News Release

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

Father Robert Potts restored to ministry
August 27, 2020

Investigation is Complete; Allegation Deemed Unfounded

Priest tests positive for COVID-19
August 05, 2020

Father Andrew N. Gehringer, pastor of Holy Infancy Parish, Bethlehem, has tested positive for Covid-19 and has begun a self-quarantine. Out of an abundance of caution, the church has been closed temporarily.

15 Diocesan priests get new or additional assignments
August 04, 2020

Some took place July 21. The majority will take effect August 25

Diocesan schools also will have virtual learning as an option
July 28, 2020

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Allentown also will have virtual learning as an option when schools reopen this year.

Diocesan schools to reopen to in-person learning next month
July 16, 2020

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 Jim Thorpe parishes to be consolidated
June 21, 2020

The two Catholic congregations in Jim Thorpe will come together as one when St. Joseph Parish is consolidated into Immaculate Conception Parish. Both church buildings will remain open and will use the existing Mass schedule.

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. .

Prayer service for reconciliation in our nation set for Friday at Cathedral
June 15, 2020

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.