The contest, a joint effort of the Knights of Columbus and the Diocesan Office of Pro-Life and Social Concerns, drew more than 600 submissions from students throughout the Diocese.
The 12-member Commission will serve as an advisory commission to the Bishop and the Diocese to further the mission of evangelization and growth in discipleship of young adults.
“I’m very grateful and proud of every one of you,” Bishop Alfred Schlert told the young men studying for the priesthood. Father Christopher Butera, Diocesan director of seminarian formation and administrator of Sacred Heart, Bath, said there are 16 seminarians studying for the priesthood for the Diocese of Allentown.
As part of its continuing response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis, the Diocese of Allentown has created a new cabinet-level leadership position to further strengthen its programs to prevent abuse and keep children safe.
Christine LeClair volunteers for several organizations including the St. Vincent de Paul Society at her parish, St. Joseph of the Panther Valley, Summit Hill. Her deep-seated desire to serve is consistent with her Catholic faith, she says, and prompted by her background in the Army.