Cross Country Championship Draws Record High 19 Teams

There are kids of all different talent levels afforded the opportunity to compete and have fun. I see kids enjoying themselves whether they come in first or are the last one across the line. In my opinion just finishing the race makes every kid here a winner,” said Daniel Jones, CYO coordinator.

Hispanic Ministry – Evangelizing Mission Conference: ‘Family: Sanctuary of Love’

“This conference will be of many blessings for my family. Thank you for motivating us and for giving us tools to be able to be better parents and that way reflect the great love that God has for us. I look forward for more events of this kind.” – Sara Castillo.

Veteran says 'Little Flower' kept him alive during months of bombing runs

By Dave Hrbacek Catholic News Service

NEW HOPE, Minn. (CNS) -- A German Messerschmitt fighter plane was bearing down on Don Stoulil's B-17 bomber as he flew a mission during World War II.

Spotlight on Members of the Commission for Young Adults: Christina Tran, Parishioner of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Whitehall

I remain steadfast in the faith because I know that the Church stands by the reality and truth of Christ, who came down to be with us.

Because We Are Catholic: Funeral Ministry Provides Help on Difficult Day

The death of a loved one can be a very difficult time, for which many family members are never fully prepared. At St. Ambrose Parish in Schuylkill Haven, members of the funeral ministry are there to help. For the past 15 years, they have been working to make the day of the funeral easier for the bereaved.

Council of Stewards Donors Recognized with Evening of Appreciation at DeSales

“The people we serve see Christ day in and day out. I thank you, and they thank you,” Bishop Schlert told donors. “It’s good to see how many are engaged – and not everyone is here – in this work of Christ, bringing the light of Christ to the community and each other.”

‘Inspiring Souls, Transforming Minds’ at Diocesan Education Conference

Educators, Bishop Schlert said, are “spiritual parents developing Catholic identity in all things.”

The Challenge of Bringing Young People Back to the Church

“Even if they have left the Church, young people today have a spiritual longing, an emptiness that they want to have fulfilled,” said Annie Sarlo, secretary of the Secretariat for Catholic Life and Evangelization. “We are making it a priority to find ways to provide what young adults need, and to invite them into a relationship with Jesus and back to the Church.”

Legacy Society Brunch Celebrates Faithful Generosity

“Your generosity is not only a legacy – it’s also a concrete example of what your faith has meant to you,” said Bishop of Allentown Alfred Schlert to members of the Legacy Society June 23 at the organization’s annual brunch at St. Thomas More, Allentown.

New Addition Blessed at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School

Blessing the addition, Bishop Schlert prayed those in the school “must have as their final purpose a knowledge of truth and the one true God.”