‘Protecting Our Teens’ – Parents and teens gather to discuss mental health and suicide prevention

“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.

Father John Rother new priest for the diocese

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.

Catholic Committee on Scouting awards religious emblems and symbols

Sixty-six youth and three adults were recognized with medals and awards at the ceremony conducted by the Allentown Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting.

‘Understanding Dementia’ conference explores early signs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias

“Memory loss is an example of dementia, with Alzheimer’s being the most common type of dementia.”

Bishop Cullen ordains John Hutta transitional deacon

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.

Apologetics Forum defends ‘Real Presence’ in Eucharist

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.

Berks Catholic celebrates groundbreaking of John R. Post Learning Center

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.

Latino Enrollment Institute Booster Session held at St. Mary, Kutztown

“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.

Legacy Society Luncheon celebrates generosity of members

“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.

‘Day of Prayer for Vocations’ highlights journeys to priesthood

“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.