On Corpus Christi Sunday, a feast that honors the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist, the Diocese of Allentown marked the end of its Year of the Real Presence celebration.
In thanksgiving for the gift of the Year of the Real Presence, Bishop Alfred Schlert is asking all parishes and all of the faithful to join in a Consecration to the Sacred Heart on the feast day, as well as to participate in a Novena during the nine days leading up to the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Rev. Mr. Matthew J. Kuna will be ordained a priest by Bishop Alfred Schlert Saturday, June 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown. Kuna, 28, has been studying at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia, and has been serving this year as a Transitional Deacon at the Cathedral.
"Please join me in prayer for the innocent children and adults who lost their lives in Uvalde," said Bishop Schlert. "Their families and friends have had their lives forever changed. May Our Blessed Mother, who lost her Child to violence, watch over and console them."
Every year the Bishop works with the Priest Personnel Board, an advisory body made up of experienced priests who are representative of the Diocese and its many regions and ministries, to make decisions on new assignments. New assignments are designed to meet the needs of the faithful in the Diocese’s 80 parishes, as well as fulfilling pastoral needs at college campuses, at hospitals, at diocesan high schools, and at prisons and nursing homes.
Participants in Closing Mass and Procession for Year of Real Presence Will Receive a Plenary Indulgence
As the Year of the Real Presence draws to a close, the Diocese of Allentown is making plans for a Solemn Mass of Corpus Christi and Eucharistic Procession to formally end the year on June 19. Participants in the 3 p.m. Mass and Procession, to be held at Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Bally, will be granted a Plenary Indulgence by Bishop Alfred Schlert.
World-Renowned Company Allen Organ Got Its Start at Cathedral, Where it Installed its First Organ in 1939
Allen Organ, based near Allentown, has grown into a world-renowned company, having built organs for 80,000 churches, theaters, and concert halls in 70 countries.
Academic achievement and Catholic values were celebrated April 30 when diocesan students were honored at the Bishop’s Catholic Scholar Society Awards. A total of 126 students from diocesan elementary and high schools and the special learning centers were presented with $120,000 in scholarships during a ceremony at Bethlehem Catholic High School.
In a continued effort to keep the faithful informed, Bishop Alfred Schlert has directed the addition of a Financial Transparency section to the diocesan website.