Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena

Thanks to All Who Generously Supported Antique Treasures 2023

Lee Ann Baumer, Realtor for Sellers at Remax
Weir Funeral Home ~ Julie Weir
A Friend of the Cathedral
Pat Fabozzi, Remax Real Estate

Bill Coughlin Electrical Contractor
Print Force, LLC ~ Patty Little
William and Rosemary Ford
Columbian Home of Allentown ~ Joe Brogan
WOW 1 Day Painting ~ Tino Penzone
Mary Ann Hammer
O'Donnell Funeral Home ~ Kevin O'Donnell
ABE Doors & Windows ~ Jim and Janet Lett
Stephen's Funeral Home
Ford Law Office, LLC
Ebert Furniture Gallery
Woody's Barber Shop
Advisors Mortgage Group LLC ~ Timothy Ford
Danny Ford Landscapes! ~ Danny Ford
Sue Witmer
Mark I Notis, DMD
Randalls Restaurant
Youell's Oyster House ~ Kayla Duke
Haja Rose Bowl
Boodelicious Cakes ~ Liza Hyrowich
The Main Street Cruisers ~ Mark Gutman
The Mailbox ~ Joseph Collins
Connie Kunda
Elias Market

Gifts in Kind
The Crust ~ CBTB - Catering by Toni Bodony ~ Coopersburg Giant ~ Center Valley Fresh Market ~ Cedarcrest Weis Market ~ Julie Weir ~ Miki Butler ~ Lee Ann Baumer ~ Deanna Bushner ~ Mary Traud ~ Mary Krainski ~ Nancy Krupka ~ Sue Pagnano ~ Donna Boodhandsingh, Deb Dougher

Auction Item Donors:
Lee Ann Baumer, John DeAngelo, Bishop Alfred Schlert, Kelly and Rodney Howsare, Jeff and Ann Blacker, Diane Lozosky, Cheryl Dano, Deanna Bushner, Rosemary Ford, Mary Ann Merlo, Connie Kunda, Linda MacGill, Sharon Schneider, Sandy Buss, Connie Kunda

Special Thanks to Saucon Valley Auction & Searchlight Auction

It's Almost Christmas at the Cathedral

The Cathedral Women's Alliance is pleased to extend an invitation to apply to the Marketplace at our 3rd Annual It's Almost Christmas at the Cathedral. Proceeds will benefit the Cathedral Church capital improvements fund.

The Marketplace portion of the event will be open to Crafters with hand-made items and Direct Sell Vendors. Space will be limited, so please submit your applications as soon as possible (deadline October 30th).

We are pleased to again offer the option to sell on Sunday morning. There is no extra charge to remain for Sunday and there is no obligation to participate on Sunday. It is, however, an outstanding opportunity for additional sales. There are three Masses on Sunday morning that will provide excellent foot traffic. The decision to participate on Sunday must be made at the time of the application to accommodate event planning. The event will be advertised in the AD Times, SETV2, as well as online and on social media. Please feel free to promote the event as well.

    Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena
    Walson Center
    210 North Eighteenth St
    Allentown, PA 18104
    — Saturday, December 2, 2023, 10 am — 6 pm
    — Sunday, December 3, 2023, 8:30 am — 1pm (OPTIONAL)
  • COST:
    — $35 per 8' x 6' space with 2 chairs & an 8' Table + raffle item
    — $10 Electric access (Limited)
  • NOTE:
    Reservation will not be held until application and fee are received
We look forward to receiving your application! Your participation and cooperation are greatly appreciated!

If you have any questions, please contact Jeanne Treadwell at 610.433.6461 or or Deb Dougher at 484.358.5169 or

We hope that you can join us as we continue to build our Christmas Kickoff tradition!

Eucharistic Holy Hours

A couple of years ago, Bishop Schlert called for the diocesan faithful to return to the graces of the sacramental life of the Church following the pandemic lock down. Our Year of the Eucharist included increased opportunities for Eucharistic devotions and sacramental forgiveness through confession in the parishes of the diocese. During the pandemic the faithful were deprived of public worship and reception of the sacraments. Our parish began the weekly Holy Hours with a renewed sense of faith and devotion. The devotions saw a good number of people present for the weekly Holy Hour and confessions. In recent months, however, the numbers have declined. The U.S. bishops called for a national Eucharistic Revival, beginning with the observance of Corpus Christi in 2022. This initiative aims to inspire, educate, and unite the faithful in a more intimate relationship with Jesus in the Eucharist. In a society where the Lord is often forgotten and even a majority of Catholics do not believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, the revival is meant to rededicate the entire nation to our Eucharistic Lord. The bishops' hope called upon those who believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist to spread the Truth to those that doubt or who do not know this element of our faith. The bishops have called for us to be "Eucharistic missionaries" to witness to this teaching of Christ and the Real Presence.

Perhaps we can begin in our own hearts by more faithfully and reverently attending holy Mass and joining in the weekly Eucharistic devotions on Wednesday evenings (6:30 — 7:30 PM). Devotions include Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the rosary or Divine Mercy chaplet, Evening Prayer of the Church, and Benediction. Confessions are available throughout the devotions.

When was the last time you attended a Holy Hour? ... Benediction? ... Do your children or grandchildren know what Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is? Sometimes, we might yearn for the church-filled devotions of our childhood experiences. The opportunities continue. Are you willing to a Eucharistic Missionary by your prayers and witness?

If you have a child entering the 1st grade in September 2023, and your wish is to have them grow up knowing, loving, and serving the Lord, then NOW IS THE TIME TO REGISTER THEM in our Parish Religious Education Program (PREP).

Our Religious Education Program is open to children in grades 1 through 8, who have been Baptized Catholic; are registered parishioners of the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena Parish, or St. Francis of Assisi Church, Allentown; attend either public school, a private non-Catholic school, or are not Home-Schooled in all subjects.

Religious education begins at the 1st level and continues annually through to the 8th level. The curriculum we use, the "Faith & Life" series is formatted to teach the Catholic faith to your child at a level of knowledge that coincides with their level of understanding as they progress through the religious class levels. Each year, the curriculum goes deeper into our faith and the lessons are built on the foundation of knowledge learned in the prior level class. It is for this reason that students who attend our program are expected to attend each year from the 1st level class through the 8th level class.

The Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion are celebrated during your child's attendance in their third consecutive level of religious education.

The Sacrament of Confirmation is received during the consecutive 8th level of their faith formation in our program.

Registration forms may be downloaded from the PDF's below or picked-up at the Center for Parish Religious Education Office, located in the St. John Vianney Regional Middle School building across from the Walson Center on N. 18th St., Room 1.

If your child is new to our program, please contact our Director of Religious Education, Miss Donna Sciacca, to schedule an appointment to register. Office hours are Mon-Thurs 10am - 2pm, ph. 610-432-7655 or send an email to

All Registration forms are to be returned accompanied by payment of PREP materials fee which is listed at the top of the Registration forms.

Checks should be made payable to: Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena - PREP

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
Link to map for directions

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, 9:30, 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
Wednesday6:30 to 7:30 PM
Saturday3:15 to 4:00 PM
Holy DaysConsult Bulletin

Holy Hour

Each Wednesday at 6:30 PM — Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration, and Benediction

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 held after 1:00 PM on Fridays and no later than 1:30 PM on Saturdays.

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 Msgr. 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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