Lenten Reflection from Bishop Schlert

As our Diocesan family of faithful begins the Lenten season this Ash Wednesday, Bishop Schlert offers his reflections and hope for the season ahead.

Diocesan Schools Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

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.

Cooks With Collars: Priests Take to Their Kitchens

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.

Newest Priest of Diocese to be Ordained

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.

Christmas Message from Bishop Schlert: Christus Natus Est!

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.

Mark Your Calendar For Christmas Eve Mass with the Bishop — Via Livestream

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.

Bishop Schlert: We are not Adjectives, but Children of God

Bishop Schlert offers his reflection on the recent election.

PA Catholic Conference Shares Voter Guide

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.

Voting with Conscience: A Letter from Bishop Schlert

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.