Four Bethlehem Mounted Police horses officially moved into their state-of-the-art stable June 1 on a 10-acre parcel of land at Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem. Leading the ribbon cutting ceremony for the facility were: Msgr. William Baver, director of diocesan cemeteries and pastor of SS. Simon and Jude, Bethlehem; Tom Tenges, president of Friends of Bethlehem Mounted Unit; Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez; and Bethlehem Police Chief Mark DiLuzio.
THE A.D. TIMES, newspaper of the Diocese of Allentown, received three awards in the Catholic Press Association (CPA) 2016 Catholic Press Awards, announced June 23.
“I’d like to think that I’m not the most boring person in the world, but I do enjoy the intellectual stimulation of drafting a very complex contract,” Attorney Joe Zator began in the first installment of the summer Theology on Tap series, “Faith on the Job: Maintaining Values in the Workplace.”
“Today we want to look at one of the great women in the Bible who could have had reason to feel that way herself,” said Father Richard Brensinger, June 10 during the Bishop’s Commission for Women Day of Spirituality.
The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary are leaving St. Catharine of Siena parish and school after almost eight decades.
“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.”
“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.
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.
Sixty-six youth and three adults were recognized with medals and awards at the ceremony conducted by the Allentown Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting.