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Laughs, Christian music on tap at church

March 25, 2016 You can watch a comedy show on TV, listen to Christian worship songs on the radio and learn about an international group building wells for the needy at church, but if you can do all three at one... more »»

Churches to celebrate Resurrection

March 25, 2016 Christians will celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on Sunday. The following churches have announced their Easter services. Altoona Alliance Church, 3220 Pleasant Valley Blvd. — 7 a.m. more »»

Easter observance to begin with vigils

March 25, 2016 The following churches will hold Easter vigil services on Saturday: Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square — 8:30 p.m. vigil with Bishop Mark L. Bartchak as celebrant and homilis. more »»

Knowing meaning of Easter can become life-changing experience

March 25, 2016 It’s kind of funny how we can look back over our lives and see the paradigm shifts that occur along the way. Holidays are a perfect example. more »»

Spiritual notes

March 25, 2016 Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 W. Howard St., Bellefonte, will host a free concert by cello artist Kim Diane Cook, with Svetlana Rodionova, pianist, at 3 p.m. April 3. more »»

Chaplains may be contacted for information about program

March 25, 2016 The Central Penn­sylvania Chaplain Corps, which was featured in the March 18 Religion section of the Altoona Mirror, offers several ways to contact the organization. more »»

Applications available for Luddy scholarship

March 25, 2016 The Monsignor Joseph M. Luddy Scholarship Foundation is accepting applications for its annual award. more »»

Chaplains listen and respond

March 18, 2016 By Linda T. Gracey Darrell Shildt remembers the icy winter day several years ago when he was traveling down Skelp Mountain and encountered a rolled over vehicle. more »»

Spiritual notes

March 18, 2016 Abundant Life Assembly of God, 231 Howard Ave., will host The Stevens Family in concert at 10 a.m. Sunday. The group consists of Rich Stevens, his wife, Tami, and daughter, Erin. more »»

Responsible Charity session open to clergy and agency leaders

March 18, 2016 A Responsible Charity, Helping Without Hurting workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 19 at First Church of Christ, 113 Good Shepherd Road. more »»

Christians to recall night of Last Supper

March 18, 2016 The following churches in the area have announced services for Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, on March 24. Hollidaysburg Church of the Brethren, 1028 Penn St., — 7 p.m. more »»

Palm Sunday begins Holy Week

March 18, 2016 The following churches have announced services for Palm Sunday, this Sunday. It celebrates Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. Trinity Episcopal Church, 830 Washington Ave., Tyrone — 11 a.m. more »»

Churches to hold Good Friday services

March 18, 2016 Christians will observe Good Friday on March 25. It represents the day Christ was crucified. The following churches have announced services: Faith Baptist Church of Altoona, 315 40th S. more »»

Churches announce Easter egg hunts

March 18, 2016 The following churches are sponsoring Easter egg hunts for children: Vicksburg Grace Brethren Church, 335 Reservoir Road, Hollidaysburg, will hold an Easter egg hunt along with a junior church lesso... more »»

St. Patrick Church to celebrate 200 years

March 11, 2016 NEWRY — When it’s time to do a job for the benefit of St. Patrick Catholic Church, its people don’t hesitate to do whatever is needed. more »»

Sense of rightness can have powerful effect on others

March 11, 2016 My daughter, Val, made an interesting observation about herself the other day. She, my husband, Bob, and I were sitting in our living room watching one of the presidential debates on TV. more »»

Mount Aloysius plans ecumenical luncheon

March 11, 2016 CRESSON — Mount Aloysius College invites regional clerics to its spring 2016 Ecumenical Lecture, “The 500th Anni­ver­sary of the Protestant Reformation in 2017: Commemorate? Celebrate? Repent?” at... more »»

Spiritual notes

March 11, 2016 St. Mark Catholic Church, 416 Sixth Ave., will hold a fish fry from 4 to 6:30 p.m. today. Take-outs will be available. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12. more »»

Pastors will speak at Lenten luncheons

March 4, 2016 Hollidaysburg Lenten Lunches will continue to be held at noon on Thursday and again March 17. The final one will be held at noon on March 25. (Good Friday). more »»

All family members, including the cat, obsess about something

March 4, 2016 Let’s talk obsession, shall we? No, not the Calvin Klein perfume (although it smells really nice), but the act of being obsessed. more »»

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