Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena

Forty Hours Devotion — Oct 10–12

Forty Hours Devotion at the Cathedral will be celebrated from Sunday, October 10 through Tuesday, October 12. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will follow the last Mass of each day. A 7:00 PM service will conclude each day of adoration. Rev. Philip Mass, a priest-son of the Cathedral parish and newly ordained priest for our diocese, will preach the reflection each evening. All are invited to join in this beautiful tradition of the Church in reverence for the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, especially in this diocesan Year of the Real Presence. Please sign up (in the vestibule) for adoration so that our Lord will be accompanied throughout our celebration.

Holy Hour every Friday from 7:00—8:00 PM

"The Lord Be With You" — we hear this so often in the Mass. This simple statement reflects the awesome reality that the Lord Jesus is present in our midst — most especially in the Blessed Sacrament. Aware of the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist, we will be having a Holy Hour every Friday evening from 7:00 until 8:00 PM. The Holy Hour will consist of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Vespers (Evening Prayer) and Benediction. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will also be available.

Tridentine Mass (Latin) Celebrated Every Second Sunday of the Month

The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (in Latin) will be celebrated every second Sunday of the month at 1:30 PM in the Cathedral. All are welcome, and this Mass will meet the Sunday obligation. The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite is celebrated according to the Roman Missal promulgated in 1962 by Pope St. John XXlll and those other liturgical books associated with its use. The biggest differences noticeable by those familiar with the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite (the current Roman Missal promulgated in 1970 by Pope St. Paul VI) are as follows:

  • Mass is celebrated in Latin;
  • Mass is celebrated ad orientem (with the priest and the people facing the same way, liturgical east, towards the apse of the church);
  • Parts of the Mass are read by the priest in a low voice;
  • and Holy Communion is only received kneeling and on the tongue.

For those new to Mass in the Extraordinary Form, missal's will be available to help you follow along.

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.

1st Saturday Each Month — Holy Hour for Vocations — Mass, Adoration & Rosary

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
2nd Sunday1:30 PM Tridentine Mass
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

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