Council of Stewards Implore Holy Spirit at Evening Prayer
Bishop of Allentown Alfred Schlert, center, presides at an Evening Prayer for the Council of Stewards at St. Mary, Kutztown. Members of the council have made a gift of $500 or more to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal and other diocesan ministries. (Photos by John Simitz)
Bishop of Allentown Alfred Schlert presided at an Evening Prayer for the Council of Stewards at St. Mary, Kutztown.
An estimated 100 stewards gather Nov. 20 for Evening Prayer to implore the Holy Spirit for greater guidance.
Stewards listen to Bishop Alfred Schlert as he thanks them for their day-to-day work of Christ manifested in the various forms of the Church’s outreach and their faithfulness to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal and other diocesan ministries.
Bishop Alfred Schlert thanks Tony Martocci during the light reception honoring stewards for their dedication and support to parishes, schools and other diocesan ministries serving the Allentown Diocese.
Tony Balistrere, right, principal of Berks Catholic High School, Reading, chats with Francis Bodner during the reception.
Paul Acampora, secretary of the Diocesan Secretariat for Stewardship and Development, enjoys conversation with Mark and Anne Kuna after Evening Prayer.
Retired Judge William Ford, right and George Kinek partake in light refreshments with other stewards after Evening Prayer. There are four circles in the Council of Stewards: Circle of Faith, $500-$999; Circle of Hope, $1,000-$2,499; Circle of Charity, $2,500-$4,999; and Bishop’s Circle, $5,000 and over.