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Diocese of

Allentown

USA USA

Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 7,183 km²

Population: 305,000 Catholics (23.3% of 1,309,173 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Philadelphia

Neighbouring Dioceses: Harrisburg (←), Scranton (↑), Metuchen (→), Philadelphia (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Holy Name of Jesus (January 3)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: April 29

Statistics: 92 parishes, 26 missions, 235 priests (180 diocesan, 55 religious), 137 deacons, 385 lay religious (71 brothers, 314 sisters), 16 seminarians (2015)

Address: 4029 W. Tilghman St., P.O. Box F, Allentown, PA 18105-1538, USA

Phone: +1 (610) 437-0755

Websites: LinkTwitter FeedFacebook Page

History


Special Churches

All Churches (105)

Harrisburg (←), Scranton (↑), Metuchen (→), Philadelphia (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2017.06.27 – ...):Bishop Alfred Andrew Schlert (57)Bishop Alfred Andrew Schlert (57)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Allentown (Roman Rite)

Bishop Alfred Andrew Schlert (57)Bishop Alfred Andrew Schlert (57)Permalink
(2017.06.27 – ...)

Bishop of Allentown (USA)

Pasce oves meas

Born:1961.07.24 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1987.09.19
Consecrated Bishop:2017.08.31

Bishop of Allentown (USA) (2017.06.27 – ...)

Twitter FeedBishop John Oliver Barres (58)Bishop John Oliver Barres (58)Permalink
(2009.05.27 – 2016.12.09)

Bishop of Rockville Centre (USA)

Holiness and mission

Born:1960.09.20 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1989.10.21
Consecrated Bishop:2009.07.30

Bishop of Allentown (USA) (2009.05.27 – 2016.12.09)

Bishop of Rockville Centre (USA) (2016.12.09 – ...)

Bishop Edward Peter Cullen (85)Bishop Edward Peter Cullen (85)Permalink
(1997.12.16 – 2009.05.27)

Bishop emeritus of Allentown (USA)

Christ, Church, Compassion

Born:1933.03.15 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1962.05.19
Consecrated Bishop:1994.04.14

Titular Bishop of Paria in Proconsolare (1994.02.08 – 1997.12.16)

Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia (USA) (1994.02.08 – 1997.12.16)

Bishop of Allentown (USA) (1997.12.16 – 2009.05.27)

Bishop Thomas Jerome WelshPermalink
(1983.02.03 – 1997.12.15)

Born:1921.12.20 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1946.05.30
Consecrated Bishop:1970.04.02
Died:2009.02.19 († 87)

Titular Bishop of Inis Cathaig (1970.02.18 – 1974.06.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia (USA) (1970.02.18 – 1974.06.04)

Bishop of Arlington (USA) (1974.06.04 – 1983.02.03)

Bishop of Allentown (USA) (1983.02.03 – 1997.12.15)

Bishop Joseph Mark McSheaPermalink
(1961.02.11 – 1983.02.03)

Sub umbra Petri

Born:1907.02.22 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1931.12.06
Consecrated Bishop:1952.03.19
Died:1991.11.28 († 84)

Titular Bishop of Mina (1952.02.08 – 1961.02.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia (USA) (1952.02.08 – 1961.02.11)

Bishop of Allentown (USA) (1961.02.11 – 1983.02.03)


as of 2018.11.07

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