About the Bishop

Coat of Arms

Statement on Capital Punishment

A Letter on Catholic Schools

Religious Vocations And Prayer

A Letter On Authentic Celebration Of The Eucharist

A Household Caring for Life

Statement on Homosexuality


The diocesan Church of Altoona-Johnstown is the people of God located in the Allegheny Mountains of Central-Western Pennsylvania who follow the Roman Catholic Tradition in their practice of Christianity.  While composed of many ethnic legacies, we strive to be the one household of God as the assembly of believers in the Lord. 

As their Diocesan Bishop and spiritual shepherd, I welcome you to our website.  It is our hope that your visits here will provide you with accurate information and be a source of encouragement on you own journey into the Lord's Kingdom.

May the peace of God, which is beyond all understanding, keep your heart and mind in the knowledge and love of God and His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

(Most Rev.) Joseph V. Adamec
Bishop of Altoona-Johnstown

Welcome|About the Bishop|Coat of Arms|CapitalPunishment
Catholic Schools|Religious Vocations &Prayer
Authentic Celebration of the Eucharist|Statement on Homosexuality

Prince Gallitzin Cross Awards
Listing of Honorees
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1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
V (Indicates the Cross Holder is deceased)