St. Joseph the Worker's New Chapel Reflects the Past
The new All Saints Adoration Chapel at St. Joseph the Worker Church was dedicated in July by Bishop John Barres of the Allentown Diocese.
St. Joseph the Worker Church in Orefield has added 1,892 square feet to its chapel and increased seating to 104 from 15.
The All Saints Adoration Chapel was dedicated in July by Bishop John Barres of the Allentown Diocese.
Monsignor Robert J. Wargo, in a message on the church website, said the chapel is dedicated to those who helped found the original St. Joseph Parish in Fogelsville, which has since grown to the large church in Orefield.
He said in the message that many of the artifacts in the new chapel, including the stained-glass windows and candle holders, were received from churches in the Allentown Diocese that underwent mergers or closings, most especially in Schuylkill and Carbon counties.
The Good Shepherd window in the vestibule was part of the original church in Fogelsville, a donation of the Holy Name Society of St. Joseph The Worker Parish, the message said.
"I would ask that when you come into our chapel now for Mass or adoration please remember all the parishioners of these parishes from our diocese," Wargo wrote.