“Tonight is a start for everyone here to do what we can in a culture of life for those with mental health concerns,” said Father Allen Hoffa, who led the discussion “Protecting Our Teens,” a discussion about teen mental health and suicide prevention that drew approximately 75 parents and teens to St. Francis of Assisi, Allentown May 30.
Bishop Edward Cullen, bishop emeritus of Allentown, ordained Father John Rother to the priesthood June 3 at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown.
Sixty-six youth and three adults were recognized with medals and awards at the ceremony conducted by the Allentown Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting.
John Hutta took the next step on his journey to the priesthood when Bishop Emeritus of Allentown Edward Cullen ordained him to the order of deacon May 20 at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown.
Father Miller presented “Real Presence,” a term used in Christian theology to express the doctrine that Jesus is really or substantially present in the Eucharist, not merely symbolically or metaphorically.
Members of the Berks Catholic High School (BCHS), Reading community gathered for a milestone event May 21, with the school celebrating the groundbreaking of the John R. Post Learning Center.
“We stand to become so rich in our diversity,” said Congregation of the Holy Cross (CSC) Father Joseph Corpora, featured speaker of the Latino Enrollment Institute (LEI) Booster Session May 16 at St. Mary, Kutztown.
“Thank you for your generosity. Because Jesus promised to be with the church till the end of time, your gift is especially significant because it goes beyond your own lifetime,” Msgr. Alfred Schlert, diocesan administrator, told those gathered for the Legacy Society Luncheon May 7 at St. Thomas More, Allentown.
“Sometimes we priests are very blessed by the holiness of the people to whom we minister and they voice for us God’s love. This is a reason for us to thank all of you, in the Serra Club, for your care for us and for Jesus’ holy church,” said Father Lucien Longtin, a Jesuit priest for more than 50 years, May 6 during the Serra Clubs of the Diocese of Allentown Day of Prayer for Vocations.