Upcoming Special Events

Join us for our upcoming special events!

Be sure to check our list of Parish Festivals too!

*NEW*  Homeschool Families of the Diocese of Allentown are invited to a First Friday gathering on Thursday, September 1 at St. John the Baptist Church, 10th and Mahantongo Sts., Pottsville. An informal social beginning at 6:00pm will be followed by Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00-8:00 with the opportunity for Confessions. RSVP Fr. Kevin Bobbin, Chaplain to the Homeschool Community (kbobbin@allentowndiocese.org).

2022 Diocesan Pilgrimage  There will be a Diocesan Pilgrimage to the National Shrine on Thursday, October 6, 2022.  Those interested in attending should check with their local parish for more information and bus transportation opportunities.  There is a flyer about the pilgrimage in the Resources below.

Holy Family Open House will be held on Friday, September 23, 2022 at Holy Family Manor at 1200 Spring Street, Bethlehem from 3PM-6PM.  Come meet the staff, tour the facility, and learn about all of the services offered.  The flyer about the Open House is in the Resources below.

Healing Mass  Join Father George Winne for a Healing Mass at Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena, 1825 West Turner Street, Allentown on September 13, 2022 at 7:00 PM.  Praise and worship music begin at 6:30 PM.  All are invited to attend.

Prayer Pilgrimage for the Unborn and their Parents  Offered by the Juventutem Lehigh Valley and the Helpers of God's Precious Infants is a prayer pilgrimage, mass, adoration, and fellowship on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena (1825 West Turner Street, Allentown).  The event begins with 8:00 AM Mass and concludes with fellowship at 11:30 AM in the Parish Activity Center.  A flyer about the event with schedule is attached.  The event is free and a RSVP is kindly requested as it is helpful with planning.  You can view the flyer for the event in the Resources below.  To register for the event, please click here.

Wedding Anniversary Mass  The Diocese of Allentown celebrates the Vocation of Marriage by offering a Mass for married couples celebrating a milestone anniversary (5,10, 15, 25, etc.). All attending couples are invited to renew their vows and thank God for the gift of the Sacrament of Marriage during the Annual Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass held each September.  The 2022 Wedding Anniversary Mass will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 2:00PM at the Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena, Allentown. Couples can register to attend here: https://www.allentowndiocese.org/anniversarymass

Catholic Men's Conference "Warriors for Christ" is being offered by the Commission for Men on November 19, 2022 at DeSales University.  Men of the Diocese of Allentown are invited to learn how to be a Catholic man in the world today and listen to keynote speakers Devon Schadt, Dr. Edward Sri, and Father Patrick Lamb.  To learn more and view the flyer, visit the Commission for Men website by clicking here.

“Mid-Life Living for Christ” is a once a month gathering for those who are aged 40+ and are interested in growing in their relationship with Jesus and His Church through community building, prayer, and Scripture reflection.
Who: ages 40 to not-quite-retired-full-time
When: 2nd Thursday of the Month - September 8, 2022 at 6:30pm
Where: St. Christopher Catholic Newman Center: 15207 Kutztown Rd, Kutztown, PA
Refreshments will be provided // No RSVP required.
Questions?  Contact Maggie at mriggins@allentowndiocese.org

Retrouvaille:  Rediscover the Love in your Marriage
Tens of thousands of couples have healed their marriages through Retrouvaille (pronounced Retro-vy).  If you know anyone who could benefit from this program, please pass this on.  Couples learn to build communication skills and to increase intimacy.  It provides help for marriage problems, difficulties or crises.  Upcoming weekend programs will be held August 19 - 21 and October 14 - 16 at the Family Life Center in Malvern, PA.  For more information, or to register, visit www.HelpOurMarriage.org or call 215-766-3944 or 800-470-2230.  All inquiries are strictly confidential.

Because We Are Catholic Mass with Bishop Schlert - Various Dates  Bishop Schlert will be celebrating Mass throughout the Diocese in gratitude for the support of all who embody the spirit of generosity.  All are invited to attend Mass at one of the upcoming dates and times:
August 24, 2022 | 8:00 AM - St. Peter the Apostle, Reading
September 15, 2022 | 8:00 AM - St. Peter, Coplay

Young Adult Weekend Retreat: “Called to be Saints: Three Portraits of Holiness” Young Adults in their 20s and 30s are invited to Malvern Retreat House for a weekend retreat with Fr. Frassati Davis, O.P. and the Sisters of Life on the Universal Call to Holiness.  Fr. Frassati, a Dominican priest and Parochial Vicar at St. Patrick's Church in Columbus, OH, will focus on three unique calls to holiness from the lives of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati, St. Therese of Lisieux, and Bl. Miguel Pro, and discuss how they can help us pursue a life of holiness and purpose while navigating the unique challenges of our time. The retreat will include Holy Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Praise & Worship, Confession, group discussion, meals and lodging, time for quiet reflection and walking the grounds, a bonfire, holy fellowship and s'mores!  Slow down, spend time with the Saints, and be renewed on the peaceful and beautiful grounds of St. Joseph's-in-the-Hills!
Date: September 2-4 (Friday 5p – Sunday 1p)
Cost: $175. (Scholarship is available)
Location: St. Joseph’s Hall, Malvern Retreat House
For more information or to register: www.malvernretreat.com/calendar or call 610-644-0400

SAVE THE DATE for upcoming events!  

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - Young Adult Night at Iron Pigs 
Sunday, September 11, 2022 - For God and Country Concert
Friday, September 16, 2022 - Scotch Tasting Event at Lehigh Country Club
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 2022 Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass
Monday, September 26, 2022 - Diocesan Golf Outing at Steel Club, Hellertown