Allentown Diocese Knights of Columbus

Opening Ceremony for Special Olympics Bowl Thom

Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America

Color Guard Salutes 47 new Deacons in Allentown Diocese

Allentown Diocese Color Corps

Allentown Diocese Color Corps

Allentown Diocese Color Corps

2015 Archbishop Mokrzycki Mass

2015 Archbishop Mokrzycki Mass

2015 Archbishop Mokrzycki Mass

2015 Archbishop Mokrzycki Carring 1st degree relic of ST. John Paul II

2015 Bishop John Barres and Archbishop Mokrzycki Mass

2015 Bishop John Barres receives 1st degree relic of St. John Paul II from Archbishop Mokrzyckip

2015 Archbishop Mokrzycki Mass

2015 Archbishop Mokrzycki Mass

2015 Archbishop Mokrzycki Mass

133 Supreme Convention States Dinner

133 Supreme Convention States Dinner

133 Supreme Convention States Dinner Bishop John Barres, Bishop of Allentown, PA

133 Supreme Convention States Dinner

133 Supreme Convention States Dinner

133 Supreme Convention States Dinner

133 Supreme Convention States Dinner

133 Supreme Convention States Dinner

133 Supreme Convention States Dinner

Bishop Barres w/ Fitzpatrick's & Mueller's at Supreme comvention

Bishop Barres (far right) with Michael J. O’Connor (left) and Archbishop William E. Lori of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Honor Guard at 133 Supreme Convention

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History of the Knights of Columbus in the Lehigh Valley

The Knights of Columbus began in the Lehigh Valley just sixteen years after the Order was founded by the Venerable Servant of God, Father Michael J. McGivney. Founded in 1896, Trinity Council 313, Bethlehem, and Union Council 345, Easton were two of the earliest councils in Pennsylvania. Calvary Co
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MEETING LOCATION: MAP
Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center
15207 Kutztown Road
Kutztown19530, PA 19530 US

Diocese of Allentown

To Catholic Diocese Site

Most Rev. John O. Barres


Bishop Barres was born on September 20, 1960 and is a native of Larchmont, New York. His late parents, Marjorie (Catchpole) Barres and Oliver Barres (a native of Bethlehem), were Protestant ministers who met each other at the Yale Divinity School, and subsequently converted to Catholicism, entering the Catholic Church in 1955. The story of their conversion is told in Oliver Barres' book, One Shepherd, One Flock. Bishop Barres is the fifth of six children and has seven nephews and four nieces.

Bishop Barres was baptized by Bishop Fulton Sheen in 1960 while his father was working for the Bishop at the Propagation of the Faith in New York City. He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Wilmington on October 21, 1989 by Bishop Robert Mulvee. He began his priesthood as an associate pastor at churches in Newark and Wilmington. After further study in Rome he served as Vice-Chancellor and then Chancellor of the Wilmington Diocese.

Pope John Paul II named him a "Chaplain to His Holiness" in July 2000 with the title of "Monsignor." Pope Benedict XVI named him a "Prelate of Honor" in November 2005.

Bishop Barres was ordained a Bishop and installed as the fourth Bishop of Allentown by His Eminence, Justin Cardinal Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia at the Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena in Allentown on July 30, 2009.

He was the first priest ordained a bishop within the Diocese of Allentown.