Lay Missionaries of Sacred Heart of Jesus Celebrate Quarter Century

The Lay Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus will culminate their year-long celebration of 25 years of “being the heart of God on earth.”

State’s Bishops Celebrate Mass to Consecrate Dioceses to Our Lady of Fatima

Joining their voices in prayer and lending their honor of the Blessed Mother to strains of Marian hymns with hundreds of clergy, religious and lay faithful, the bishops of the dioceses of Pennsylvania concelebrated a solemn Mass at St. Patrick Cathedral in Harrisburg Sept. 27 to consecrate the state’s Catholic dioceses to Our Lady of Fatima in this 100th anniversary year of her apparitions.

Shower of the Roses’ to honor ‘The Little Flower’ Oct. 1

The celebration at the Shrine of St. Therese of Lisieux, Nesquehoning will begin at 1 p.m. with Mass celebrated by Bishop of Allentown Alfred Schlert, who will crown the Rose Queen during the Eucharistic Celebration.

Challenges of Practicing Our Faith While Working in Secular World

“I put service to others as my primary motivating factor,” said Robert Wert, featured speaker of “Faith on the Job: Maintaining Values in the Workplace,” which kicked off the fall season of Theology on Tap Sept. 18 at Viva Bistro and Lounge, Wyomissing.

A Day of Prayer for Hispanic Ministry leaders

A Day of Prayer for Hispanic Ministry leaders was offered at the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth on Saturday September 16th sponsored by the Office of Hispanic Affairs with the theme “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while” (Mc. 6:31).

Bishop Schlert Welcomed at First of Five Deanery Masses

Bishop of Allentown Alfred Schlert celebrated Mass Sept. 19 at St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Easton with priests and deacons serving the Northampton Deanery.

The date also marked Bishop Schlert’s 30th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

Married Couples Honored for Nearly 6,000 Years of Marriage

“It’s worth it to pray together. You really do grow in love,” said Monica Prudente, parishioner of Assumption BVM, Slatington, who with her husband, Paul, observed 50 years of marriage this year and want others to know “it can be done.”

Bishops called to be humble shepherds, not lonely masters, pope says

A bishop's discernment is a "community action" that cannot disregard "the richness of the opinion of his priests, deacons, the people of God and those who can offer a useful contribution," the pope said Sept. 14 at the end of the annual Vatican training for new bishops.

Diocese of Allentown Has a Rich, Faith-Filled History

As Bishop Alfred Schlert and the Diocese look toward the future, the rich, faith-filled history of the Diocese will no doubt shine a light as a beacon of hope for the future.

Ignatian Spirituality Day of Reflection for Hispanic Ministry

A Day of Reflection on the Ignatian Spirituality in Spanish, sponsored by the Office of Hispanic Affairs was offered on Saturday Sept. 9