Art and Jo Garcia, parishioners of St. Joseph the Worker, Orefield, love passing down family traditions, family stories and the Catholic faith to their grandchildren. Sharing family traditions and stories seemed effortless, so they set out to learn more about passing down the faith.
Bishop Schlert traveled to Rome with his brother bishops from Pennsylvania and New Jersey. These periodic “ad limina” visits are required by the Vatican to bolster a bishop’s spirit, and to provide a tangible reminder of the unbroken connection from the Holy Father, as the successor of Peter, through the Bishops, to people in parishes back home.
“He listened intently to the comments of every bishop, and gave each of us a substantive response on the issues we raised,” said Bishop Schlert. He added that the Pope invited Bishops to speak from the heart, about what was on their minds, and about any questions they may have.
Holly Benner, mission education director for the Diocese of Allentown and national coordinator for Missionary Childhood Association, believes the glory of the Catholic faith and her journey to conversion needs to be shared, and has entered the blogging world to share her passion.
Thanks to supporters of St. Ignatius Loyola Regional School, Sinking Spring, the elementary school broadened the popular STEM (acronym for science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum and instead launched an innovative curriculum called STREAM – science technology, religion, engineering, arts and math.
A group of lay people with special expertise plays a key role in preventing abuse and keeping children safe in the Diocese of Allentown.