Sharing the parish history in his homily at the July 21 Mass, Msgr. Baver said on July 21, 1917 SS. Simon and Jude became the first territorial parish in the city of Bethlehem.
“The important moments of Christ’s life are the mysteries of the rosary. They invite us to recall how he entered into our world and to meditate on his life,” said Father Kevin Gualano, Oct. 26 during the series “Truth: What the Catholic Church Really Teaches” at St. Elizabeth, Pen Argyl.
“The truth of the matter is that we are a part of something much bigger than ourselves; and what we do, how we live, how we understand and make our choices has a great and lasting effect on much more than just ourselves,” said Father Frank Kaminski, staff member at the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth, Wernersville.
“He radiates his love for the people. He gives full attention to everyone, whether it was a little child or an older individual,” said Msgr. William Glosser, pastor of St. Clare of Assisi, St. Clare.
“Time management is the ability to plan ahead to effectively complete short-term and long-term goals. What works for us as adults, will likely work for our students,” said Caroline DiPipi-Hoy Oct. 14 during the workshop “Strategies for Teaching Time Management to Children With/Without Disabilities.”
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to have a personal encounter with a saint? Maria Mitchell had such encounters with St. Pope John Paul II, and shared her experiences presenting “You Are Littler: Encounters with St. John Paul II” at Theology on Tap Oct. 16 at Allentown Brew Works.
What are the messages of Divine Mercy and Our Lady of Fatima? What do the messages of Divine Mercy and Fatima have to do with each other? Father Richard James explored these and other questions as presenter of “Divine Mercy and 100 Years of Fatima,” part of the “Faith and Spirits” series Oct. 10 at Vito’s Coal-Fired Pizza and Restaurant, St. Clair.
“We truly enjoyed the time of fellowship and prayer. This event was just one example of the Diocese’s love of families, young people and pursuit of holiness in community,” said Sarah DeArment, parishioner of St. John the Baptist, Pottsville.
The Diocese of Allentown and several parishes played an important role this year in the ecumenical “Summer Feeding Program,” a new breakfast program for all Whitehall and Coplay school-age students, kindergarten through 12th grade.
The mission of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown is “to provide compassionate human services with respect for the sanctity of all human life.” Bishop Alfred Schlert explained to those gathered at the agency’s Berks County Angel Society event, Sept. 20 at the home of Mary and Bob Wert, how Catholic Charities brings that mission to life every day to those in need throughout the Diocese.