Vocation Holy Hour

Bishop Schlert invites families from the Diocese to join him for a Vocation Holy Hour in prayer for the transitional Deacons to be ordained to the priesthood: Rev. Mr. Giuseppe C. Esposito, Rev. Mr. John C. Maria, Rev. Mr. Zachary R. Wehr and Diocesan Act of Consecration to the Blessed Mother; 7 PM – May 31, 2019 at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, 1025 W. Turner St., Allentown. All are Welcome!

Bishop Schlert to Ordain Three New Priests for Diocese of Allentown June 1

Bishop Alfred Schlert will ordain Deacon Giuseppe Esposito, Deacon John Maria and Deacon Zachary Wehr at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown.

Because We Are Catholic: He Directs Choirs That Inspire, in Three Languages

As director of the Spanish-language choirs at Holy Infancy Parish in Bethlehem, Osvaldo Jorge knows that music can have a very strong influence on how people connect with their faith.

‘Alpha’ Deepens the Faith for Teens from Schuylkill Catholic Youth Ministry

Sister Mary Gianna, who survived the Columbine shooting 20-years-ago, talked with teens during their Alpha retreat.

‘Faith Taking Shape: Early Christianity and the Arts’ Focus of Hesburgh Lecture at DeSales

“The emergence of Christian art was accompanied by criticism of it,” said Dr. Thomas F.X. Noble, professor emeritus of history at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., and a fellow at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at Notre Dame.

Bishop Schlert Ordains Transitional Deacon

Bishop Alfred Schlert administered the Sacrament of Ordination by ordaining Juan Eduardo Rodriguez a transitional deacon.

Servants to All Benefits from Local Poverty Relief Fund Grant

My Father’s House, operated by Servants to All at 4 S. Centre St., Pottsville, received a $10,000 grant from the Diocese's Local Poverty Relief Fund.

Spotlight on Members of the Commission for Young Adults

Ed Burns, Parishioner of St. Stephen of Hungary, Allentown and Sarah DeArment, Parishioner of St. John the Baptist, Pottsville

Easton Court Catholic Daughters of America to Commemorate Centennial

The Catholic Daughters of America (CDA) Easton Court #358 will mark its 100th anniversary of engaging in the religious, charitable and educational apostolates of the Church – in the original church where it was founded – on Sunday, May 19.

Because We Are Catholic: Lay Advisory Board Oversees Spending of Bishop’s Annual Appeal Donations

As a member of the Bishop’s Annual Appeal Trust Advisory Board, Marian Carty of Palmerton helps ensure that every dollar donated to the appeal is spent appropriately.