“The Bishop’s Annual Appeal (BAA) helps Carbon County in many ways, benefitting our communities today and in the future,” Richard and Kathy Reaman, said.
“I like to keep art and objects as close to its original state as possible. So I began to research that statue and was shocked with what I found,” said Karin Crossley, parishioner and local artist.
“The program is an instrument or tool of the new evangelization par excellence,” said Deacon Bob Ellis, national coordinator, World Apostolate of Fatima, USA.
“Scripture teaches us that faith which does nothing in practice is thoroughly lifeless. As Catholics, we are called to reach out in love to all of our brothers and sisters in Christ ... to be the heart and hands of Jesus in ministering to those in need,” said Michael and Irene Kolessar, chairpersons for the Bishop’s Annual Appeal in Northampton County.
“Ultimately the deacon is called to be a man of service, both to God and to his people, and I am very excited to share in this great privilege and responsibility.”
The Bishop’s Scholar Awards Ceremony presented $140,000 in scholarships to 131 students based on their academic achievement; their school, parish and community activities; their leadership roles; and recommendations from their principal and their pastor.
“As we reflect on this responsibility, it brings to mind how truly blessed we are, and reinforces more than ever the need for us all to respond to Christ’s call to feed the hungry, give drink to those who thirst, welcome those who are strangers, clothe the naked, and visit those who are ill, or in prison, as we’re not here for ourselves,” said Frank Fox.
“My hope is that the new media center will provide our students with the opportunity to work collaboratively, problem-solve, and engage in a hands-on learning experience while working through the creative process to produce a broadcast that benefits our school community,” ,” said Principal Diana Kile.
Bishop of Allentown Alfred Schlert led the faithful praying to the Lord to send more laborers to the priesthood and religious life during a Mass highlighting World Day of Prayer for Vocations.