"In these days, we ask the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, and Saint Gianna Molla, Patron Saint of mothers, pediatricians, and unborn children, to guide us in the way of truth and charity to continue our work in the defense of life."
The following is a statement by Bishop Alfred A. Schlert regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case.
On Corpus Christi Sunday, a feast that honors the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist, the Diocese of Allentown marked the end of its Year of the Real Presence celebration.
In thanksgiving for the gift of the Year of the Real Presence, Bishop Alfred Schlert is asking all parishes and all of the faithful to join in a Consecration to the Sacred Heart on the feast day, as well as to participate in a Novena during the nine days leading up to the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Rev. Mr. Matthew J. Kuna will be ordained a priest by Bishop Alfred Schlert Saturday, June 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown. Kuna, 28, has been studying at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia, and has been serving this year as a Transitional Deacon at the Cathedral.
A new documentary on the history of the Diocese of Allentown and its current shepherd, Bishop Alfred Schlert, has arrived just in time to help celebrate the Diocese’s 60th anniversary year.