Catholic Schools in the Diocese are preparing for a week-long celebration of Catholic education, including enrolling students for next school year and introducing new students and parents to the benefits of attending a diocesan school.
So what’s actually cooking in rectories and parish kitchens around the Diocese? Here’s your chance to get behind the scenes and see the culinary creativity that happens when our priests hang up their vestments and slip on their aprons to make dinner. At the same time, you can have some fun, see a completely different side of our priests, and support parishes and the food ministries of Catholic Charities.
The Christmas Season, already a time of great hope and joy, will be the setting for another joyous event when the newest priest in the Diocese of Allentown is ordained.
Christus Natus Est! Christ Is Born! This ancient Christmas greeting fills our hearts with great joy at a time when such a message is needed most in our world so beleaguered by a devastating year of pandemic, civil violence, coarse words, and natural disasters. It would be good to remind ourselves that Mary and Joseph also faced many challenges and uncertainties as they became the Holy Family of Nazareth.
With Coronavirus Safety Protocols Firmly in Place, Parishes Get Creative as They Plan For Christmas Masses
Getting a seat at Christmas Mass may take a little advance planning this year, so make your plans early and check with your parish for details.
If you are unable to attend Mass in person this Christmas, you can still participate from home by viewing the Christmas Eve Mass at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown.
Bishop Alfred Schlert will be celebrant and homilist for the Mass Thursday, Dec. 24 at 10 p.m.
The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference is the public affairs arm of the Catholic bishops across the state. They monitor hundreds of pieces of legislation throughout the year and determine whether or not to take a position for or against what they feel are the ones most important to our Catholic faith.
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.