Bishop Schlert Welcomed at First of Five Deanery Masses

Bishop of Allentown Alfred Schlert, center, celebrates Mass. (Photos by Ed Koskey)

Bishop of Allentown Alfred Schlert celebrated Mass Sept. 19 at St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Easton with priests and deacons serving the Northampton Deanery.

The date also marked Bishop Schlert’s 30th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

“It is very much God’s divine providence that I am back at the parish where I said my first Mass. It is very edifying for me to be among so many people who nurtured my vocation,” said Bishop Schlert.