News Release

Special collection for Hurricane Irma relief to be taken up at local Catholic churches
September 18, 2017

For the second time in three weeks, a special collection will be taken up in the parishes of the Diocese of Allentown to benefit victims of a hurricane, this time those in Florida and the Caribbean impacted by Hurricane Irma.

Lehigh Valley couples married 70 years to lead Diocesan anniversary celebration
September 11, 2017

Two couples married for 70 years will be honored at the Diocese of Allentown’s 38th annual Anniversary celebration on Sunday, September 17.

Special Collection for Hurricane Harvey relief to be taken up at local Catholic Churches
August 31, 2017

A special collection will be taken up in the 84 parishes of the Diocese of Allentown the weekend of September 9-10 to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

New bishop to be ordained, installed August 31
August 18, 2017

Bishop-elect Alfred A. Schlert will be ordained a Bishop and installed as the Fifth Bishop of Allentown on August 31, 2017, at a special Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena at 18th and Turner Streets in Allentown. The Mass is to begin at 2 PM.

Bishop-elect to make Profession of Faith; take Oath of Fidelity on eve of Ordination and Installation
August 18, 2017

Bishop-elect Alfred A. Schlert, who will be ordained a bishop and be installed as the fifth Bishop of Allentown on August 31, 2017, will publicly make a Profession of Faith and take an Oath of Fidelity within a celebration of Solemn Vespers at the Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena in Allentown on Wednesday, August 30, 201, at 7 PM.

Catholic Charities to Get New Executive Director
August 11, 2017

A North Carolina woman with Pennsylvania roots will become Executive Director of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown on August 31.

Sister of Christian Charity is new leader at Catholic school in Allentown
July 25, 2017

Sister Donna Brady, SCC has been appointed principal of Our Lady Help of Christians School effective July 21, 2017. Sister Donna continues the faithful and dedicated service of the Sisters of Christian Charity to the parish community for the last 89 years. 

Donor Makes New Science Lab Possible At Catholic School In Allentown
July 12, 2017

Father George Jose Kochuparambil (Father Johnson), administrator of Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Allentown will dedicate the parish school's new science lab made possible through a generous gift from the estate of long-time parishioner and CYO Coach Greg Oswald.

POPE APPOINTS ALLENTOWN PRIEST AS FIFTH BISHOP OF ALLENTOWN
June 27, 2017

The Vatican announced today that Pope Francis has appointed a priest of the Diocese of Allentown, Reverend Monsignor Alfred A. Schlert, as the Fifth Bishop of Allentown.

Diocese of Allentown Priests who became Bishops
June 27, 2017

Bishop-elect Alfred A. Schlert is the fourth priest in the 56-year history of the Diocese of Allentown to have been appointed Bishops. Here are the other three:

Most Reverend David B. Thompson