Welcome to St. John Gualbert Cathedral. 

We are the Johnstown Cathedral for the Diocese of Altoona Johnstown and the home of the Proclaim TV Ministry where we broadcast our Sunday Mass each week. Watching the Mass on TV or on-line does not take the place of being present in person, but it is a wonderful opportunity to witness, worship, pray and reflect. Please click here to see our most recent Sunday Masses.

Our Cathedral is open for Mass and for the sacrament of Confession with Covid19 safety precautions. We invite you to visit and attend Mass or pray privately. Our current parish bulletin, shown below, provides our most up-to-date schedule.

If you would like to arrange a private confession, if you have any questions, or if you have an emergency, please contact our parish office at 814.536.0117.  Thank you and may God bless you.

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Our vibrant and historic Roman Catholic Parish is located in downtown Johnstown, PA.

The cathedral was built with an unusual steel substructure after the Great Johnstown Flood of 1889.  Please click here for a link detailing our parish history. Our parish administers two historic cemeteries, St John Gualbert Catholic Cemetery and St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, both located in the Geistown section of Johnstown. Please click here for google maps of our two cemeteries.

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Our cathedral building has been described in a number of books and other publications. A short but comprehensive description and historic overview compiled by several authors is on-line at: 

Info St. John Gualbert Cathedral, Johnstown, PA

Public Masses
at the Cathedral:

Weekend Masses:
Saturday: 6 PM
Sunday: 7 AM, 11 AM, 5 PM

Daily Mass:
Monday – Friday: 7 AM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 12:05 PM
Saturday: 8 AM

Sacrament of Reconciliation
in St. Anne Chapel:

8:30 AM Saturday
3 PM  Sunday
3 PM first Thursday of month

Please join us in welcoming a new Rector to the Cathedral:

Father Matthew Baum

Father Matthew Baum

Father Baum has now begun his duties at our parish. In addition to serving at St. John Gualbert Cathedral, Father Baum is also pastor of St. Patrick’s parish in the Moxham section of Johnstown and chaplain at Somerset Correctional Institution.

In an effort to accommodate Father’s many obligations, after a survey of our parishioners, and with the approval of our parish council, our Mass and Confession schedules have changed. Weekend Masses at St. John Gualbert are now Saturday 6 PM, Sunday 7 AM, 11 AM (TV Mass), and 5 PM.  St Patrick’s Masses are Saturday 4 PM and Sunday 9 AM.

St. John Gualbert’s 7 AM early morning Mass continues Monday through Friday, with Saturday Mass at 8 AM. The 12:05 Noon Mass continues on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, but is no longer celebrated on Monday and Thursday. We remind everyone that you are welcome to attend Mass or Confession at either parish.

Bishop Mark Bartchak sends us the following as we return to the Sunday Mass obligation:

Bishop Mark Bartchak Return to Mass - Covid Precautions

Portrait Representing Our Lord's Divine MercyVatican Grants Emergency Plenary Indulgence for Divine Mercy Chaplet

The Church is responding to the problems we all face as a result of this pandemic with great seriousness and generosity. The Holy Father is throwing wide open the doors of the Church’s storehouses of grace for the faithful, making it as easy as possible for all of us to be assured of the graces we need to speed the sick and the dying through Purgatory, and to be assured of the graces needed for salvation at the moment of our deaths.
Spread the news of these special graces to every Catholic on the front lines of facing this disease that you know. Make sure they know how to make use of these graces.

New Plenary Indulgence

Because of the pandemic, anyone who, with “the will to fullfil the usual conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer according to the Holy Father’s intentions), as soon as possible,” recites the Divine Mercy Chaplet with the intention “to implore from Almighty God the end of the epidemic, relief for those who are afflicted and eternal salvation for those whom the Lord has called to Himself,” can receive a plenary indulgence each day.

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Below are several Catholic websites which offer insight into current happenings in our world as well as daily readings, prayers and reflections. May God bless you!

OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE HOLY SEE
News from the Vatican
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown