“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,
"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.
“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.
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.
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 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.
“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.
“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.
“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.”
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.