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Penance services planned

February 19, 2016 The season of Lent is a time for Catholics to seek God’s healing and forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The following is a schedule of communal penance services: St. Joseph, 623 E. more »»

Spiritual notes

February 12, 2016 Chana’le Stein of Altoona was among the 3,000 women from 87 countries who attended the five-day International Conference of Shluchos (female emissaries) at Chabad-Lubavitch Headquarters in Brookly. more »»

Students define faith their way

February 12, 2016 Editor’s note: This article is Part Two of a three-part series about college students perspective on religion. more »»

Catholic churches plan prayer times at Stations of Cross

February 12, 2016 The faithful in the Catholic faith are invited to pray the Stations of the Cross during the season of Lent. more »»

Lenten concerts offer time to pause

February 12, 2016 By Linda T. Gracey A time to reflect on the sacred with a musical interlude is being offered again this Lenten season in Altoona. more »»

Chats on Facebook develop into unwelcomed questions

February 12, 2016 There are many different kinds of intimacy. I’ve been mulling this idea over for the past few weeks since my husband, Bob, started preaching a sermon series called “How to Be a Better Lover. more »»

Churches announce services for Ash Wednesday

February 5, 2016 The following area churches have scheduled services and Masses for the imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday, Fe. more »»

Study: More Americans disassociate with religion

February 5, 2016 According 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... more »»

Students close book on religion

February 5, 2016 Editor’s note: This article is Part One of a three-part series about college students’ perspective on religion. more »»

Churches plan weekly Lenten services/studies

February 5, 2016 Churches 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. more »»

Shrove Tuesday pancake dinners set

February 5, 2016 Churches in the area are holding traditional Shrove Tuesday pancake suppers on Feb. 9. more »»

Plows compound measures to dig out after snowstorm

February 5, 2016 If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. These turned out to be wise words, especially when it comes to snow piles. more »»

Spiritual notes

February 5, 2016 Cathedral Charismatic Prayer Group will host Father Christopher Panagoplos, T.O.R., at its gathering at 7 p.m. Monday. Panagoplos will speak on “S. more »»

Churches will serve fish dinners on Fridays

February 5, 2016 Area churches have announced their fish fries for the seasons of Lent. They are as follows: St. Mark’s Church, 416 Sixth Ave., will hold three Friday fish fries. They will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Fe. more »»

Being confined to bathroom brings on moment of panic

January 29, 2016 Getting stuck in the bathroom can be quite amusing, at least when it happens on TV or in the movies. more »»

Spiritual notes

January 29, 2016 Faith Baptist Cafe will serve its free community meal from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 6 at Faith Baptist Church, 315 40th St. more »»

Brass band to perform pre-Civil War music

January 29, 2016 Take a trip to the past at next month’s installment of the Concert under the Dome series at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona. more »»

PA Bible conference planned

January 22, 2016 The Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference will conduct a one-day winter session on Jan. 30 at Faith Baptist Church, 315 40th St. The Rev. Alex Turoczi will be the speaker. more »»

Hearing ‘70s country song inspires new list of ‘I Loves’

January 22, 2016 Have you heard any good Tom T. Hall songs lately? In case you don’t know, Hall was a popular late ’70s country singer whose down-home style graced the radio airwaves when I was a teenager. more »»

Spiritual notes

January 22, 2016 The Cathedral Charismatic Prayer Group will gather for a charismatic Mass at 7 p.m. Monday at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. Father Bob Hilz, T.O.R., will be the celebrant. more »»

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