For the 19th consecutive year, independent auditors have found the Diocese of Allentown in full compliance with national guidelines designed to protect children from abuse.
With the Year of St. Joseph set to end on December 8th, the Diocese will feature a series of stories from people around the Diocese about the meaning they find in their work. Be sure to watch for these articles on diocesan social media and on the diocesan website.
The Synod will begin with an opening Mass at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, celebrated by Bishop Alfred Schlert. The Mass will be livestreamed. Ambassadors will meet right after the Mass to hear more about how the listening process will take place, and about their role in it.
In Private Pilgrimage to the National Shrine, Bishop Remembers the Intentions of All Catholics in the Diocese
Bishop Alfred Schlert visited the National Shrine in Washington, D.C. and remembered the intentions of Catholics throughout the Diocese as he spent time in Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, and as he celebrated Mass privately on one of the Shrine’s side altars.
Employees of the Diocese of Allentown reaffirmed their commitment to the ministry and mission of the Catholic Church at a recent “Commissioning Mass” celebrated by Bishop Alfred Schlert.