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K of C Novena for Life — March 10 to March 18

A Novena for Life, sponsored by Knights of Columbus Cathedral Council 14397 and St. Catharine's Defenders of Life, will be held from March 10th (first Sunday of Lent) until March 18th to pray for a culture of life and civilization of love in our community, nation and world. A novena is a period of sustained prayer over nine days for a particular intention.

Novena Prayer for Life cards will be distributed on the weekend of March 9/10. The Prayer for Life will be recited after all Masses that day. Parish members are encouraged to pray in their homes on each of the nine days of the novena.

The protection of life is a sustained prayer intention of the Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and St. Catharine's Defenders of Life. A Novena for Life is meant to bring our parish families together in a spiritual battle to lead their communities, through both public and private acts of prayer, to ensure a culture of life in our nation. All members of the community are welcome to join us!

Forty Days for Life

From March 6 to April 14, our community will take part in 40 Days for Life … a groundbreaking, coordinated international mobilization. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city — and beyond. Learn more...

Healing Our Church at the Cathedral

Healing Our Church discussion groups will be held on the following dates& times at the Cathedral:

March 13Wednesday2:30 PM7:00 PM
March 20Wednesday2:30 PM7:00 PM
March 27Wednesday2:30 PM7:00 PM
April 3Wednesday2:30 PM7:00 PM
April 10Wednesday2:30 PM7:00 PM
April 17Wednesday2:30 PM7:00 PM

Healing Our Church, by RENEW International, a nonprofit organization that provides Catholic ministry services throughout the world, will feature discussions in parishes throughout the Diocese. The discussions will be moderated by fellow parishioners and are designed to encourage reflection and conversation.

“Healing Our Church is an opportunity for all of us to prayerfully reflect on scripture, on the abuse crisis, and on our path forward as a Roman Catholic Family of Faith,” said Bishop Alfred Schlert. “We want people to be able to express their thoughts, feelings and concerns about this issue in the prayerful comfort of their own parish environment.”

The weekly discussions begin the week of March 4, coinciding with the six weeks of Lent, a traditional time of deep reflection before Easter.

Click here to visit the Diocesan website and register.

If you have any questions, please contact the Secretariat for Catholic Life and Evangelization by email at or by calling (610) 289-8900, Ext. 2021.

A Prayer for the Healing of Our Church

Good and gracious God,
we ask for healing for our wounded Church
and a way forward through this time of despair.

We cry out to you for healing for the victims of abuse and for their families.
We cry out to you for healing of the lay faithful.
We cry out to you for healing for the clergy.

Grant our bishops the courage and wisdom
to work with the laity for the transformation of our Church.

Embrace your people with your compassionate mercy,
and restore our trust in the Church and its ministers.

Give us hope that the Church can be reformed by your grace
working in and through us.

May Jesus, the compassion of God,
draw us to himself in Word and Sacrament and send us forth
strengthened in faith to share his love with the world.

We ask this in the name of Jesus and through the power of the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever. Amen.

The Totus Tuus Sodality

Sunday February 10th is the next Totus Tuus (Totally Yours) devotional day beginning at 1:15 PM (after noon Mass) to commemorate the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord and Our Lady of Lourdes. The afternoon of prayer and adoration is open to all.

February 10th Totus Tuus Day Schedule:

  • Prayerful (Silent) Adoration mes: 1:15—1:45 PM & 3:00—3:30 PM
  • Devotional Prayers: 1:45—2:30 PM
  • Choir: 2:30—3:00 PM
  • Totus Tuus Consecraon to Jesus through Mary: 3:30 PM
  • Totus Tuus will be meeng Wednesday February 20th at 6:30 PM in the Bishop Thompson Room.

For those who wish to consecrate their hearts to Jesus through Mary, the prayerful preparation for consecration began January 9th. We are using the TOTAL CONSECRATION book by St Louis de Montfort (grey covered soft bound book) for spiritual preparation. The Way to Emmaus Book Store has the book. Please let Deacon Snyder know if anyone wishes to consecrate their heart.

The Totus Tuus Sodality of St. Catharine of Siena invites all parishioners to participate. Come spend as long as you can - few minutes, a half an hour, more, with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament or spend the afternoon! Adoration and devotional prayers are open to all!

Parish Adoration 2019 Schedule, Totus Tuus Sodality
AdorationPrep BeginsDevotion
Feb 10Jan 8Presentation of the Lord, Our Lady of Lourdes
Mar 24Feb 22St. Joseph Spouse of the BVM, The Annunciation
May 19Apr 16Our Lady of Fatima, Ascension, Visitation
Jun 23May 21Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Aug 11Jul 9Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Transfiguration, Assumption, Queenship of Mary
Sep 15Aug 13Most Holy Name of Mary, Exaltation of the Cross
Oct 13Sep 10Our Lady of the Rosary
Nov 10Oct 8Presentation, Christ the King
Dec 8Nov 5Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Nativity, Holy Family

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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
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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
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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