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