The Parish Religious Education Department assists the superintendent in matters and programs pertaining to religious education such as: recommending and interviewing parish religious education applicants for placement; reviewing religious education reports, meeting with parish religious education personnel on an individual basis; overseeing the Association of Director/Coordinator/Administrators of Religious Education (ACRE); conducting the Religious Education Certificate Program for catechists; visiting parishes to review religion programs; assisting in the development of religion curri
Jessica Edris, Director
(610) 866-0581 ext.2315
The Government Programs Department is responsible for coordinating and monitoring federal, state and locally funded programs providing special education, remedial and auxiliary services, professional development, textbooks, instructional materials, equipment and technology. The Department works with school districts, intermediate units, state and federal officials to assure equitable Participation of diocesan staff and students in discretionary as well as competitive programs..
The Elementary School Religious Education Department assists the superintendent in matters and programs pertaining to religious education such as: conducting meetings with elementary religion coordinators; conducting the Religious Education Certificate Program for teachers; coordinating new teacher reflection days; assists in coordinating retreats and days of recollection for teachers; visiting schools to review religion programs; assisting in the development of religion curriculum; coordinating the RAINBOWS program; acting as a liaison of the Superintendent with pastors, principals, te
The Early Childhood Education Department assists the Superintendent in all matters and programs pertaining to Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Programs such as: developing Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten curriculum, sponsoring staff development workshops, directing the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten committees, and acting as a liaison of the Superintendent with pastors, principals, teachers, and parents concerned with Early Childhood issues.
Sr. Anita Patrick Gallagher IHM,
Assistant Superintendent/Early Childhood Education
Safe Environment Office
Coordinator: Sr. Meg Cole
Office of Catholic Education
2145 Madison Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Phone: 610.332-0442 Ext. 2019
Ms. Kelly C. Bruce
Charter Compliance Officer
Phone: (610) 871-5200 ext. 2203
Fax: (610) 871-5211
The Victim's Assistance Coordinator coordinates assistance for the immediate pastoral care of persons who claim to have been sexually abused when they were minors by priests or deacons.
Wendy S. Krisak, Coordinator
(800) 791-9209 Fax (484) 664-7794
Click here to go to the Victim Assistance Coordinator landing page
The church court principally involved in trying cases of marital invalidity.
Serves all diocesan locations in providing information, assistance and policies relating to all employees all aspects of the employment process – the development of job descriptions; employee recruiting, interviewing, hiring and training; performance appraisals and employee relations; succession planning, etc.
1515 Martin Luther King Drive
PO Box F
Allentown, PA 18105-1538
Robert W. Eash, MSHR, SPHR,
Diocesan Director of Human Resources
(610) 871-5200 ext. 2204