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 are the Johnstown Cathedral for the Diocese of Altoona Johnstown, and we are the original home of the Proclaim TV Ministry. Each week we broadcast video of our Sunday Mass for all who are homebound or otherwise unable to attend in person. Watching the Mass on TV or on-line does not take the place of being present in person, but it clearly is a wonderful opportunity to witness, worship, pray and reflect as we each are part of the Mystical Body of Christ.
Our beautiful and historic cathedral was built with an unusual steel substructure after the Great Johnstown Flood of 1889, and we have a link to some of our parish history on this website. Our parish administers two historic cemeteries, St John Gualbert Catholic Cemetery and St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, both located in the Geistown section of Johnstown. Aerial maps are also on this website.
At this time, our Cathedral and all our diocesan churches are open for private prayer and for the sacrament of Confession with specific safety precautions. We invite you to visit and pray privately in our beautiful cathedral. Our current parish bulletin, shown below, provides our most up-to-date schedule.
Confession is offered each Thursday and Saturday at 3 PM.
(Father Chuck will be in St. Anne Chapel; Father Jim will be in outdoor confessional in rectory courtyard.)
Cathedral is open for private prayer:
Monday – Saturday: 10 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 1 PM to 6 PM
Please wear masks and follow posted safety precautions. Thank you.
If you would like to schedule 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.