Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is observed on Monday, August 15, with Masses at 6:30 and 8 AM, and 12:15 PM. Since the day is a Monday, there is no obligation to attend Mass.

Flowers for Mary: According to tradition, Our Lady's tomb was found with roses and lilies where her body "should" have been. Therefore, the tradiƟon of the faithful bringing fresh flowers and herbs to adorn the church in Mary's honor is associated with this day. This act of devotion includes our prayer that we emulate Mary by using herbs and flowers to bring the healing and beauty of our faith to the world.

Anyone wishing to bring a vase of fresh flowers to place by the statue of our Blessed Mother in church for next weekend in anticipation of the feast is welcome to do so. If you wish your vase returned to you, please be sure to include a label on the bottom of the vase with your name.


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
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
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
Friday6:00—7:30 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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