News Release

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.

1,000 Diocesan educators to come together at annual convention
October 06, 2017

Educators from every school in the Diocese of Allentown will be gathered at the 2017 Education Convention on Monday, October 9, 2017 at Bethlehem Catholic High School.

Stained glass sale to feature panels from closed churches
October 06, 2017

More than 200 pieces of stained glass from 12 closed diocesan churches, two convents and a chapel will be available for sale Saturday, October 14 from 9 to 11 AM at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in Whitehall.

Special collection for Hurricane Irma relief to be taken up at local Catholic churches
September 18, 2017

For the second time in three weeks, a special collection will be taken up in the parishes of the Diocese of Allentown to benefit victims of a hurricane, this time those in Florida and the Caribbean impacted by Hurricane Irma.

Lehigh Valley couples married 70 years to lead Diocesan anniversary celebration
September 11, 2017

Two couples married for 70 years will be honored at the Diocese of Allentown’s 38th annual Anniversary celebration on Sunday, September 17.

Special Collection for Hurricane Harvey relief to be taken up at local Catholic Churches
August 31, 2017

A special collection will be taken up in the 84 parishes of the Diocese of Allentown the weekend of September 9-10 to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey.