As we look ahead to Thanksgiving with family and friends, the annual diocesan Poverty Relief Fund Collection provides an opportunity to help the less fortunate in our Diocese.
The collection will be held in parishes the weekend of Nov. 18-19.
By Jennifer Russell
Young adults from across the Diocese of Allentown are preparing to be confirmed in the Church. To assist with this formation, the Diocese has enlisted NET Ministries to bring confirmation candidates closer to the Holy Spirit.
Immediately following the Solemnity of All Saints, which honors the members of the Church Triumphant in Heaven, Catholics celebrate All Souls Day, commemorating the Church Suffering in Purgatory. All Souls reminds us of a distinctive and important Catholic practice: praying for the dead.
Fr. Carlos Martins, a Custos Reliquiarum (ecclesiastically-appointed curate of relics) and Director of Treasures of the Church, will bring the arm of St. Jude Thaddeus to Holy Infancy Parish, Bethlehem, on November 7. Veneration will begin at 1 p.m. followed with a Mass in honor of St.