Cross Country Championship Draws Record Number of Participants

"The Cross Country Championship is just a great event,” said Daniel Jones, CYO Coordinator with the diocesan Office of Youth, Young Adult and Family Ministry.

15 Diocesan Men Prepare to Serve God’s Families Amid Decline in Vocations

“Jesus will not leave his Church without priests, but that does not mean that we can idly stand by and hope for the best,” said Msgr. David James, Diocesan vicar general and director of the Office for Vocations.

Need to Pray for Vocations Evident in Diocesan Priest Projections

Serran Prayer for Vocations: O God, Who wills not the death of a sinner but rather that he be converted and live, grant we beseech you, through the intercession of the Blessed Mary ever Virgin, Saint Joseph, her spouse, Blessed Junipero Serra, and all the saints, an increase of laborers for your Church, fellow laborers with Christ to spend and consume themselves for souls through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen.

SS. Simon and Jude, Bethlehem Celebrates Centennial of Faith

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 Rosary: Power Beyond Description’ Advocates God’s Love

“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.

‘A Call Within a Call’ Upholds all Things Come from God

“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.

Bishop Schlert Celebrates Schuylkill Deanery Mass at St. Clare

“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.

Workshop Highlights Strategies for Children to Manage Time

“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.”

Encounters With St. Pope John Paul II Inspire Theology on Tap Speaker

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.

Messages of Fatima and Divine Mercy focus of Faith and Spirits

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.