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Children ‘Hop on the Polar Express’ at Chew Street Community Center

Children were invited to “Hop on the Polar Express” at Catholic Charities' 2019 Christmas Party Dec. 11 and 12 at the Chew Street Community Center, 179 W. Chew St., Allentown. Approximately 125 people attended each night.

Understanding Our Faith: The Importance of Baptism

Baptism is the first of the three sacraments of Christian initiation. Baptism removes all sin, including original sin, which is the sin we inherit at birth.

‘A Savior Has Been Born for You’

The liturgical season of Christmas begins with the vigil Masses on Christmas Eve and concludes on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord which is January 12,

Catholics Celebrate with Splendor Our Lady of Guadalupe

With the theme “Am I not here, I, who am your mother?” parishioners from every Spanish-speaking nation of the Americas came together to honor Mary, the mother of God, and our Lady of Guadalupe.

Because We Are Catholic: Looking for New Members: The Holy Name Society

Eugenio Melendez is on a mission to increase participation in the Holy Name Societies in the Diocese of Allentown.

Bishop Removes Priest, Diocese Investigating Alleged Improper Behavior

Bishop Alfred Schlert has removed a diocesan priest from ministry after the priest was observed at a high school wrestling tournament taking photographs of wrestlers without their knowledge. Monsignor Thomas A. Derzack, 70, pastor of St. Nicholas Parish, Walnutport, also has been barred from diocesan school events and school property.

Two New Seminarians for the Diocese of Allentown

Two men have begun studies for the priesthood for the Diocese of Allentown this fall at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia: Kolbe Eidle of St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, Sinking Spring and Hy (James) Gia Ngô of Sacred Heart Parish, West Reading.

Medicine and a Sense of the Sacred

Physicians who work with frail and vulnerable human beings every day must be attentive when it comes to the sacredness of their subjects and their profession.

Because We Are Catholic: On Christmas, Showing Prisoners That the Church Cares

Father Corpora, a Holy Cross priest from Notre Dame University, will be spending some time on Christmas visiting people in Lehigh County Prison. An Easton native who will be home with his family over the holidays, Father Corpora will go to the prison to be with anyone who wants to talk, regardless of their religion. He’ll also lead songs, and will be available for Confession.

‘Children’s Coat Giveaway’ at St. Francis, Allentown

About 300 children's coats and the same amount of other clothing items were available free for children in the local community.