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Area Christians to demonstrate unity

January 24, 2014 Christians believe that expressing their unity is important. One of the ways they do that annually is to worship and pray together at the Ecumenical Wor­ship Service of Praise, Preaching and Pray. more »»

An unforgettable weekend

January 17, 2014 Joe and Celia Fagnani of Altoona thought they were in for a fun time, maybe even some dancing, when they signed up for a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend a decade ago. more »»

Bishop asks ‘Where is Bethlehem?’

December 21, 2013 Focusing on the way to the town of Jesus’ birth, Bishop Mark L. more »»

Tragedy fails to shake faith

December 13, 2013 GEESEYTOWN —Whiffs of roasted chicken fill the air in the hall at Juniata Valley Gospel Church in Lower Reese, Hollidaysburg, on a recent Wednesday afternoon. more »»

Second Avenue UM to celebrate

December 13, 2013 Second Avenue United Methodist Church will celebrate 125 years of serving the Altoona area on Sun­day. A special service combining traditional and contemporary worship styles will be held at 10 a.m. more »»

Judges to have roles in community Advent service

December 6, 2013 Two Blair County judges will participate in an Advent service Sunday at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, sponsored by the Altoona Area Christian Coalition. more »»

Former minister honored

November 29, 2013 Bethany Lutheran Church bestowed the honor of pastor emeritus on the Rev. Carl Alexy Sunday. more »»

A place to find hope

November 22, 2013 TYRONE — As one of the team captains, Nate Verilla played a key role on the Tyrone Area High School 1999 PIAA Class AA state championship football team. more »»

First steps were rugged

November 22, 2013 Moving back to Tyrone and establishing Joshua House was not Jim Kilmartin’s plan 15 years ago. “In the natural, it was the last place I wanted to be,” he sai. more »»

Jewish families to celebrate Thanksgivukkah

November 22, 2013 During most holiday seasons, Jewish families are part of the December frenzy, shopping for food and gifts in preparation for Hanukkah. But not this yea. more »»

Sustained by prayers

November 15, 2013 Chuck Phelps’ celebration of a new life-sustaining liver did not last long. He only had it a few days when he got the news that it had to come out. more »»

Priest with gift of healing coming to Cathedral

November 15, 2013 The Charismatic Prayer Group at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament will host its first Mass with Prayers and Blessings for Healing later this month. It will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. more »»

Families remember loved ones at UPMC Altoona service

November 15, 2013 Anyone who has lost a loved one knows that the time after the passing of someone close to you can be an emotional rush of events as you move through the rituals of the viewing, funeral and burial. more »»

Heritage told in song

November 1, 2013 A love for her country and God inspired Karen Knight to write and produce a musical tribute called “Voices For America.” Knight of Heartsongs Ministries Inc. more »»

Diocese’s role in its cause for Gallitzin sainthood ends

November 1, 2013 LORETTO — The work on the Cause for the Canonization of Father Demetrius Gallitzin, servant of God, has taken six years. Yet, in some ways it has only begun. more »»

Connecting at the crossroad

October 25, 2013 By Mary Haley For the Mirror WILLIAMSBURG —For many young people, Saturday night means a trip to the movies or the mall. more »»

Prayer service at cemetery to remember past priests

October 25, 2013 All Souls Day, observed after All Saints Day, calls for the commemoration of the faithfully departe. more »»

Easing the pain

October 11, 2013 Losing a child is a difficult experience, especially when it dies before it is born. While people may express condolences, closure is more difficult when there is no body to bury. more »»

Ladies Encounter speaker to talk about truck stop

October 4, 2013 A story about a truck stop can be found in the Bible? Well, not exactly. But Susie Shellenberger will talk about one during her presentation at the free Fall Encounter. more »»

Wesley United Methodist to honor longtime members

September 27, 2013 Wesley United Methodist Church of Tyrone will honor almost 50 of its members Sunda. more »»

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