Year of Real Presence

                Pentecost Ember Days As we celebrate the Year of Real Presence in the Diocese of Allentown, His Excellency, Most Reverend Alfred A. Schlert, invites you to join him in marking the Pentecost Ember Days. Ember Days are quarterly observances with three days set aside (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) to pray in gratitude for the blessings of the Season. Ember Days became days of intense prayer, fasting, and penance, with a focus that stresses personal spiritual conversion and renewal. In this Jubilee Year, Bishop Schlert is inviting clergy and faithful of the Diocese of Allentown to make visits to the Most Blessed Sacrament, to recite the Rosary, to fast from any earthly attachment that separates us from Christ, to pray daily the prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel and to receive the Sacrament of Penance. As we emerge from a year of isolation and sickness, prayer, fasting, and penance are powerful spiritual weapons against the evil, injustice, and pestilence of our times. The Pentecost Ember Days are: Wednesday, May 26th, Friday, May 28th, and Saturday, May 29, 2021.