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St. Therese of the Child Jesus at 2301 Fifth Street, Altoona, PA 16601-3863 US - Home

In the Parish's 84nd Year of Ministry!






Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Church is located in the Wehnwood Section of the City of Altoona, on the 400 block of Wopsononock Avenue.  This is St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish's "Home" on the Internet. Here you will find the latest news and information about our parish. Take a moment and visit the online. newsletter service. Please enjoy your visit and check back often!

Catholic Education In Altoona Is Very Strong!
Forty years have passed since St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish opened its parish school for the education of children and young people of the parish. Today, while the student population is not as great in numbers, where every parish in the city had its own school, the mission of the Church ...
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Our Parish Church History
On January 10, 1927, the Most Rev. Bishop John J. McCort founded this parish, in the Fairview section of Altoona from part of the Cathedral and Saint Mark's parishes. Fr. Thomas W. Kelley, the first pastor, offered the first Mass in the parish on January 16, 1927 in a vacant store room at 1903 4th ...
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Pastor's Welcome Message
Our Parish Family welcomes you. We hope your years here will be many, peaceful and blessed for all your family. Our parish church is a diverse and dynamic community. We began as a parish in the year 1927 and have grown into an impressive presence. The members are invited and encouraged to ...
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St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish Bingo
St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish Bingo, conducted every Wednesday at Fr. Kelley Hall - 5th Street & 25th Avenue. The doors open at 5:30PM with Games beginning at 7:00PM.
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Religious Education Program
Religious Education is vital to all Catholics, but especially to the young as they form their futures.
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Catechetical Sunday
The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown encourages Religious Education programs throughout the diocese to honor and commission their catechists.
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Father Kelley Hall Is Available For Your Use
Father Kelley Hall is open for rental to parishioners and non-parishioners on a first come, first serve basis, after regular scheduled parish and School events ...
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Argentine Cardinal Bergoglio elected Pope Francis

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina has been elected Pope.

The new Pontiff, who chose the name Pope Francis, is the first Latin American every to become Roman Pontiff, and the first Jesuit.

The Argentine cardinal was elected on the 5th ballot of the conclave, ...

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Part 4: How to Be a Dynamic and Evangelizing Parish
Two very different parishes show what it takes to be both energetic and spiritual.
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Francis: Do Not Get Used To Behavior That Anaesthetises The Heart
This morning the Holy Father celebrated the general audience with 30,000 faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square. Pope Francis dedicated this Ash Wednesday's catechesis to the Lenten journey of forty days ...
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