Noticias de la Diócesis de Allentown

Bishop to Celebrate Mass for Memorial Day

Bishop Alfred Schlert will celebrate Mass on the grounds of Resurrection Cemetery, 547 N. Krocks Road, Allentown on Saturday, May 27 at 10 a.m., in commemoration of Memorial Day. Memorial Day this year is Monday, May 29.

The public is invited to attend and pray for deceased relatives and all who have sacrificed their lives for our country.

Catholic War Veterans Post 454 and the Knights of Columbus will be in attendance.

In the event of inclement weather, please contact the office at Resurrection Cemetery at 610-395-3819 ext. 3.

Resurrection is one of two diocesan cemeteries. The other is Holy Saviour Cemetery, 2575 Linden St., Bethlehem.

“Burial in the Catholic cemetery is a vivid reminder of the Resurrection that awaits each of us with the disposition of the body or cremated remains in a grave, niche or mausoleum,” said Monsignor William Baver, diocesan director of cemeteries.

“Every burial in a Catholic cemetery proclaims the sacredness of life. The buried or entombed remains are signs of meaningful acts of faith by the Christian community. We believe that life is not consumed by death. The Christian does not fear death but rather only the incompleteness of our life that only can be fulfilled in heaven.”

For more information about the diocesan cemeteries, go to

To arrange for Christian burial, contact: Resurrection Cemetery, 610-395-3819, or Holy Saviour Cemetery, 610-866-2372.