Fall Is Championship Season for Many Diocesan Schools

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” These words of Vince Lombardi – who knew a little something about winning – can be seen shining in teams throughout the Diocese of Allentown, who have achieved celebrated successes and given their best in this year’s fall sports season.

Diocesan Seminarians Observe Christmas Feast with Bishop and Pastors

“I am very proud of each and every one of you. I am dedicated to helping you in any way that I can. We need priests. I hold each of you dear in my heart. I mean it when I say I pray for you. It’s my duty and my privilege to pray for all of you,” said Bishop of Allentown Alfred Schlert.

Bishop Schlert Celebrates Christmas Eve Mass at Cathedral

Bishop Alfred Schlert celebrated the 10:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass Dec. 24 at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown, his first as Bishop of the Diocese of Allentown.

Catholic Charities and Office of Education Extend Aid to Hurricane Victims

“So many people have reached out to us wanting to help and support the people who have relocated to the Diocese. Children’s groups, parish service groups, individual families, and schools have all contacted us to learn about ways that they can help relocated people to feel welcomed and loved.”

Confirmation Candidates Reflect on Owning Their Faith at Rally

“In a culture that constantly tells you to be special and be unique – we’re more afraid than ever to let our faith be seen. It is time to claim your faith as your own,” said Will Panagakos, youth speaker from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Dec. 9 to more than 175 young faithful preparing to receive the sacrament of confirmation. Two more OYYAM confirmation rallies are planned for confirmation candidates: Saturday, Feb. 3 from noon to 4 p.m. at St. Thomas More, Allentown and Saturday, Feb. 24 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Notre Dame High School, Easton. Another rally planned and sponsored by St. Ambrose, Schuylkill Haven will be Saturday, March 10 at the parish.

Bishop Schlert Spends Evening with Lehigh Valley Legatus

“I’ve been to many Legatus meetings over the years. It’s so nice and comforting to see so many familiar faces from Legatus and other avenues of the Diocese,” said Bishop Alfred Schlert.

Allen Organ Company in Tune with Sistine Chapel Choir

“Allen organs have been installed in many prestigious institutions over the years. Now, being able to place the Vatican at the top of this list is amazing and humbling,” said Steven Markowitz, president of Allen Organ Company.

St. Benedict Ushers in Advent Blessing New Family Life Center

“This endeavor was only possible because of the dedication and sacrificial offerings of the parishioners of St. Benedict.”

Donors Thanked and Honored at Bishop’s Advent Brunch

“This is all the work of the Church and the Gospel. You participate in a unique way by your generosity to the Diocese.” Bishop Schlert said.

Deacon Heading to Egypt as Global Fellow for Catholic Relief Services

Deacon Joseph Petrauskas, assigned to St. Columbkill, Boyertown, will embark on an immersion mission trip Jan. 7 to 17 as a global fellow for Catholic Relief Services (CRS). But rather than serving others, he hopes to be the one on the receiving end.