MISSION STATEMENTJesus is our Lord, God and Savior who cleanses, nourishes and strengthens us poor sinners through His Holy Word and Sacraments, so that we may be united to Him always and so we may imitate what we receive by sharing His Truth, Life and Mercy with our neighbor.
ESTADO DE LA MISIÓNJesús es nuestro Señor, Dios y Salvador que limpia, nutre y fortalece, nos pobres pecadores, a través de su Santa Palabra y los Sacramentos, para que podamos estar unidos a Él siempre y así podemos imitar lo que recibimos al compartiendo su Verdad, Vida y Misericordia con nuestro prójimo.
Statement from Bishop Schlert - August 15, 2018Every Bishop Inherits the history of his Diocese, It falls to him to shoulder any failings from the past, to apologize! to ask forgiveness, to promote healing I and to do what he can to prevent recurrence. The Grand Jury Report is a sad and humbling account of the Priesthood used for evil purposes. The victims and survivors of clergy sexual abuse have suffered terribly, and it is my sincere hope that the Report is an important step in their healing and recovery. Keep reading
Bishop Schlert letter about the Grand Jury ReportDear Brothers and Sisters Christ,As of you are aware, a statewide Grand Jury has been investigating clergy sexual abuse of minors in six Pennsylvania dioceses. This past week, the Report was released, and it includes incidents of past abuse in the Diocese of Allentown. Keep reading in English Bulletin - Spanish Bulletin
Diocesan Family Festival 2018September 30th, from 11AM - 3:00PM. SteelStacks, BethlehemAll are invited for outdoor Mass, food, games, music, craft vendors, and more! Visit www.allentowndiocese.org/familyfestival
Holy Hour for Vocations
1st Thursday of everymonth at 7pm in the Chapel. Need some help in your marriage?....Come to the Lord. Want to lead your children in the right path?....Seek His Will. Not sure what God wants of you? Discern His calling by asking Him and listening. We will pray the rosary for your vocation and then allow you to listen in silence to Christ in the Holy Eucharist, followed by Benediction. Come to the Lord that you may have peace.
Eucharistic AdorationJoin us every Friday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm in the Chapel. Jesus is waiting for us with open arms. Sign in sheets are available in all vestibules if you are interested to sign up for a specific hour.
Bishop Robert Barron’s 3-week DVD Adult EducationnSeries entitled “DAVID THE KING” will be offered in St. Paul Rectory Basement BEGINNING MAY 15th, at the following times: Tuesday Mornings at 9:30AM, Tuesday Evenings at 6:30PM Meeting dates: May 15, 22, and 29. Join anytime. If you are interested or have any questions, call Larry Durback at 610-797-9733, ext. 14 or email
Pilgrimage Shrine of the Immaculate Conception 2018We invite you to our pilgrimage to Basilica National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C.Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 from 5am-9:30pm Cost: $50 per person (includes coach bus & breakfast only). Bring your own lunch; we will stop for dinner at a buffet, cost is extra. Register at the rectory office.
Culture of Encounter: Family Holy HoursTwelve parishes in each deanery will offer a monthly Eucharistic holy hour specifically for families from November 2017 through October 2018. Bring your whole family to encounter Christ! Stay for a few minutes or for the whole hour. Prayer resources will be provided for both children and adults in English and Spanish. Some Holy Hours will provide an opportunity for silent prayer, while others will have planned prayer services.Holy Hours at parishes with a large Hispanic population will be bilingual. Pick up a postcard at the parish for the schedule, or visit www.allentowndiocese.org/encounter.To sign up for text message reminders, text your Deanery’s code to 81010: @BerksFHH, @LehighFHH, @NorthFHH, @SchuylCar
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