Office of Divine Worship

Fosters liturgical renewal and develops full, active participation in worship; coordinates educational efforts in liturgy, music, art and environment.

Rev. Keith A. Mathur, M.A., M.Div.,
(610) 437-0755

Beverly McDevitt,
Diocesan Choir Director

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Pro-Life Activities and Social Concerns

Office of Pro-life Activities and Social Concerns

Coordinates activities and programs within the Diocese and assists the parishes in implementing Pro-Life activities including educational, pastoral, public policy programs, and prayer and worship. Acting as a catalyst, the office promotes the social  mission of the Church. It encourages individuals and parishes to formulate a Gospel response to the social issues of the day. The Office of Pro-Life Activities and Social Concern educates, advocates and challenges people to put faith into action.

Pontifical Mission Societies

Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States

St. Thomas More
1040 Flexer Ave.
Allentown, PA 18103-5520
(610) 433-7413   Fax (610) 433-2308

Rev. Msgr. John P. Murphy,
Diocesan Director

Edward L. Liszka,
Administrative Assistant for the Propagation of the Faith and St. Peter the Apostle Fund

Mrs. Holly Benner,
Mission Education, Director for the Missionary Childhood Association.


Office for Ministry with Persons with Disablities

The Office for Ministry with Persons with Disabilities, Catholic Life and Evangelization, Diocese of Allentown, is committed to facilitate the implementation of the Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic   Bishops on People with Disabilities which calls for “realizing the unique gifts individuals with disabilities have to offer the Church” and Society and to advocate for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the full participation of the liturgical and sacramental life of the church.

Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is dedicated to creating an awareness of the rich ethnic diversity in the Diocese of Allentown, and develop outreach programs and resource materials which challenge parishes and individuals to strive to welcome cultural diversity. The Church’s call to communion, solidarity and conversion to the stranger in our midst encourages the newcomer’s inclusion and participation in a parish.

Ms. Mary Fran Hartigan, M.A.,
(610)-289-8900 ext. 2026

Institute for Catechesis and Formation

The Office of Adult Formation seeks to provide adult catechesis and formation that will promote a genuine love for Jesus Christ and bear fruit in the Church. This two-fold objective forms the foundation of the Institute for Catechesis and Formation (ICF), which offers Faith Enrichment courses for adults, as well as specialized formation and training for parish staff, liturgical ministers, volunteers, and catechists.

Ms. Mary Fran Hartigan,
(610) 289-8900 ext. 2026  
Fax: (610) 289-7917

Hispanic Affairs

Provides interaction with the other offices to assure that services are available throughout the diocese and serves as a liaison and catalyst for the Hispanic community.

Rev. Andrew N. Gehringer,
Regional Priest Coordinator, Lehigh & Northampton

Rev. Msgr. Thomas Orsulak,
Regional Priest Coordinator, Berks, Sckuiylkill & Carbon

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