Welcome to the St. John Gualbert Cathedral web site. We are a vibrant and historic Roman Catholic Parish located in downtown Johnstown in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania. 

We offer a variety of helpful information here on our web site, as well as video of our Sunday Masses. Our beautiful cathedral was built with an unusual steel substructure after the Great Johnstown Flood of 1889. Our parish administers two historic cemeteries, St John Gualbert Catholic Cemetery and St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, both located in the Geistown section of Johnstown.  We invite you to visit us. Our current parish bulletin, shown below, provides our most up-to-date worship schedule.   

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. John Gualbert Cathedral Parish:

Bishop Mark has directed that we will not have any Masses or Stations of the Cross or Confirmations at the Cathedral until further notice. All public worship events across the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese are suspended well into May due to COVID-19 concerns. The noontime Mass on St Patrick’s Day was our last public Mass at the Cathedral. Father Chuck and I assumed that the 11 AM Sunday Mass would originate from our St John Gualbert Cathedral, however, these Masses are being taped weekly in Altoona. As stated in the Tribune-Democrat, Bishop Mark will preside.

Please know that the Cathedral is open for private prayer:

  • 8 AM until 3 PM on weekdays
  • 8 AM until 6 PM on Saturday and Sunday 

Please observe social distancing during your Cathedral visits.

If you would like to schedule a private confession or if you have any questions, please contact our parish office at 814.536.0117.  Thank you.

Mary, Health of the Sick, Protect All.

– from Father Jim Crookston

Please click play button below to view pre-recorded Mass for Sunday, March 29, 2020, celebrated by Bishop Mark Bartchak. This video may also be viewed on television WATM-ABC 23 at 11AM Sunday, March 22, and at 9 PM Sunday evening on Atlantic Broadband Cable channel 9.

St John Gualbert Cathedral Johnstown PA

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

Click here to download and print parish bulletin for week beginning March 29, 2020.

Bulletins for prior weeks are available at:   Archive of Past Bulletins.

St John Gualbert Cathedral Parish Bulletin March 29-2020 Page 1

St John Gualbert Cathedral Parish Bulletin March 29-2020 Page 2

St John Gualbert Cathedral Parish Bulletin February 16-2020 Page 5

Bulletins for prior weeks are available
for download at

Archive of Past Bulletins