Learn All About Marian Apparitions, on the Blessed Mother’s Birthday

“Gather the children in this wild country and teach them what they need to know for their salvation.”

Workshop, Partnership Boost High School Campus Ministry

Together with Bishop Schlert, several Priests, campus ministers, teachers, and other diocesan educators attended “Campus Ministry Beyond the Campus Minister,” a workshop designed to give high school campus ministry teams both practical tools and faith-based inspiration to ensure their success.

St. Thomas More Youth Ministry Attends World Youth Day in Lisbon

The youth ministry of St. Thomas More Parish, Allentown, sent 19 high school students and six adults to World Youth Day in Lisbon. Fr. Brendon Laroche served as the group’s chaplain.

Senior Beauty Queen Enjoys Life, Peace of Mind, Thanks To Diocesan FreeWill Partnership

By Gia Myers

Most beauty pageant contestants don’t enter their first competition at age 66, but JoAnn Bechtel of Reading did just that in 2013, coming in second runner-up in Ms. Pennsylvania Senior America, a beauty pageant for women aged 60 and older.

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