"To love and serve our neighbors as ourselves."

For families living in poverty, winter can be an especially difficult time.  One in three households in our eight-county Diocesan area is struggling to afford basic human necessities including:

  • Heat 
  • Shelter
  • Utilities like electricity, water, natural gas 
  • Lifesaving medications

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown embraces the responsibility of supporting these individuals and families. A new giving society, the Guild of Guardians, was recently developed to make a bigger impact on Catholic Charities’ efforts to fight poverty on a local level.

Is your New Year's resolution to read more in 2015? You can fulfill your promise while supporting Catholic Charities by purchasing a mystery novel by our very own Bishop Joseph V. Adamec.

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