ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES & MINISTRIES

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Administration

  • The Bishop

    OFFICE OF THE BISHOP
    Most Rev. John O. Barres
    Bishop of Allentown
    4029 W. Tilghman St.
    P.O. Box F
    Allentown, PA 18105-1538
    (610) 437-0755 Fax (610) 433-7822

  • Vicar General

    OFFICE OF THE VICAR GENERAL
    Oversees coordination of all administrative offices of the Diocese. Assists the Diocesan Bishop in the exercise of his executive power by overseeing the governance of the Diocese.

    Rev. Msgr. Alfred A. Schlert
    (610) 437-0755 Fax (610) 433-7822
    aschlert@allentowndiocese.org

  • Chancellor

    CHANCELLOR
    Consults on, implements and maintains canonical and administrative records of the Diocese. Processes marriage dispensations, canonical permissions, requests for Papal Blessings, Papal Audience tickets; coordinates gathering of statistics from the Spiritual Report.

    4029 W. Tilghman St.
    P.O. Box F
    Allentown, PA 18105-1538

    Rev. Msgr. Gerald E. Gobitas, Chancellor
    (610) 437-0755  Fax (610) 433-7822

  • Finance

    DIOCESAN FINANCE COUNCIL
    4029 W. Tilghman St.
    PO Box F
    Allentown, PA 18105-1538
    (610) 437-0755

  • Human Resources

    HUMAN RESOURCES
    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

    Mr. Ronald J. Jacobs, Director
    (610) 871-5200 ext. 204 Fax (610)439-7693
    rjacobs@allentowndiocese.org

    Mrs. Jill L. Weaver, Human Resources Generalist; Parishes, Secondary and Elementary Schools; Special Learning Programs and Background Check Services
    (610) 871-5200, ext. 261
    jweaver@allentowndiocese.org

    Mrs. Annette Etchberger, Human Resources Generalist; Diocesan Administration Offices, Holy Family Villa for Priests, Catholic Charities and Diocesan Cemeteries
    (610) 871-5200, ext. 262
    aetchberger@allentowndiocese.org

  • Synod Implementation

    SYNOD IMPLEMENTATION
    Vicar for Synod Implementation
    Rev. Msgr. David L. James

    Mailing Address
    PO Box F
    Allentown, Pa 18105-1538

    1139 Lehigh Ave, Suite 150
    Whitehall, PA 18052-5518
    (610) 264-1071 Fax (610) 264-2875
    djames@allentowndiocese.org

    Deacon Gerald R. Schmidt, Executive Assistant:

  • Tribunal

    DIOCESAN TRIBUNAL
    The church court principally involved in trying cases of marital invalidity.

    202 N. 17th St.
    Allentown, PA 18104-5605
    (610) 434-3200
    Fax (610) 433-3104

    Judicial Vicar
    Very Rev. John J. Paul

    Judges
    Rev. Msgr. Victor F. Finelli
    Rev. Msgr. Thomas P. Koons
    Rev. Msgr. David J. Morrison

    Promoter of Justice
    Rev. Msgr. David L. James

    Defenders of the Bond
    Rev. Msgr. David L. James
    Rev. David J. Kozak
    Rev. Msgr. Alfred A. Schlert

    Advocates
    Rev. Msgr. David L. James
    Rev. Andrew N. Gehringer
    Rev. Keith R. Laskowski
    Rev. Brian M. Miller
    Rev. Stanley M. Moczydlowski
    Rev. Michael E. Mullins
    Rev. Eric N. Tolentino
    Deacon William R. Hassler
    Deacon Thomas H. Miller
    Deacon Thomas B. Reimer
    Deacon Cu T. Than
    Deacon Michael V. Woodall

    Notaries
    Mrs. Patricia Echternach
    Mrs. Kathleen Snyder

  • Victim Assistance

    VICTIM ASSISTANCE
    The Victim 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 (610) 791-1878
    Email: wkrisak@allentowndiocese.org

  • Youth Protection

    YOUTH PROTECTION
    Safe Environment Coordinator
    Sr. Meg Cole
    Office of Catholic Education

    2145 Madison Ave.
    Bethlehem, PA 18017
    Phone: 610.866.0581 Ext. 19
    Fax: 610.867.8702
    mcole@allentowndiocese.org


    Charter Compliance Officer
    Ms. Kelly C. Bruce
    (610) 871-5200 ext. 203   Fax (610) 871-5211
    kbruce@allentowndiocese.org

 

Catholic Business Owners Alliance

CATHOLIC BUSINESS OWNERS ALLIANCE
Membership in this organization is open to all persons who own or who are partners in a business and who are registered in a parish within the Diocese of Allentown. The purpose of this organization is to: Promote Catholic faith and values among businesses in the five counties of our diocese; Build community and networking opportunities among the membership; Seek opportunities to offer networking and mentoring opportunities for Catholics; Be a resource to the local parishes and schools in the Diocese of Allentown; Seek opportunities to promote the ministries and services of the Diocese of Allentown.
www.allentowndiocese.org/CBOA

 

Catholic Education

SECRETARIAT FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION
2145 Madison Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18017-4642
(610) 866-0581 Fax (610) 867-8702
altdioed@ptd.net

Mr. Philip J. Fromuth, Secretary
(610) 866-0581 Fax (610) 867-8702
pfromuth@allentowndiocese.org

Office of Education
The mission of the office is education and catechesis, which is carried out through elementary, secondary and special education schools and parish religious education programs throughout the diocese.

Mr. Philip J. Fromuth, Superintendent/Director
(610) 866-0581 Fax (610) 867-8702
pfromuth@allentowndiocese.org

  • Superintendent

    SUPERINTENDENT

    Mr. Philip J. Fromuth, Superintendent/Director
    (610) 866-0581 Fax (610) 867-8702
    pfromuth@allentowndiocese.org

  • Curriculum

    CURRICULUM SUPERVISION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    (Elementary/Secondary Schools)
    The Curriculum, Supervision and Professional Development Department assists the Superintendent concerning certain matters and programs generally pertaining to the elementary schools of the diocese such as: conducting the Administrators Development Program; visiting classrooms to monitor the programs; coordinating the Middle States evaluation program; setting up curriculum articulation meetings; meeting with all principals; assisting in the development of curriculum and sponsoring curriculum workshops; administering the Diocesan testing program; acting as a liaison of the Superintendent with the principals, teachers, pastors and religious communities.

    Sr. Anita Patrick Gallagher, Assistant Superintendent
    (610) 866-0581 Fax (610) 867-8702
    agallagher@allentowndiocese.org
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  • Early Childhood Education

    EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
    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, Assistant Superintendent
    (610) 866-0581 Fax (610) 867-8702
    agallagher@allentowndiocese.org
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  • Eastern Pennsylvania Scholarship Foundation

    EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
    Janis E. Geist
    610-871-5200 Ext. 244
    jgeist@allentowndiocese.org

  • Elementary School Religious Education

    ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
    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, teachers, and parents in matters pertaining to elementary school religious education.

    Ms. Barbara Amabile, Assistant Superintendent
    (610) 866-0581 Fax (610) 867-8702
    bamabile@allentowndiocese.org

  • Government Programs

    GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS
    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. The Department monitors current and proposed legislation to advocate support from appropriate political constituencies.

    Mrs. Kathleen Bondi, M. Ed., Assistant Superintendent
    (610) 866-0581, Fax: (610) 867-8702
    kbondi@allentowndiocese.org
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    Kathy O'Donnell, Administrative Assistant for Government Programs
    610-866-0581 ext 28
    kodonnell@allentowndiocese.org

  • Instructional Technology

    INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY
    The Instructional Technology Department assists and encourages principals and teachers to use technology in the school curriculum including the religion and theology curriculum. The Department visits the schools to help the staff implement the Diocesan Techology Plan and assist librarians to identify online resources and other software to support the curriculum.

    Mrs. Kathleen Bondi, M. Ed., Assistant Superintendent
    (610) 866-0581, Fax: (610) 867-8702
    kbondi@allentowndiocese.org
    tech-govtprog.eboard.com

  • Marketing and Enrollment Management

    MARKETING AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
    Mrs. Erica Gates, Director of Catholic School Marketing and Enrollment Management
    (610) 871-5200, Ext. 215
    egates@allentowndiocese.org

  • Parish Religious Education

    PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
    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 curriculum; coordinating the parish RAINBOWS program; coordinating the Eastern PA Director/Coordinator/Administrators Conference (EPDRE); acting as a liaison of the Superintendent with pastors, principals, catechists, and parents in matters pertaining to parish religious education.

    Ms. Barbara Amabile, Assistant Superintendent
    (610) 866-0581   Fax (610) 867-8702
    bamabile@allentowndiocese.org

  • Personnel

    PERSONNEL (ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY)
    This Personnel Department assists the Superintendent in matters and programs pertaining to the teachers of the Diocese, such as; recommending and interviewing lay teacher applicants for placement, reviewing teacher evaluation reports, conducting new teacher induction programs, and acting as a liaison of the Superintendent with pastors, principals, teachers, and parents in matters pertaining to teachers. The Department also participates in the deliberations of the Teachers Working Conditions Committee and the Ad Hoc Negotiating Committee.

    Sr. Roberta Peters, Assistant Superintendent
    (610) 866-0581 Fax (610) 867-8702
    rpeters@allentowndiocese.org

  • Secondary Schools

    SECONDARY SCHOOLS
    The Secondary Schools Department assists the Superintendent in all matters and programs pertaining to Secondary Schools such as: developing Secondary Education curriculum, sponsoring staff development workshops, and working with the Secondary Management Assistance Team (SMAT). The Secondary Schools Department oversees and directs the Secondary Principals Committee, the Directors of Spiritual Activities Committee, and the Theology Department Chairpersons Committee. The Department serves as a liaison of the Superintendent with pastors, principals, teachers, and parents concerned with Secondary Schools issues.

    (610) 866-0581  Fax (610) 867-8702

  • Special Education

    SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
    The Special Education Programs Department promotes and fosters the Catholic identity of the Special Learning Centers and Aquinas Program; provides administrative support and supervision to the principals of the Special Learning Centers and Aquinas Program; represents the Office of Education on each Special Learning Center Development Advisory Board and participates on boards/committees whose mission is advocacy/service to children and adults with disabilities; prepares and monitors the Aquinas Programs’ budgets, reviews requests for financial aid, bills and receives tuition and maintains financial records for the program.

    Brooke Ann Cortese, Ed.D.
    Deputy Superintendent, Secondary Education and Special Education
    2145 Madison Avenue
    Bethlehem, PA 18017
    610-866-0581 Extension 25
    bcortese@allentowndiocese.org

    MaryAnn Hartzell
    Administrative Assistant for Special Education Programs
    610-866-0581 Extension 29
    mhartzell@allentowndiocese.org

 

Catholic Human Services

SECRETARIAT FOR CATHOLIC HUMAN SERVICES
Oversees and coordinates responsibilities for all institutions, agencies and program activities in the Diocese which provide human services.

2141 Downyflake Lane
Allentown, PA 18103-4774
(610) 791-3888 Fax (610) 791-1878

Mrs. Helen P. Kelleher, Secretary
(610) 791-3888 Fax (610) 791-1878
hkelleher@allentowndiocese.org
  • Catholic Charities

    CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF ALLENTOWN, INC.
    A multi-purpose social service agency providing assistance to families, children and adults.

    Administrative Office
    530 Union Blvd.
    Allentown, PA 18109-3230
    (610) 435-1541 Fax (610) 791-1878
    www.catholiccharityad.org

    Ms. Pamela J. Russo, M.S., Executive Director
    prusso@allentowndiocese.org

    Mrs. Susan Mazza, Finance Administrator
    smazza@allentowndiocese.org

  • Catholic Senior Housing and Health Care Services

    CATHOLIC SENIOR HOUSING AND HEALTH CARE SERVICES, INC.
    1200 Spring St.
    Bethlehem, PA 18018
    (610) 865-6245   Fax (610) 865-6437
    www.cshhcs.org

    Holy Family Manor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center
    (208 bed skilled nursing home)
    1200 Spring St.
    Bethlehem, PA 18018
    (610) 865-5595   Fax (610) 997-8454
    www.hfmanor.org
    Mrs. Susan Regalis, Administrator
    Rev. Clifton E. Bishop, Chaplain
     

    Holy Family Residential Services (2 personal care homes)
    1200 Spring St.
    Bethlehem, PA 18018
    www.hfmpc.org
    Ms. Karen Abruzzese, Director

    Grace Mansion
    1200 Spring St.
    Bethlehem, PA 18018
    Personal care home for 26
    (610) 865-6748 Fax (610) 997-8444
    www.hfmpc.org
    Ms. Karen Abruzzese, Administrator

    Trexler Pavilion
    1220 Prospect Ave.
    Bethlehem, PA 18018
    Personal care home for 23
    (610) 868-7776 Fax (610) 865-7775
    www.hfmpc.org
    Ms. Karen Abruzzese, Administrator

    Catholic Senior Housing Development and Management
    Management agent for eight Catholic housing corporations
    (280 independent living apartments)
    1318 Spring St.
    Bethlehem, PA 18018
    (610) 865-3963   Fax (610) 865-0959
    www.catholicseniorhousing.org
    Mr. Mark Mason, Director

    Catholic Housing Corporation of Bethlehem
    Holy Family Apartments (50 apartments)
    330-338 13th Ave.
    Bethlehem, PA 18018
    (610) 866-4603   Fax (610) 866-1622
    Mrs. Josephine Dries, Manager

    The Antonian, Ltd.
    Antonian Towers (50 apartments)
    2405 Hillside Ave.
    Easton, PA 18042
    (610) 258-2033   Fax (610) 258-6541
    Mrs. Judith Kern, Manager

    Catholic Housing Corporation of Lansford, Inc.
    St. Ann Apartments (17 apartments)
    30 E. Bertsch St.
    Lansford, PA  18218
    (570) 429-0699
    Ms. Patty Harris, Manager

    Catholic Housing Corporation of New Philadelphia
    Holy Family Apartments (11 apartments)
    100 Valley St.
    New Philadelphia, PA 17959
    (570) 429-0699   Fax (570) 429-2368
    Ms. Patty Harris, Manager

    Catholic Housing Corporation of Northern Berks County
    Queen of Angels Apartments (45 apartments)
    22 Rothermel St.
    Hyde Park, PA 19605
    (610) 921-3115   Fax (610) 921-8576
    Mrs. Valerie Phelps, Manager

    Catholic Housing Corporation of Schuylkill County
    Queen of Peace Apartments (48 apartments)
    777 Water St.
    Pottsville, PA 17901
    (570) 628-4504 Fax (570) 628-4712
    Mrs. Diana Hess, Manager

    Catholic Housing Corporation of Saint Clair
    Neumann Apartments (24 apartments)
    25 N. Nichols St.
    Saint Clair, PA 17970
    (570) 429-0699 Fax (570) 429-2368
    Ms. Patty Harris, Manager

    St. Catharine Senior Apartments (35 apartments)
    2000 Perkiomen Ave.
    Reading, PA 19606
    (610)-743-5374 Fax (610)-743-5418
    Mrs. Hazel Black, Manager

  • Diocesan Medical Ethicist

    DIOCESAN MEDICAL ETHICIST
    Deals with ethical concerns in Catholic Health Care.

    Queenship of Mary Rectory
    1324 Newport Ave.
    Northampton, PA  18067-1442
    (610) 262-1885   Fax (610) 262-4192
    Rev. Msgr. James J. Mulligan, Director

  • St. Vincent de Paul Society

    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.

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

 

Catholic Life and Evangelization

SECRETARIAT FOR CATHOLIC LIFE AND EVANGELIZATION
900 S. Woodward St.
Allentown, PA 18103-4179
(610) 289-8900   Fax (610) 289-7917
cle@allentowndiocese.org

Ms. Mary Fran Hartigan, Secretary
(610)-289-8900 ext. 226 Fax (610) 289-7917
mhartigan@allentowndiocese.org
  • Secretary

    OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
    Secretary: Ms. Mary Fran Hartigan
    Phone: 610-289-8900, Ext. 226
    Fax: 610-289-7917
    Email: mhartigan@allentowndiocese.org

  • Campus Ministry

    OFFICE OF CAMPUS MINISTRY
    Provides pastoral care for students, faculty, administration and staff of secular and private universities and colleges.

    (610) 289-8900

    COLLEGE CHAPLAINS
    Albright College
    Rev. Richard C. Brensinger
    (see Kutztown University)

    Alvernia University
    Rev. Kevin Quelly, T.O.R.
    Office of Campust Ministry
    400 St. Bernardine St.
    Reading, PA 19607
    610-796-8300 Fax 610-796-8324
    kevin.queally@alvernia.edu

    Cedar Crest College
    Rev. Dr. John A. Krivak
    (See Muhlenberg College)

    DeSales University
    Rev. John A. Hanley, O.S.F.S
    2755 Station Ave.
    Center Valley, PA 18034-9568
    610-282-1100, ext. 1898 Fax 610-282-1772
    john.hanley@desales.edu

    Kutztown University
    Rev. Richard C. Brensinger
    St. Christopher Newman Center
    15207 Kutztown Rd.
    Kutztown, PA 19530-9281
    610-683-8380 Fax 610-683-8467
    catholicchaplain@kutztown.edu
    director@christopherhouseku.org
    www.christopherhouseku.org

    Lafayette College
    Mr. Ian D. Butterbaugh
    Newman House
    119 McCartney St.
    Easton, Pa 18042-7647
    610-253-5044 Fax 610-2521391
    butterbaughi@lafayette.edu
    nhcenter@rcn.com

    Lehigh University
    Rev. Wayne E. Killian
    Newman Center at Lehigh University
    Holy Ghost
    417 Carlton Ave.
    Bethlehem, PA 18015-1583
    610-758-4148 Fax 610-758-6392
    wek4@lehigh.edu

    Moravian College:
    Rev. Wayne E. Killian
    Newman Center at Moravian College
    Moravian College Religious Life
    1309 Main St.
    Bethlehem, PA 18018-6650
    610-625-7922 Fax 610-625-7885
    killianw@moravian.edu

    Muhlenberg College:
    Rev. Dr. John A. Krivak
    Newman Center
    2339 Liberty St.
    Allentown, PA 18104
    610-664-3122 Fax 484-664-3123
    fatherkrivak@aol.com

  • Commission for Women

    COMMISSION OF WOMEN
    The Commission for Women shall serve as an advisory board to the Bishop of Allentown offering the woman’s perspective on issues of concern to our Bishop and the Church.  The Commission for Women is committed to identifying and exploring issues in which consideration of feminine perspectives and insight deepens our collective awareness and understanding of those issues.

    Ms. Mary Fran Hartigan, Liaison
    (610)-289-8900 ext. 226
    mhartigan@allentowndiocese.org

  • Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue

    ECUMENISM AND INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE
    Maintains and cultivates understanding, respect and cooperation between the diocese and other Christian and non-Christian communities in the diocesan area through education, dialogue and common witness.

    Rev. Msgr. John S. Mraz, Director
    415 S. 6th St.
    Emmaus, PA 18049-3703
    (610) 965-2426   Fax (610) 967-1099
    churchofstann@rcn.com

  • Adult Formation

    ADULT FORMATION
    900 S. Woodward St.
    Allentown, PA 18103-4179
    (610) 289-8900

    Ms. Mary Fran Hartigan
    (610)-289-8900 ext. 226
    mhartigan@allentowndiocese.org

  • Hispanic Affairs
  • OFFICE OF 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, Director
    agehringer@allentowndiocese.org

    Sr. Martha Zammatore, Liaison
    (610) 289-8900 ext. 223
    mzammatore@allentowndiocese.org

    Mrs. Bernarda Liriano, Assistant Coordinator
    (610) 289-8900 ext. 234
    bliriano@allentowndiocese.org

  • Institute for Catechesis and Formation

    INSTITUTE FOR CATECHESIS AND FORMATION
    The Institute for Catechesis and Formation is a three-year Ministry Formation Program that prepares laymen and laywomen to live their baptismal call through ministry and service to the people of God.

    Guided by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, the Institute for Catechesis and Formation provides education and formation for pastoral ministry in the spirit of the Second Vatican Council.

    Ms. Mary Fran Hartigan, Coordinator
    (610) 289-8900 ext. 226   Fax (610) 289-7917
    mhartigan@allentowndiocese.org

  • Marriage and Family Life Formation

    OFFICE OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE FORMATION
    Provides marriage preparation programs, enrichment programs for married couples, families, the separated, divorced and widowed, Anniversary Mass celebration.

    Mr. Robert Olney, Coordinator
    (610) 289-8900 ext. 224
    rolney@allentowndiocese.org 

  • Multicultural Affairs

    OFFICE OF 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
    (610)-289-8900 ext. 226
    mhartigan@allentowndiocese.org

  • Persons with Disabilities

    OFFICE FOR MINISTRY WITH PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
    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.

    Sr. Janice Marie Johnson, Coordinator
    (610) 289-8900 ext. 245  Fax (610) 289-7917
    jjohnson@allentowndiocese.org

    Visit the Office for Ministry with Persons with Disabilities Page

  • Pontifical Mission Societies

    PONTIFICAL MISSION SOCIETIES IN THE UNITED STATES
    St. Thomas More
    1040 Flexer Ave.
    Allentown, PA 18103-5520
    (610) 433-7413   Fax (610) 433-2308

    Rev. Msgr. John P. Murphy, Diocesan Director

    Richard Lynch, Administrative Assistant for the Propagation of the Faith and St. Peter the Apostle Fund

    Mrs. Kim Ann Zardet, Mission Education, Director for the Missionary Childhood Association.

  • Prison Ministry

    OFFICE OF PRISON MINISTRY
    Responsible for development of prison ministry outreach in the diocese. Includes advocacy and
    recruitment and training of volunteers to serve in prison ministry.

    510 Union St.
    Allentown, PA 18101-2307
    Rev. William N. Seifert, Coordinator
    (610) 439-0111 Fax (610) 439-6048
    wseifert@allentowndiocese.org

  • Pro-Life Activities and Social Concerns

    OFFICE OF PRO-LIFE ACTIVITIES AND SOCIAL CONCERNS
    Coordinates activities and programs within the Diocese and assists the parishes in implementing Pro-Life activities including educational, pastoral, public policy programs, and prayer and worship. Acting as a catalyst, the office promotes the social  mission of the Church. It encourages individuals and parishes to formulate a Gospel response to the social issues of the day. The Office of Pro-Life Activities and Social Concern educates, advocates and challenges people to put faith into action.

    Ms. Mary Fran Hartigan
    (610)-289-8900 ext. 226
    mhartigan@allentowndiocese.org

  • Worship

    WORSHIP
    Fosters liturgical renewal and develops full, active participation in worship; coordinates educational efforts in liturgy, music, art and environment.

    900 S. Woodward St.
    Allentown, PA 18103-4179
    (610) 289-8900 ext. 227   Fax (610) 289-7917

    Rev. Scott R. Ardinger, Director
    (610) 289-8900 Fax (610) 289-7917
    sardinger@allentowndiocese.org

    Beverly McDevitt, Diocesan Choir Director
    bmcdevitt@allentowndiocese.org

  • Youth and Young Adult Ministry

    OFFICE OF YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
    Assists parishes in their ministry to young people by fostering personal and spiritual growth; coordinates various programs on a diocesan level to strengthen the spiritual, physical, intellectual and social qualities of young people.

    Mrs. Susan Matour, Coordinator
    smatour@allentowndiocese.org

 

Clergy

SECRETARIAT FOR CLERGY
Acts as the primary contact between the Diocese and its priests, deacons and seminarians.

4029 W. Tilghman St.
P.O. Box F
Allentown, PA 18105-1538
(610) 437-0755   Fax (610) 433-7822

Rev. Msgr. Gerald E. Gobitas, Secretary
(610) 437-0755   Fax (610)-433-7822
ggobitas@allentowndiocese.org

Holy Family Villa for Priests
1325 Prospect Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18018-4916
(610) 694-0395

Rev. Msgr. Gerald E. Gobitas, Rector
(610) 868-2639   Fax (610) 694-9990

St. Francis Villa For Priests
900 W. Market St.
Orwigsburg, PA 17961-1008
Rev. Thomas G. Shanfelt, Rector
(570) 366-1605
  • Secretary

    OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
    Secretary: Rev. Msgr. Gerald E. Gobitas
    Phone: 610-437-0755  Fax: 610-433-7822
    Email: ggobitas@allentowndiocese.org

  • Permanent Diaconate

    OFFICE OF THE PERMANENT DIACONATE
    2145 Madison Ave.
    Bethlehem, PA 18017-4642

    Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Chaback, Director
    (610) 866-0581   Fax (610) 867-8702
    diaconate@allentowndiocese.org

    Deacon William F. Urbine, Assistant Director
    Deacon Gerald R. Schmidt, Associate Director for Personnel
    Deacon Henry G. Gordon, Jr., Associate Director for Formation
    (610) 866-0581 Fax (610) 867-8702
    diaconate@allentowndiocese.org

  • Priest Personnel

    OFFICE OF PRIEST PERSONNEL
    Coordinates and oversees the personnel needs of the priests and the pastoral exigencies of the Diocese.

    Rev. Msgr. Gerald E. Gobitas, Director
    (610) 437-0755   Fax (610) 433-7822

  • Priestly Life and Ministry

    OFFICE OF PRIESTLY LIFE AND MINISTRY
    Rev. Msgr. James J. Mulligan
    Queenship of Mary Rectory
    1324 Newport Ave.
    Northampton, PA 18067-1442
    Phone: 610-262-1885  Fax: 610-262-4192
    Email: unclejim@fast.net

  • Vocations

    OFFICE OF VOCATIONS
    Selection and formation of candidates for the Diocesan priesthood.

    Rev. Msgr. David L. James, Director
    (610) 437-0755   Fax (610) 433-7822
    djames@allentowndiocese.org
    www.beapriest.com

 

External Affairs

SECRETARIAT FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
1101 W. Hamilton St.
P.O. Box F
Allentown, PA 18105-1538
(610) 871-5200   Fax (610) 439-7694

Mr. Matthew T. Kerr, Secretary
(610) 871-5200 ext. 265 Fax (610) 439-7694
mkerr@allentowndiocese.org
  • Secretary

    OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
    Secretary: Mr. Matthew T. Kerr
    Phone: 610-871-5200, Ext. 265
    Fax: 610-439-7694
    Email: mkerr@allentowndiocese.org

  • Allentown Catholic Communications

    ALLENTOWN CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    (610) 871-5200 ext. 264
    Most Rev. John O. Barres, President
    Rev. Msgr. Alfred A. Schlert, Secretary

  • A.D. Times

    THE AD TIMES
    “The Allentown Diocese in the Year of Our Lord”
    Incorporated as Allentown Catholic Communications, Inc.
    Official biweekly newspaper of the Diocese covering news affecting the Catholic community on the local diocesan, national and international level.

    (610) 871-5200 ext. 264 Fax (610) 439-7694
    adtimes@allentowndiocese.org

    Mrs. Jill M. Caravan, Editor/Director
    (610) 871-5200 ext. 264   Fax (610) 439-7694
    jcaravan@allentowndiocese.org

  • Communications

    OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
    Chief spokesperson for the Bishop and the Diocese. Provides publicity for Secretariats and agencies of the Diocese through print and electronic media outlets; serves as liaison for diocesan Secretariats with the media; produces in-house video presentations. Publishes the diocesan Official Catholic Directory.

    Mr. Matthew T. Kerr, Director
    (610) 871-5200 ext. 265   Fax (610) 439-7694
    mkerr@allentowndiocese.org

    Brian Mulvihill, Producer, Diocesan Video Services
    bmulvihill@allentowndiocese.org

    Daniel Herrero, Web Developer
    dherrero@allentowndiocese.org

  • Government Affairs

    GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
    Serves the parishes and schools of the Diocese of Allentown by monitoring, assessing and responding to legislation that may impact the programs and services they provide.

    Mr. Matthew T. Kerr, Director
    (610) 871-5200 ext. 265 Fax (610) 439-7694
    mkerr@allentowndiocese.org

 

Stewardship and Development

SECRETARIAT FOR STEWARDSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT
1101 W. Hamilton St.
P.O. Box F
Allentown, PA 18105-1538
(610) 871-5200   Fax (610) 871-5200

Mr. James S. Friend, Jr., Secretary
(610) 871-5200 ext. 210
jfriend@allentowndiocese.org

Office of Stewardship and Development
Serves the parishes, schools and other ministries of the Diocese of Allentown in the areas of
stewardship and development. The Stewardship and Development Office oversees all diocesan and
local development efforts, including the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, Planned Giving, Board Development
and Catholic Schools Development and Marketing. The office also serves to effectively implement
and manage pledge fulfillment procedures for the Strengthening Our Future in Faith (SOFF) Capital
Campaign.

 

Temporal Services

SECRETARIAT FOR TEMPORAL SERVICES
1101 W. Hamilton St.
P.O. Box F
Allentown, PA 18105-1538
(610) 871-5200   Fax (610) 871-5200

Mr. Mark E. Smith, Chief Financial Officer and Secrectary
(610) 871-5200 ext. 205   Fax (610) 871-5211
msmith@allentowndiocese.org
  • Secretary

    OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
    Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
    Mr. Mark E. Smith, C.P.A.
    Phone: 610-871-5200, Ext. 205
    Fax: 610-871-5211
    Email: msmith@allentowndiocese.org

  • Accounting Services

    ACCOUNTING SERVICES
    Responsible for the policies, processes and administration of Diocese accounting functions, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, operating budget, and financial reports for the diocesan cemeteries, administrative and secretariat offices, deposit and loan, unitized investment pool, bond fund, high schools, and special education centers; provides information, policies, and administration for payroll, lay employee benefits and pension.

    Mr. Jeffrey K. Buck, Controller
    (610) 871-5200 ext. 102 Fax (610) 871-5211
    jbuck@allentowndiocese.org

    Mr. Frank Unger, Assistant Controller
    610-871-5200 ext. 239 Fax (610) 871-5211
    funger@allentowndiocese.org

    Mr. Gary D. Allen, Staff Accountant
    Cemeteries, Investments
    (610) 871-5200 ext. 106   Fax (610) 871-5211
    gallen@allentowndiocese.org

    Mrs. Karen L. Bartels, Accounting Supervisor
    Accounts Receivable, Cash Management, Deposit and Loan
    (610) 871-5200 ext. 225   Fax (610) 871-5211
    kbartels@allentowndiocese.org

    Mr. Thomas O. Kern, Benefits and Payroll Manager
    (610) 871-5200 ext. 109   Fax (610) 871-5211
    tkern@allentowndiocese.org

    Mrs. Michelle A. Prudhomme, Accounts Payable Supervisor
    (610) 871-5200 ext. 222   Fax (610) 871-5211
    mprudhomme@allentowndiocese.org

    Mrs. Dana Sten, Accounting Manager
    High Schools, Special Education Centers
    (610) 871-5200 ext. 103   Fax (610) 871-5211
    dsten@allentowndiocese.org

  • Banking and Investments

    BANKING AND INVESTMENTS
    Provides consultation and advice to parishes and institutions on investments and loans. Acts as liaison between the Chief Financial Officer, the Investment Committee, and the Portfolio Managers; manages Diocesan marketable securities; manages Diocesan banking relationships; responsible for the Diocesan Deposit and Loan banking services.

    Mr. Mark D. Hullinger, Director
    (610) 871-5200 ext. 288   Fax (610) 871-5211
    mhullinger@allentowndiocese.org

  • Cemeteries

    CEMETERIES
    Provides information and policies relating to the operation of diocesan and parochial cemeteries.

    Rev. Msgr. William F. Baver, Director
    (610) 871-5200 ext. 234   Fax (610) 871-5211
    wbaver@allentowndiocese.org

    Diocesan Cemeteries
    Mr. Larry Hillanbrand, Superintendent
    (610) 454-8743
    lhillanbrand@allentowndiocese.org

    Holy Saviour Cemetery
    2575 Linden St.
    Bethlehem, PA 18017-3842
    (610) 866-2372   Fax (610) 866-9277
    Mr. James D. Reich, Sales Manager, ext. 2

    Resurrection Cemetery
    547 N. Krocks Rd.
    Allentown, PA 18106-9732
    (610) 395-3819   Fax (610) 366-3713

  • Diocesan Building Committee

    DIOCESAN BUILDING COMMITTEE
    Rev. Francis P. Schoenauer, Chairman
    St. Nicholas Rectory
    1152 Oak Rd.
    Walnutport, PA  18088-9728
    (610) 767-3107   Fax (610) 760-6241

  • Diocesan Deposit and Loan Fund

    DIOCESAN DEPOSIT AND LOAN FUND
    Loan Review Board
    Mr. Mark E. Smith, Chairman

  • Forward with Christ

    FORWARD WITH CHRIST ALLOCATIONS COMMITTEE
    Rev. Msgr. William F. Baver, Chairman
    SS. Simon and Jude Rectory
    7th Ave. and W. Broad St.
    Bethlehem, PA 18018-5295
    (610) 866-5582 ext. 4   Fax (610) 866-2992

  • Information Systems

    INFORMATION SYSTEMS
    Provides information technology services and support for all central administrative offices’ and agencies’ computing needs.

  • Insurance and Real Estate

    INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE
    Provides an insurance program that protects diocesan assets and real estate; answers claim questions; provides and coordinates risk management and loss prevention services; oversees maintenance of diocesan facilities, real estate transactions and reviews leases and contracts.

    Ms. Kelly C. Bruce, Director
    (610) 871-5200 ext. 203   Fax (610) 871-5211
    kbruce@allentowndiocese.org

    Mr. Gerald E. Flavelle, Safety, Fire Prevention and Construction Officer
    (610) 871-5200 ext. 258  Fax (610) 871-5211
    gflavelle@allentowndiocese.org

    Shared Maintenance Program
    Mr. David Hasenauer
    dhasenauer@allentowndiocese.org
    Mr. Irv Baver
    (570) 449-1941

    Facilities Manager
    Mr. Edward M. Ritter
    (610) 871-5200, ext. 277   Fax: (610) 871-5211
    eritter@allentowndiocese.org

  • Catholic Mutual Group - For Insurance Claims

    CATHOLIC MUTUAL GROUP

    Phone: (610) 439-7696
    Fax: 610-439-7697
    Website: www.catholicmutualgroup.com

    Mr. Robert Hahn, A.I.C., Ext. 268
    Email: rhahn@catholicmutual.org

    Mrs. Karen J. Messics, A.R.M., Ext. 267
    Email: kmessics@catholicmutual.org

  • Parish and School Support Services

    PARISH AND SCHOOL SUPPORT SERVICES
    Provides accounting and administrative support to diocesan parishes, schools, cemeteries and institutions. Reviews budget and financial reports and provides auditing and tax services for the Diocese.

    Mrs. Leslie Shirock, Director
    (610) 871-5200 ext. 228   Fax (610) 871-5211
    lshirock@allentowndiocese.org

    Mr. Craig Acklen, Senior Internal Auditor
    (610) 871-5200 ext. 237   Fax (610) 871-5211
    cacklen@allentowndiocese.org

    Mrs. Frances Boyko, Field Auditor
    (610) 871-5200 ext. 295   Fax (610) 871-5211
    fboyko@allentowndiocese.org

    Alyssa Ellex, Field Auditor
    (610) 871-5200 ext. 238 Fax (610) 871-5211
    aellex@allentowndiocese.org