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.

Cathedral now Open for Confession and Private Prayer with Precautions

Satellite Dish at Rear of St John Gualbert Cathedral

Satellite Dish at Rear of St John Gualbert Cathedral

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

Our diocese’s live Sunday Mass is broadcast each week from St John Gualbert Cathedral. Due to Covid19 restrictions, it is a private Mass broadcast live at 11 AM, on WATM ABC  23 in Johnstown and on Cornerstone TV Faith and Family Channel in Pittsburgh.

The Mass video is then rebroadcast at 9 PM Sunday on Atlantic Broadband Public Access Channel 9 in Johnstown, and repeated on the Faith and Family Channel at 6 PM Wednesday and at 4 PM Thursday. A recording of  the Mass from May 24, 2020, Seventh Sunday of Easter, is also available below.

Please click triangular “play” button above to see video of the Mass.

Please Click here for Today’s Reading as Published by the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops
Please click here for short Reflection of the Day (Friday, May 29, 2020) from Father Crookston

The borrowed reflection by Jay Cormier, editor Connections Daily – Media Works.



“Instead of humiliating Peter, he offers the mortified fisherman a chance to make things right, and he invites Peter to take on his ministry of forgiveness and healing.”

Lyrics: "Lord, You Give the Great Commission."

The parish family of Saint Peter’s Catholic Church, Columbia, SC invites our singing – at least inside our hearts –  our hymn of the day.

Click for hymn video: “Lord, You Give the Great Commission.”

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

Vatican 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.

Click for more info.

Bulletins for prior weeks are available
for download at

Archive of Past Bulletins