Sunday is the first World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, established as an annual event by Pope Francis.
Going forward, the day will be celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July.
Bishop Schlert has issued a pastoral letter to the faithful of the Diocese of Allentown on resuming the obligation for Catholics to attend Sunday Mass on August 15, 2021. Read the full letter here.
At their national meeting, American Bishops voted in favor of drafting a teaching document on the meaning of the Holy Eucharist in the life of the Church. The draft will be created over the coming months and considered for approval when the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops next meets in November.
As the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is preparing to meet this week, the topic of Eucharistic Consistency will be among items discussed as American bishops consider a "National Eucharistic Revival".
Philip J. Maas, who first heard God’s call as a high school student while in Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament, today (6/5) completed his joyous journey to the Priesthood when he was ordained by Bishop Alfred Schlert.
Bishop Schlert has issued this Pastoral Letter to the Diocese of Allentown on Divine Mercy Sunday as the Diocese of Allentown celebrates its 60th Anniversary and the begins of The Year of the Real Presence.
Bishop Alfred Schlert has announced that the Diocese of Allentown will celebrate a “Year of the Real Presence” beginning on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 11.