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.

Meet the Artist Behind Area Church Murals

St. Catharine of Siena Cathedral in Allentown, Holy Ghost in Bethlehem, Our Lady of Mercy in Easton, St. Joseph in Jim Thorpe—if you’ve visited one of these churches, you’ve seen the art of Dana Van Horn.

FOCUS Missionaries Coming to Lehigh University

Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) will send four in-person campus missionaries to Lehigh University, Bethlehem, for the 2023-24 academic year.  

Baccalaureates Another Way to Unite Diocesan Students in Christ

“Tonight the Class of 2023 will celebrate Holy Mass for the last time together.” That’s how one of the seven high schools in the Diocese of Allentown described its baccalaureate Mass on social media because diocesan students have been celebrating Mass together regularly throughout their school da

Fertility Awareness Event Draws Crowd in Pottsville

35 people—both married couples and singles—from across the Diocese of Allentown gathered at Black Rock Brewing Company in Pottsville to learn about Fertility Awareness and God’s design for married love.