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Bishop to Celebrate Mass in Solidarity With Ukraine and Russia

In communion with Pope Francis and in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and Russia who are suffering from the violence of war, the faithful of Altoona-Johnstown are invited to a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Mark Bartchak on March 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona. On that day, Pope Francis will celebrate an Act of Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, which will occur during a Penitential Celebration at Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The same Act of Consecration will be carried out on the same day by Cardinal Konra...


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