Papal Honors for Monsignor Cieniewicz Celebrated at Vespers Service

The Conferral of Papal Honors for Monsignor Donald Cieniewicz was celebrated Sunday (3/19) during a Vespers Evening Prayer Service at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown. He was named a Chaplain of His Holiness with the title of “Monsignor.”

Pope Francis Marks 10 Years as Head of Worldwide Church

Pope Francis is the first Jesuit to become pope, and the first pope to come from the Americas. He chose the name Francis to honor St. Francis of Assisi, who was known for his poverty and commitment to peace.

Two Priests Take Top ‘Cooks With Collars’ Honors, But Everyone Was a Winner

The results from this year’s Cooks With Collars are in: Two priests won top honors for their parishes, but it turns out that everyone was a winner. In its third year, Cooks with Collars raised more than $300,000 for parishes thanks to thousands of parishioners who watched the cooking videos and voted for their favorite clerical-collared chefs.

St. Patrick’s Day is on a Friday in Lent, but Corned Beef and Cabbage is Still Okay

Bishop Alfred Schlert has joined many other bishops around the country in granting a dispensation to the faithful in the Diocese of Allentown this year, provided they abstain from meat on the day before or the day after March 17.

Pray, Fast, and Give Through Operation Rice Bowl This Lent

Operation Rice Bowl, an annual giving program that began in the Diocese of Allentown 48 years ago, is a great way to answer the Church’s call for almsgiving during Lent.

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