News Release

Pastors announce Jim Thorpe School to close in June
April 13, 2018

With enrollment for next year of only 41 students across its nine elementary school grades, the four pastors that sponsor St. Joseph Regional Academy in Jim Thorpe have announced the school will close at the end of this school year

Diocese awards $97,000 in Poverty Relief Fund grants
April 04, 2018

The Diocese of Allentown has announced that 18 programs and agencies from around the diocese have been awarded Poverty Relief Fund grants totaling just more than $97,000.

Bishop accepts parish plan to go to one church
March 20, 2018

A request of the pastor, the pastoral council and finance committee of St. John XXIII Parish in Tamaqua to go from two churches to one, has been approved

Pastor announces parish school will close in June
March 16, 2018

In a letter emailed to the parents of the 71 students enrolled in grades K-8 at Our Lady Help of Christians School in East Allentown, the administrator of the parish of which the school is a part, announced it will close at the end of the current school year in June.

Nationally known speaker to present at DeSales
January 23, 2018

Author and nationally known speaker Matt Fradd will offer two presentations, open to all, at DeSales University in Center Valley on February 6 and 7. 

Catholics in Diocese invited home for Christmas
December 12, 2017

In a letter from Diocese of Allentown Bishop Alfred Schlert sent to 83,000 homes, in radio commercials, social media posts and on the Diocesan website, Catholics who may not be attending Mass regularly at this time are being invited “home for Christmas.”

Diocese again found compliant with child protection charter
November 17, 2017

For the 15th time since the inception of national diocesan audits 15 years ago, the Diocese of Allentown has been found “compliant” with the Charter for Protection of Children and Young People, adopted by the Bishops of the United States in 2002.

Diocese to participate in #iGiveCatholic, part of #GivingTuesday
November 10, 2017

The Diocese of Allentown will be one of 17 Dioceses and Archdioceses across the country participating in #iGiveCatholic on November 28, #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Diocesan faithful donated almost $300,000 for hurricane relief
October 31, 2017

In three separate special collections taken up in the 84 parishes of the Diocese of Allentown in September and October, parish members donated $296,247.41

Cleveland bishop, Diocesan priest to headline annual men's conference
October 19, 2017

More than 500 people are expected to attend the sixth annual Men’s Conference sponsored by the Diocese of Allentown’s Commission for Men and Stewardship a Mission of Faith. The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 4th from 9 AM to 5 PM at DeSales University in Center Valley.