Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena

Forty Hours Devotion

7:00 PM October 7, 8, 9, 2018
Father Eugene Ritz will be guest homilist each evening as we celebrate Evening Prayer and Benediction. Fr. Ritz will preach on Jesus Christ, Priest, Prophet, and King.



Designer Bag Bingo to Celebrate Fr. Ely's 65th Birthday

The parish will hold Designer Bag Bingo to celebrate Fr. Ely's 65th birthday on Sunday, October 28th, 2018 in the Parish Activity Center (PAC). Tickets are expected to sell out fast, so print out the form (click image to right) and get your reservation in now!

Doors open - 1:30pm Games begin - 2:30pm
Admission - $25.00 in advance
$30.00 at the door


40 Days For Life Campaign and Prayer Vigil

The Fall 40 Days for Life Campaign and Prayer Vigil will start on September 26th. Our prayers are more crucial than ever as we pray for our country as well as the unborn. We pray for the conversion of the parents’ to choose life for their child, and if they do not, we pray that they turn to God to be healed from post aboron trauma. Please see the flyer in this week’s bullen for more details about our local campaigns.

“When we stand before Jesus crucified, we see the depth of His love which exalts and sustains us, but at the same me, unless we are blind, we begin to realize that Jesus’ gaze, burning with love, expands to embrace all His people.” — Pope Francis

The no-show rate for abortion appointments can be as high as 75% when people are peacefully praying outside.

  • Approximately 2,700 abortions are performed every day
  • Planned Parenthood performs over 900 abortions a day
  • 1 in 3 women in the U.S. will have an abortion by the time they’re 45 years old
  • In 2015, over 31,000 abortions were performed in Pennsylvania
  • As of 2014, women in their 20's accounted for most aborons
  • Since Roe Vs. Wade was enacted, over 53 million abortions have been performed in the USA

Pet Blessing – Oct 6

"I believe every creature is important. The love we give to a pet, and receive from a pet, can draw us more deeply into the larger circle of life, into the wonder of our common relaonship to our Creator.”

—Kevin E. Mackin, O.F.M., Franciscan of the Holy Name Province

Our pets are usually a part of the family. I invite you to bring your animal friends to the school yard on Saturday, October 6 at 10 AM. There we will invoke the intercession of Saint Francis as we ask the Lord’s blessing on our animal friends.



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Cathedral Church
200 Block of North 18th Street
Allentown, PA 18104
Parking available across from Church
Link to map for directions

Cathedral Rectory
1825 W Turner Street
Allentown, PA 18104
Office phone: 610-433-6461
Link to map for directions

Cathedral Parish Vision Statement

To be a place where the faithful can gather together for the Sunday celebration of the Eucharist, to teach Christ’s saving doctrine, and to practice the charity of the Lord in good works and brotherly love. (cf. CCC, 2179)


Mass Schedule
Sunday7:30, 9:00, 10:30 AM, 12:00 Noon
Saturday8:00 AM, 4:15 PM (4:15 Mass fulfills Sunday obligation)
WeekdaysMonday-Friday 6:30 & 8:00AM
Holy DaysConsult Bulletin for schedule

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Mon-Fri15 minutes before each Mass
Saturday3:15 to 4:00 PM
Holy DaysConsult Bulletin

Sacrament of Baptism

First Sunday of every month. Preparatory class Thursday evening before.


Sacrament of Matrimony

Engaged couples should meet with their parish priest as soon as they become engaged. The diocesan marriage preparation program should be completed at least six months prior to the wedding date. Weddings are at 11 AM and 1:30 PM on Saturdays only.


Parish Registration

Catholics living in the Cathedral Church parish boundaries should be registered in the parish. Registration is required for the administration of the Sacraments, attendance at St. John Vianney Regional School and the Cathedral PREP program, and for the issuance of certificates for Baptism and Confirmation. Please call the rectory office to make an appointment with one of the priests to register in the parish.

Drop-in registrations will not be taken





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