This morning, it was announced in Rome that Pope Francis has named Monsignor Alfred A. Schlert as the Fifth Bishop of Allentown. Monsignor Schlert has been most recently serving as Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Allentown. He is a native son of Allentown, who began his formation for the priesthood here at Saint Charles in 1979, before transferring to St. John Lateran University in Rome.
Congratulations to Fr. Ned Shlesinger, the director of spiritual formation in the Theology Seminary. This morning Pope Francis named him as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Please keep him in your prayers. The date of his Episcopal ordination has not yet been announced.
Visit here and watch the Livestream Video of our Transitional Diaconate Ordination Mass for the seminarians for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Sri Lanka! The Ordination took place at 10 am, Saturday, May 13. Congratulations and many blessings to all of our men being ordained today and in the next few weeks.
Bishop Senior is pleased to announce that Reverend Thomas F. Dailey, O.S.F.S., will formally become full-time holder of the Cardinal Foley Chair of Homiletics and Social Communications effective July 1, 2017. Father Dailey, currently a Professor of Theology and Director of the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture at DeSales University, has assisted with the work of the Foley Chair since 2013.
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