News Release

Diocese offers to sell closed church to local group
May 24, 2019

A group working to preserve the former St. Katharine Drexel church building in Lansford has been given the first opportunity to purchase the structure from the Diocese of Allentown

Three men to be ordained priests at June 1st ceremony
May 23, 2019

Diocese of Allentown Bishop Alfred A. Schlert will ordain three new priests at a ceremony at the Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena in Allentown on Saturday, June 1 at 10:30 AM

Diocesan priests get new assignments
May 20, 2019

21 priests of the Diocese of Allentown have received new or additional assignments that are effective Tuesday, June 18 unless otherwise noted

Transitional deacon to be ordained on Saturday
May 14, 2019

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 18 at 10:30 AM

Bishop awards $122,000 in scholarships to 129 Catholic school students
April 30, 2019

Diocese of Allentown Bishop Alfred A. Schlert awarded scholarships to 129 students at Catholic elementary schools, high schools and special learning centers in the diocese.

St. Ambrose Elementary School to Close in June
April 28, 2019

School has only 53 students across nine grade levels

Compensation Fund for Victims of Abuse Begins Operation
April 23, 2019

A fund designed to compensate victims for the harm done by some members of the clergy during a dark chapter in the Diocese of Allentown’s history has begun operation.  The program will be independent of Diocese and will not be funded by donations.

Diocese awards $119,000 in Poverty Relief Fund grants
April 15, 2019

The Diocese of Allentown has awarded Poverty Relief Fund grants totaling a record $119,000

Relic of Saint will visit church in Saint Clair
April 09, 2019

The incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney, a 19th century priest who is the patron saint of parish priests will be at St. Clare of Assisi Church in Saint Clair this Friday, April from 12 noon until 7 p.m.

Former Elementary School Principal Charged with Theft of Funds
March 28, 2019

Diocese uncovered financial irregularities, notified law enforcement