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 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.
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.
“We come together as brothers and are reminded that all of us need to stand firm today in faith,” said Bishop Schlert to 700 attendees at the Diocesan Men’s Conference “Standing Firm in Our Faith,” Nov. 23 at DeSales University, Center Valley.
Cerca de 100 hombres se dieron cita en el centro estudiantil de la Universidad DeSales para participar de este evento diocesano que cada año cobra más relevancia tanto en asistencia como en la profundidad de los temas que se presentan. Este año la sesión en español también contó con el Diácono Isidro González, destacado en la parroquia Nuestra Señora de la Merced en Easton y quien recalcó desde la tarima que los hombres tienen la responsabilidad de asumir su rol de sacerdotes domésticos.
Over 150 Confirmation candidates from eight Lehigh Valley parishes attended a Confirmation retreat facilitated by NET Ministries at Allentown Central Catholic High School. The event was sponsored by the Diocesan Office of Youth, Young Adult and Family Ministry.