News and Announcements
Congratulations to Bishop-Elect Schlert
In celebration of the Ordination and Installation of Bishop-elect Alfred Schlert as the Fifth Bishop of Allentown, the Diocese will be having two liturgical services:
Solemn Vespers at which the Bishop-elect will make a Profession of Faith and the Oath of Fidelity is scheduled for Wednesday, August 30 at 7:00 PM at the Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena in Allentown (1825 Turner Street, Allentown, PA. 18104). This event is open to the public. As the Allentown Fair will be occurring, all parking will be at St.Thomas More Church (1040 Flexer Avenue, Allentown, PA. 18105). Continuous shuttles will be running beginning at 5:00 PM. Light refreshments in the Parish Activity Center will follow and everyone will have a chance to greet the Bishop-Elect.
The Mass of Ordination will be held at the Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena on Thursday, August 31 at 2:00 PM. Because of space limitations at the Cathedral, attendance at this event is by invitation only. The Ordination/Installation will be broadcast live on Service Electric and Blue Ridge Cable TV locally. Efforts are underway to have it broadcast nationally as well.
It will also be live-streamed on the Diocesan Facebook page:
Due to Bishop-Elect Schlert's Ordination/Installation on August 31st, there will be only one Mass at 7:30am and NO Eucharistic Exposition.
Sacrament of Confirmation
Please pray for the young men and women that will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on
Thursday, October 19th at 4:30PM.
The celebrant will be Bishop Alfred A. Schlert!
The NEW Parish Directory
Please don't forget to sign up for your parish directory portrait session online at http://www.church-directories.com.
For your participation, you will receive a complimentary portrait and directory.
Photos will be taken on the following dates:
Nov. 21-25 (but not Thanksgiving Day)
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