Traveling Vocations Crucifix Commissioned at St. Joseph, Frackville

It’s our way to make an extra effort to raise vocation awareness in our homes and to increase our prayer effort for vocations,” said Carolyn Tenaglia, parish director of religious education.

Evening of Reflection for Healing After Separation and Divorce

“Forgiveness, mercy and grace are available to you from God at every moment and in every circumstance ... even when they are not available to you from others,” said Deacon James Russo sharing the words of Pope Francis in saying, “God never tires of forgiving.”

Women Called to Be Who God Made Them to Be at Conference

“God has given us the perfect tool kit to live that life of holiness. He gives us the feminine genius, our charisms, the Holy Spirit, sacred Scripture and the Eucharist,” said Kelly Wahlquist, one of the keynoters at “Women: Hearts Afire – Be Who God Made You to Be,” the second annual Diocesan women’s conference May 5 at DeSales University, Center Valley.

Bishop’s Annual Appeal Kicks Off in Carbon County

“The Bishop’s Annual Appeal (BAA) helps Carbon County in many ways, benefitting our communities today and in the future,” Richard and Kathy Reaman, said.

‘God Calls’ Event in Pottsville Provides Faith and Fellowship for Families

“Pay attention to God’s call in your life,” Sister Rose said.

Unique Our Lady of Fatima Statue Rediscovered at St. Mary, Kutztown

“I like to keep art and objects as close to its original state as possible. So I began to research that statue and was shocked with what I found,” said Karin Crossley, parishioner and local artist.

Pilgrim Virgin Statue Home Visitation Program at St. Nicholas, Walnutport

“The program is an instrument or tool of the new evangelization par excellence,” said Deacon Bob Ellis, national coordinator, World Apostolate of Fatima, USA.

Bishop’s Annual Appeal Kicks Off in Northampton County

“Scripture teaches us that faith which does nothing in practice is thoroughly lifeless. As Catholics, we are called to reach out in love to all of our brothers and sisters in Christ ... to be the heart and hands of Jesus in ministering to those in need,” said Michael and Irene Kolessar, chairpersons for the Bishop’s Annual Appeal in Northampton County.

Bishop Schlert to Ordain Three Transitional Deacons May 19

“Ultimately the deacon is called to be a man of service, both to God and to his people, and I am very excited to share in this great privilege and responsibility.”

Bishop’s Scholar Society Awards $140,000 in Scholarships

The Bishop’s Scholar Awards Ceremony presented $140,000 in scholarships to 131 students based on their academic achievement; their school, parish and community activities; their leadership roles; and recommendations from their principal and their pastor.