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.

‘Thank God for the gift and blessing of Catholic schools’

Holy Family School, Nazareth began the final school day of Catholic Schools Week Jan. 30 with Mass celebrated by Bishop Alfred Schlert. The Bishop, who was scheduled to celebrate with them last year but was snowed out, fulfilled his promise to be with them this year.

Hundreds from Diocese join historic ‘March for Life’

“It's easy to feel alone as a pro-lifer in the secular world,” said Candee Holzman of St. Columbkill Parish, Boyertown, “but when you attend the march, you feel anything but alone and realize there's great hope for our country.

Nationally Known Speaker, Author, to Offer Public Programs on Bullying

Jodee Blanco is a bullying survivor, expert, advocate, and the author of the New York Times best-selling book “Please Stop Laughing at Me.” Her presentations are full of advice and information for anyone concerned about school bullying. The programs are free and open to the public.

New film about a search for Padre Pio and his miracles

The film from Aladino Productions called “We’ll Rise at Dawn,” set to premiere in the Philadelphia area on Thursday, March 12.There will be an introduction at 6:30 p.m., and the film will start at 7 p.m., at Ambler Theatre, 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler.

Because We Are Catholic: Spreading God's love with nice, warm sweaters

William Shewalter’s “Sweaters for Seniors” project has collected more than 1,500 sweaters for residents of Reading area nursing homes.