Members of the Berks Catholic High School (BCHS), Reading community gathered for a milestone event May 21, with the school celebrating the groundbreaking of the John R. Post Learning Center.
“We stand to become so rich in our diversity,” said Congregation of the Holy Cross (CSC) Father Joseph Corpora, featured speaker of the Latino Enrollment Institute (LEI) Booster Session May 16 at St. Mary, Kutztown.
“Thank you for your generosity. Because Jesus promised to be with the church till the end of time, your gift is especially significant because it goes beyond your own lifetime,” Msgr. Alfred Schlert, diocesan administrator, told those gathered for the Legacy Society Luncheon May 7 at St. Thomas More, Allentown.
“Sometimes we priests are very blessed by the holiness of the people to whom we minister and they voice for us God’s love. This is a reason for us to thank all of you, in the Serra Club, for your care for us and for Jesus’ holy church,” said Father Lucien Longtin, a Jesuit priest for more than 50 years, May 6 during the Serra Clubs of the Diocese of Allentown Day of Prayer for Vocations.
“We are all ‘our brother’s keeper.’ There are so many areas where we must respect life,” said Father John Pendzick, pastor of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Whitehall, April 4 during “Evening of Reflection and Fellowship for Parish Respect Life Coordinators/Committees and Parish Advocates for Persons with Disabilities.”
Two-hundred-fifty people stood up for life by participating in the seventh annual Reading/Berks March for Life, “Power of One” April 30 at Berks Catholic High School (BCHS), Reading.
“Consent makes marriage,” Msgr. Victor Finelli said presenting “Marriage, Divorce and Annulments: What Does the Church Really Teach?” the latest session in the diocesan Office of Adult Formation’s series “Apologetics Forum: The Catholic Faith Explained.”
A celebration of faith and learning was the focus of the Bishop’s Catholic Scholar Society Awards Ceremony, which honored some of the diocese’s brightest school stars April 29 at Berks Catholic High School, Reading. For the fifth year the event – which drew more than 480 people – included the Bishop’s Distinguished Catholic Alumni Award.