“The least important word in the title is ‘bishop’ because the appeal is about people: the people we serve, the people who do the daily work of providing services and the generous people who make it all possible through their generosity to the appeal,” said Bishop of Allentown Alfred Schlert as he thanked supporters of the BAA.
“The education you receive here at DeSales University provides you with an extraordinary opportunity to reimagine the right road to take into your future. You can be the change our world needs at this present moment,” said Father James Greenfield.
The PIAA Class AAA wrestling tournament was held at the Giant Center, Hershey. Becahi won the state’s Class AAA team title last month and added a third place in the 2018 individual Class AAA championships, which ended March 10.
“We have very good young men who are serious about their vocation and make a difference in the seminaries they attend,” said Monsignor David James, addressing Serrans at their annual Day of Prayer for Vocations.
“Suffering is a means to unite ourselves to Christ on the cross. We have all suffered. It is so important to remember that we can’t compare our sufferings to other people’s sufferings,” said Father Allen Hoffa, pastor of St. Joseph, Summit Hill, March 24, to an estimated 110 women during “Preparing Our Souls for Our Savior.”
“Freedom from the disease is possible. There are a lot of people lost and living the secret of addiction. There is a lot to be hopeful for. Recovery is an awesome thing – but you can’t fight it alone,” said Sarah Martinez, family counselor at Caron Treatment Center, Wernersville.
With the theme of “Called to Serve,” the 2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal (BAA) has announced the chairs in the five counties of the Diocese of Allentown who will pilot the appeal to soar to its goal of raising $5 million to help those in need.