Participants in Closing Mass and Procession for Year of Real Presence Will Receive a Plenary Indulgence
As the Year of the Real Presence draws to a close, the Diocese of Allentown is making plans for a Solemn Mass of Corpus Christi and Eucharistic Procession to formally end the year on June 19. Participants in the 3 p.m. Mass and Procession, to be held at Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Bally, will be granted a Plenary Indulgence by Bishop Alfred Schlert.
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.