“We get to know others by talking to people who know them best. In the case of the Blessed Mother, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John knew her best. It is so important to reflect on what they say about her,” Sister Emily Vincent.
Bishop of Allentown Alfred Schlert will administer the Sacrament of Holy Orders Saturday, June 2 while celebrating the Rite for Ordination to the Priesthood and configure Deacon John Hutta, II to the person of Christ. Deacon Hutta, 29, a parishioner of Sacred Heart, Palmerton and the son of John Hutta and Diane Hutta, will become a priest for the Diocese of Allentown at 10:30 a.m. during the solemn ceremony that is open to the public.
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- This year's National Catholic Prayer breakfast took on a decidedly Kansas flavor, as Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City and Sam Brownback, a former House and Senate member and governor of Kansas, addressed nearly 1,000 gathered at a Washington hotel May 24.
Catholics who participate in the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in August or pray with their families during the Aug. 21-26 event can receive a plenary indulgence, the Vatican announced.
"Effective in action, gentle in ministry, constant in prayer – that’s the job description for the three of you for the rest of your lives,” said Bishop Schlert.
“We educate about who Jesus is and how he defines himself. He is the way, the truth and the light,” said Bishop Schlert, who was the principal celebrant for the Mass and presided at the special Marian devotion that paid tribute to the Blessed Mother as the “Queen of May.”
“Today is a day of accomplishment, but it is also a day of aspiration. It doesn’t end here. No one stops here today,” said Bishop Schlert while celebrating Baccalaureate Mass in the university’s Physical Education Center.
Royal wedding fever has caught on in many places, but it has a particular soft spot at Immaculate Heart Middle School and High School outside Los Angeles, the school Meghan Markle attended from seventh to 12th grade.
“We love human life in all of its forms and at all of its stages, and we seek its legal protection from conception until natural death,” said Father Stephan Isaac, assistant pastor of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Sinking Spring.
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.