Services Planned for Divine Mercy Sunday

The first Sunday after Easter, this year April 8, the Feast of Divine Mercy will be celebrated throughout the Diocese.

Addiction Ministry Encourages Recovery, Spirituality and Hope

“Freedom from the disease is possible. There are a lot of people lost and living the secret of addiction. There is a lot to be hopeful for. Recovery is an awesome thing – but you can’t fight it alone,” said Sarah Martinez, family counselor at Caron Treatment Center, Wernersville.

County Chairpersons Chosen to Help Pilot Bishop’s Annual Appeal

With the theme of “Called to Serve,” the 2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal (BAA) has announced the chairs in the five counties of the Diocese of Allentown who will pilot the appeal to soar to its goal of raising $5 million to help those in need.

Holy Week and Easter

The faithful pray at the traditional Holy Week and Easter liturgies in the diocese.

‘My Soul Thirsts’ Theme of Young Adult Retreat During Lent

“God loves us more than we could ever know. That means that we have to respond to that love,” said Father Stephan Isaac, spiritual director of “My Soul Thirsts,” the young adult retreat.

Miracles Spotlighted at Hesburgh Lecture at DeSales

“When your vision is attuned Eucharistically, you begin to see everything miraculously,” said keynoter Dr. John Cavadini, professor of theology and director of the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, who presented “Miracles and the Mysteries of the Church.”

Faith Buoys Personal and Professional Life of Retired FBI Agent

“It amazes me how much my Christian faith has formed the foundation for my entire life,” said James Doolin, retired special agent FBI and parishioner of St. Joseph the Worker, Orefield, while presenting “Finding God in a Broken World” as part of the Theology on Tap series March 19 at Hops at the Paddock, Allentown.

Bishop Announces Restructuring of Office of Vocations

To enhance and prioritize the mission of the office, Bishop Schlert has named Father Mark Searles as the Director of Vocations Promotion and Father Christopher Butera as the Director of Seminarian Formation.

Former Atheist Brings Sacred Relics to Diocese of Allentown

Relics are divided into three classes: first class – a part of the person’s body, for example blood, hair or bones; second class – an article touched by the person or touched directly to part of his or her body; and third class – something touched by a saint.

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz Encourages a ‘Theology of Abundance’ at Parish Stewardship Day

“Good efforts always change three persons. It changes the person who benefits. It changes the donor because the individual becomes generous and is never the same. It changes you and me when we ask someone in the right way,” said Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky.