News Release

Bishop accepts parish plan to go to one church
March 20, 2018

A request of the pastor, the pastoral council and finance committee of St. John XXIII Parish in Tamaqua to go from two churches to one, has been approved

Pastor announces parish school will close in June
March 16, 2018

In a letter emailed to the parents of the 71 students enrolled in grades K-8 at Our Lady Help of Christians School in East Allentown, the administrator of the parish of which the school is a part, announced it will close at the end of the current school year in June.

Nationally known speaker to present at DeSales
January 23, 2018

Author and nationally known speaker Matt Fradd will offer two presentations, open to all, at DeSales University in Center Valley on February 6 and 7. 

Catholics in Diocese invited home for Christmas
December 12, 2017

In a letter from Diocese of Allentown Bishop Alfred Schlert sent to 83,000 homes, in radio commercials, social media posts and on the Diocesan website, Catholics who may not be attending Mass regularly at this time are being invited “home for Christmas.”

Diocese again found compliant with child protection charter
November 17, 2017

For the 15th time since the inception of national diocesan audits 15 years ago, the Diocese of Allentown has been found “compliant” with the Charter for Protection of Children and Young People, adopted by the Bishops of the United States in 2002.

Diocese to participate in #iGiveCatholic, part of #GivingTuesday
November 10, 2017

The Diocese of Allentown will be one of 17 Dioceses and Archdioceses across the country participating in #iGiveCatholic on November 28, #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Diocesan faithful donated almost $300,000 for hurricane relief
October 31, 2017

In three separate special collections taken up in the 84 parishes of the Diocese of Allentown in September and October, parish members donated $296,247.41

Cleveland bishop, Diocesan priest to headline annual men's conference
October 19, 2017

More than 500 people are expected to attend the sixth annual Men’s Conference sponsored by the Diocese of Allentown’s Commission for Men and Stewardship a Mission of Faith. The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 4th from 9 AM to 5 PM at DeSales University in Center Valley.

1,000 Diocesan educators to come together at annual convention
October 06, 2017

Educators from every school in the Diocese of Allentown will be gathered at the 2017 Education Convention on Monday, October 9, 2017 at Bethlehem Catholic High School.

Stained glass sale to feature panels from closed churches
October 06, 2017

More than 200 pieces of stained glass from 12 closed diocesan churches, two convents and a chapel will be available for sale Saturday, October 14 from 9 to 11 AM at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in Whitehall.