More and more Americans describe themselves as “spiritual but not religious” and seek to find God in sunsets and walks along the beach. While God is present in the nature he created, Dr. Carmina Chapp told faithful during “Truth: What the Catholic Church Really Teaches” that being devoid of religion, ritual and doctrine may prolong their entrance into heaven.
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Allentown are full of dedicated teachers and staff who are a key part of the mission to provide challenging academics and build moral character in an environment of compassion and faith.
“Inspire change makers to find a project that taps into their passions and let them run with their idea,.” said Tom East of the Center for Ministry Development, Gig Harbor, Washington, presenter of the workshop.
The 31st annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will be the weekend of Dec. 8-9 in the Diocese of Allentown.
Students in Catholic schools benefit from challenging academics and a faith-based environment. They also are instilled with a strong focus on community service and leadership. Nadiya Sieger is one example.
Michael Piersol is a convert to Catholicism who worked previously as a counselor in public schools. He’s also a former social worker. Today he is using his skills and life experiences to advise Berks Catholic High School students on college and career choices.