Information During COVID-19 CRISIS

While there are no public Masses being held in the Diocese you can still "participate" in various ways.  This page will be updated as more options are available.  During this difficult period, the Bishop encourages the faithful to pray often with their family members, and to pray the Rosary as a family, both for those affected by this pandemic and for all those who care for the ill at home, as first responders, and in hospitals and other institutions. More info at .

St. Joseph Church, Jim Thorpe will be open daily for private prayer.

Confessions will be heard
 Saturdays at Immaculate Conception, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mondays at St. Joseph Church, 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Please check  our Links page for neighbor Parish Websites for updates on their offerings.
Visit the Diocese Website for a list of online resources

Please use social distance rules when visiting the church, and use the hand sanitizer provided when entering and leaving. St. Joseph Church is open daily 8am until dark.


“Join” Bishop Schlert every day for a live online Mass from his private chapel. 
Mass will be prayed at 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. 
 The Diocese of Allentown will livestream Bishop Alfred Schlert’s daily Mass from his private Chapel, as well as some other events, while public Masses are cancelled.

You can view previous recordings of the Bishop's Masses on YouTube. 
Recordings of previous Bishop Schlert YouTube Daily Masses

St Joseph Parish of the Panther Valley will stream Mass live at 8 a.m.
Monday through Friday and Sunday on the parish’s Facebook page .

SS. Peter & Paul, Lehighton, Rev. Christopher M. Zelonis YouTube Daily Mass

Daily Mass from St. John XXIII Tamaqua will broadcast Mass  at  9:00 a.m. 
Website or Facebook

   EWTN, the network with Catholic-themed programming,
televises two live Masses each Sunday at  8 a.m. and 12 noon. Below are the channel numbers for EWTN on cable services in the Diocese:
 Blue Ridge Cable in Carbon County: Channel 42; Service Electric in Schuylkill County: Channel 21

Catholic TV also live streams Mass on Saturdays at 7 p.m. and
Sundays at 10 a.m., 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

The Bishop will pray the Rosary live, online, in his private chapel at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
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