Coronavirus: Latest Updates

To help prevent the spread of Coronavirus, Bishop Alfred Schlert has decided that all public Masses in the Diocese of Allentown will be cancelled, effective immediately. Click on the headline for more items.

There's a new source for Diocesan news

Go to AD-Today!  The Diocese's news website where you'll also find the latest from Catholic News Service.

Electronic Version of AD Times is Easier to Read and Use

For those readers who prefer their Diocese news on a phone, tablet or computer, this new version allows you to easily browse the pages of the paper and click on an article to expand  and read it. See the new electronic version here.


Bishop Schlert has written a Lenten Letter to the people of the Diocese about using the Stations of the Cross as a lenten reflection.  Read Bishop Schlert's Pastoral Letter.


POSTPONED: ChristLife Training Conference

This event was set for March 27-28, now is postponed.  Go here to learn more including the new date. when that is available.

Collection for relief after earthquake in Puerto Rico

In response to this disaster, Bishop Schlert has asked that each parish in the Diocese take up a collection between now and March 15 to provide relief for Puerto Rico. The funds contributed to this collection will be forwarded to Catholic Relief Services to be administered by them.

Bishop Schlert's Statement on the Papal Document on the Amazon Synod

“The Holy Father reminds us of our shared responsibility to be good stewards of the earth which God created for us to properly use and protect. In his decision to maintain the discipline of celibacy, even in remote parts of the world like the Amazon, the Holy Father emphasizes the need to foster native vocations to the Priesthood, greater missionary activity, and persistent prayers for vocations to the Priesthood.”

Lay Dominicans work for the salvation of souls

Lay Dominicans study Scripture, Church teachings and contemporary issues in light of the Catholic faith, and then share what they learn for the salvation of souls – in their workplaces, schools, homes, local communities and especially within their our own parishes.

Because We Are Catholic: Old-fashioned family values? There’s an app for that

The “My Pantry” software application won its inventors an award from their local congressmen. Now they’ll be going to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to show off their work at a gathering of other congressional award winners from across the nation.

Diocesan schools celebrate National Catholic Schools Week

The 40 schools and nearly 1,000 faculty and staff of the Diocese of Allentown celebrated Catholic Schools Week Jan. 26-Feb. 1 with open houses, Masses, recognition events and lots of fun activities.