Serrans Gather for Annual Day of Prayer for Vocations

“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.

With new document, pope shows holiness is for everyone, speakers say

"Holiness is the most attractive face of the church."

Women Unite Their Suffering With Christ at Retreat

“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.”

Services Planned for Divine Mercy Sunday

The first Sunday after Easter, this year April 8, the Feast of Divine Mercy will be celebrated throughout the Diocese.

Addiction Ministry Encourages Recovery, Spirituality and Hope

“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.

County Chairpersons Chosen to Help Pilot Bishop’s Annual Appeal

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.

Holy Week and Easter

The faithful pray at the traditional Holy Week and Easter liturgies in the diocese.

‘My Soul Thirsts’ Theme of Young Adult Retreat During Lent

“God loves us more than we could ever know. That means that we have to respond to that love,” said Father Stephan Isaac, spiritual director of “My Soul Thirsts,” the young adult retreat.

Miracles Spotlighted at Hesburgh Lecture at DeSales

“When your vision is attuned Eucharistically, you begin to see everything miraculously,” said keynoter Dr. John Cavadini, professor of theology and director of the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, who presented “Miracles and the Mysteries of the Church.”

Faith Buoys Personal and Professional Life of Retired FBI Agent

“It amazes me how much my Christian faith has formed the foundation for my entire life,” said James Doolin, retired special agent FBI and parishioner of St. Joseph the Worker, Orefield, while presenting “Finding God in a Broken World” as part of the Theology on Tap series March 19 at Hops at the Paddock, Allentown.