Bernarda Liriano, Director of the Diocese of Allentown's Office of Hispanic Affairs, has been appointed to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' National Advisory Council.
“God, at this moment, is constantly trying to get into our hearts. He calls us to seek him and to love him. We want God to know us, to see us and to love us. But we have to have a relationship with him,” said said Scott Anthony, national speaker, presenting “The Master Craftsman: God’s Amazing Plan for Teens (and Their Parents).”
Buses traveled to the nation’s capital from all corners of the five-county Diocese of Allentown, and many who didn’t make the journey joined their pro-life prayers with those who attended the march. Bishop Alfred Schlert attended his second march as Bishop of Allentown.
Like a glowing beacon of bubbliness, Penelope Tervalon stands in the drop-off lane every Wednesday night at Assumption B.V.M., Bethlehem, to welcome students to the Parish Religious Education Program.
The contest, a joint effort of the Knights of Columbus and the Diocesan Office of Pro-Life and Social Concerns, drew more than 600 submissions from students throughout the Diocese.
The 12-member Commission will serve as an advisory commission to the Bishop and the Diocese to further the mission of evangelization and growth in discipleship of young adults.
“I’m very grateful and proud of every one of you,” Bishop Alfred Schlert told the young men studying for the priesthood. Father Christopher Butera, Diocesan director of seminarian formation and administrator of Sacred Heart, Bath, said there are 16 seminarians studying for the priesthood for the Diocese of Allentown.