Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena

Make a Joyful Noise School Fundraiser

Cathedral Parish.

I am excited to finally share our video for the Make a Joyful Noise Fundraiser. Please CLICK HERE, or use the following link to access our school's page on the fundraising website.

Our job now is to SHARE, SHARE, SHARE! We have until May 31st to vote for our school's video. You can vote by donating right through the link above. On June 1st, the Diocese will announce the winning school with the most funds raised.

Thank you to everyone who assisted from vision to fruition. Our video is so unique and special because of the community that came together to showcase the beauty and joy of our school!

In Him,
Rhady Tulloch, MS Ed
Advancement Director
St. John Vianney Regional School

Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) Registration for 2023-2024 Year is Now Open

PREP Registration is now open to Children from St. Francis of Assisi Church

"The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ: only He can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit and make us share in the life of the Holy Trinity." (St. John Paul II)

If you have a child entering the 1st grade in September 2023, and your wish is to have them grow up knowing, loving, and serving the Lord, then NOW IS THE TIME TO REGISTER THEM in our Parish Religious Education Program (PREP).

Our Religious Education Program is open to children in grades 1 through 8, who have been Baptized Catholic; are registered parishioners of the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena Parish, or St. Francis of Assisi Church, Allentown; attend either public school, a private non-Catholic school, or are not Home-Schooled in all subjects.

Religious education begins at the 1st level and continues annually through to the 8th level. The curriculum we use, the "Faith & Life" series is formatted to teach the Catholic faith to your child at a level of knowledge that coincides with their level of understanding as they progress through the religious class levels. Each year, the curriculum goes deeper into our faith and the lessons are built on the foundation of knowledge learned in the prior level class. It is for this reason that students who attend our program are expected to attend each year from the 1st level class through the 8th level class.

The Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion are celebrated during your child's attendance in their third consecutive level of religious education.

The Sacrament of Confirmation is received during the consecutive 8th level of their faith formation in our program.

Registration forms may be downloaded from the PDF's below or picked-up at the Center for Parish Religious Education Office, located in the St. John Vianney Regional Middle School building across from the Walson Center on N. 18th St., Room 1.

If your child is new to our program, please contact our Director of Religious Education, Miss Donna Sciacca, to schedule an appointment to register. Office hours are Mon-Thurs 10am - 2pm, ph. 610-432-7655 or send an email to

All Registration forms are to be returned accompanied by payment of PREP materials fee which is listed at the top of the Registration forms.

Checks should be made payable to: Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena - PREP

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
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, 9:30, 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
Wednesday6:30 to 7:30 PM
Saturday3:15 to 4:00 PM
Holy DaysConsult Bulletin

Holy Hour

Each Wednesday at 6:30 PM — Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration, and Benediction

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 held after 1:00 PM on Fridays and no later than 1:30 PM on Saturdays.

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 Msgr. 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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