Diocese of Allentown

Women’s Discernment Retreat

The Office of Vocations is pleased to present a weekend discernment retreat for young women ages 18+ that features Mass, talks for reflection, time for prayer and adoration.  The program will be offered on February 10-12, 2023 at St. Francis Retreat Center in Easton, PA.  A good will offering of $50 is suggested, but not required. 

 Click here to view the event flyer.

St. Monica Ministry Holy Hour

Are you heartbroken because members of your family have left the Church? Join the St. Monica Ministry in petitioning Our Lord to draw back into the fold our loved ones who have strayed, and to give strength and wisdom to those who await their return. Together we will offer our prayers at a Holy Hour offered monthly at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Parish, 1408 Easton Road, Hellertown.  Please join us at 6PM on February 8, 2023 to pray for your loved ones.  No registration required.

 Commission for Men Lenten Morning of Reflection

What does it mean to be a man? Challenge your understanding of manhood and become the best version of yourself. Join us on February 25, 2023 as we explore what it means to die to ourselves and rise to new heights of strength, virtue, and purpose. You will leave this event feeling invigorated and renewed, ready to take on the world with the power of the Cross behind you. For more information and to register, please visit www.menaliveinchrist.org/events.


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.

Volunteers needed for Prison Ministry! 

Are you interested in assisting with prison ministry?  There is a recruitment and training session being held on Saturday, September 10th with Yokefellow Ministry.  You can view details for the day of training and register to attend by clicking here.


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.  The next program begins the weekend of February 10 – 12, 2023 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.

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat

An intimated spiritual journey for anyone seeking healing after abortion.  In a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment you can focus on this painful time in your life and enter into the process of healing.  Through scripture readings, guided meditations and activities flowing from the meditations, you can experience God’s compassion and forgiveness.

For registration information contact:  Carol Swavely, MA, 1-866-3RACHEL (Toll Free) or 610-435-1541, ext. 373.  You may also email Carol at carolswavely@ptd.net.  The retreat will be held February 10, 11and 12, 2023. Deadline for Registration is February 3, 2023.

Designed With Purpose: Understanding Fertility Awareness & NFP

All single, engaged, or married couples 21+ are invited to learn more and ask questions about Fertility Awareness & Natural Family Planning (NFP), the science that supports it, and why the Church teaches NFP is morally acceptable. 

Find answers to important questions about…

  • What is Fertility Awareness & NFP?
  • What are the various methods of Fertility Awareness & NFP
  • Why is Fertility Awareness & NFP important to women, couples, and the Church: the blessings and challenges
  • Resources to learn more and take the next step

Refreshments will be provided.

 Sponsored by The Fertility Awareness and NFP Task Force for the Diocese of Allentown

 Date & Time: February 19, 2023, 5:00-8:00pm

 Location: Most Blessed Sacrament, Bally, PA

 Cost: free

 Audience: 21+ (Open to all adults wishing to learn more)

Future Dates: Church of St. Patrick, Pottsville, April 30

 For questions or more info: Kristin Osenbach, kosenbach@allentowndiocese.org, 610-866-0581 x2035