Serra Clubs fete newly ordained Father John Rother at celebratory dinner

The Serra Clubs of the Diocese of Allentown District I-80 hosted the celebratory evening that drew 173 guests.

Catholic Youth Organization track and field teams compete for championships

The Diocesan Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Track and Field Meet was held May 20 at Notre Dame High School, Easton.

(Photos by Melissa Hess)


Bethlehem Mounted Police horses find new home at Holy Saviour Cemetery

Four Bethlehem Mounted Police horses officially moved into their state-of-the-art stable June 1 on a 10-acre parcel of land at Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem. Leading the ribbon cutting ceremony for the facility were: Msgr. William Baver, director of diocesan cemeteries and pastor of SS. Simon and Jude, Bethlehem; Tom Tenges, president of Friends of Bethlehem Mounted Unit; Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez; and Bethlehem Police Chief Mark DiLuzio.

THE A.D. TIMES receives three national awards

THE A.D. TIMES, newspaper of the Diocese of Allentown, received three awards in the Catholic Press Association (CPA) 2016 Catholic Press Awards, announced June 23.

‘Faith on the Job’ – striking a balance between faith and work

“I’d like to think that I’m not the most boring person in the world, but I do enjoy the intellectual stimulation of drafting a very complex contract,” Attorney Joe Zator began in the first installment of the summer Theology on Tap series, “Faith on the Job: Maintaining Values in the Workplace.”

Commission for Women Day of Spirituality examines Elizabeth’s ‘yes’

“Today we want to look at one of the great women in the Bible who could have had reason to feel that way herself,” said Father Richard Brensinger, June 10 during the Bishop’s Commission for Women Day of Spirituality.

IHM sisters leave St. Catharine of Siena, Reading after 78 faith-filled years

The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary are leaving St. Catharine of Siena parish and school after almost eight decades.

Violin brings music to the ears at St. Ambrose School, Schuylkill Haven

“The violin program is a wonderful addition to our school,” said Carol Boyer, principal of St. Ambrose School. “Having a world class musician teaching in our school raises our capability to provide quality education to an even higher level. Observing the students’ response to this opportunity is a blessing. It is inspiring to hear an entire class of students producing such a beautiful sound.”

Diocesan Board of Education honors 25-year educators and retiring principals

The board honored 25-year educators and retiring principals at a dinner,

‘Protecting Our Teens’ – Parents and teens gather to discuss mental health and suicide prevention

“Tonight is a start for everyone here to do what we can in a culture of life for those with mental health concerns,” said Father Allen Hoffa, who led the discussion “Protecting Our Teens,” a discussion about teen mental health and suicide prevention that drew approximately 75 parents and teens to St. Francis of Assisi, Allentown May 30.