Diocese of Allentown

Pilgrimage to the National Shrine    Thursday, October 6, 2022

In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Diocese of Allentown, the faithful are invited to join Bishop Alfred A. Schlert on a pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC on Thursday, October 6, 2022 for a day- long event of adoration, devotion and worship.

11:00AM  Arrival/Adoration/Veneration of Relic of  Blessed Carlo Acustis                                   Noon: Lunch                                                                                                                                                                                                1:00 – 1:45 PM  Guest Speaker: Rev. Mark E. Moretti                                                                                                    2:00PM – 2:45PM Sacrament of Reconciliation/Rosary/Veneration of Relic                                  3:00PM Eucharistic Liturgy & Departure

Contact the Parish Office if you are interested in attending.

Catholic Men’s Conference     “Warriors for Christ”Men Alive in 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,: October 13 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


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.

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 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.


DivorceCare Group now forming! 

The Divorce Support Group is an educational and supportive meeting with a Catholic emphasis. You will learn how to heal from the hurt of divorce and find hope for the future.  The cost is $20 and covers the 13-week program.

WHERE:  St. Thomas More Parish, Allentown
WHEN: Wednesdays/6:00 to 7:30 P.M (begins September 14) Registrants are welcome to join at any time during the 13-week session.
Please CLICK HERE to register

Grief Support Group Beginning this Fall!

A “Bereavement Ministry” and Support Group will be held at St. Ursula’s starting this Fall.  If you have lost a loved one through death within the last 6 months up to one year, and feel you need some support on your grief journey, please give me a call to register.  It is 6 consecutive weeks.  To register click here.  For more information, please call:
Madeline Gardner RN, Coordinator @ (484) 274-6073
Dates:  Wednesdays, Sept. 14th to Oct. 19, 2022
Time:    1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Place:    St. Ursula’s Rectory, 1300 Broadway, Fountain Hill
Registration is required.  Refreshments will be served.

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.


*NEW* Hope Blooms Healing Retreat for Women

Bloom For Catholic Women offers therapeutic and Catholic-based online courses for women healing from the trauma of discovering their husband’s sexual and/or pornography addiction. They are dedicated to helping Catholic women gain confidence, hope, and resilience through professional therapeutic support, spiritual insight, educational resources, and an empathetic community. The next Hope Blooms Healing Retreat for women is scheduled for October 7-8, 2022.  For more information about the retreat, visit the event website by clicking here.


*NEW* 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/



Women’s Morning of Reflection

Catholic Women’s Morning of Reflection 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.

Come & 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.