"We are blessed because the Lord founded the Church and is calling you to be part of it. We embrace you and thank God for calling you,” said Bishop of Allentown Alfred Schlert to 96 catechumens during the Rite of Election.
“As we celebrate the World Day of the Sick, everywhere throughout the Catholic world we are reflecting on the great Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick and the consolation the sacrament can bring,” said Bishop Schlert.
Father Frederick Riegler presented “Protecting the Pope: What We Knew Then, What We Know Now” as featured speaker of Theology on Tap Feb. 12 at Bar Louie in the Promenade Shops, Center Valley.
“God loves us and sees us as his children, not as the mistakes we make,” speaker Matt Fradd told the 140 men attending the evening presentation in the University Center.
Life was celebrated in a very special way by the 40 Days for Life Community Outreach, as pro-lifers threw a baby shower for two brave young women who have chosen life.
Father Thomas Kevin Kraft, friar of the Province of St. Joseph USA and assigned to St. Dominic House, Nairobi, Kenya, was the main speaker at the R. Wayne and Joan Kraft Memorial Lecture.
“Providence is something as Catholics we believe in. We believe God is always at work. In ‘The Hobbit’ we see valor is working for good. In ‘Lord of the Rings’ we see that everything hinges on providence,” said Father Christopher Landis, theology teacher at Archbishop Ryan High School, during Theology on Tap.
Love was in the air – specifically Jesus’ love – at the 45th Annual March for Life Jan. 19 in Washington, D.C. Bishop Alfred Schlert joined scores of Diocesan faithful echoing a vibrant pro-life message by attending the march, his first as Bishop of Allentown.
The 11th annual gala will support critical community services for those in need throughout Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton and Schuylkill counties.