A Special Collection to Help the Poor, in This Season of Thanksgiving

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.

Confirmation Retreats Help Young Catholics say ‘Yes’ to Holy Spirit

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.

All Souls Day and the Distinctively Catholic Practice of Praying for the Dead

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.

Relic of St. Jude to Visit Bethlehem

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.

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