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Forgiveness and Fidelity Are the Keys to Marriage

Married couples across the Diocese were invited to renew their vows and thank God for the gift of the Sacrament of Matrimony during the annual Wedding Anniversary Mass Sept. 13.

Voting with Conscience: A Letter from Bishop Schlert

In advance of the November elections, Bishop Alfred Schlert has written a letter to the faithful of the Diocese on our obligations as Catholics when voting. The text of the letter is below.

Mark Your Calendar for Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass Sept. 13

Married couples around the Diocese will be invited to renew their vows and thank God for the gift of the Sacrament of Marriage during the annual Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass on September 13.

Recalling History: A Letter from Bishop Schlert

The almost ruthless push to erase history flows contrary to what we need as human beings and as a society. To eradicate our history — the good, the bad, and the shameful aspects of it — is to make us orphans. Nothing in Sacred Scripture would ever support the forgetting or destruction of history.

Prayer Service for Reconciliation in Our Nation to be Held Friday

People throughout the Diocese of Allentown are invited to pray for healing of the wounds of all the divisions present in our society on Friday, June 19, the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

To Experience the Real Presence of Christ, You Need to be Really Present at Mass

As we are all too aware, the pandemic we are currently facing has had many effects upon our lives. One of the most difficult and painful aspects of this crisis for good and faithful Catholics has been the inability to come to Holy Mass and to receive Holy Communion. This has been a difficult situation and thankfully parishes are once again permitted to have Mass with the faithful present. This situation has also given rise to some questions about the Mass itself and the how the faithful participate in the Mass.

Bishop Schlert: ‘There are No Valid Reasons for Racism, which is evil. None.’

 It is the failure to recognize the humanity in other people, the failure to emulate the loving bond of the Holy Trinity, that can lead to the evil of racism in our society.

Bishop Calls on Holy Spirit in Time of National Unrest

In his Homily on Pentecost, Bishop Alfred Schlert spoke of the fruits of the Holy Spirit and how they should guide us, and should guide our country, during these difficult times.

 Here are excerpts from that Homily:

Bishop Answers Wide Range of Questions About Coming Back to Mass

Bishop Alfred Schlert answered questions from the faithful Monday night in a livestreamed “Family Discussion about Coming Back to Mass.” The replay can be viewed on the Diocese’s YouTube page here.

The Faithful Are Invited Back to Mass Starting on June 1

Declaring that it is time for the faithful to be able to return to Mass if they choose to do so, Bishop Alfred Schlert today announced that parishes in the Diocese will reopen Masses to the public beginning June 1.