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Bishop Calls on Holy Spirit in Time of National Unrest

In his Homily on Pentecost, Bishop Alfred Schlert spoke of the fruits of the Holy Spirit and how they should guide us, and should guide our country, during these difficult times.

 Here are excerpts from that Homily:

Bishop Answers Wide Range of Questions About Coming Back to Mass

Bishop Alfred Schlert answered questions from the faithful Monday night in a livestreamed “Family Discussion about Coming Back to Mass.” The replay can be viewed on the Diocese’s YouTube page here.

The Faithful Are Invited Back to Mass Starting on June 1

Declaring that it is time for the faithful to be able to return to Mass if they choose to do so, Bishop Alfred Schlert today announced that parishes in the Diocese will reopen Masses to the public beginning June 1.

Chrism Mass, with its Blessing of Holy Oils, Set for May 27

The Chrism Mass, a special celebration that usually happens on the Wednesday of Holy Week, will take place at 10:30 a.m. May 27 at Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena.

Public Attendance at Masses Will Resume in Carbon County on June 1

As the stay-at-home order is lifted in Carbon County, the Diocese of Allentown will begin taking steps to reopen churches there to the limited participation of the faithful.

Transitional Deacon to be ordained, attendance will be restricted by pandemic

Diocese of Allentown Bishop Alfred Schlert will ordain an Allentown man a transitional deacon in ceremonies at the Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena in Allentown on Saturday, May 16th at 10:30 AM. A transitional deacon is one step from being ordained a priest.

Letter from Bishop Schlert

Bishop Schlert reaches out to the Faithful in the Diocese of Allentown.

Diocese Starts Planning For the Time When Usual Attendance at Masses Might Resume

With increasing discussion nationwide about the right time to “reopen” the country, Catholics in the Diocese of Allentown are understandably curious about when they might once again be able to attend Mass in person and receive the Holy Eucharist.

Bishop’s Divine Mercy Sunday Prayers to be Livestreamed

Join Bishop Alfred Schlert via livestream from the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena Sunday afternoon for a special reflection and prayer marking Divine Mercy Sunday.

Holy Week Masses Livestreamed from Cathedral

Catholics throughout the Diocese of Allentown – socially distant but united in prayer – are invited to use technology to join Bishop Alfred Schlert in a series of special livestreamed Masses from the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena starting Sunday.