$142,000 In Scholarships To Be Awarded At Ceremony
April 20, 2017
Diocese of Allentown Administrator, Monsignor Alfred A. Schlert will present 133 eighth grade students from Catholic elementary schools around the Diocese and one student from each of the three Special Learning Centers with $1,000 scholarships to one of the diocesan high schools or Special Learning Centers. The presentation will take place at the annual Bishop's Scholar Society Awards Ceremony at Berks Catholic High School in Reading on Saturday, April 29 at 10 AM.
To meet a growing need among students, the Diocese of Allentown Office of Education will open a Northampton County location of its Aquinas Learning Support Program (ALSP) for elementary students at St. Anne’s School of Bethlehem at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year. St. Anne’s School will host an Open House for prospective students and will introduce the program to the community on April 20 at 6:30pm.
Diocese Stands With USCCB Committee's Statement
March 24, 2017
In union with the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops' Committee on Migration, the Diocese of Allentown stands with all our brothers and sisters who are struggling trying to find a better life for their families. As Most Reverend Jose S. Vásquez, Bishop of Austin and Chair of the committee says, "While we seek to maintain our values and safety, we must also exercise compassion in assisting and continuing to welcome the stranger."
Diocese of Allentown Catholic Schools are part of a task force exploring solutions that schools can provide to the epidemic of addiction on the rise in our communities. As part of this effort, people are invited to come and view “Generation Found,” a documentary on adolescent addiction and its program model for supporting sober solutions; especially important with the current epidemic society is facing.
Diocesan School Launches Unique Special Needs Program
March 17, 2017
St. Joseph Center for Special Learning in Pottsville, Pennsylvania has initiated a conductive education program unique to Catholic Schools in the United States - the only one of its kind in the Northeast.
Diocese Congratulates New DeSales University President
March 17, 2017
Diocese Awards $93,000 In Poverty Relief Fund Grants
March 13, 2017
The Diocese of Allentown has announced that 22 programs and agencies from each of the five counties of the Diocese have been awarded Poverty Relief Fund grants totaling more than $93,000. The money is allocated from the proceeds of the Poverty Relief Fund collection taken up in the 84 parishes of the diocese in the third weekend of November.
Lenten Obligation To Abstain From Eating Meat On Fridays Lifted On Saint Patrick's Day
March 09, 2017
In response to numerous inquiries and requests, Reverend Monsignor Alfred A. Schlert, Administrator of the Diocese of Allentown, will lift for Friday, March 17 only, the obligation of all Catholics to abstain from eating meat on Fridays during the penitential season of Lent.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Allentown—which provided vital services for nearly 20,000 individuals and families last year throughout Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill Counties—will hold its Tenth Annual Gala with the goal of increasing fundraising for the less-fortunate in our communities.
Diocesan Administrator Is Elected
February 01, 2017
The 10-member Diocese of Allentown College of Consultors, a group of Diocesan priests, met this afternoon (Wednesday) to fulfill its canonical duty of electing a priest of the Diocese to serve as Diocesan Administrator, in the absence of a bishop. The former Bishop of Allentown John Barres was installed as Bishop of Rockville Centre, NY on January 31.