News Release

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

Bethlehem's Holy Infancy School to move to newer location nearby
March 18, 2019

At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, students at Holy Infancy School, Bethlehem, will be educated in a newer building about seven blocks away.

Deputy Superintendent for Catholic Education Named
February 22, 2019

The Diocese of Allentown has announced the appointment of Tony Balistrere as Deputy Superintendent for Catholic Education, effective July 1. Balistrere currently is principal of Berks Catholic High School.

Diocese Names New Chancellor of Education
February 14, 2019

Dr. Brooke Tesche will oversee Catholic education in five counties

Applications being accepted for recovery high school
January 28, 2019

The Diocese of Allentown has begun to accept applications for its new high school for students in recovery from addiction. Kolbe Academy, the nation's first faith-based recovery high school will open in September

Diocesan official named to National Advisory Council
January 24, 2019

Bernarda Liriano, Director of the Diocese of Allentown's Office of Hispanic Affairs, has been appointed to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' National Advisory Council

Churches in Diocese taking flu precautions
January 11, 2019

In light of of the heightened cases of influenza being reported in the area, Bishop Schlert is suspending the reception of Communion from the Chalice and the exchange of the Sign of Peace at Mass

Diocese Creates New Cabinet-Level Position to Enhance Abuse Prevention and Child Protection
January 10, 2019

As part of its continuing response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis, the Diocese of Allentown has created a new cabinet-level leadership position to further strengthen its programs to prevent abuse and keep children safe. Pamela Russo, an experienced executive and licensed social worker, has been named Diocesan Secretary for Youth Protection and Catholic Human Services. She will be responsible for overseeing and improving all aspects of abuse prevention and child safety.