News Release

Bethlehem Parish To Mark 100th Anniversary Of Fatima Apparitions With Mass, Procession
May 09, 2017

Holy Infancy Parish in Bethlehem will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Mother to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal with a special Mass and other events on Saturday, May 13.

Distinguished Alumni From Diocesan High Schools to Be Honored
April 20, 2017

Monsignor Alfred Schlert, Diocesan Administrator for the Diocese of Allentown will present a graduate from each of the six Catholic high schools in the Diocese with a Distinguished Catholic Alumni Award on Saturday, April 29 at 10 AM at Berks Catholic High School in Reading.

$142,000 In Scholarships To Be Awarded At Ceremony
April 20, 2017

Diocese of Allentown Administrator, Monsignor Alfred A. Schlert will present 133 eighth grade students from Catholic elementary schools around the Diocese and one student from each of the three Special Learning Centers with $1,000 scholarships to one of the diocesan high schools or Special Learning Centers. The presentation will take place at the annual Bishop's Scholar Society Awards Ceremony at Berks Catholic High School in Reading on Saturday, April 29 at 10 AM.

Diocese To Expand Learning Support Program Into Northampton County
April 10, 2017

To meet a growing need among students, the Diocese of Allentown Office of Education will open a Northampton County location of its Aquinas Learning Support Program (ALSP) for elementary students at St. Anne’s School of Bethlehem at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year.  St. Anne’s School will host an Open House for prospective students and will introduce the program to the community on April 20 at 6:30pm.

Diocese Stands With USCCB Committee's Statement
March 24, 2017

In union with the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops' Committee on Migration, the Diocese of Allentown stands with all our brothers and sisters who are struggling trying to find a better life for their families. As Most Reverend Jose S. Vásquez, Bishop of Austin and Chair of the committee says, "While we seek to maintain our values and safety, we must also exercise compassion in assisting and continuing to welcome the stranger."

Diocesan School Leadership Part Of Adolescent Addiction Discussion
March 21, 2017

Diocese of Allentown Catholic Schools are part of a task force exploring solutions that schools can provide to the epidemic of addiction on the rise in our communities. As part of this effort, people are invited to come and view “Generation Found,” a documentary on adolescent addiction and its program model for supporting sober solutions; especially important with the current epidemic society is facing.

Diocesan School Launches Unique Special Needs Program
March 17, 2017

St. Joseph Center for Special Learning in Pottsville, Pennsylvania has initiated a conductive education program unique to Catholic Schools in the United States - the only one of its kind in the Northeast.

Diocese Congratulates New DeSales University President
March 17, 2017

Below is the statement of Diocese of Allentown Administrator Reverend Monsignor Alfred A. Schlert on the election of the new president of DeSales University:

Diocese Awards $93,000 In Poverty Relief Fund Grants
March 13, 2017

The Diocese of Allentown has announced that 22 programs and agencies from each of the five counties of the Diocese have been awarded Poverty Relief Fund grants totaling more than $93,000. The money is allocated from the proceeds of the Poverty Relief Fund collection taken up in the 84 parishes of the diocese in the third weekend of November.

Lenten Obligation To Abstain From Eating Meat On Fridays Lifted On Saint Patrick's Day
March 09, 2017

In response to numerous inquiries and requests, Reverend Monsignor Alfred A. Schlert, Administrator of the Diocese of Allentown, will lift for Friday, March 17 only, the obligation of all Catholics to abstain from eating meat on Fridays during the penitential season of Lent.