Our Mission and Our Staff
We believe that Jesus Christ came to reveal the fullness of God's love for us, and we continue to celebrate that love through praise, sacraments, service, and community. Learn about our mission and meet our staff.
Become Active in Parish Life
Our parish offers a wide range of ministry opportunities. Whether you'd like to learn more, pray more, or serve more, we have a ministry for you.
Strengthen Your Spiritual Life
Making an offering of our time, talents, and treasure is an integral part of what it means to be a Christian. But at the root of everything we do is our relationship with our God. Use these resources to help strengthen your spiritual life.
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Pray the Liturgy of the Hours
Lectio divina is a form of meditation rooted in liturgical celebration that dates back to early monastic communities. It was a method practiced by monks in their daily encounter with Scripture, both as they prepared for the Eucharist and as they prayed the Liturgy of the Hours.
The Latin phrase “lectio divina” may be translated as “divine reading.” As one reads and invites the Word to become a transforming lens that brings the events of daily living into focus, one can come to live more deeply and find the presence of God more readily in the events of each day. The method of lectio divina follows four steps:
Use these Lectio Divina guides to meditate, contemplate, and pray.
An Accepting Father, Mirror of Patience
St. Joseph’s entire life was committed to quiet, hidden unassuming service to Mary and to his Son. His actions were also his response to God’s will. This example should provide hope to us. We often wonder whether our actions are making a difference. By going about our daily routines in seemingly unremarkable ways in the home, at work, and in countless other places, our quiet, steady and reliable presence is our answer in accepting God’s will for us.
“The spiritual path that Joseph traces for us in not one that explains, but accepts. Only as a result of this acceptance can we begin to get a glimpse of a broader history, a deeper meaning. Joseph is certainly not passively resigned, but courageously and firmly proactive.”
t. Joseph, An Accepting Father, Joseph, Mirror of patience, pray for us.
Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown Liturgy Committee, Liturgy Office, Mary, Mother of the Church Pastoral Center, 2713 W. Chestnut Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601.
Consecration to Saint Joseph
The links below will take you
to the YouTube page
that offers each of the 33 days
of the Consecration to Saint Joseph
presented by Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC
The Cause for Canonization