Updated Information pertaining to the Coronavirus outbreak as it relates to our Church and community:
We abide by the social distancing restrictions for inside the church according to the state of Pennsylvania and the Diocese , so in order to attend a Mass, please register your family by filling out the RSVP Form for the Mass you wish to attend. We will reserve a specific location for you to sit. At this time, you will be unable to attend Mass unless you preregister.
Weather permitting we offer our Sunday Masses outside, next to the church. You are welcome to bring a lawn chair and your face mask.
Due to limited space, we ask that you attend not more than one Weekend Mass.
Holy Communion will be distributed outside the Church building at 12:30pm on Sundays for those unable to attend Mass in person due to health concerns. We ask that you watch our Mass online and then attend this Communion service.
The Obligation to attend Mass is suspended until further notice.
We Livestream Saturday Vigil Mass at 4:00 pm and the recorded Mass can be viewed anytime after through our website or on our YouTube channel omos media.
The Parish Office
Our office is closed until further notice. Please email us for best results. You are welcome to call the office and leave a message. You may drop off envelopes, etc. in the drop box outside, which is checked daily.
Our Mother of Sorrows Church Building
The church building is open every day from 6:00 am until 6:00 pm. Information changes frequently so stay connected with us.
Our Virtual Comment Tab
We are interested to know who our visitors are, what content would you like to see, the virtual content has made a difference, or general comments – we are interested!
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Join our small groups, and more
Let us help you get connected. Contact Anne at email@example.com for more information.
Live Facebook/YouTube Events with Fr. Mark
Sunday evenings at 7:00 pm, look up Our Mother of Sorrows Church page on Facebook to find us. We focus on assorted topics.
Bishop Mark – Latest Directives
St. Michael’s Church Schedule has resumed to normal hours.
OMOS Weekly Schedule
Support Our Mission With Online Giving
If you normally place your envelope in the collection basket during Mass, you can mail it to us at 415 Tioga St., Johnstown PA, 15905, or make your contribution securely online.
A WEEKLY SCHEDULE OF LITURGIES AND EVENTS
Masses are at 8:30 & 11:00. Reservations for seating are needed. Our Mass is also available to view through our website during the weekend.
There is a 12:30 pm Communion Service for those who watched Mass on line but do not feel safe inside the church for health reasons.
Facebook Live Chat
How can we stay connected in faith?
Visit or Stay and Pray at Home page. There will be ideas on how to pray as well as links to other content to help us to grow spiritually.
Let us pray for you
Type in your prayer requests by clicking on “How can we pray for you” tab. There is an option for personal prayer with a prayer minister by clicking on the “How can we pray for you” tab and indicating your request. In addition, there is the option for Unbound Prayer that delivers one from what separates us from God.
How can we help each other?
Please call and check up on friends, neighbors, and parishioners you know. They may be hesitant to leave their homes and would welcome help with simple tasks needed. Likewise, if you or anyone you know needs help, please refer them to call the parish office so we can connect a volunteer to their need.
How do we help our community?
We are collecting nonperishable food items for the St. Clement’s Food Pantry which should be dropped off at Holy Grounds, 415 Tioga St., and left on the porch.
The items requested are: canned – green beans, corn, peas, tuna, peaches, pears, pasta sauce / boxed – mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, pasta
We are collecting items requested by St. Vincent de Paul Family Kitchen, should be delivered to 231 Bedford St, between the hours of 8:00 am and 10:00 am.
Large and small to go containers, shopping bags, nonperishable food items
Support our Mission
Although we cannot be together at this time, we want to provide an online presence as a connection to the Church. We rely on your support and are grateful for you to be a part of the parish. Our Assistance Ministry relies on monthly donations as well. Please find our online giving as the easiest way to donate.
PA Department of Health:
Our Mother of Sorrows schedules and protocol based on the Bishop’s directives:
The Bishops in the state of Pennsylvania directed all parishes to stop all activity, meetings, and daily/weekend Masses. Any activity that involves a group of people has been suspended due to the potential spread of the Coronavirus.