Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena

The 2023 Mass Intentions Book is Now Open

The process for Mass intention requests is being simplified in order that Masses might be scheduled in an equitable manner throughout the year, along with the need to be sure that the oldest requests for Masses are satisfied in a timely fashion. Please be advised of the new procedures:

  • Specific dates for Masses will be assigned at the time of request only for special reasons, such as, anniversary of death and birthdays. Otherwise, general requests for intentions will assigned as time permits throughout the year.
  • When requesting Masses, simply provide a list of intentions, along with desired dates for the reasons mentioned above. These will be scheduled if the date is available. If the specific date is not available, then the intention will be assigned to the nearest date.
  • When multiple requests are received at the time of the passing of a loved one, the only assigned dates will be made as explained above. Remaining Mass intentions will be scheduled throughout the year as the calendar permits. Multiple requests for the same intention will be limited within a given time period, so as to allow for other requests to be considered. In the event many requests are received for the same intention, some of those intentions might be forwarded to the retitired priests of the diocese for the Mass to be offered in a more timely fashion.
  • Requests (including for 2023) may be made beginning immediately. Simply provide a list of the desired intention and the offering for the Masses, either by dropping the requests off at the office or via the mail. Please note: requests will not be scheduled while requestor waits / immediately upon receipt. Every attempt will be made to honor requests according to availability and according to the guidelines previously listed.

Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) Registrations Open April 24, 2022

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 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 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
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

Parish Registration Form

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