Saint Joseph Church Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Saint Joseph Church     Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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Confirmation has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 29th, 2020 @ 11:00 AM.


First Eucharist has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am.


More information will be provided by the Rectory shortly. Please contact Mrs. Lanning or Fr. Buckley with any questions (via the Rectory phone/email).


All other Parish events continue to be


Please contact the Rectory with any questions.

Local Opportunities to Help Those in Need

Betty Lou's Pantry, our local food pantry serving the Southern Lehigh area, is very low on certain items due to the cancellation of the annual post office food drive as well as multiple small collections that were done by local businesses, sports teams, schools and more.  You can help in the following ways:

1.) All are invited to bring food donations to the pantry on Sunday, August 16 between 10:00am and 1:00pm located at the pantry, 333 East Oxford Street in Coopersburg. Please remain in your car, drive up around the perimeter of the parking lot and stop at the tents outside the pantry. Volunteers will take bags from your trunk or back seat to minimize contact. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.

2.) Four food donation drop off sites: Coopersburg and Center Valley U.S. Post Offices, Southern Lehigh Public Library, all during their business hours. Betty Lou's Pantry is open to drop off donations, every Wednesday, 9-10 AM.   

At this time, the pantry is most in need of the following items:

·         Hearty Soups with Meat

·         Boxed Pasta (not spaghetti)

·         Boxed Potatoes

·         Canned Pasta in Sauce (Chef Boy-R-Dee Ravioli type items)

·         Meat Helpers (Chicken, Meat and Tuna Helper)


Thank you for helping our friends in need!

The Catholic Charities Ecumenical Kitchen, 179 West Chew Street in Allentown, has been operating as a food pantry, distributing 200-250 boxes of food to families each week. Many  individuals who do not have houses walk in for ready to eat "to go" boxes. 
Supply continues to be a concern, as we are combining food drives with monetary donations to purchase food from Second Harvest Food Bank.  The Tucker Silk Mill in Easton, Bimbo Bakeries, Amish farmers and many local businesses assist by providing fresh milk and eggs, fruits, and pasta,cereals and other nutritious foods.   

You can donate online at, making sure to designate your donation to “179 W.Chew Street Ecumenical Kitchen/ food purchase”. Checks may be made payable to “Catholic Charities”, with memo line note “179 W.Chew Street Ecumenical Kitchen/ food purchases,” and mail to Catholic Charities at 900 S. Woodward St. Allentown 18103.


Thank you for your support!   

Hello from the Community Outreach Benefit 2020 Team! Once again this year we are helping 4 families who are suffering financially due to serious medical issues. In January, before the current COVID situation was public knowledge, the Team decided this was going to be our last year of the COB mission. We also decided that it was going to be strictly a plea for monetary donations which in hindsight was a good call since we would not have been able to do any fundraising events. Also, we are in sight of hitting the million dollar fundraising goal for our 19 years of being in existence which we would like to attain and celebrate as well!
Please, if you have participated in helping COB in any way over the years, as we know so many of you generously have (volunteering at our block parties, buying and selling raffle tickets, participating in our restaurant fundraisers, 5K, golf events, donating raffle items and so many more ways) we hope that you will consider a monetary donation to COB. Go to to donate on-line or send a check to St. John's UCC, 538 E. Thomas St., Coopersburg Attn: COB. We and all of the COB recipients both past and present thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your help, support and kindness.
Sincerely, The COB Team

Please join St. Joseph Church in our


Because We Are Catholic


Our parish has a deep history of generosity in support of the Bishop's Annual Appeal, renamed to reflect the nature of the Diocesan-wide appeal. A volunteer Trust Advisory Board ensures donations directly support critical support services for children, families, friends and neighbors in the five counties served by our diocese. Please take a few moments to read the letter and brochure you should have received from our Bishop, Alfred A. Schlert. Your gift directly supports community services, education, senior care, parish life, and much more. 


You can find more information and make your gift online at


If you prefer donating by check, please make payable to "Annual Appeal"and mail to the diocese:

Because We Are Catholic Annual Appeal Office

Diocese of Allentown

Post Office Box F

Allentown, Pennsylvania 18105-1538


Be sure to stipulate St.Joseph Church, Coopersburg, parishioner, in memo line. Please do not send the donations to our Rectory.


Thank you for you continued generosity and support!

Annual Events

*All events currently on hold*

  • Night at the Races (Saturday before Ash Wednesday )
  • Children’s Mission Sunday Carnival (Sunday before Ash Wednesday)
  • Children’s Easter Egg Hunt (Saturday before Palm Sunday)
  • Palm Sunday Breakfast
  • Annual Golf Outing (May)
  • Welcome Summer Festival (June)
  • Forty Hours (October)
  • Family Trick-or-Treat Party (Last Weekend in October)
  • Altar & Rosary Society Advent Reflection (Sunday before Thanksgiving)
  • Parish Family Christmas Buffet (Held on a Sunday in Advent)

Join Us in Celebration!

Daily Mass, Monday through Saturday - 8:00 AM

Saturday Evening Vigil - 5:15 PM

Sunday Morning Masses - 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM

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Diocese of Allentown - Coronavirus: Latest Updates can be found by visiting

We invite you to check back to that website often. The situation is changing rapidly and we will update the site as new information becomes available. Bishop Schlert has released a pastoral letter on the pandemic, which can also be accessed at the link above.

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