Communion at 11:30 AM on Sundays

Communion at 11:30 AM on Sundays

Beginning on Sunday, July 19, Monsignor will be distributing communion in the circle in front of the Church at 11:30 AM for those who are viewing Sunday Mass at home. There's no need to get out of your car. Simply drive up and Monsignor will come to your car to give...

6:00 Mass cancelled Friday, July 3.

6:00 Mass cancelled Friday, July 3.

There will be no Mass tonight, Friday, July 3, at 6:00 PM. We are sorry for the inconvenience! Weekend Masses will be Saturday, July 4, at 4:00 PM and Sunday, July 5, at 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend!

Public Masses Resume

Public Masses Resume

On the weekend of June 13 – 14, we will begin the gradual reopening of our churches for the celebration of the Eucharist. Guidelines have been modified so that we are able to accommodate as many as 50 parishioners at each Mass. Again, rather than all of us trying to...

Food Bank Needs Toiletries

Food Bank Needs Toiletries

Many thanks to all who have been able to drop off a donation in the carport behind the rectory for the food bank.  After taking a delivery to the food bank yesterday, Ginny was told by volunteers that they need all toiletry items:  shampoo, conditioner, soap, razors...

Congratulations 2020 Graduates!

Congratulations 2020 Graduates!

Congratulations to all the graduates in our parish! Text or email a picture of your 2020 graduate to Debbie Johnson (814-931-2867 or dj219@msn.com) along with a short summary of their accomplishments and plans for the future. We’d like to display them on the kiosk for...

Church Open For Private Prayer This Weekend

Beginning this Saturday, May 16, St. John the Evangelist Church will be open for private prayer before the Blessed Sacrament from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM. Because sanitizing pews after use will be paramount, there will only be a limited number of pews open. When present...

Ways to Celebrate Holy Week At Home

Ways to Celebrate Holy Week At Home

Simple ways to celebrate Holy Week at home: Monsignor Becker will offer a video reflection each day that will be shared on this website and on our Facebook page. Holy Thursday: Bake bread for sharing at dinner; make a ritual of stripping the dinner table of all cloths...

Easter Flowers

Easter Flowers

Because there will be no Easter liturgies celebrated in the church, we will be making the Easter flowers we ordered available for home use. For those who have made a memorial donation toward the Easter flowers, please call the office at 814-942-5503 if you would like...

Food Collection

Food Collection

Our food collection drop off site in the rectory car port is up and running. Thanks to all who have donated food already. The box is there for your offertory envelopes and the bulletins for Sunday, April 5, will also be on the table.

Our Bulletin

Our Bulletin

The bulletin is the center of our parish communication, and we want to keep you informed. We are now offering to send you the parish bulletin directly to your email every week. It’s a great way to stay connected anytime. You can begin by using this link...

Free Catholic Corner Children’s Bulletin

Free Catholic Corner Children’s Bulletin

GIA Publications is providing free Children’s pages for each Sunday through April 26. You can download and print these by following this link: https://interlude.giamusic.com/catholic-corner-childrens-bulletin/

Help Us Update Our Records!

Help Us Update Our Records!

Help us keep St. John the Evangelist records up to date! Just visit our parish website at stjohnsaltoona.org  and click on the My Own Church link on the left side of the page. Here you can login and update your information. If anything has changed, go ahead and update...

Quarantined Catholics Hub

Quarantined Catholics Hub

Deacon Gene Neral just shared this wonderful resource and asked that we pass the information on to anyone who may be interested. The St. Paul Center is putting together a Quarantined Catholics Hub. Also, The Eucharist in Scripture series is now available online at no...

Prayer to Mary

Prayer to Mary

This ancient image of Mary, Health of the People of Rome, was visited by Pope Francis recently as he prayed for all those suffering from the corona virus. May his prayer be ours: O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust...

Sign up for online giving

Sign up for online giving

You can continue to express your gratitude to God through the secure online giving option that we have offered for more than a decade. Join the many parishioners who already take advantage of it. On the website homepage, click on the "Donate Online" on the left side...

Formation Classes will not meet

Formation Classes will not meet

In this time of a global pandemic, the church has urged an abundance of caution so that our population can be protected from this coronavirus. The media has already reported the guidelines of the diocese regarding Sunday mass and parish activities. Here at St. John’s,...

Family Night at the Heidelberg

Family Night at the Heidelberg

Last time was so much fun, we’ve decided to do it again! We invite your family to join St. John’s Parish family for food and drinks on Tuesday, January 14, beginning at 6:00 PM at the Heidelberg County Club in Lakemont.  Social Committee is planning a night out (no...

Souper Bowl of Caring Spaghetti Dinner

Souper Bowl of Caring Spaghetti Dinner

A simple prayer: "Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those who are without a bowl of soup to eat" is inspiring a movement to help hungry and hurting people around the world. This prayer, delivered by Brad Smith, a seminary...

Family Christmas Caroling

Family Christmas Caroling

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than by caroling in the neighborhood? Our Family Life Committee is organizing a Family Christmas Caroling Party on Sunday, December 15, after the 11:00 Mass. We’ll gather in the Parish Center for pizza around 12:30 and...

Advent of Christmas Concert

Advent of Christmas Concert

The Advent of Christmas Concert will be presented on Sunday, December 8 at 7:00.  This year, the Adult, Handbell and Youth choirs have prepared a wonderful performance that includes some new music as well as some of the traditional songs and carols. There is no...

January-May Ministry Schedule

January-May Ministry Schedule

It is time to begin scheduling for January through May, 2020. And so, we are asking that you give us the dates for which you are NOT available for January – May.If you have internet access please update your profile in Ministry Scheduler Pro. There is a link from our...

Advent Wreath Lighting

Advent Wreath Lighting

Volunteers are needed to light candles on the Advent Wreath at each mass in December. We are looking for two or more people or families interested in participating at the beginning of the Liturgy. The dates are Nov. 30/Dec. 1, December 7/8, December 14/15, and...

Advent Penance Service

Advent Penance Service

There is no better preparation for Christmas than the celebration of the Sacrament of Penance. Our Advent Penance Service will be held Sunday, December 1st, at 4:00 PM. The daylight hour will be much more convenient for those who have difficulty getting out in the...

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat

All families are invited to dress up in their best costume, decorate the trunk of their car, and join us in the church parking lot for Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 27, at 12:30 PM. Each family is asked to bring candy to share as children trick or treat from car...

Mass of Remembrance

Mass of Remembrance

St. John the Evangelist Parish Family will gather on this evening to pray, remember, and to find hope. Everyone is welcome. We will remember all our deceased loved ones. During the Mass of Remembrance, there will be a special commemoration for those who have died...

Give Us This Day Subscriptions

Give Us This Day Subscriptions

It is time to subscribe or renew a subscription to this monthly missal which runs from December 2019 through November 2020. Please note that the cost has gone up to $27 for a year’s subscription.  If you would like to continue your subscription, please enclose payment...

Congratulations, Allen!

Congratulations, Allen!

We are delighted  that parishioner Allen Capriotti is being inducted into the 2019 Blair County Arts Hall of Fame on Thursday, October 17th, in Altoona's Historic Mishler Theatre.  The ceremony begins at 6:30 PM, concluding at 7:45-8:00, and is followed by a reception...

Can you help?

Can you help?

Parish Council, in partnership with Mary Lee Madigan-Davis, is looking for the future leader of our Haiti mission. The position is not immediate but would be taken on in time after a mentoring period. Mary Lee would work with the new candidate for as long as...

Chicken BBQ Fundraiser

Chicken BBQ Fundraiser

Hollidaysburg Knights of Columbus Parish Chicken BBQ.  Sunday, September 22  from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Knights of Columbus Hall 324 Bedford St, Hollidaysburg $8.00 Sit-down or Take-out.  Tickets are $8.00 and St. John's receives $4.00 for every ticket we sell. ...

Scholarships available!

Scholarships available!

The John and Helen Despot Scholarship Fund is making available two $450 Scholarships for any child of St. John’s who is attending a Catholic elementary or middle school in this coming school year.  Applications are available in the Gathering Space or can be obtained...

Letter To A Suffering Church

Letter To A Suffering Church

Bishop Robert Barron has written a wonderful booklet, Letter To A Suffering Church, on the sexual abuse crisis. We are making these books available to our parishioners at no cost and Monsignor Becker will be leading a study of this book on Wednesday evenings at 7...

Haiti Student Sponsorship

Haiti Student Sponsorship

Once again we will be supporting the school of Sts. Peter and Paul by sponsoring students for the academic year of 2019-2020. The gift is $150. Most of the students cannot afford even part of the tuition cost but Sts. Peter and Paul wishes to open its doors to anyone...

Scheduling Meeting

Scheduling Meeting

Parish Council would like to create a calendar of all parish-sponsored activities for the year ahead. All committee chairs are asked to attend a special meeting immediately following the 6:00 PM Holy Day vigil mass on Wednesday, August 14 in the Parish Center. Please...

Fun Night at the Heidelberg!

Fun Night at the Heidelberg!

Please join the parish for food and drinks on Tuesday, July 30, beginning at 6:00 pm at the Heidelberg County Club in Lakemont.  Social Committee is planning a night out - no set up, no serving, no clean up - for all parishioners.  We've all worked hard to ensure a...

Parish Picnic Update!

Parish Picnic Update!

Because of the forecasted high heat, the committee has decided to move the picnic to the school gymnasium to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort.  Mass will now be held in the church at 11 a.m., with the picnic to follow in the gym.  Again, the church picnic will not...

Faith Night At The Curve

Faith Night At The Curve

Many thanks to Pat Padoletz for organizing our night at the curve this Sunday at 6:00. So if you did not get a ticket in advance, but wish to join us, you will find us in section 216. There are always tickets available at the gate.

Going On Vacation?

Going On Vacation?

Please use Online Giving to catch-up on offertory. Our parish provides Online Giving as an electronic tool for contributions so you can give via the Internet. Online Giving helps you maintain your giving even if you cannot be here at Mass.  Click on the Donate Online...

Graduate Recognition Mass

Graduate Recognition Mass

This weekend we will celebrate our graduates from grade school, high school and college.  Special recognition will be given to them at our 10:00 Mass on Sunday, June 16.  A special blessing and gift will be given to each!

No Wednesday Evening Mass This Week

No Wednesday Evening Mass This Week

Because there is rehearsal in the church Wednesday evening, Mass will be held Wednesday morning, June 12, at 8:30 AM. This week, St. John’s will once again host the Academy of Sacred Music’s Choral Institute, led by Robert Long. Evening rehearsals will be held in the...

Wear Red to Church on Pentecost!

Wear Red to Church on Pentecost!

On Sunday, June 9, we celebrate The Feast of Pentecost. The term Pentecost derives from the Greek word meaning "fifty." It was on this Jewish Feast that the apostles and the early Christians gathered in Jerusalem, fifty days after the Resurrection, to receive the...

Summer Office Hours

Summer Office Hours

From June through August, our Parish Office will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.We will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We will, of course, be checking our voicemail through the day should there be any urgent messages.  

Sign up for Online Giving

Sign up for Online Giving

You now have the option to use Online Giving for contributions to our parish. The application provides you a convenient option that you may access at any time. Your gift will be transferred from your preferred method of payment directly to our parish. There’s no need...

Chicken Barbecue: Sunday, June 9

Chicken Barbecue: Sunday, June 9

Our Annual Chicken Barbecue will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2019. Tickets will be on sale after all Masses or by calling Ginny at 695-7671. Same great food (chicken prepared by Knights of Columbus, homemade potato salad, baked beans, roll & butter, homemade...

Honoring Our Graduates

Honoring Our Graduates

We would like to recognize all grade school, high school and college  graduates on Sunday, June 16th, at our 10:00 Mass. To ensure that our list of graduates is complete, please call the office at 942-5503 with your graduate’s information or email the information to...

Summer Mass Schedule Begins

Summer Mass Schedule Begins

Just a reminder that our summer Mass schedule will begin this Sunday, May 26th, Memorial Day weekend. On that day and throughout the Summer our second Mass on Sunday will be offered at 10 o’clock and not 11.

Mass of Anointing

Mass of Anointing

Mass of the Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated this Sunday, May 19th at 2:00 PM.  All who are in need of the Lord’s healing are encouraged to attend. Whether your needs are physical, spiritual or emotional, or you are just feeling the weight of years, please...

Faith Night With The Altoona Curve

Faith Night With The Altoona Curve

Sign up on the kiosk for Faith Night with the Altoona Curve on Sunday, June 30. Join us for a fun filled night including live pre-game music and fireworks after the game. Game time is set for 6:00 PM and gates will open early for the music.  The cost is $8.00 a seat,...