Church: 411 Wopsononock Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601
Parish Office: 2301 Fifth Street, Altoona, PA 16601-3863
Call: 1-814-942-4479Fax: 1-814-942-1873
St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus

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Eucharistic Revival Movement

The dioceses of the United States are launching a three year movement aiming to increase understanding of and devotion to the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

Year One Phase, which began on the Feast of Corpus Christi (June 19) with Mass and procession in Loretto, will promote explanation and devotion of the Holy Eucharist on a diocesan level. Besides explanations about the importance of the Eucharist in the life of the diocese, there will probably be some events to foster our appreciation. Perhaps something like the Nocturnal Adoration Society with its monthly activity.

Year Two Phase, will begin on June 11, 2023, with fostering Eucharistic devotion and strengthening Liturgical life on the parish level. Hopefully we can learn the importance of Mass as the central devotion of the parish, and perhaps develop other ways to be aware of how to include the Real Presence of Christ in our lives. And besides Mass and Exposition of the Sacrament, what else can be done?

Year Three Phase, will be inaugurated with a National Eucharistic Congress (June 17-21, 2024) and conclude with dedication to going out in mission to share the gift of our Eucharistic Lord. There will be more on who will be eligible to attend so save the dates.

Mass on the Weekends

Saturday Evening 5:00 PM and Sunday Morning 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM

Mass on the Week Days

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 7:45 AM, Wednesday at 9:00 AM (with Holy Trinity Catholic School during school term,) Saturday at 8:00 AM.

Mass on the Holy Days

5:30 PM on the Eve of the Holy Day, 12:05 PM & 6:30 PM on the Holy Day. Please refer to the bulletin for Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter schedules and for any schedule changes.

Reconciliaiton on Saturdays

Saturday from 4:00 to 4:40 PM or by appointment.

Baptism

Our parish generally celebrates Baptisms on the Third Sunday of each month at the 10:30 AM Mass. Please contact the Parish Office for information regarding required instructional preparations. “Baptismal Names” can be a saint or biblical name, an expression of a Christian mystery or virtue, no name can be used which is foreign to the Christian mentality.

Confirmation

Confirmation is celebrated each year as scheduled by our Diocese. Candidates are expected to fulfill all Diocesan and Parish requirements in preparation

Holy Eucharist

First Communion is celebrated on the First Sunday of May. Please call the Parish Office to arrange for Holy Communion to be brought to shut-ins.

Reconciliation

Saturdays from 4:00 to 4:40 PM or by appointment.

Anointing of the Sick

For the seriously ill or injured or those about to have surgery, please contact the Parish Office. Communal Anointing as arranged by the Pastoral Council.

Marriage

Weddings are to be scheduled at least six (6) months in advance and should precede any other arrangements for the wedding. All Wedding liturgies are scheduled so as not to conflict with regularly scheduled parish liturgies. All diocesan directives and regulations for Marriage preparation (FOCCUS, Pre-Cana & Natural Family Planning) are required to be followed.

Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

People desiring to become Catholic should contact the Parish Office before September of each year to begin the Christian Initiation Program which concludes at the Easter Vigil.

Religious Education

Public School Students from Grades 1 through 11, meet Sunday mornings from 9:00 AM to 10:20 AM in the school building.

Catholic Schools

Our Parish is a supporting member of Holy Trinity Regional Catholic School, grades Pre-school through Eight, and Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, grades Nine though Twelve.

Parish Membership

Come in and be welcome! Parish membership consists of registration, using the Parish Membership and Census form; active participation at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days; worthy and regular reception of the sacraments of Holy Communion and Reconciliation; and financial support of our Parish.

Blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.
Luke 11:28
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