News Release

Vatican Upholds Diocese's Consolidation Of Panther Valley Parishes
June 27, 2017

The Vatican Congregation for Clergy has rejected appeals filed by parishioners of the former St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Nesquehoning and the former St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Lansford who objected to the July 1, 2016 consolidation of their parishes into St.

15 Diocesan priests get new assignments
June 05, 2017

The following priests of the Diocese of Allentown have received new assignments effective Tuesday, June 20.
 
Reverend Achilles Ayaton - from Chaplain, Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg, Manor Care 1, Manor Care 2, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Center,

Newest Diocesan priest will be ordained June 3
May 24, 2017

A Whitehall man will be ordained to the priesthood in ceremonies at the Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena in Allentown on Saturday, June 3 at 10:30 AM. The ordaining prelate will be Diocese of Allentown Bishop Emeritus Edward Cullen

Diocese establishes endowed scholarship in honor of retiring DeSales president
May 24, 2017

The Diocese of Allentown has announced establishment of the “Father Bernard F.

Transitional Deacon to be installed at cathedral
May 24, 2017

Diocese of Allentown Bishop Emeritus Edward Cullen will ordain a Coaldale man a transitional deacon in ceremonies at the Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena in Allentown on Saturday, May 20 at 10:30 AM. A transitional deacon is one step from becoming a priest.

Bethlehem Parish To Mark 100th Anniversary Of Fatima Apparitions With Mass, Procession
May 09, 2017

Holy Infancy Parish in Bethlehem will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Mother to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal with a special Mass and other events on Saturday, May 13.

Distinguished Alumni From Diocesan High Schools to Be Honored
April 20, 2017

Monsignor Alfred Schlert, Diocesan Administrator for the Diocese of Allentown will present a graduate from each of the six Catholic high schools in the Diocese with a Distinguished Catholic Alumni Award on Saturday, April 29 at 10 AM at Berks Catholic High School in Reading.

$142,000 In Scholarships To Be Awarded At Ceremony
April 20, 2017

Diocese of Allentown Administrator, Monsignor Alfred A. Schlert will present 133 eighth grade students from Catholic elementary schools around the Diocese and one student from each of the three Special Learning Centers with $1,000 scholarships to one of the diocesan high schools or Special Learning Centers. The presentation will take place at the annual Bishop's Scholar Society Awards Ceremony at Berks Catholic High School in Reading on Saturday, April 29 at 10 AM.

Diocese To Expand Learning Support Program Into Northampton County
April 10, 2017

To meet a growing need among students, the Diocese of Allentown Office of Education will open a Northampton County location of its Aquinas Learning Support Program (ALSP) for elementary students at St. Anne’s School of Bethlehem at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year.  St. Anne’s School will host an Open House for prospective students and will introduce the program to the community on April 20 at 6:30pm.

Diocese Stands With USCCB Committee's Statement
March 24, 2017

In union with the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops' Committee on Migration, the Diocese of Allentown stands with all our brothers and sisters who are struggling trying to find a better life for their families. As Most Reverend Jose S. Vásquez, Bishop of Austin and Chair of the committee says, "While we seek to maintain our values and safety, we must also exercise compassion in assisting and continuing to welcome the stranger."