Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena

Life Thought

The United States Catholic Bishops wrote to us in their document on Faithful Citizenship (2003) about the preeminent moral issues we face today: "As we wrote in Living the Gospel of Life, 'Abortion and euthanasia have become preeminent threats to human life and dignity because they directly attack life itself, the most fundamental good and the condition for all others'. Abortion, the deliberate killing of a human being before birth, is never morally acceptable." The Eucharist gives the pro-life movement its mandate. It is a movement of love, and nothing will stop it, for "Love is stronger than death, more powerful even than hell." (Song of Songs 8:6).


Prayer of Surrender

Here is a prayer adapted from the spiritual teachings of Servant of God Walter Ciszek, SJ. I try to pray it everyday, and I have found it especially helpful as I prepare for my change in assignments. I thought our parishioners might also find it helpful. ~ Fr. Brendon

Prayer of Surrender

Lord, Jesus Christ, I ask the grace to accept the sadness in my heart, as your will for me, in this moment. I offer it up, in union with your sufferings, for those who are in deepest need of your redeeming grace. I surrender myself to your Father's will and I ask you to help me to move on to the next task that you have set for me. Spirit of Christ, help me to enter into a deeper union with you. Lead me away from dwelling on the hurt I feel:

to thoughts of charity for those who need my love,
to thoughts of compassion for those who need my care, and
to thoughts of giving to those who need my help.

As I give myself to you, help me to provide for the salvation of those who come to me in need.
May I find my healing in this giving.
May I always accept God's will.
May I find my true self by living for others in a spirit of sacrifice and suffering.
May I die more fully to myself, and live more fully in you.
As I seek to surrender to the Father's will, may I come to trust that he will do everything for me.


Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) Registrations is Open!

Instructions and forms are available to register children for PREP during the 2022-23 School Year.


Gift Card Program

Two ways to order:

  1. Submit paper order form with check or cash.(Updated 18-Feb-2022)
  2. Order online at www.ShopWithScrip.com or the RaiseRight Mobile App (Apple or Android) on your phone. Note: You'll need and enrollment code to use the App. Please e-mail GiftCardProgram@Cathedral-Church.org for the ShopWithScrip enrollment code.

Pay online (option #2) or drop off check or cash at the Parish Office. Orders will be processed only after payment is received.



St. John Vianney's Prayer for Priests

God, please give to Your Church today many more priests after Your own heart. May they be worthy representatives of Christ the Good Shepherd. May they wholeheartedly devote themselves to prayer and penance; be examples of humility and poverty; shining models of holiness; tireless and powerful preachers of the Word of God; zealous dispensers of Your grace in the sacraments. May their loving devotion to your Son Jesus in the Eucharist and to Mary his Mother be the twin fountains for fruitfulness for their ministry. Amen.



Holy Hour for Vocations — First Saturday of the Month — 8:00 AM Mass followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the Rosary, and Benediction.


Today's Mass Readings


Cathedral Church
200 Block of North 18th Street
Allentown, PA 18104
Parking available across from Church
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Cathedral Rectory
1825 W Turner Street
Allentown, PA 18104
Office phone: 610-433-6461
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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
Sunday8:00, 10:00, 11:30 AM
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–Sat20 Min before each Mass
Friday7:00—8:00 PM
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 Cathedral PREP Program, and for the issuance of Sponsor Certificates for Baptism and Confirmation. Please introduce yourself to Fr. Don after Mass and he will register you or call the parish office.

Drop-in registrations will not be taken

Parish Registration Form



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