Bishop Schlert's Statement on New Archbishop of Philadelphia

“I offer my sincere congratulations to Archbishop-designate Nelson J. Perez on his appointment by Pope Francis as the next Archbishop of Philadelphia.

Diocese recognized for its expertise in processing education tax credit scholarships

Recognizing the Diocese of Allentown’s high level of service to donors who want to divert their state tax dollars to support Catholic education, the Diocese of Harrisburg will be using the Eastern Pennsylvania Scholarship Foundation to process applications for its education tax credit program.

Cathedral rectory among the stops on Christmas House Tour

Visitors were invited to enjoy the afternoon visiting 10 lovely homes of Cathedral parishioners, including the rectory, all decorated for the Christmas season.

Seminarians gather for Christmas, reflect on their vocations

Bishop Schlert welcomed the opportunity to spend some time with the seminarians during the season of Christ’s birth, and thank them for their willingness to answer God’s call to serve his Church as priests.

Honorees announced for 2020 Catholic Charities Gala

Gala honorees are: Monsignor John Martin, pastor of St. Peter, Coplay; and Anthony and Mary Martocci, parishioners of Assumption BVM, Bethlehem. This year’s gala will be Sunday, March 8 at 5 p.m. at the DeSales University Center, Center Valley.

Status Report on Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program

The Independent Oversight Committee has released an interim report on the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program, which is funded by the Diocese of Allentown to provide compensation for victims of clergy sexual abuse as one aspect of their healing.

‘Lunch and Learn’ About Ministries with Catholic Women’s Society of Giving

The society enables women and girls to band together to make a positive impact on their communities.

Receive a Partial Indulgence by attending the March for Life

Bishop Alfred Schlert has announced that anyone in the Diocese who attends the “March for Life” in Washington, D.C. on January 24 will receive a partial indulgence

Children ‘Hop on the Polar Express’ at Chew Street Community Center

Children were invited to “Hop on the Polar Express” at Catholic Charities' 2019 Christmas Party Dec. 11 and 12 at the Chew Street Community Center, 179 W. Chew St., Allentown. Approximately 125 people attended each night.

Understanding Our Faith: The Importance of Baptism

Baptism is the first of the three sacraments of Christian initiation. Baptism removes all sin, including original sin, which is the sin we inherit at birth.