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St. Thomas More Clinches CYO Volleyball Tournament Title

The girls’ volleyball teams competed during the Catholic Youth Organization volleyball tournament at Notre Dame of Bethlehem.

First ‘Culture of Encounter’ Holy Hour Unites Families in Prayer

“In these holy hours we are invited to encounter – to ‘find’ – life in the Word of God that Mary spoke to us. It is good that our Diocese has begun this series in the centenary year of Our Lady of Fatima,” said Father Christopher Zelonis.

Priests of Diocese Gather for Faith, Fraternity and Formation

The Convocation of Priests was a time of faith and fellowship for priests of the Diocese of Allentown.

‘Lord, To Whom Shall We Go?’ Summons Men to Stand for Jesus

“You became a new creation through baptism. There is a power in you that is stronger than death. You are a child of God and a disciple of Jesus Christ and are called into relationship and to be life-long learners of Jesus Christ,” said Peter Herbeck, vice president and director of missions for Renewal Ministries,

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.