World-Renowned Company Allen Organ Got Its Start at Cathedral, Where it Installed its First Organ in 1939
Allen Organ, based near Allentown, has grown into a world-renowned company, having built organs for 80,000 churches, theaters, and concert halls in 70 countries.
Academic achievement and Catholic values were celebrated April 30 when diocesan students were honored at the Bishop’s Catholic Scholar Society Awards. A total of 126 students from diocesan elementary and high schools and the special learning centers were presented with $120,000 in scholarships during a ceremony at Bethlehem Catholic High School.
In a continued effort to keep the faithful informed, Bishop Alfred Schlert has directed the addition of a Financial Transparency section to the diocesan website.
Thanks to the generosity of Catholics throughout its five counties, the Diocese of Allentown has awarded 24 poverty relief grants for humanitarian outreach and assistance in Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties.
The priests of the Diocese of Allentown are “a choir of many voices,” Bishop Alfred Schlert said at the Chrism Mass, each with unique gifts, yet each singing in harmony for the good of the Diocese and for the good of the Catholic Church. The Chrism Mass typically is the largest gathering of priests during the year, a time when they recommit themselves to the promises they made on their Ordination Day.