Upcoming Special Events

Join us for our upcoming special events!

 

OCTOBER 2022

October 1, 2022 | Men's Morning of Reflection
The Commission for Men is sponsoring a Men’s Morning Reflection on the theme, “Stronger Families from Stronger Men” from 8:30 a.m. to noon on October 1st at Holy Family Church, 410 W Center St. Nazareth, PA. Featured speakers include Father Lamb, Father Searles, and Father Hoffa! Register at link for this FREE event: https://www.menaliveinchrist.org/events/

October 6, 2022 | 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.

October 13, 2022 | "Mid-Life Living for Christ"
This 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: October 13 at 6:30pm (2nd Thursday of every month)
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

October 14-16, 2022 | 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.  An upcoming weekend program will be held 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.

October 15, 2022 | "Clarity in Confused World" Forum
The St. Peter Respect Life Committee is excited to announce another "Clarity in a Confused World" Forum to be held on Saturday, October 15th at St. Peter Church in West Brandywine. It will be an all-day event, seven speakers, eight talks & lunch.  Please click below for event flyer and biographies of all speakers in the Resources section.   
For more information and to register:  https://lifelovesexuality.com/clarityoct2022/

October 23, 2022 | Springs in the Desert 
The Diocese of Allentown and Springs in the Desert are partnering to support couples carrying the cross of infertility with a free event at St. Catherine of Siena Cathedral on Sunday, October 23, 2022. Following Mass with Bishop Schlert at 11:30am, we will share a light lunch, hear inspiring, short reflections from several speakers, and have opportunities to build community with those experiencing a similar season of life. Wherever you are on the path of infertility, we invite you to join us for this day of prayer, reflection, and community. Come with your spouse or on your own to pray, be uplifted, and experience friendship with others on this same path. This event is also open to friends and family who are looking to support their loved ones.  For more information and to register, please click here.

October 23, 2022 | Defending our Faith Forum
The forum is designed to help the faithful understand Church teachings on contemporary issues and use that knowledge to confidently respond and defend their faith. The forum is sponsored by the Allentown Area of the Knights of Malta, a lay Catholic organization that is known for its caring of the sick and the poor, and for its defense of the faith. The first event will be held on October 23rd at 3PM at Assumption BVM Church, Bethlehem (4101 Bethlehem Pike, Bethlehem)
This forum will focus on the why behind the Church's teaching on abortion with featured speaker Father Stephen Isaac.
Event is free.  All ages may attend.  Reception with refreshments to follow at 4:00PM.Registration is kindly encouraged to assist with planning.  Register by clicking here.

October 23, 2022 | Healing Mass 
Join Father George Winne for a Healing Mass on October 23, 2022 at 7:00PM at Saint Columbkill Parish, 200 Indian Spring Road, Boyertown. Praise and worship music begin at 6:30 PM.  All are invited to attend.

October 24, 2022 | Forever in our Hearts Mass
You and your loved ones are warmly invited to attend a Mass of Remembrance for those who have lost a child due to miscarriage, abortion, stillbirth, or in early infancy.  The Mass will be held at 7:00PM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church  (3219 Santee Road, Bethlehem) on Monday, October 24, 2022.  Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Schlert.  Confidential registration is helpful to planning.  For more information and to register, please click here.

October 29, 2022 | Catholic Women's Morning of Reflection
This morning event for women is being offered by the Commission for Women on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at St. Mary' Church, Kutztown.  The bi-lingual event will feature Mass with Father Kuna following by three speaker sessions and a Q&A Panel discussion.  Cost is $15 per person to attend and includes a light breakfast.  For more information and to register, click here.

Various Dates | Catholic Educator Retreats The Office of Evangelization and Formation is hosting a series of Catholic Educator Retreats throughout the 2022-2023 school year.  Retreats are open to all Catholic educators, parents, Catechists, Directors of Religious Educators (DRE), Youth Ministers, Catholic teachers teaching in Catholic or Non-Catholic Schools.  For more information, you can select a date and register here.

 

NOVEMBER 2022

November 5, 2022 | CYO Coaches Clinic
All CYO coaches are required to take a coaches clinic within 1 year of starting to coach for a CYO program in the Diocese of Allentown.  These clinics provide an overview of insurance requirements, sports medicine, coaching the child with special needs, and the integration of our Catholic faith and CYO.  The first clinic of the year will be held on November 5, 2022 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (3219 Santee Road, Bethlehem) from 9 am to 12 pm, with check-in beginning at 8:45 am.  The registration cost is $25.00 per participant.  For more information and to register, please click here.

November 11-13, 2022 | Come and See Weekend
The Office of Vocations is offering a "Come and See" discernment retreat to young men ages 15+ from November 11-13, 2022 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.  The weekend will include holy hour, Mass, visits to the shrines in Philadelphia, and more.  This event is free, but registration is required by the deadline of November 4, 2022.  For more information and to download registration forms, please click here.  

November 19, 2022 | 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.

SAVE THE DATE for upcoming events!  Details Coming Soon!

Sunday, November 13, 2022 - Catholic Singles Mixer for 40's and 50's, St. Joseph the Worker
Saturday, December 17, 2022 - CYO Coaches Clinic, St. Benedict Church