Weekly Announcements: March 6th 2016 A.D.


This coming Sunday, March 6th 2016 A.D. is the 4th Sunday of Lent, Laetare Sunday. Please see the upcoming Mass schedule and announcements below.

At St. Stephen of Hungary Church
510 West Union St. Allentown, PA 18101
Sunday, March 6th at 10:15am (Missa Cantata)

Celebrant: Fr. Karpyn
  • Confessions will be heard 20 minutes prior to Mass
  • The full Propers and Scripture Readings for Mass with a translation may be found here.
  • Schola members please arrive by 9:30am for warmup and rehearsal. 
  • The Rosary will be prayed starting around 9:50am in the church.
Monday, February 29th at 12:10pm (Low Mass)*
*N.B.: The Traditional Latin Mass will be offered at St. Stephen's on all Mondays during Lent at 12:10pm. We're very grateful to our priests who will be coming each week to offer this Mass. Please consider making attending this Mass part of your Lenten practice.

Sunday, March 13th at 10:15am (Missa Cantata) 
Celebrant: Fr. Connolly


Men and boys of the parish are invited to serve for Holy Mass. Please see Mr. Ted Heffner (or call at 610-797-6327) for more information regarding schedules and training.

Please join the parish for a hot drink and snack in the social hall, downstairs after Mass. This will resume every week as an important way to stay connected to each other. Please bring a snack to share keeping in mind that during Lent some people are cutting back on sweets. Consider bringing fruit, veggies, nuts, crackers, or cheese. Also, please remember to invite visitors to join the fun. 

If you attend the Traditional Latin Mass at St. Stephen's, you should make sure you are registered with the Lehigh Valley Latin Mass Community within the parish to receive updates like our newsletter and to be counted as part of the 'stable group' constituted under the provisions of Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio Summorum Pontificum at St. Stephen's.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE - FEB 10th - MARCH 20th 
40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion. Will you answer the call to prayer and action? Visit www.40daysforlife.com/Allentown - Add your name to be part of the campaign and get the daily prayers and updates. Questions about our local campaign contact  schedule40dfl@gmail.com

If you or any of your children would like to receive the Sacraments according to the Traditional Rite, please make sure you're registered at St. Stephen's and contact Fr. Schoenauer at the Cathedral Rectory at 610-433-6461 to request this along with any required preparation.

As most of us know, St. Stephen of Hungary Parish in Allentown, PA is currently without a pastor since the start of this year. Nearly two years ago, one member of the Traditional Latin Mass Community at St. Stephen's contacted the the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter to enquire about the possibility of them coming to the Allentown Diocese. Last year, a petition was sent to Bishop Barres to invite them in. During this time, members of the laity have met with both Diocesan officials and the FSSP to discuss this. It has become even more clear the past 2 months we've been without a pastor how much we need a full-time priest to have pastoral care of our community. We have reason to believe at this time that the last remaining significant hurdle to the FSSP coming into the Allentown Diocese is for Bishop Barres to give his consent. We ask everyone to renew their prayers for this intention. June will be here soon and a decision will almost certainly be made before then.