We serve families and parishes in the entire Altoona-Johnstown diocese: Bedford, Blair, Cambria,
Centre, Clinton, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset.
Year of Faith
Growing Closer to Christ through Scripture
Happy Mother's Day!
2014 Catholic Calendar!
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Scheduled Programs (Register through the Family Life Office unless otherwise noted).
~Annulment Information Sessions Do you have questions about the annulment process? Fr. John Byrnes, head of the diocesan Marriage Tribunal, will explain the how and why of annulments.
(Same program held in 2 locations)
Monday, May 6 from 7-8 at St. John Gualbert Activity Center, 118 Adams St., JOHNSTOWN
Monday, May 13 from 7-8 at St. Rose of Lima School Cafeteria, 5519 6th Ave., ALTOONA
No reservation necessary. No fee charged. General public invited to attend. Sponsored by the Diocesan Family Life Office.
~Worldwide Marriage Encounter -- REDISCOVER THE ONE YOU LOVE!
Get away from jobs, kids, chores, computers, and phones - and focus only on each other. If you'd like greater depth, growth and enrichment in your relationship, don't miss this chance. April 5-7 at Toftrees Resort, State College. Friday 8 PM to Sunday 4 PM. Reservations: 412-635-7775. For more information, www.yourmarriageisworthit.org.
If you can't attend in April, future dates are Sept. 20-22 in Pittsburgh and Nov. 15-17 in Greensburg.
|Family Life Newsletter - Spring 2013|
Your Annual Catholic Appeal dollars at work!
Free RESOURCE LIBRARY
-Books, periodicals, numerous video and audio tapes
-Can be sent via mail
Free SPEAKERS BUREAU
-For parishes and Catholic organizations anywhere in the diocese
-"Family Table-Parish Altar" demonstration
-Topics of your choice relating to family
Free PARISH CONSULTATION
For: parish staffs, parish councils, family life committees, teachers, catechists, Home-School groups, parish committees, Catholic organizations
-Making what you already do family-friendly
-Practical ideas for involving parents more fully in their children's religious formation
-Supporting marriage, discouraging divorce
-Helping your parish grow holier families
-Ideas for Family Life Committees
Family RESOURCES for Home and Parish ~ ORDER FORM
- Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas Booklet
- Lent and Easter Booklet
- Ordinary Times Booklet
- Grief Booklet
- "Getting Married" Booklet
- 2013 Family Life Calendar
- Baby's First Year Calendar
- Parent Mailings "Passing on the Faith" - Baby's First Year
- Parent Mailings "Passing on the Faith" - Ages 1 to 4
- Parish Committees Family Life Handbook
- Church Bulletin Supplement with Family Information "The Collection Basket"
Serving Families throughout the Life Cycle:
Click on any of these topic areas to find information, resources, and helpful links.
- Single Life
- Ordained/Consecrated Life
- Sacrament of Marriage
- Natural Family Planning
- Parental Blessing of the Engaged Couple
- Marriage Preparation
- Cohabitation: Is it Good for a Relationship?
- Internet Safety Resources
- Abortion: Healing (Project Rachel)
- Abusive Relationships
- Adoption and Crisis Pregnancy
- Annulment Process
- Mourning a Miscarried Child
- Prenatal testing and diagnoses
~Diocesan member National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers