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

St. Vincent de Paul Society

An international Catholic organization of Conferences comprised of laypersons that, in the spirit of charity and justice, seek to help those who are suffering.

Elizabeth Harrison,
President of Diocesan Council
969 Port Carbon St.
Pottsville, PA  17901
Phone/Fax (570) 622-6289
Voicemail (570) 429-2911

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