News Release

Catholic schools ready if coronavirus delays in-person return in fall
May 20, 2020

With continuing uncertainty about how the Coronavirus will affect the usual return to classrooms in the fall, the leader of the Diocese’s Catholic school system has reassured parents that schools will adapt and be ready.

Public attendance at Masses will resume in Carbon County on June 1
May 15, 2020

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. .

Catholic Charities to again hold drive-through food drop-off this Saturday
May 14, 2020

Building on the success of a highly successful event two weeks ago, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown will again be collecting grocery donations in a drive-through, socially distant event this Saturday, May 16 at the Vegan Butcher, 768 Union Boulevard, Allentown from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. .

Priest to be interim leader at Marian Catholic, search for permanent principal starts soon
May 13, 2020

Father Allen Hoffa has been named Interim Head of School at Marian Catholic High School, effective July 1, 2020. Father Hoffa succeeds the current principal, Mrs. Jean Susko, who is taking a new leadership role at Marian as Director of Academic Studies. .

St. John Neumann Regional School will open for 2020-2021 school year
May 12, 2020

In a letter from the priests of the three parishes that sponsor St. John Neumann Regional School emailed to parents today, it was announced that the school, with campuses in Palmerton and Slatington, will open for the 2020-2021 school year.

St. Theresa Elementary School, Hellertown to close at end of school year
May 12, 2020

St. Theresa School’s K-8 grades will close at the end of this school year because of steadily declining enrollment, which is causing a financial drain on the parish that operates it. The Hellertown school’s Pre-K program will continue.

Transitional deacon to be ordained, attendance to be restricted by pandemic
May 11, 2020

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.

Catholic Charities holding drive-through food drop off this Saturday
April 29, 2020

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown will be collecting grocery donations in a drive-through, socially distant event from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at the Vegan Butcher, 768 Union Boulevard, Allentown.

Livestreamed Holy Week Masses to be celebrated by Bishop Schlert at the Cathedral
April 03, 2020

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.

For safety, no palms will be distributed this weekend
April 02, 2020

To help ensure the safety of parishioners, Bishop Alfred Schlert has directed that no palm branches be distributed this weekend.