The “My Pantry” software application won its inventors an award from their local congressmen. Now they’ll be going to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to show off their work at a gathering of other congressional award winners from across the nation.
The 40 schools and nearly 1,000 faculty and staff of the Diocese of Allentown celebrated Catholic Schools Week Jan. 26-Feb. 1 with open houses, Masses, recognition events and lots of fun activities.
Holy Family School, Nazareth began the final school day of Catholic Schools Week Jan. 30 with Mass celebrated by Bishop Alfred Schlert. The Bishop, who was scheduled to celebrate with them last year but was snowed out, fulfilled his promise to be with them this year.
“It's easy to feel alone as a pro-lifer in the secular world,” said Candee Holzman of St. Columbkill Parish, Boyertown, “but when you attend the march, you feel anything but alone and realize there's great hope for our country.
Jodee Blanco is a bullying survivor, expert, advocate, and the author of the New York Times best-selling book “Please Stop Laughing at Me.” Her presentations are full of advice and information for anyone concerned about school bullying. The programs are free and open to the public.
The film from Aladino Productions called “We’ll Rise at Dawn,” set to premiere in the Philadelphia area on Thursday, March 12.There will be an introduction at 6:30 p.m., and the film will start at 7 p.m., at Ambler Theatre, 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler.
William Shewalter’s “Sweaters for Seniors” project has collected more than 1,500 sweaters for residents of Reading area nursing homes.
A collaboration between the Secretariat for Catholic Life and Evangelization and the Knights of Columbus, the essay contest garnered more than 600 submissions from middle and high school students throughout the Diocese.