Fire-ravaged elementary school will not be rebuilt
September 11, 2020
Students will transition to another nearby school after this year; $1 million scholarship fund to be established
15 Diocesan priests get new or additional assignments
August 04, 2020
Some took place July 21. The majority will take effect August 25
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Allentown also will have virtual learning as an option when schools reopen this year.
Students will return to in-person classes when Catholic schools in the Diocese of Allentown reopen in late August.
Former church building in Saint Clair to close
June 21, 2020
The former Immaculate Conception church building in Saint Clair, now being maintained by Saint Clare of Assisi Parish, will be closed because of declining use and rising maintenance costs. Since 2008, the building has been used for Mass only one day per year, and for funerals of former Immaculate Conception parishioners.
Two Minersville parishes to merge
June 21, 2020
Two parishes in Minersville are merging to create a stronger, more unified Catholic presence in the community. The newly created parish will be named Holy Family Parish of Minersville. Both the St. Matthew and the St. Michael church buildings will remain open, and the merged congregation will use both churches for worship. .
The Diocese of Allentown will hold a prayer service for reconciliation in our nation this Friday, June 19 at 7 PM at the Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena in Allentown. People from throughout the Diocese are invited to participate in prayers for healing the wounds of all the divisions present in our society.