IHM sisters leave St. Catharine of Siena, Reading after 78 faith-filled years

The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary are leaving St. Catharine of Siena parish and school after almost eight decades.

Violin brings music to the ears at St. Ambrose School, Schuylkill Haven

“The violin program is a wonderful addition to our school,” said Carol Boyer, principal of St. Ambrose School. “Having a world class musician teaching in our school raises our capability to provide quality education to an even higher level. Observing the students’ response to this opportunity is a blessing. It is inspiring to hear an entire class of students producing such a beautiful sound.”

Diocesan Board of Education honors 25-year educators and retiring principals

The board honored 25-year educators and retiring principals at a dinner,

‘Protecting Our Teens’ – Parents and teens gather to discuss mental health and suicide prevention

“Tonight is a start for everyone here to do what we can in a culture of life for those with mental health concerns,” said Father Allen Hoffa, who led the discussion “Protecting Our Teens,” a discussion about teen mental health and suicide prevention that drew approximately 75 parents and teens to St. Francis of Assisi, Allentown May 30.

Father John Rother new priest for the diocese

Bishop Edward Cullen, bishop emeritus of Allentown, ordained Father John Rother to the priesthood June 3 at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown.

Catholic Committee on Scouting awards religious emblems and symbols

Sixty-six youth and three adults were recognized with medals and awards at the ceremony conducted by the Allentown Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting.

‘Understanding Dementia’ conference explores early signs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias

“Memory loss is an example of dementia, with Alzheimer’s being the most common type of dementia.”

Bishop Cullen ordains John Hutta transitional deacon

John Hutta took the next step on his journey to the priesthood when Bishop Emeritus of Allentown Edward Cullen ordained him to the order of deacon May 20 at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown.

Apologetics Forum defends ‘Real Presence’ in Eucharist

Father Miller presented “Real Presence,” a term used in Christian theology to express the doctrine that Jesus is really or substantially present in the Eucharist, not merely symbolically or metaphorically.

Berks Catholic celebrates groundbreaking of John R. Post Learning Center

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.