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On Sunday, April 28th, the Lehigh Valley Road Runners will hold The St. Lukeís Half Marathon & 5K at 8:00 am, at the corner of 18th & Linden Streets, just beyond William Allen High School.

For the safety of race participants, traffic will be stopped at certain intersections at various times during the race. Volunteer road guards and members of the Allentown Police Department will be responsible for traffic control and will make every effort to keep traffic moving. Normal traffic flow will resume as soon as possible. It is suggested you allow a few extra minutes if you are traveling to a destination in the vicinity of the race course during the time the race is in progress.

2020 Mass Book Regulations

The 2020 Mass Book Opening will be held on April 25th from 10 AM to 3 PM in the Bishop Thompson Room. For those who are unable to access the room due to the stairs: please call the office when you arrive and we will assist you (in the order of arrival.)

Please note requests for specific dates and times will only be handled by the parish secretary or office volunteer. No Masses will be scheduled until the Mass Book Opening on April 25th.

No phone requests will be taken unless there is an extraordinary circumstance.

We are not permitted to accept more than one intention per Mass. This is a regulation of Church Law.

One Mass each Sunday will be reserved for those who pass in 2020. The Memorial Fund and Siena Society Mass is scheduled for 9 AM on the first Sunday of each month.

To accommodate as many parishioners requesting Mass Intentions as possible, the 2020 regulations will be as follows:

Per person who makes a request:

  1. On April 25th, we will schedule up to 5 Mass Intentions total, per requestor. **
  2. The maximum amount of requests for Sunday Masses which includes the Saturday 4:15 PM Mass will be three (3) per intention per year.
  3. The number of weekday Intentions will continue to be up to 5 Mass Intentions per visit (per week), but never two of the same intention in the same week.
  4. These regulations will apply to all requests, which include, but not limited to-living, deceased, wedding anniversaries, etc.
  5. Masses will be assigned at the time the offering is received. A $10 offering for each Mass can be made in cash or a check made payable to St. Catharine of Siena.

** To assist those with more than 5 initial requests, you may leave additional requests and offerings on the 25th and we will schedule 5 a week (in the order received on the 25th) until all are scheduled.**

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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 Christís 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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