is a schedule of Christmas Day Masses at Blair County parishes. For a schedule of other parishes in the diocese, visit the diocesan website or Facebook page.
n Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona — Christmas Day: 8 a.m. and noon
n Our Lady of Fatima, Altoona –Christmas Day: 10:30 a.m.
n Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Altoona
Christmas Day: 9:30 a.m. (Assumption Chapel), 11 a.m.
n Sacred Heart, Altoona — Christmas Day: 11 a.m.
n St. Joseph, Bellwood — Christmas Day: 10:30 a.m.
n St. Joseph, Williamsburg — Christmas Day: 9 a.m.
n St. Mary (Immaculate Conception), Altoona — Christmas Day: 9 a.m.
n St. Mary, Hollidaysburg — Christmas Day: 8 a.m.; Christmas Eve Mass Streamed on parish Facebook page
n St. Matthew, Tyrone — Christmas Day: 9 a.m.
n St. Michael, Hollidaysburg — Christmas Day: 8 a.m.; Christmas Eve Mass uploaded on YouTube and parish website
n St. Patrick, Newry — Christmas Day: 7 and 11 a.m., all Masses have limited seating
n St. Rose of Lima, Altoona — Christmas Day: 9 a.m. Call the rectory to reserve spaces for families: 814-944-8509; 7:30 p.m. and 9 a.m. Masses livestreamed on Instagram
n St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Altoona — Christmas Day:
8 and 10:30 a.m.
Virtual services offered
n Juniata United Methodist Church, 808 N. Fourth St., Altoona, will hold church services at 9 a.m. Sunday mornings Dec. 27 through January on WTRN (96.9 FM/100.7 FM/1340 AM) and also streamed on wtrnradio.com. The worship services will also be posted on the church’s Facebook page (Juniata United Methodist Church, Altoona, PA) or juniataumc.net. For more information, contact the church at 814-942-6065 or by email at email@example.com.
n Hicks United Methodist Church, 1211 Third Ave., Duncansville, has suspended all in-person worship services through Jan. 10. Weekly livestreams of each 10 a.m. Sunday service are available at hicksumc.org.
Wehnwood United Methodist Church offers virtual services at 10 a.m. Sunday mornings. The direct link to watch the service is facebook.com/Wehnwood UMC/videos/671773797061693.