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.
Any time we try to do what is right and push back against evil, any time we seek to act with resolve on behalf of what is good and true, new options open up, the air changes around us, and we contribute to renewing our world.
“I look forward to joining my brother Bishops in our meeting with the Holy Father to discuss issues important to today’s Catholics, and to our Church,” Bishop Schlert said. “The faithful of the Diocese will be in my prayers. Through the intercession of Mary, Mother of the Church, the Patroness of the Diocese of Allentown, I pray for a successful and fruitful visit.”
The Diocese now has fewer priests, fewer parishes and fewer schools than it did in January 2011, and the number of baptisms, first holy communions, confirmations, and Catholic marriages has declined. These trends are similar to those in many dioceses around the country.
St. John XXIII Parish, Tamaqua was awarded a $5,000 grant through the fund, which is made possible through a special annual second collection that will be held at Masses the weekend of Nov. 16-17. It's one of the many local projects and services funded with Diocesan Poverty Relief grants.