Culture of Encounter: Family Holy Hours

The Diocesan Office of Youth, Young Adult, and Family Ministry aspires to provide a culture of encounter.  In this day and age, our culture has become consumed in technology and has forgotten the gift of encounters with one another and with the Almighty.  These encounters happen in a special way through liturgy, prayer, Scripture, and fellowship.  This year, we will provide real encounters for you through Culture of Encounter:  Family Holy Hours.

We hope these Holy Hours will foster encounter between:

God and you

Parents and children

Families of the parish

Beginning in November 2017, there will be a monthly Holy Hour set aside for families.  Each deanery will have its own schedule, and parishes will take turns hosting the Holy Hours.  We hope you will bring your whole family to pray in the presence of Christ in the Eucharist!

See below for upcoming Culture of Encounter events in your area!

Lehigh Deanery

November 26th, 3:00 pm
St. Paul
920 S. 2nd St., Allentown

May 20th, 1:00 pm
St. Ann
415 S. 6th St., Emmaus

December 10th, 11:30 am
St. John the Baptist
3024 S. Ruch St., Whitehall

June 3rd, 11:30 am
St. Peter
4 S. 5th St., Coplay

January 28th, 11:15 am
Assumption BVM
2181 Washington Ave., Northampton

July 8th, 12:30 pm
St. Joseph the Worker
1879 Applewood Dr., Orefield

February 18th, 11:30 am
Annunciation BVM
122 W. Union St., Catasauqua

August 19th, 1:00 pm
Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena
1825 W. Turner St., Allentown

March 4th, 1:00 pm
Holy Trinity
4456 Main St., Whitehall

September 30th, 11:30 am
St. John Fisher
1229 3rd St., North Catasauqua

April 15th, 1:30 pm
St. Thomas More
1040 Flexer Ave., Allentown

October 28th, 12:00 pm
Sacred Heart
1817 1st St., Bethlehem


Northampton Deanery

November 12th, 1:00 pm
Notre Dame of Bethlehem
1861 Catasauqua Rd., Bethlehem

May 6th, 1:00 pm
St. Jane Frances de Chantal
123 S. Nulton Ave., Easton

December 3rd, 1:00 pm
St. Anne
450 E. Washington Ave., Bethlehem

June 10th, 11:00 am
Holy Ghost
417 Carlton Ave., Bethlehem

January 21st, 1:00 pm
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
560 N. 6th St., Bangor

July 1st, 11:30 am
Queenship of Mary
1324 Newport Ave., Northampton

February 25th, 11:00 am
St. Anthony of Padua
900 Washington St., Easton

August 5th, 12:00 pm
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus
1408 Easton Rd., Hellertown

March 18th, 1:00 pm
St. Rocco
6658 School St., Martins Creek

September 16th, 3:00 pm
Holy Infancy
312 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem

April 8th, 3:30 pm
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
3219 Santee Rd., Bethlehem

October 14th, 12:30 pm
Assumption BVM
4101 Old Bethlehem Pike, Bethlehem


Berks Deanery

November 12th, 7:00 pm
St. Catharine of Siena Chapel
2427 Perkiomen Ave., Reading

May 20th, 12:00 pm
St. Mary
94 Walnut Rd., Hamburg

December 3rd, 11:15 am
Most Blessed Sacrament
610 Pine St., Bally

June 11th, 12:00 pm
St. Mary
14833 Kutztown Rd., Kutztown

January 6th, 10:00 am
St. Benedict
2020 Chestnut Hill Rd., Mohnton

July 20th, 6:00 pm
St. Columbkill
200 Indian Spring Rd., Boyertown

February 25th, 1:00 pm
St. John Baptist de la Salle
420 Holland St., Shillington

August 12th, 4:00 pm
St. Peter the Apostle
322 S. 5th St., Reading

March 11th, 1:00 pm
St. Ignatius Loyola
2810 St. Albans Dr., Reading

September 16th, 3:00 pm
St. Margaret
925 Centre Ave., Reading

April 22nd, 2:00 pm
St. Joseph
1018 N. 8th St., Reading

October 14th, 7:00 pmSt. Catharine of Siena Chapel
2427 Perkiomen Ave., Reading


Schuylkill / Carbon Deaneries

November 5th, 11:00 am
St. Michael the Archangel
538 Sunbury St. Minersville

May 20th, 11:15 am
St. Mary
82 N. Center St., Ringtown

December 10th, 11:00 am
Divine Mercy at St. Casimir
229 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah

June 10th, 9:00 am
All Saints
17 N Cleveland St., McAdoo

January 28th, 12:00 pm
Sacred Heart
259 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton

July 18th, 5:00 pm
Holy Cross
99 Valley St., New Philadelphia

February 11th, 12:30 pm
St. Joseph at St. Ann
49 N Line St, Frackville

August 14th, 6:00 pm
St. Joseph
526 North St., Jim Thorpe

March 13th, 6:00 pm
St. Joseph
526 North St., Jim Thorpe

September 9th, 11:30 am
St. John the Baptist
913 Mahantongo St., Pottsville

April 8th, 2:30 pm
St. Joseph
426 W. Ludlow St., Summit Hill

October 13th, 5:30 pm
Immaculate Conception
180 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe