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.
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.
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.
“We stand to become so rich in our diversity,” said Congregation of the Holy Cross (CSC) Father Joseph Corpora, featured speaker of the Latino Enrollment Institute (LEI) Booster Session May 16 at St. Mary, Kutztown.
“Thank you for your generosity. Because Jesus promised to be with the church till the end of time, your gift is especially significant because it goes beyond your own lifetime,” Msgr. Alfred Schlert, diocesan administrator, told those gathered for the Legacy Society Luncheon May 7 at St. Thomas More, Allentown.
“Sometimes we priests are very blessed by the holiness of the people to whom we minister and they voice for us God’s love. This is a reason for us to thank all of you, in the Serra Club, for your care for us and for Jesus’ holy church,” said Father Lucien Longtin, a Jesuit priest for more than 50 years, May 6 during the Serra Clubs of the Diocese of Allentown Day of Prayer for Vocations.
“We are all ‘our brother’s keeper.’ There are so many areas where we must respect life,” said Father John Pendzick, pastor of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Whitehall, April 4 during “Evening of Reflection and Fellowship for Parish Respect Life Coordinators/Committees and Parish Advocates for Persons with Disabilities.”
Two-hundred-fifty people stood up for life by participating in the seventh annual Reading/Berks March for Life, “Power of One” April 30 at Berks Catholic High School (BCHS), Reading.