Church ‘Opens Her Arms of Embrace’ to People Preparing to Become Catholic

The Church “opened her arms of embrace” to welcome people from across the Diocese of Allentown who are entering the final phase of becoming members of the Catholic Church, said Bishop Alfred Schlert at the Rite of Election.

Prayer for Peace in Ukraine from Bishop Schlert

As war continues in Ukraine, Bishop Alfred Schlert invites the faithful to join him in a special prayer for peace. “I invite the faithful to join me in solidarity with the Ukrainian people in calling for an end to this violent attack,” Bishop Schlert said.

Lenten Message from Bishop Schlert

During the Season of Lent, the Church invites us to meditate on the Cross of Christ and His journey to Calvary. The biblical accounts of the Passion powerfully tell us of the trials, sufferings, and pains Our Lord bore for the forgiveness of our sins. Read Bishop Schlert's Lenten Message.

All Are Invited to Bear Witness to the Real Presence at Diocesan Eucharistic Congress

The faithful of the Diocese of Allentown are invited to bear witness to the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist at the diocesan Eucharistic Congress March 19. The one-day event, to be held at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena in Allentown, will be a key part of the on-going Year of the Real Presence, as well as the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Diocese of Allentown.

Bishop Asks Our Lord to ‘Be Present to All Those Who Are Sick’

“Today we come and we ask Our Lord to be especially present to all those who are sick,” said Bishop Alfred Schlert in his homily as he celebrated Mass for World Day of the Sick today (2/11) at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem.

Our Schools Have Much to Celebrate During Catholic Schools Week

Beginning Sunday (1/30), schools in the Diocese will join Catholic schools around the nation in celebrating Catholic Schools Week.

Students Empowered by Mass with the Bishop on Way to March for Life

Approximately 200 students from the Diocese of Allentown started their day today (1/21) with a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Alfred Schlert on their way to the 49th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Those Attending March For Life, or Participating Virtually, Will Receive Plenary Indulgence

Anyone who attends this year’s March for Life events in Washington, D.C. – any anyone who participates virtually – will receive a plenary indulgence, which is an application of God’s Divine Mercy to remove the effects of past sin.

Permanent Deacon Candidates Receive Ministry of Lector

Candidates for the Permanent Diaconate received the Ministry of Lector Jan. 2 during a Liturgy of the Word at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown, presided over by Bishop Alfred Schlert.

With Christmas on a Saturday This Year, How Does the Mass Obligation Work That Weekend?

With Christmas falling on a Saturday this year, it may be confusing how the Mass obligation works on that weekend.