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									                                                                                                                “The Allentown Diocese in the Year of Our Lord”

                                                                                                                              VOL. 23, NO. 17                AUGUST 18, 2011

50th anniversary celebration in high gear
    The celebration of the 50th anniver-
sary of the Diocese of Allen-
town will move
into high
gear this fall
with a series
of anniver-
events, includ-
ing a pilgrimage,
a concert, Forty
Hours, nights fo-
cusing on St. John
Neumann, and
gatherings          for
youth,         married
couples and older
    Pope John XXIII
signed the documents
creating the Diocese of
Allentown from the five
northernmost counties of
the Archdiocese of Phila-
delphia on Jan. 28, 1961.
The creation of the new dio-
cese was announced in
Washington, D.C. on Feb. 15
of that year.
    “Our celebration of the 50th
anniversary of the Diocese of
Allentown is a time for us to look
back with gratitude and a sort of
‘supernatural nostalgia’ for the
sacrifices of the generations of
dedicated Catholics that have gone
before us,” said Bishop Barres.
    “It is a time for us together to dis-
cern in the present, the Holy Spirit’s
call to holiness and mission. And it is
a time for us to look ahead boldly into
the 21st century to realize new opportu-
nities for evangelization.
    “We stand on the shoulders of so
many dedicated priests, deacons, reli-
gious and lay people. They met the chal-
lenges of their time with bold faith and cre-
ativity, and their living memory inspires us
to meet the challenges of the 21st century       Images of some upcoming 50th anniversary events, clockwise from top left: “Harvest of Faith,” the diocesan
with a bold faith and creativity uniquely        conference for older adults; the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.,
suited for our times.”                           site of the Diocesan Pilgrimage; St. John Neumann, subject of the “Neumann Nights”; the Cathedral of St.
    A 50th Anniversary Pilgrimage to Italy       Catharine of Siena, Allentown, site of Forty Hours and the Diocesan Choir concert; Father Angelus Shaughnessy
hosted by the diocese and the Cathedral          and Righteous B, speakers at the Diocesan Pilgrimage.
of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown will
begin the fall events in September.
    The trip – Sunday, Sept. 11 through          Rome and her hometown of Siena.                   versary Mass will honor the sacrament of      the event Sunday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. at St.
Thursday, Sept. 22 – is intended to cel-            Msgr. Andrew Baker, pastor of the ca-          marriage and individual couples in con-       Thomas More, Allentown. Bishop Barres
ebrate the 50th anniversary of the Diocese       thedral who served at the Vatican with the        junction with the diocese’s yearlong cel-     will be principal celebrant and homilist.
of Allentown and the designation of St.          Congregation of Bishops 2001-09, will help        ebration commemorating a half-century of          Interested couples may obtain a regis-
Catharine as the cathedral of the diocese.       guide the pilgrimage. Bishop John Barres          faith.                                        tration form from their parish or use the
    The pilgrimage will visit many holy sites,   will also join the faithful on the journey. All       The Office of Marriage and Family Life    form on page 22 of this issue. Deadline for
and in particular pilgrims will venerate the     48 seats for the trip are filled.                 Formation is inviting couples celebrating
relics of St. Catharine of Siena found in           The annual Diocesan Wedding Anni-              25, 40, 50, 60 or more years of marriage to   Please see ANNIVERSARY page 7 

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    “The Allentown Diocese           in the Year of Our Lord”

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    Four bishops have shepherded Catholics in Diocese of Allentown
    Staff writer
                                                                    1961                      History of the Diocese of Allentown                                                      2011
       Four men have shepherded the Diocese of Allentown
    throughout its half-century of existence, each bringing
    their own gifts in building up a community of faith that                                  Editor’s note: In 1961 Blessed Pope John XXIII created the Diocese of Allentown
    began with approximately 243,000 Catholics and evolved                                    from the five northern counties of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. During 2011 we
    into a family of nearly 275,000 faithful.                                                 are celebrating our 50th anniversary as a diocese. This is the 12th article in our
                                                                                              yearlong look at the history of the diocese.
    Bishop Joseph McShea

        The story of leadership in the diocese began with                                           ceed Bishop McShea as        celled in football and track and wrote for the school news-
    Bishop Joseph McShea, an auxiliary bishop of the Arch-                                          the second bishop of         paper. During the summer and after school he worked as a
    diocese of Philadelphia before Pope John XXIII tapped                                           Allentown.                   cashier at the local Acme.
    him to be the founding bishop of the new five-county                                                A      native       of       Unlike his predecessors, he did not embark on his
    diocese that he formed from the 10-county archdiocese.                                          Weatherly,       Bishop      priestly path during his high school years and entered
        Bishop Joseph McShea was born Feb. 22, 1907 in                                              Welsh was born Dec. 20,      Drexel Institute of Technology, Philadelphia to study en-
    Lattimer, Luzerne County to Roger and Jeanette (Beach)                                          1921 to Edward and           gineering.
    McShea. His family moved to Philadelphia and he attended                                        Mary (Doheny) Welsh.             In 1953 the future prelate switched his course of life
    West Philadelphia Catholic High School. At age 16, he left                                      He attended grade            and left engineering studies to enter St. Charles Borromeo
    high school to enter St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Phila-                                      school and high school       Seminary, Philadelphia, where he earned a bachelor of arts
    delphia.                                                                                        in Weatherly, part of the    degree in 1958.
         In 1926 he was selected for advanced study at the                                          territory that later be-         Cardinal John Krol ordained him a priest May 19, 1962
    Pontifical Roman Seminary in Rome, Italy, where he com-                                         came the Allentown Dio-      at the Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia.
    pleted studies for the priesthood.                                                              cese.                            One of his first assignments was serving as assistant
        He was ordained Dec. 6, 1931in the chapel of the Pon-                                           In 1937, at age 16, he   pastor of St. Bartholomew, Philadelphia. Cardinal Krol then
    tifical Roman Seminary.                                                                         entered St. Charles          changed the course of his vocation and named the young
        After returning from Rome, he taught at St. Charles                                                                      priest assistant director of Catholic Social Services (CSS).
    1932-35. He became one of the first Americans assigned                                                                           He went on to study social work at the University of
    to the Roman Curia by serving the Sacred Congregation                                                                        Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and helped guide CSS as as-
    for the Oriental Church 1935-38.                                                                                             sistant director until 1983. He became director of the orga-
        He also served 13 years as secretary of the Apostolic      Bishop Welsh                                                  nization and served in that capacity until 1988.
    Delegation in Washington, D.C. 1938-52.                                                                                          In 1988 he was appointed vicar for administration and
        In 1952 he was named titular bishop of Mina and aux-                                                                     vicar general for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
    iliary bishop of Philadelphia, and consecrated in the Ca-      Borromeo Seminary,                                                He was consecrated a bishop, as auxiliary bishop of
    thedral of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia.                   Philadelphia and was                                          Philadelphia in April 1994 and was named the third bishop
        As an auxiliary bishop, Bishop McShea returned to          ordained to the                                               of Allentown in December 1997.
    West Philadelphia and to his childhood neighborhood by         priesthood May 30,                                                Bishop Cullen was installed as bishop of Allentown
    serving as pastor of St. Francis de Sales, Philadelphia.       1946 by Cardinal                                              on Feb. 9, 1998. His motto “Christ, Church, Compassion”
        On Feb. 15, 1961, Pope John XXIII named Bishop             Dennis Dougherty.                                             reflected his spiritual and prayerful life.
    McShea the founding bishop of the newly created See of             After his ordina-                                             As shepherd of Allentown, Bishop Cullen reorganized
    Allentown. The new bishop’s motto was “Sub Umbra Petri”        tion, he earned a doc-                                        diocesan administration and launched the spiritual initia-
    (“Under the Shadow of Peter”).                                 torate in canon law                                           tive Renew 2000, a diocesan-wide, parish-level program
        Under his leadership, Bishop McShea’s administrative       from The Catholic                                             in keeping with Pope John Paul II’s call for new evangeli-
    skills structured a $7.5 million education expansion pro-      University          of                                        zation in the church.
                                       gram, which surpassed       America, Washing-                                                 From 2001 through 2004 Bishop Cullen was chairman
                                       its goal by more than $4    ton, D.C.                                                     of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee
                                       million. Three new high         As a young priest, he was a high school professor and     on Women in Society and the Church.
                                       schools were estab-         assistant pastor before being appointed a member of the                                                In 2003 he launched
                                       lished, two other high      Archdiocesan Metropolitan Marriage Tribunal. Later he                                             a $28 million capital cam-
                                       schools were expanded,      was appointed vice chancellor of the archdiocese.                                                 paign, “Strengthening
                                       and DeSales University,         In 1974 Bishop Welsh was named the founding bishop                                            Our Future in Faith,”
                                       Center Valley opened its    of the newly formed Diocese of Arlington and guided the                                           that netted pledges to-
                                       doors as Allentown Col-     diocese for six years before his installation as bishop of                                        taling almost $54 million.
                                       lege of St. Francis de      Allentown March 21, 1983.                                                                              In 2005 Bishop
                                       Sales in 1965.                  His leadership was steeped in his motto “Maria                                                Cullen convoked the
                                            He convoked the        Exemplari Omnia Instaurare” (“With Mary as Model, Make                                            Second Synod of the
                                       first diocesan synod in     All Things New”).                                                                                 Diocese of Allentown,
                                       1968. It lasted 18 months       Diocesan faithful embraced his sense of humor and                                             calling it “a privileged
                                       and considered more         devotion to the diocese that was evident at regional cel-                                         time in the life of our dio-
                                       than 10,000 suggestions     ebrations, commencement exercises, luncheons, meetings                                            cese, when guided by
                                       from diocesan clergy        or other events he attended to meet the faithful.                                                 the Holy Spirit, the
                                       and laity.                      The deeply spiritual bishop was an ardent supporter                                           clergy, religious and la-
                                            Bishop McShea          of Catholic education and a strong advocate for the un-                                           ity will come together to
                                                                   born.                                                                                             prepare for the future.”
                                                                       As the head of the Diocese of Allentown, Bishop Welsh                                              The synod closed in
    Bishop McShea                                                  established the first Youth Ministry Office and raised $13                                        2006. In accordance with
                                                                   million in an endowment campaign for diocesan schools
                                                                   and education efforts.
    ushered in the per-                                                In addition, Bishop Welsh established the “Stand Up       Bishop Cullen
    manent diaconate                                               for Life” campaign to increase diocesan pro-life efforts,
    by ordaining 33 men                                            was the founding president of the board of the Catholic
    as the first perma-                                            Home Study Institute, and was a member of the Board of        the synod’s statutes,
    nent deacons in the                                            Trustees and Executive Committee of the Basilica of the       the bishop appointed
    history of the dio-                                            National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washing-        the first Diocesan Pas-
    cese.                                                          ton, D.C.                                                     toral Council. The 25-
       Pope John Paul                                                  After 15 years as head of the diocese, Pope John Paul     member, lay-domi-
    II accepted Bishop                                             II accepted Bishop Welsh’s resignation as bishop of Allen-    nated council is now
    McShea’s resigna-                                              town in 1997. After the installation of his successor,        actively involved in
    tion in February                                               Bishop Welsh continued to administer the sacrament of         implementing the stat-
    1983 after serving as                                          confirmation in diocesan parishes.                            utes of the synod.
    head of the diocese                                                Bishop Welsh died Feb. 19, 2009 in Lehigh Valley Hos-        The Holy Father
    for 22 years.                                                  pital at age 87. He is buried alongside his parents in        accepted       Bishop
       Bishop McShea died on Thanksgiving morning Nov.             Weatherly.                                                    Cullen’s resignation
    28, 1991. His remains were interred on the grounds of the                                                                    May 27, 2009 after 11
    Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown.                                                                              years of leading the diocese. He is active in the life of the
                                                                   Bishop Edward Cullen
                                                                                                                                 diocese and frequently administers the sacrament of con-
    Bishop Thomas Welsh                                                                                                          firmation.
                                                                      Bishop Edward Cullen was born March 15, 1933 and
                                                                   grew up in Yeadon, the second of five children of the late
       In 1983, Bishop Thomas Welsh, then-bishop of Ar-            Edward Cullen Sr. and Julia (Leahy) Cullen.
    lington, Va., was appointed by Pope John Paul II to suc-                                                                                             Please see BISHOPS page 5 
                                                                      He attended West Catholic High School, where he ex-
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                                                               University, N.J. (bachelor of                                                                  to significantly strengthen
 Bishops                                                       arts degree in English litera-
                                                               ture), where he played three     Timeline of Bishops                                           the diocese’s 38 elemen-
                                                                                                                                                              tary and seven high
 Continued from page 4                                         years of junior varsity bas-                                                                   schools. He approved the
                                                               ketball during the Coach Pe-
                                                               ter Carril era, and the New             Bishop McShea 1961-83                                  merger of two high schools
                                                                                                                                                              in Reading to form Berks
 Bishop John Barres                                            York University Graduate
                                                               School of Business Admin-
                                                                                                         Bishop Welsh 1983-98                                 Catholic High School,
                                                                                                                                                              which opened this month
                                        Bishop John Barres
                                     was born Sept. 20,        istration (MBA in manage-              Bishop Cullen 1998-2009                                 with an enrollment of al-
                                                               ment).                                                                                         most 700 students.
                                     1960 and is a native of
                                     Larchmont, N.Y. His           His theological educa-            Bishop Barres 2009-present                                      He engaged the ser-
                                     parents, Oliver (a na-    tion includes an STB and an                                                                    vices of former Honeywell
                                     tive of Bethlehem) and    STL in Systematic Theol-                                                                       Chairman and CEO Larry
                                     Marjorie (Catchpole)      ogy from the The Catholic                                                                      Bossidy to consult on the
                                     Barres, were Protestant   University of America, Washington, D.C. (where he re- diocese’s first strategic plan.
                                     ministers who met         ceived seminary formation at Theological College), and a          He helped to revitalize youth ministry in the diocese
                                     each other at the Yale    JCL in Canon Law and an STD in spiritual theology from with an innovative program called “Catechism Alive,”
                                     Divinity School, and      the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.          which combines catechesis, prayer, Eucharistic Adora-
                                     subsequently con-             Bishop Barres was baptized by Bishop Fulton Sheen tion and confessions, and drew hundreds of young people
                                     verted to Catholicism,    in 1960 while his father was working for the bishop at the to four separate sessions in its first year.
                                     entering the Catholic     Propagation of the Faith in New York City. He was or-             The bishop has used his basketball talents to inte-
                                     Church in 1955.           dained a priest of the Diocese of Wilmington Oct. 21, 1989 grate sports and spirituality. He conducted a basketball
                                        The story of their     by Bishop Robert Mulvee.                                      clinic for students in the CYO program in Schuylkill County.
                                     conversion is told in         He began his priesthood as an associate pastor at Video highlights of the clinic were posted on YouTube
                                     Oliver Barres’ book,      churches in Newark and Wilmington. After further study and went viral; drawing more than 7,000 hits.
                                                               in Rome he served as vice chancellor and then chancellor          The Knights of Columbus have made Bishop Barres
                                                               of the Wilmington Diocese.                                    the episcopal spokesman for their annual International
 Bishop Barres                                                     Pope John Paul II named him a “Chaplain to His Holi- Free Throw Championship. The bishop is featured in a
                                                               ness” in July 2000 with the title of “Monsignor.” Pope DVD promoting the annual event, which the Knights are
                                                               Benedict XVI named him a “Prelate of Honor” in Novem- sending to each of their 14,000 councils.
 “One Shepherd, One                                            ber 2005.                                                         Bishop Barres serves on two committees of the U.S.
 Flock,” which was pub-                                            Bishop Barres was ordained a bishop and installed as Conference of Catholic Bishops: the Committee on Laity,
 lished by Sheed and                                           the fourth bishop of Allentown by Cardinal Justin Rigali, Marriage, Family Life and Youth; and the Committee on
 Ward in 1955 and again                                        archbishop of Philadelphia, at the Cathedral of St. Catharine Evangelization and Catechesis.
 in 2000 by Catholic An-                                       of Siena, Allentown July 30, 2009. He was the first priest        Local institutions of higher education have recognized
 swers (with forewords by                                      ever ordained a bishop within the Diocese of Allentown. Bishop Barres’ impact on the community. In May 2010,
 Avery Cardinal Dulles                                             In more than two years as shepherd of the Diocese of DeSales University, Center Valley awarded the bishop an
 and Father Benedict                                           Allentown, Bishop Barres has initiated a vibrant dioc- honorary doctor of humane letters degree. This past May,
 Groeschel).                                                   esan-wide St. Thomas More Society for lawyers; estab- Albright College, Reading awarded Bishop Barres an hon-
     Bishop Barres is the                                      lished “Encountering the Merciful Savior,” a program de- orary doctor of divinity degree.
 fifth of six children, and                                    signed to bring Catholics back to the sacrament of pen-           Bishop Barres is leading the 50th anniversary of the
 has seven nephews and                                         ance; and an aspirancy program for young men consider- diocese with yearlong celebrations, expanding Hispanic
 four nieces.                                                  ing a call to the priesthood.                                 ministry and increasing efforts to promote vocations.
     Bishop Barres is a                                            Bishop Barres appointed a 13-member Bishop’s Com-             His model of leadership reflects his motto “Holiness
 graduate of Princeton                                         mission on Catholic Schools that is charged with helping and Mission.”

 Diocese of Allentown inaugurated first school system in August 1961
 Staff writer
                                                Looking back...
    In August 1961 the Diocese of Allen-
 town was merely four months old and pre-       pointed assistant superintendent to help
 paring to inaugurate its first school sys-     guide the estimated 8,000 high school stu-
 tem with an estimated 40,000 students en-      dents and approximately 32,000 elementary
 rolled for the 1961-62 school year.            students.
    Bishop Joseph McShea appointed Fa-             The enrollment numbers reflected an
 ther Henry Huesman superintendent of           increase of 700 high school students and
 schools and released the official school       1,200 elementary students from the previ-
 calendar that listed the first day of school   ous school year. Forty-one priests, 41 lay
 as Sept. 6.
    Father Raymond Leichner was ap-                   Please see SCHOOLS page 6 

                                                                                              A Sept. 22, 1961 photo from the Catholic Standard and Times featured Bishop Joseph
                                                                                              McShea, front left, meeting with Father Henry Huesman, the newly appointed superin-
                                                                                              tendent of schools for the Diocese of Allentown. Also pictured are, from left: Father
 An Aug. 21, 1961 clipping from the Morning Call newspaper depicts Bishop McShea              Raymond Leichner, assistant superintendent of schools; and Mother Francis Borgia
 entering St. Joseph School, Limeport to dedicate the first newly built diocesan el-          of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Mother Laetitia Marie of
 ementary school.                                                                             the Sisters of St. Joseph, who helped established the new school system.
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                                                   to the Catholic Standard and Times, news-
    Schools                                        paper of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
                                                       In local news, The Morning Call news-
    Continued from page 5                          paper ran part of the 1960 census that re-
                                                   ported discovery of a vast growing
    teachers and 183 sisters staffed the           “supermetropolitan” area with 31.5 million
    schools.                                       inhabitants. The population concentration
        The diocese had already begun expand-      stretched along the eastern seaboard from
    ing several of its properties, including the   New Hampshire to Washington, D.C. and
    dedication of the annex of St. Francis Acad-   included Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and
    emy, Monocacy Manor, Bethlehem.                Reading.
        The $476,000 two-story structure was           In news around the world, construction
    dedicated Aug. 13 in memory of the late        of the Berlin Wall began Aug. 13 with a
    Thomas Mullen Sr., former president of         barbed wire fence restricting movement
    Lehigh Structural Steel. The event was at-     between East Berlin and West Berlin, and
    tended by nearly 5,000 people.                 forming a clear boundary between West
        The school of St. Joseph, Limeport was     Germany and East Germany, Western Eu-
    dedicated by Bishop McShea Aug. 20 and         rope and Eastern Europe.
    became the first newly built elementary            On Aug. 4 Barack Obama, 44th presi-
    school for the Diocese of Allentown.           dent of the United States, was born.
        On Aug. 2, the first religious reception       The Six Flags Over Texas theme park,
    was conducted in the diocese as Bishop         located in Arlington, Texas, officially
    McShea conferred the habit on 10 postu-        opened to the public. The park was the
    lants at St. Francis Retreat House,            first of 31 that have been part of the Six
    Monocacy Manor (St. Francis Center for         Flags franchise.
    Renewal).                                          On Aug. 21, Jomo Kenyatta, the first
        During the second week of August a         prime minister of Kenya, was released from
    four-day celebration was held in honor of      prison after 1 million signatures for a plea
    St. Gabriel at St. Joseph, Summit Hill. The    to release him were gathered.
    celebration included fireworks, block par-         The price of a pack of cigarettes in 1961
    ties and a community procession carrying       was 25 cents, the unemployment rate was
    the Italian saint.                             5.5 percent and inflation was at 1.9 per-
        Bishop McShea announced another set        cent.
    of episcopal appointments Aug. 25, nam-            The most popular boy’s names were
    ing Father James Butler as diocesan direc-     Michael, David and John, and the most             In this Aug. 14, 1961 clipping The Morning Call highlighted the dedication of Thomas
    tor for Catholic Family Bureau and Father      popular girl’s names were Mary, Lisa and          Mullen Sr. Hall at St. Francis Academy, Monocacy Manor, Bethlehem. The event was
    William Hoffner as diocesan correspondent      Susan.                                            reportedly attended by nearly 5,000 people.

    Finalists announced for business ethics award
       The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace       Lafayette Ambassador Bank; and Pruden-            applications that clearly met the criteria for      Students from the Business Department
    announced the finalists for the first annual   tial Patt, White Real Estate.                     eligibility,” said Kevin Flemming, chair of      of DeSales will participate in the presenta-
    Societas Award for Responsible Corporate           To be considered for the award, compa-        the award committee. “The board of direc-        tion.
    Conduct.                                       nies had to submit an application package         tors [of the Forum for Ethics in the Work-          The Societas Award is designed to show
       The winner of the competition will be       that addressed recognized elements of ethi-       place] is very enthusiastic with the re-         how real companies incorporate ethical
    revealed and presented with an award           cal business practices, such as formal            sponse we received in the first year of the      standards and best practices throughout
    Thursday, Sept. 8 at a 7 a.m. breakfast at     codes of conduct, compliance with both            program.”                                        their business model.
    DeSales University, Center Valley.             the letter and spirit of the law, accountabil-       He explained that the forum is sponsor-          More information can be found at
       Four local companies made the list after    ity at all levels of the organization, and good   ing the breakfast Sept. 8 and that it will (scroll to the
    completing a comprehensive application         corporate citizenship.                            include a presentation featuring segments        forum icon).
    process: ATMOS Inc.; Altitude Marketing;           “The four finalists prepared impressive       from each company’s application.

    Notre Dame of Bethlehem and community offer locks out of love
        Notre Dame of Bethlehem hosted its         hair.
    first Locks of Love Hair Drive March               Five salons volunteered their services
    8.                                             for this special night so each person who
        Locks of Love is a public, nonprofit       got their locks lopped off, would also
    organization that provides hairpieces to       get a new hairstyle, free of charge. Par-
    financially disadvantaged children in the      ticipating salons were All About Hair,
    United States and Canada under age 21          From Hair to Eternity and Supercuts, all
    suffering from long-term medical hair          of Bethlehem, and Amare Salon and
    loss from any diagnosis. They meet a           Kolor Studio K Salon of Easton.
    unique need for children by using do-              Throughout the evening they cut off
    nated hair to create high-quality hair pros-   a total of 186 inches of hair. Donors left
    thetics.                                       with less hair, new styles and lots of
        Most of the children helped by Locks       smiles. Individuals who wanted to give
    of Love have lost their hair due to a          but did not have enough hair for Locks
    medical condition called “alopecia             of Love, were able to give 8 or more
    areata.” The prostheses they provide help      inches to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.
    to restore their self-esteem and their         Pantene has partnered with the Ameri-
    confidence, enabling them to face the          can Cancer Society to provide wigs to
    world and their peers.                         women who have lost their hair due to
        To qualify as a hair donor, individu-      cancer treatments.
    als had to be able to give 10 inches of            Notre Dame plans to hold another
    their clean and nonchemically damaged          Locks of Love event next year.                    Elizabeth and Rachel Mulicka prepare to donate their hair.

    Pennsylvanians for Human Life oratory contest winners                                                                                                Teaching opportunities
       Pennsylvanians for Human Life               School, Easton; second, Rose Behe,                the harmful effects of abortion on the men           To find out about teaching
    Bethlehem/Easton Chapter held its 19th         homeschooler, Hellertown; third, Jonathan         and women who have experienced abor-
    Annual National Right to Life High School      Tabuzo, Notre Dame; fourth, Vincent Behe,         tion in their personal lives.                       opportunities in the schools
    Oratory Contest for the Pennsylvania           homeschooler, Hellertown.                            Isabella La Tassa was honored with the           of the Diocese of Allentown,
    Mideast Region April 3 at St. Jane Frances        9th-10th Grade Division – first, Gabrielle     chapter’s Pro-Life Service Award for her             visit the diocesan website:
    de Chantal, Easton.                            Grys, Notre Dame.                                 contributions to the contest.                         http://www.allentowndio-
       The following students received                Karen Wallaesa of Silent No More                  For more information, contact Sal Rizzo,
    awards.                                        Awareness Campaign was the guest                  president and contest coordinator,          
       11th-12th Grade Division – first place,     speaker.                                          p h l o r a t @ p t d . n e t ,                          education-jobs.html
    Laurel Kandianis, Notre Dame High                 Silent No More creates awareness to  
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                                                  a keynote presentation by award-winning      Harvest of Faith” Conference for Older          sites in the diocese. More information will
 Anniversary                                      Catholic rapper “Righteous B.”
                                                      Faith topics to be presented by dioc-
                                                                                               Adults Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 8:30 a.m.
                                                                                               to 3 p.m. at Holiday Inn, Fogelsville.
                                                                                                                                               be available in upcoming issues. Deadline
                                                                                                                                               to register is Friday, Oct. 14.
                                                  esan speakers are “History of the Diocese”      Through presentations, liturgy and a             Youth in grades six through 12 and
 Continued from page 1                            (in English and Spanish), “Adults in Youth   mini-health fair, participants will explore     youth ministers will gather for a 50th Anni-
                                                  Ministry,” “Apparitions of the Blessed       wellness, transition, forgiveness, gratitude    versary Youth Celebration Sunday, Nov. 6
 registration is Monday, Sept. 5.                 Mother,” “Mariology of Blessed John Paul     and the importance of keeping a positive        at St. Thomas More, Allentown, featuring
     The office is also searching for the first   II,” “Mary and the Eucharist” and “Lectio    perspective.                                    prayer, catechesis and fun.
 couple or couples married after the estab-       Divina.”                                        Maryknoll Brother Wayne Fitzpatrick,             Featured will be speakers from Apex
 lishment of the Diocese of Allentown.                Also slated for the day are an                        nationally recognized for his      Ministries and Popple, which provides
 Couples who received the sacrament of            informative shrine video, the                                 work in spiritual gerontol-    music, entertainment and speakers. There
 marriage on or near Feb. 15, 1961 are asked      sacrament of reconcilia-                                          ogy, will present the      will also be some individual events to in-
 to call 610-289-8900, ext. 238.                  tion, a Eucharistic lit-                                           keynote address.          crease youth ministers’ knowledge so they
     The annual Forty Hours devotion at the       urgy, time for lunch,                                              Bishop Barres will cel-   can take it back to their parishes.
 Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allen-      and the opportunity                                                 ebrate Mass. High-           Mass will be celebrated by Bishop
 town – Sunday, Oct. 2 through Tuesday,           to visit the various                                                 lighting the day will   Barres, and confessions will be available
 Oct. 4 – will be open to everyone in the         chapels and other                                                    be a “50 th Jubilee     throughout the day.
 diocese as a special anniversary event.          areas of the basilica.                                               Recollection” and           More details will be announced in up-
     The three-day event will begin Sunday            Parishioners are                                                 music performed by      coming issues.
 at the end of the noon Mass, with exposi-        encouraged to be                                                     a special choir of          St. John Neumann, who was a
 tion of the Blessed Sacrament. Exposition        part of this special                                                 students represent-     Redemptorist, established several of the
 and adoration will be continuous for three       event and should                                                     ing four diocesan       parishes in what is now the Diocese of
 days until Tuesday, ending with reposi-          contact their parish                                                 high schools.           Allentown when he was Bishop of Phila-
 tion at the end of evening prayer.               office for more infor-                                                      Registration     delphia in the 1850s.
     Three native priests of the Diocese of       mation and bus res-                                                  fee is $10. Free            Because 2011 also marks the 200th anni-
 Allentown who have been named bishops            ervations.                                                           roundtrip bus trans-    versary of the birth of St. John Neumann,
 of other dioceses will be featured as                Catholic Chari-                                                  portation will be       two “Neumann Nights” will be observed,
 homilists at evening prayer at 7 p.m. each       ties will host “A                                                    available from 18       offered by the Redemptorists of the Balti-
 night.                                                                                                                                        more Province.
     Bishop Ronald Gainer of Lexington, Ky.                                                                                                        The first night will be Tuesday, Nov. 9
 will preach Sunday on the first section (6-                                                                                                   at St. Mary Annunciation BVM,
 33) of “Sacramentum Caritatis” (“The Sac-
 rament of Charity”): “The Eucharist, A
                                                        50th anniversary calendar                                                              Catasauqua, a parish that St. John
                                                                                                                                               Neumann founded himself. The second,
 Mystery to be Believed.”                                                                                                                      Wednesday, Nov. 10, will be at a parish
     Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville,         Sunday, Sept. 11 through Thursday, Sept. 22                                                still to be determined. Both nights will be-
 Ky. will preach Monday on the second               50th Anniversary Pilgrimage to Italy.                                                      gin at 7 p.m.
 section (34-69): “The Eucharist, A Mys-                                                                                                           More details will be announced in up-
 tery to be Celebrated.”                            Sunday, Sept. 25                                                                           coming issues.
     Retired Bishop David Thompson of               Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass, St. Thomas More, Allentown, 3 p.m.                          The Diocesan Choir will perform a spe-
 Charleston, S.C. will preach Tuesday on                                                                                                       cial 50th Anniversary Concert Sunday,
 the third section (70-93): “The Eucharist, A       Sunday, Oct. 2 through Tuesday, Oct. 4                                                     Nov. 20 at the cathedral, at a time still to be
 Mystery to be Lived.”                              Forty Hours, Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown, Sunday end of noon            determined. The concert will be followed
     There will be a procession of the              Mass through Tuesday evening, homily each evening at 7 p.m.                                by a social with light refreshments. More
 Blessed Sacrament at Tuesday’s evening                                                                                                        details will be announced.
 prayer, and Forty Hours will then conclude         Wednesday, Oct. 5                                                                              THE A.D. TIMES will publish a special
 with benediction and reposition.                   Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Con-          commemorative issue in February 2012 as
     All the faithful of the diocese are wel-       ception, Washington, D.C.                                                                  the anniversary year draws to a close, and
 come to adore the Blessed Sacrament at                                                                                                        the diocesan Office of Communications is
 any time during those three days and par-          Wednesday, Oct. 26                                                                         producing a documentary about the birth
 ticipate in evening prayer each night.             “A Harvest of Faith” Conference for Older Adults, Holiday Inn, Fogelsville, 8:30           of the diocese.
     Thousands of the faithful will travel to       a.m. to 3 p.m.                                                                                 The anniversary year will end with a
 Washington, D.C. Wednesday, Oct. 5 for a                                                                                                      special closing Mass Sunday, Feb. 12 at
 Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the         Sunday, Nov. 6                                                                             the cathedral, followed by a banquet.
 National Shrine of the Immaculate Concep-          50th Anniversary Youth Celebration, St. Thomas More, Allentown.                                Events since the beginning of the anni-
 tion. The triennial event will have a special                                                                                                 versary year have included an opening
 anniversary focus.                                 Tuesday, Nov, 9 and Wednesday, Nov. 10                                                     Mass Feb. 20; a “Diocesan Day of Pilgrim-
     The theme of the pilgrimage will be            “Neumann Nights,” Tuesday at St. Mary Annunciation BVM, Catasauqua and                     age” to the oldest churches in each dean-
 “Mary, Mother of the Church.” The day              Wednesday at a parish to be determined, 7 p.m.                                             ery of the diocese May 22; a seminarian
 will feature special faith presentations, with                                                                                                pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. John
 keynote talks by two nationally known              Sunday, Nov. 20                                                                            Neumann in Philadelphia July 5; and dioc-
 speakers.                                          Diocesan Choir 50th Anniversary Concert, Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allen-       esan nights at the Reading Phillies base-
     Father Angelus Shaughnessy, noted re-          town, time to be determined.                                                               ball game July 9 and Lehigh Valley IronPigs
 treat master and Eternal World Television                                                                                                     baseball game July 14.
 Network (EWTN) presenter, will offer one           Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012                                                                          In addition, THE A.D. TIMES has been
 of the keynote talks. Youth are invited to a       Closing Mass.                                                                              running a yearlong series of articles on the
 special Youth Gathering/Rally, followed by                                                                                                    history of the diocese.

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    Margaret Silf gives talk on ‘Everyday God’ at St. Francis Center

    Above, Margaret Silf, retreat leader and spiritual writer of works including “Inner Com-
    pass,” “Sacred Spaces” and the award-winning “The Gift of Prayer,” presents a talk
    July 9 during “An Evening With Margaret Silf” at St. Francis Center for Renewal,
    Bethlehem. Her latest titles are “Wise Choices” and “Roots and Wings: The Human
    Journey from a Speck of Stardust to a Spark of God.” (Photos by John Simitz)

    Above right, an estimated 100 faithful listen to Silf’s inspirational presentation center-
    ing on discovering God in the present moment through increasing personal aware-
    ness. Silf also asked participants to perform a spiritual evaluation to determine if they
    would be chosen by the disciples to replace Judas. “Would they choose you? Do you
    fit the criteria?” asked Silf.
    Right, Sister Barbara Stefano, director of St. Francis Center for Renewal, meets with
    Silf during the retreat, where she encouraged participants to discern God’s will when
    facing a troublesome or challenging situation. “Always ask yourself ‘what is the most
    loving thing to do’ – not just what is wrong or right,” advised Silf.

    September is National Preparedness Month
    This September: a time to remember, a time to prepare
       This September marks the 10-year anni-                                                                                                       paredness.
    versary of 9/11, and we ask you to take                                                                                                            First responders may not always be able
    time to remember those lost as well as take                                                                                                     to reach you quickly, such as if trees and
    time to make sure you are prepared for fu-                                                                                                      power lines are down or if they’re over-
    ture emergencies.                                                                                                                               whelmed by demand for an emergency. The
        September is National Preparedness                                                                                                          most important step you can take in help-
    Month (NPM), which was founded after 9/                                                                                                         ing your local responders is being able to
    11 to increase preparedness in the United                                                                                                       take care of yourself and those in your care:
    States. It is a time to prepare yourself and                                                                                                    the more people who are prepared, the
    those in your care for an unexpected emer-                                                                                                      quicker the community will recover.
    gency.                                                                                                                                             FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate re-
       If you’ve seen the news recently, you       to a supermarket or local services. Just fol-    colleagues and others to build community        minds us, “Individuals and families are the
    know that emergencies can happen unex-         low these three steps.                           resilience.                                     most important members of the nation’s
    pectedly in communities just like ours, to         1. Get a Kit – Keep enough emergency             3. Be Informed – Free information is        emergency management team. Being pre-
    people like us. We’ve seen tornado out-        supplies on hand for you and those in your       available to assist you. You can find pre-      pared can save precious time if there is a
    breaks, river floods and flash floods, his-    care, including your pet(s) – water, non-        paredness information by accessing              need to respond to an emergency.”
    toric earthquakes, tsunamis, water main        perishable food, first aid, prescriptions, to learn what to do before, dur-          For more information on NPM and for
    breaks, gas explosions and power outages       flashlight, battery-powered radio – for a        ing and after an emergency, and contact-        help getting prepared, visit or
    in U.S. cities affecting millions of people    checklist of supplies visit           ing your local emergency management             contact the appropriate County Emergency
    for days at a time.                                2. Make a Plan – Discuss, agree on and       agency to get essential information on spe-     Management for free information: Berks,
       This September, please prepare and plan     document an emergency plan with those            cific hazards for our area, local plans, ways   610-374-4800; Carbon, 570-325-3097;
    in the event you must go for three days        in your care. For sample plans, see              to get information before and during an         Lehigh, 610-782-4600; Northampton, 610-
    without electricity, water service, access Work together with neighbors,         emergency and information about pre-            746-3194; and Schuylkill, 570-622-3739.

                                                   schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and          Aug. 2 at Monocacy Manor.                       Sacred Heart of Jesus, died Aug. 3 at Sa-
    Deaths                                         Massachusetts, and was vice principal in            Sister M. Canice, formerly Maria             cred Heart Villa, Reading.
                                                   New Milford, N.J. for two years. After 42        Knaup, 98, a Missionary Sister of the Most          Born in Northampton, she was a daugh-
    Religious sisters                              years of teaching, Sister Sylvia spent eight     Sacred Heart of Jesus, died Aug. 3 at Sa-       ter of the late Joseph and Rosalia Gombas
                                                   years in parish ministry and visiting the        cred Heart Villa, Reading.                      Weigl.
                                                   elderly in Massachusetts, New Hampshire             She taught in elementary schools in the          In the Diocese of Allentown she minis-
       Sister M. Sylvia (Ann), 90, a member of     and Pennsylvania.                                Diocese of Allentown and Archdiocese of         tered at hospitals in Allentown and
    the School Sisters of St. Francis, United         She often assisted with preparing the         Philadelphia. She also served as a Confra-      Pottsville. She also ministered in Athens,
    States Province for 65 years, died July 29     parish altars for liturgies and for four years   ternity of Christian Doctrine coordinator       Ga. and Sacred Heart Hospital, Norristown,
    at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg in        was sacristan at Monocacy Manor,                 and a librarian. She retired to St. Michael     where she was active in pastoral ministry.
    Bethlehem.                                     Bethlehem, where she resided since 2004.         Convent (now the villa) in 1993.                    Surviving are nephews Robert of
       Daughter of the late John George               Surviving are four nephews, one niece,           Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated      Coplay, Gerald of Bethlehem and Edward
    Pavlochin and Elizabeth (Lelko), she en-       great-nephews, great-nieces, great-great         Aug. 8, followed by burial in the convent       of Northampton. She was predeceased by
    tered the community from Assumption            nephews and great-great nieces. She was          cemetery.                                       her sister Amelia (Weigl) Janci.
    BVM, Northampton in 1943.                      preceded in death by sisters Margaret Heist                                                          Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated
       Sister Sylvia taught kindergarten           and Helen, and stepsister Mary.                    Sister M. Magdolna, formerly Irene            Aug. 8 in the chapel of Sacred Heart Villa,
    through eighth grade in many parish               Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated       Weigl, 96, a Missionary Sister of the Most      followed by burial in the convent cemetery.
AUGUST 18, 2011                                                                                                                                                   THE A.D. TIMES                 9
  Bishop confirms adults of the diocese on Pentecost Sunday

 Fifty-four adults process into the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown on
 Pentecost Sunday June 12 for reception of the sacrament of confirmation, which
 completes the sacraments of initiation and seals the faithful with the gift of the Holy          Bishop John Barres anoints Ahagracia Salazar of St. Paul, Allentown with holy chrism
 Spirit. The adults receiving the sacrament were baptized Catholics who previously                during the sacrament of confirmation. “Celebrating adult confirmation on Pentecost
 received the sacraments of reconciliation and Holy Eucharist, but not                            Sunday reminds us of the power of the sacraments and the need for us to be open to
 confirmed.(Photos by John Simitz)                                                                the purifying and motivating flame of the Holy Spirit in our lives,” said Bishop Barres.

  Susan Arms of St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Easton is anointed with holy chrism as a             Kenneth Rohrbach, right, serves as sponsor for Nydia Chaput of SS. Cyril and
  reminder of God’s unending love.                                                                Methodius, Bethlehem while Bishop Barres confirms her.

  New life-affirming law helps grieving parents                                                                                    By Mary Kathleen O’Connor, sum-
                                                                                                                                   mer intern for the Pennsylvania
                                                                                                                                   Catholic Conference, the public af-
      Mothers of stillborn children endure the unimaginable        because it recognizes the life of their child. The Depart-      fairs arm of Pennsylvania’s Catho-
  hardship of carrying a child in pregnancy only to learn          ment of Health has had requests in the past for these and       lic bishops and the Catholic dio-
  that their little boy or girl died before birth.                 now Pennsylvania can honor those requests.”                     ceses of Pennsylvania. Find more in-
      For many parents in Pennsylvania, the devastation                According to the National Institutes of Health, it is       formation at
  over the death of their child is combined with confusion         estimated that there are more than 26,000 stillborn births
  and anger that upon the child’s delivery, a fetal death          each year in the United States. Stillborn births can be the       These certificates will be available for all parents of
  certificate will be the only official remembrance of their       result of many factors in a woman’s pregnancy, including      stillborn children, including those parents who had en-
  little one’s life.                                               umbilical cord accidents, but the cause of many stillborn     dured stillborn births in the past. The parents will be given
      Soon in Pennsylvania, this will change. Beginning in         births remains unknown.                                       the option to include the name of the child, names of the
  September, parents of stillborn children will be able to file        In September, Pennsylvania will become the 28th state     parents and place of birth on the certificate.
  for a Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth, along with   in the nation to offer a Certificate of Birth Resulting in        More information is available at the Pennsylvania De-
  the fetal death certificate.                                     Stillbirth.                                                   partment of Health website:
      The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) sup-
  ported this life-affirming legislation since it was first in-
  troduced by Sen. Jake Corman (R-Centre) in 2007.
      The bill was introduced three times. Finally in this ses-
                                                                     Contraceptive mandate violates religious freedom
  sion, it passed unanimously in both the House and Sen-                 Religious freedom and rights of conscience are threatened by the recent “preventive services” mandate from
  ate and was signed into law. In previous legislative ses-          the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
  sions, the bill never left the House of Representatives.               The mandates requiring private health plans to cover female surgical sterilization and all drugs and devices
      In the past pro-abortion lawmakers refused to move             approved by the FDA as contraceptives, including drugs which can kill an unborn child before and after implan-
  the legislation in the House out of fear that it could be          tation in the mother’s womb.
  construed as an anti-abortion measure. The controversy                 HHS is empowered to take this action under the 2010 health care reform law, the Patient Protection and
  surrounded the bill’s use of the term “child.”                     Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
      In July 2008, an amendment was introduced to remove                Insurance plans will be required to cover these controversial practices without a co-pay from recipients.
  the term “child” from the legislation and replace it with              Employers and employees who participate will have to pay for contraceptives and abortifacients (drugs that
  the term “fetus.”                                                  can cause abortions) with their premiums, even if it violates their deeply and dearly held moral and religious
      Pro-life advocates, including PCC, stressed that this          convictions.
  bill would have no impact on current abortion law.                     The rule allows an exemption for a “religious employer,” which the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
      Proponents of the legislation do not see the issue as          (USCCB) says is defined so narrowly “as to exclude most Catholic social services agencies and healthcare
  either “pro-life” or “pro-choice.” To them, including the          providers.”
  term “child” is important to grieving parents. Pro-life sup-           To correct these problems, the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act was introduced in the House of Repre-
  porters herald the bill because it acknowledges humanity           sentatives (H.R. 1179), and a companion bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate (S. 1467).
  of the youngest among us.                                              This measure will ensure that those who participate in the health care system “retain the right to provide,
      “Stillbirths are a tragedy for parents,” said Corman,          purchase or enroll in health coverage that is consistent with their religious beliefs and moral convictions.”
  “and often times they feel no sense of closure or healing              The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) and the Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association (PCHA) are
  because there is no documentation of their child’s birth.”         working with USCCB to formulate comments objecting to the HHS interim rules.
      A spokesman for Gov. Tom Corbett told PCC, “Gov.                   Meanwhile, all concerned citizens should visit, call, fax or e-mail our members of Congress and urge them to co-
  Corbett felt it was important to sign the stillbirth bill to       sponsor and support H.R. 1179 or S. 1467.
  help the mothers and fathers who go through the difficult              Take action today to stop this infringement of religious liberty, and urge your friends, family and neighbors to
  and tragic loss of a stillborn child.                              do it, too.
      “Having a certificate is something that many grieving              Follow this link to take action on this issue:
  parents who have lived through stillbirth feel is important
10   THE A.D. TIMES                                                                             AUGUST 18, 2011
 Novena continues at National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
                            Left, Maryann Dunn, then director of the diocesan Office of
                            Pro-Life Activities and Social Concerns, right, participates in
                            the “Nine Months in the Womb Novena” being developed and
                            written by Sister Martha Zammatore, left, June 25 at the Na-
                            tional Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Immaculate Con-
                            ception BVM, Allentown. The Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe
                            began March 26 with a prayer to pray at home as a family on
                            the 25th of every month, ending Dec. 25. On the appointed
                            Saturday closest to the 25th of each month, participants gather
                            at the shrine at 2 p.m. to pray a special rosary. Upcoming
                            dates at the shrine are Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 26 and
                            Dec. 24. (Photos by John Simitz)

                            Right, Dr. Carmina Chapp, interim coordinator of the dioc-
                            esan Office of Marriage and Family Life Formation, left, and
                            Nydia Vazquez lead the group in recitation of the rosary.
                            Below left, Sister Martha joins Victor Perez, center, and Enrique
                            Armendariz in song during the novena that reflects the nine
                            months a child is carried in the womb.
                            Below right, faithful gather around the image of Our Lady of
                            Guadalupe, patroness of the unborn, to ask for her interces-
                            sion and reflect on the meaning of the cross around her neck.

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 Ethics breakfast: shaping the culture with trustworthiness
 By TARA CONNOLLY                                                                                                                                 own backyard to people we trust. We don’t
 Staff writer                                                                       Left, Gerald Nau addresses                                    put people in homes they can’t afford,” he
                                                                                    employers and employees                                       said.
     “Our goal is to hold ourselves account-                                        of local businesses during                                        Along with being a leading lender for
 able for hiring people with high levels of                                         a Forum for Ethics in the                                     small businesses, Nau said, LAB gives back
 ethics. If we get that right, performance                                          Workplace Breakfast at                                        to the community through charitable con-
                                                                                    DeSales University, Center
 will take care of itself,” said Gerald Nau,                                        Valley. (Photos by John                                       tributions to nonprofit organizations to-
 chief executive office and president of                                            Simitz)                                                       taling almost $180,000 annually.
 Lafayette Ambassador Bank (LAB), June                                                                                                                “The bottom line for us will always be
 9 during a Forum for Ethics in the Work-                                                                                                         holding ourselves accountable for hiring
                                                                                    Right, R. Scott Smith offers
 place Breakfast at DeSales University, Cen-                                        remarks during the forum,                                     people with a higher level of ethics and
 ter Valley.                                                                        “Trustworthiness: The Eth-                                    giving back to the community,” said Nau.
     Nau, and R. Scott Smith, chairman, chief                                       ics of Good Business Rela-                                        The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace
 executive officer and president of Fulton                                          tions.”                                                       was established in 2006 as a partnership
 Financial Corporation, were the main pre-                                                                                                        institution of the Salesian Center for Faith
 senters for “Trustworthiness: The Ethics                                                                                                         and Culture, which was established in 2000
 of Good Business Relations,” co-spon-             Some of its core values are integrity,          Nau.                                           to promote the interaction of faith and cul-
 sored by the forum, a partnership institu-     inclusion, corporate citizenship, teamwork,           “Our company will grow only if our com-     ture through academic initiatives that fo-
 tion of the Salesian Center for Faith and      compassion and open communication,                 munity thrives,” he added.                     cus on the authentic integration of social
 Culture.                                       blended with individual and group ac-                 With a lagging economy, Nau said, a         concerns and Gospel values.
     Father Thomas Dailey offered the wel-      countability with a competitive spirit.            thriving community has been a challenge.           By its collaboration with the forum, the
 come at the event that concluded the year-        “These are the things we most believe           But LAB has been able to extend more than      Salesian Center is able to extend its mis-
 long series addressing tough ethical issues    in,” said Smith.                                   $100 million in residential loans each year    sion of social engagement into the corpo-
 like bullying in the workplace, employee          According to Smith, Fulton secured the          with limited foreclosures.                     rate world and capitalize on the working
 monitoring and performance reviews.            spot as a top trustworthy company be-                 “Our entire focus is to help people stay    relationships the forum has already estab-
     Fulton Financial, which operates LAB,      cause they care, listen, understand and            in their homes…. We make loans in our          lished in the business community.
 was invited to the event to offer insight      deliver.
 about their work philosophy, which earned         “That’s our promise, and our company
 them the honor by as one of         never reneges on a promise,” he said.
 the 100 Most Trustworthy Companies.               In addition, he credited Fulton’s phi-
     “It’s good to have the opportunity to      losophy and practices for being the only
 discuss some key ingredients to a work-        mid-sized FDIC-insured bank to earn the
 place that is nationally recognized for its    recognition in 2010.
 trustworthiness,” said Father Dailey.             “We create a culture and get out of the
     According to Smith, Fulton’s primary       way. We hire talented people…. Treat em-
 mission is to shape the culture, and the       ployees how you want to treat customers.
 most important constituents the organiza-      Be confident in them that they will make
 tion has are its employees.                    the best decision,” said Smith.
     “If we have high-skilled employees,           In the Lehigh Valley, according to Nau,
 then we will have customers. Success is a      LAB creates a culture of superior customer
 two-way street. Part of our employees’ job     service at its 23 branches that employ 305
 is to find out how to make our customers       individuals.                                       Father Daniel Gambet, front right, retired president of DeSales, and business repre-
 successful and help them get there,” he           “The simple truth is that we think of           sentatives listen to the mission and employee relations practiced at Lafayette Ambas-
 said.                                          ourselves as a community business,” said           sador Bank and Fulton Financial.

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      Proclaiming What’s Sacred in a Secular Setting
      Diocesan Day of Recollection
      for Prison Ministry and those
      interested in Prison Ministry
                August 27, 2011
    St. Mary Parish Center, Hamburg
             9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    For information call or email
    The Office of Prison Ministry
    510 West Union Street
    Allentown, PA 18101-2307                            I was in prison
    Voice: (610) 439-0111                                and you came
    Email:                     to visit Me.
  For Registration: before Aug. 24
12       THE A.D. TIMES

 Bishop shows ‘infinite compassion’ to in
 Staff writer

     The sanctity of human life is the founda-
 tion of all other human rights, and a lynchpin
 in the tenets of the Catholic Church.
     In light of this, Bishop John Barres con-
 siders it paramount in the Diocese of Allen-
 town, expressing it in a concrete fashion as
 he celebrated Mass July 6 for a group of male
 inmates at Northampton County Prison in
     Pope Benedict XVI presented his 2007 pa-
 pal address on Ministry to Prisoners –
 “Called to Be Heralds of God’s Infinite Com-
 passion” – to the 12th World Congress of the
 International Commission of Catholic Prison
 Pastoral Care.
     “The theme of your congress this year,
 ‘Discovering the Face of Christ in Every Pris-
 oner’ (Matthew 25:36), aptly portrays your
 ministry as a vivid encounter with the Lord.
 Indeed, in Christ, ‘the love of God and love of
 neighbour have become one’ so that ‘in the
 least of the brethren we find Jesus himself,
 and in him … God (‘Deus Caritas Est,’ 15),”’
 the pontiff said.
     Pope Benedict went on to say, “Prisoners
 easily can be overwhelmed by feelings of iso-
 lation, shame and rejection that threaten to
 shatter their hopes and aspirations for the
 future. Within this context, chaplains and their
 collaborators are called to be heralds of God’s
 infinite compassion and forgiveness.
     “In cooperation with civil authorities, they
 are entrusted with the weighty task of help-         Bishop John Barres prays during the Mass he celebrated for inmates July 6 at Northampton County Prison, Easton. (Photos by Ed Koskey)
 ing the incarcerated rediscover a sense of
 purpose so that, with God’s grace, they can
 reform their lives, be reconciled with their fami-
 lies and friends, and, insofar as possible, as-
                                                        Day of Recollection for Prison Ministers
 sume the responsibilities and duties which                A Day of Recollection for Prison Ministers and those interested in prison ministry
 will enable them to conduct upright and hon-           will be offered Saturday, Aug. 27 at St. Mary, Hamburg from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 est lives within society.”                                The day will be led by Father William Seifert, coordinator of the diocesan Office of
     The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops            Prison Ministry. Session topics will be “Sacred Tasks in a Secular Setting” and “Spiri-
 (USCCB) issued a document on ministry to               tual Growth: A Vital Need for Faithful Service.”
 the incarcerated, “Responsibility, Rehabilita-            Also included will be meditation, prayer and exposition of the Most Blessed Sacra-
 tion and Restoration,” in November 2000.               ment with vespers and benediction.
     The bishops urge Catholics to teach right             Coffee and pastries in the morning and lunch will be provided. Suggested offering
 from wrong, respect for life, forgiveness and          for the day is $15.
 mercy; stand with victims and their families;             For more information: 610-439-0111, or http://
 reach out to offenders and their families; build To register, e-mail
 community; advocate policies that offer real
 alternatives to crime; and organize prison           mates of the multi-level security facility.       concelebrated. Brother Nelson Maria
 consultations.                                          The bishop spoke to the inmates person-        Mercado-Rodriguez assisted.
     “Respect for human life – the cornerstone        ally before the beginning of the evening lit-         Those attending included Northampton
 of Catholic social teaching – is a key to our        urgy, in English and Spanish, and listened to     County Prison Volunteer Services Coordina-
 work in criminal justice because we believe          their stories.                                    tor Arnold Matos; Northampton County
 that the current culture of violence contrib-           Bishop Barres underscored that Christ          Prison Chaplain Christopher Santos; and Ber-
 utes to crime,” the bishops wrote.                   shows us he is the way, the truth and the life.   nard Spirk and Frank Prekel, who visit the site      “You know from the Gospel the Lord sent
     Bishop Barres took all this to heart during      “The Holy Spirit wants to give all of us a        weekly as part of their involvement in dioc-      out his apostles,” Bishop Barres said in his
 his visit to Northampton County Prison.              powerful gift in the context of the Mass,” he     esan prison ministry.                             homily, alluding to the evening’s Gospel Mat-
     “It’s wonderful to be here with you to-          said.                                                 A number of women visit the prison regu-      thew 10:1-7. “He sends us out into the world.”
 night. Bring your intentions – what’s in your           “Think of your families right here with us     larly as well, including Sister Therese Dowd,        “Christ enlightens our thought patterns,
 heart, anxiety, confusion – to the altar. Bring      … we’re going to be praying for them.”            a Sister of St. Joseph; Johanna Villarraga-       our decisions, how we think – expanding our
 them right to the power of Christ’s cross,”             Father William Seifert, coordinator of the     Florez; Renee Koeller; Joan Holland; and          hearts,” Bishop Barres said, noting the pre-
 Bishop Barres told the approximately 30 in-          diocesan Office of Prison Ministry,               Annemarie John.                                   vious week marked the Feast of the Sacred

 Bishop Barres speaks with Daniel Nieves of Bethlehem prior to the celebration of the Mass.
                                                                                                                                                                               AUGUST 18, 2011               13

nmates at Northampton County Prison

                                                                                                         Men of Northampton County Prison receive Holy Communion from Bishop Barres during
                                                                                                         the Mass.

                                                                                                          Companionship on the pilgrimage of faith
                                                                                                                                                           Porres and Maximilian Kolbe unfold the
                                                                                                           By FATHER WILLIAM SEIFERT                       power of Divine Love manifest in human
                                                                                                               Locked doors never stopped Jesus                 Among us, the life of Father Walter
                                                                                                           Christ.                                         Ciszek unfolds how God’s mystery of grace
                                                                                                               The apostles imprisoned themselves in       unfolds even in the worst of jails.
                                                                                                           the “upper room” because they were terri-            Most folks hobble into holiness.
                                                                                                           fied and anchorless without Jesus.              Wounded by sin we limp along following
                                                                                                               After chatting with the disciples on the    Christ and our greatest adversary is discour-
                                                                                                           road to Emmaus, and beginning to “break         agement. Sometimes that discouragement
                                                                                                           bread” with them, Jesus vanishes only to        rises from an inner self-contempt for things
                                                                                                           show up as they are explaining what hap-        done or left undone. Sometimes it hammers
                                                                                                           pened to that upper room group.                 away at our resolution through the lousy
                                                                                                               He gives them peace as they begin the       example of the CINO (Catholic/Christian In
                                                                                                           week and (of all things) asks for something     Name Only) gang.
                                                                                                           to eat. He enters their “world” and every-           There’s nothing new about that. Jesus’
Father William Seifert serves as lector during the evening liturgy. Brother Nelson Maria                   thing changes. He shares his greatest gift      parable about the “Sower and the Seed”
Mercado-Rodriguez stands at right.                                                                         – the Holy Spirit – and his mission be-         points to this. Men and women seeking to
                                                                                                           comes theirs too.                               repent and be faithful to the Gospel need a
                                                                                                               Everything does not go well. Preach-        safe environment and mature sponsors –
                          Left, Kyle Hayman of                                                             ing and miracles are greeted with hostility,    parishes and functional “godparents” – to
                          Wind Gap prays with                                                              imprisonment and beatings. The saints are       be faithful to their task of living a Christian
                          a Bible during the lit-                                                          incarcerated with the scoundrels and, like      moral life. Here, very practical provisions
                          urgy.                                                                            Jesus, they are counted among the crimi-        are needed.
                                                                                                           nals.                                                Re-entry into “the real world” is a chal-
                                                                                                               It was not what they had in mind as         lenge, and the degree of that challenge dif-
                         Right, Prison Minis-                                                              “God’s Plan for Redemption,” yet it was         fers according to each person. The basics
                         ters Frank Prekel of                                                              what God had in mind. The saints are sanc-      of daily life – food, clothing, housing, em-
                         Our Lady of Mercy,                                                                tified in service among the scoundrels and
                         Easton, left, and Ber-                                                                                                            ployment, finances, support, etc. – need to
                         nard Spirk of Sacred                                                              villainous minds, darkened by sin, get          be accessible. The transformation of beliefs,
                         Heart, Bethlehem                                                                  soaked in the light of the Gospel.              attitudes and behaviors can follow, but only
                         attend the liturgy. The                                                               Changes happen, good changes, for           if these are knowingly nurtured and culti-
                         duo engages the                                                                   those who repent. The unrepentant are           vated.
                         men in Bible study                                                                confronted with the Gospel – preached and            The role (aka ministry) of Christian dis-
                         each Wednesday                                                                    lived out – and the disciples can do no         cipleship to “ex-convicts” is that of com-
                         evening.                                                                          more than that, so they seem powerless.         panionship on the pilgrimage of faith. This
                                                                                                           Human freedom is such a gift that it can        fact obliges “seasoned” disciples to the
                                                                                                           stand in defiance of God.                       same path of humble conversion as neo-
                                                                                                               Christ never commanded his disciples        phytes. It is the Lord Jesus who redeems us
                                                                                                           to convert all nations. He sent us to teach     all.
Heart of Jesus.                                                                                            and preach the Gospel. Those who minis-
    “Think of how the Holy Spirit stretches                                                                                                                     It is “an inconvenient truth” that crimi-
our hearts so we can spread the Gospel in the                                                              ter among the incarcerated have to become       nals will move into our neighborhood, yet
                                                                                                           humble enough to be effective.                  that is where they came from after all.
world,” he said, encouraging the men to medi-           “The Lord wants you to live in the present             The mission is one of “visitation” – op-
tate on the Scriptures.                             moment … allow the joy of the Eucharist to                                                                  Our task is to transform our neighbor-
    “We are each desperately in need of the         radiate from us in beautiful and natural ways.”        portunity – bringing the presence of Christ     hoods – one household at a time, begin-
                                                                                                           with the invitation to repent and the as-       ning with one’s own – to that sort of envi-
mercy of the Lord. When we trust it is active           Bishop Barres assured the men that every           surance that repentance is possible.
in our lives, it’s amazing what God can do in       day when he celebrates Mass and prays the                                                              ronment where habits of malice, fear and
each one of our lives.”                             rosary, “I’m praying for you. That’s the                   Here’s the realistic question: “Is whole-   self-loathing can be laid down and one be
                                                                                                           sale repentance among criminals likely be-      dressed in the garb true human dignity.
    Bishop Barres recalled St. Paul’s life was      beauty of our faith, we’re united in Christ.”          cause I visit jails”? The safe bet would be
changed by the power of Christ, transform-              As the liturgy drew to a close, Father Seifert                                                          This is neither a simple nor an easy task;
ing him from “one who persecutes Christian-         addressed those gathered, and invited the              to say “no,” but the example of the minis-      nor is it impossible. It is a good task, and
                                                                                                           tries of Sts. Vincent de Paul, Martin de        with God’s grace will be drawn to fulfillment.
ity to one who spreads Christianity.                men to a weekly dialogue with prison minis-
    “Be open to Christ. It’s amazing how he         ters.
can turn us around.”                                    Spirk and Prekel – who have been in prison
    The bishop said, for example, Christ can        ministry for years, beginning through St. Ber-
turn our patterns of envy into peacefulness,        nard, Easton – engage the men in Bible study
emphasizing to the men gathered, “It’s im-          each Wednesday evening. Others involved
portant to be the light of peace in this house.”    in diocesan prison ministry visit at other
    Christ can turns patterns of lust into chas-    times, as well as in the women’s prison. Fa-
tity, anger to kindness, greed to a new sort of     ther Seifert celebrates Mass monthly at the
detachment, and gluttony to balance, Bishop         site.
Barres said.                                            Matos expressed the appreciation of the
    “Have deep confidence in the mercy of           prison administration to Bishop Barres for his
Christ. Experience it in the sacrament of pen-      presence that evening.
ance, the act of contrition and trust in the            Bishop Barres plans to visit all the facili-
Lord in the present moment,” the bishop said.       ties in the diocese.

Left, inmates exchange a sign of peace.

Right, Bishop Barres talks with Joseph Octhiato of Luzerne County before the liturgy.
14     THE A.D. TIMES                                                                                                                                                      AUGUST 18, 2011
                        LEARNING to
                     CHANGE the WORLD
                      School notes
     Army National Guard Maj. David Repyneck, recently
 stationed in Iraq and a 1981 graduate of St. Theresa School                                                                      Simon Talago and John Luis Alvarez, eighth-graders at
 (STS), Hellertown, visited his grade school alma mater                                                                           St. Michael the Archangel School, Bethlehem-
 and raised the American flag that was flown on his base in                                                                       Coopersburg, recently took part in the final level of the
                                                                  Michaella Oh of Center Valley, eighth grade student at St.      2011 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest
 Iraq as a thank-you for the school participating in the          Michael the Archangel, Bethlehem-Coopersburg,                   June 12-16 at University of Maryland, College Park. The
 “Taste of Home Campaign.”                                        crowns the statue of Mary during the school’s May Crown-        boy’s Junior Group Documentary project, “The Dayton
     In January the STS community collected and pack-             ing ceremony. Crown bearers Joseph O’Donnell of Cen-            Peace Accords and Their Aftermath: For Better or Worse
 aged donations, including peanuts, beef jerky, homemade          ter Valley and Daniel Scott of Coopersburg look on. The         in Bosnia?” made it to the final round of 14 in their cat-
 cards and deodorant for Maj. Repyneck and the 109th              service was held at Assumption BVM, Bethlehem, and              egory. St. Michael the Archangel School eighth grade
 Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Unit stationed in Iraq.         parents and grandparents were invited to attend with a          social studies teacher Jeanette Malik mentored the stu-
 Family members of Maj. Repyneck thanked the school for           morning reception after the special event.                      dents. Prior to the national contest the boys competed in
 all their contributions Feb. 4 by presenting STS with an                                                                         the regional contest March 5 at Penn State’s Hazelton
 American flag that was flown on his base in Iraq, a presti-                                                                      Campus and the state competition May 11-12 at
 gious photo taken of him with the flag at his base and a                                                                         Millersville University. Pictured are, from left, Malik,
                                                                                                                                  Talago, Alvarez and U.S. Ambassador Carol van Voorst
 plaque of recognition.                                                                                                           after the boys were awarded first place at the state con-
     On May 31, Maj. Repyneck visited the school, where                                                                           test.
 he raised the American flag he sent over on the school
 flagpole. He also briefly spoke to students. His nephew
 Nathan Malone, who is a seventh grade student at STS,
 organized the campaign as part of his confirmation project.
 Earlier in the year Maj. Repyneck gained media attention
 when he was deployed to Iraq and later for the campaign.
     The major graduated in 1981 from STS. He is also a           Nearly 70 middle school students of Sacred Heart of
 1986 graduate of Saucon Valley Senior High School,               Jesus School, Bath performed recently in the original
 Hellertown. He attended DeSales University, Center Val-          play “Schoolhouse Pop” at the school. Singing, dancing
 ley, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1991 and a           and acting their way through the history of fictional
                                                                  Roosevelt School, the students brought four decades to
 master’s degree in 2009. Maj. Repyneck has two children,         life through the music of the times. In addition to per-
 Olyvia and Jack Repyneck. He is the son of Louis J. and          forming, the students contributed lines to the play, helped     The Academic Bowl Team of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
 Catherine S. Repyneck of Rosalie Drive, Hellertown.              choreograph dances, and created scenery and props,              School (OLPH), Bethlehem went undefeated and fin-
     The Notre Dame Speech and Debate Team hosted the             as part of their music and language arts classes. The           ished first in District 1. They went on to defeat St. Tho-
 Crusader Pre-Nationals Tournament May 14 at Notre Dame           multimedia performance included a slide show of the             mas More School, Allentown and St. Stephen Regional
 High School, Easton. Notre Dame won a team trophy by             1960s, and several storylines referencing popular cul-          Elementary School, Port Carbon May 15 to win the Di-
 earning first place in team sweepstakes.                         ture from the 1950s to the 1980s.                               ocesan Competition. OLPH Academic Bowl Team mem-
     Also the following students won awards: Declama-                                                                             bers are, from left: front, Madelyn Dundon, Julia Pinter,
                                                                                                                                  Delaney Jordan, Kathleen Capella and Nicole Schaeffer;
 tion, first Natalie Prager; Dramatic Performance, fourth                                                                         middle, John Spirk, E.V. Dundon, Quynh-Mai Le and Colin
 Prager; Duo Interpretation, fourth Vicki Baker and Jonathan                                                                      Pfeiffer; back, Jared Hibshman, Ryan Pohl and Jared
 Tabuzo; Impromptu, first Zaneta Bell, second Laurel                                                                              Parkansky. Their coach is Luanne Buonpane, who
 Kandianis, fifth Irene Kurtz; Oral Interpretation, first Bell,                                                                   teaches technology, library studies and an enrichment
 fifth Sara Prager, sixth Tom Kennebeck.                                                                                          reading class.
     Original Oratory, third Jonathan Tabuzo, fourth
 Kennebeck, fifth Laurel Kandianis; Student Congress, first
 Irene Kurtz, second Ryan Carrigan.
     Also the following students earned degrees from the
 National Forensic League: Degree of Excellence, Natalie
 Prager; Degree of Distinction, Tabuzo.
                                                                  Marian High School, Tamaqua held the Annual Law Day
                                                                  May 3 in connection with the national commemoration of
                                                                  Law Day May 1. This program demonstrates the signifi-                          Our Lady of Perpetual Help School,
                                                                  cance of the law in American society and government.                           Bethlehem honored its “First In Math” high
                                                                  The program began with a description of the Law Day                            scorers at Field Day June 8, with a spe-
                                                                  and the jury selection, for which 36 students and faculty                      cial visit from the Philadelphia Phillies
                                                                  members received a jury summons. Steve Lukach,                                 Phanatic. Each high scorer received a
                                                                  Schuylkill County clerk of courts, conducted the “voir dire”                   personal congratulation and got their pic-
                                                                  process to determine the makeup of the trial jury. The                         ture taken with the Phanatic. The high
                                                                  session concluded with a trial conducted by the Marian                         scorers in each grades are pictured with
                                                                  Mock Trial Team before Atty. Michael Stine as judge. Dur-                      Principal Harry Reese, from left: Quhyn-
                                                                  ing the jury deliberation period, a question-and-answer                        Mai Le, eighth grade; David Angelucci,
                                                                  period was held. Students discussed the situation and                          seventh; Nathan Estock, third; Patrick
                                                                  procedures in their social studies classes. Marian jun-                        Core, first; Aidan Elm, second; Christian
                                                                  ior Samantha Faust, Barnesville, commented, “I thought                         Dergham, fourth; Shea Elliot, fifth; and
                                                                  it was very interesting. I liked how real attorney and gov-                    Donovan Stuard, sixth. First In Math is a
                                                                  ernment officials were part of the program. It made me                         national online program for students to
                                                                  look at the situation in a different way. I would like to be                   practice math skills. Students earn stick-
                                                                  selected for jury next year.” Pictured are, from left: front,                  ers for completing games. The students
                                                                  Bernard Forgotch, Casimir Ditkowsky, Amanda Esposito,                          at OLPH finished first in the Diocese of
 Praying the Litany of Mary during the May Crowning at            Maria Montero-Hoppes, Mary Connors, Cassidy                                    Allentown for number of stickers earned.
 Sacred Heart of Jesus School, Bath are, from left,               DeCosmo, Breanna Esposito and Schuylkill County                                At left is Elliot with the Phillies Phanatic.
 Clayton Basile, Corrine Anderko, Naomi Snyder, Patrick           Public Defender Judge Michael Stine, who is a 1999
 Langen, Thomas Weber, Msgr. Francis Nave, Jacob                  graduate of Marian; second row, Geno Brady, Devon
 Maruscak and Arista Danise. Snyder was the eighth-               Horn, Katie Smulligan, Vikki Vetter and Tom Hagenbuch;
 grader chosen to be the crowner, escorted by Langen.             third row, Mackenzie Sugrue, Sara Zurawa, Stephen
 Second grade crown bearer was Anderko and her es-                Valente, EmmaRose Boyle and Christine McCord; back,
 cort, Basile. All eighth and second grade students par-          Ryan Darrough, Nicholas Mayernik, Dominic Montero,
 ticipated in the procession.                                     Andrew Kelly and Joseph Letcher.

                                                                  Left, Annemarie Thomas’ fifth grade class at Sacred
                                                                  Heart of Jesus School, Bath graduated recently from
                                                                  the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program.
                                                                  Led by Officer Michael Kovach from the Colonial Regional
                                                                  Police Department, and sponsored by Knights of Co-
                                                                  lumbus Father Jacob W. Post Council #14464, the
                                                                  classes teach students strategies to avoid dangerous
                                                                  substances like drugs and alcohol. The students also
                                                                  take part in an annual writing contest. The winners of
                                                                  this year’s essay contest are Dominic LaCava, first place;
                                                                  Richard Turnback, second place; and Andrew Franklin,            Elise Lytz’s third grade class at St. Ignatius Loyola
                                                                  third place. The students culminated the program with a         School, Sinking Spring celebrates Chinese New Year
                                                                  pledge to live healthy lives and make smart choices.            with costumes and a dragon.
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             Forty Hours Sunday, Oct. 2 ~Tuesday, Oct. 4
           Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, 18th and Turner Sts., Allentown
     Begins Sunday with exposition of Blessed Sacrament at end of
            Sunda with ex osition of Blesse Sacrament end of
      the noon Mass. Exposition and adoration continues through
        uesda ending with re osition end of Ev
            day                                          Pr
       Tuesday, ending with reposition at end of Evening Prayer.
             Bishop-s of
                  p-sons        Diocese of lent
   The three Bishop-sons of the Diocese of Allentown will be the homilists at Evening Prayer each night.
                                               nto wil be
                                                      ill                     Ev      Pr     each night.
                          Bishop Ronald Gainer, Bishop                         Archbishop Joseph Kurtz,                                    Bishop David Thompson, Retired
                          of Lexington, will preach                            Archbishop of Louisville, will                              Bishop of Charleston, will
                          at Evening Prayer, 7 p.m.                            preach at Evening Prayer, 7                                 preach at Evening Prayer, 7
                          Sunday, Oct. 2. He will                              p.m. Monday, Oct. 3. He will                                p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. He will
                          preach on the first section                          preach on the second section                                preach on the third section of
                          of Sacramentum Caritatis                             of Sacramentum Caritatis                                    Sacramentum Caritatis (70-
                          (6-33): “The Eucharist, A                            (34-69): “The Eucharist, A                                  93): “The Eucharist, A
                          Mystery to be Believed.”                             Mystery to be Celebrated.”                                  Mystery to be Lived.”
     All the faithful of the Diocese are welcome to adore the Blessed Sacrament at any time during the three days and to participate in
                Evening Prayer each night. There will be a procession of the Blessed Sacrament at Tuesday’s Evening Prayer
                                      and Forty Hours will then conclude with Benediction and Reposition.
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 Knights of Columbus activities and events
 Knights of Columbus Father DeNisco Council
 3862, Bangor presented the 2011 Knight of the Year
 Award to Cory Genteel, second from left, of Bangor,
 at the council’s 57th Annual Dinner Dance May 7.
 Genteel accepted the award along with his chil-
 dren Sophia, Joseph, and Adrianna Genteel. He is
 pictured with some previous Knights of the Year,
 from left, Joseph DeFranco (2005), John Neetz III
 (2009) and Joseph Coccia (2007). Genteel has
 been a member of the Knights since 1987. He had
 served as president of the Home Association for
 eight years, guiding the home through a major reno-
 vation project. A physician’s assistant at Pocono
 Hospital Emergency Room, he is a member of the
 Our Lady of Mount Carmel School Advisory Board,
 the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Usher Soci-
 ety and the OLMC “Big Time” celebration commit-
 tee. Also, he is a member of Columbia Fire Com-
 pany, Roseto and an assistant football coach for
 the Blue Valley Patriots. He served in the U.S. Na-
 val Reserves as a medic.

 Knights of Columbus St. Benedict Council 14654, Mohnton earned the distinction of
 Double Star Council for the 2009-10 fraternal year. Pictured above are, from left: Dis-
 trict Deputy John Cocco; Grand Knight Steven Wagner; and Father Philip Rodgers,
 pastor of St. Benedict, Mohnton and Pennsylvania state council chaplain. The award
 recognizes overall excellence in the areas of membership recruitment (200 percent of
 quota, thereby making it a “Double Star”) and retention, promotion of the fraternal
 insurance program, and sponsorship of service-oriented activities. Also presented
 were awards to: Knight of the Year, Nicholas Gatto, center in photo above right, with,
 from left, Wagner and Father Rodgers; Knight and Spouse of the Year, Timothy and
 Carol Lindley, pictured in center in photo at right, with Wagner and Father Rodgers;
 and Family of the Year, John and Dianne Coccia, not pictured.

 Members of the Bethlehem Catholic Squires Circle 5455 work on installing a raised
 garden for Arc of Lehigh-Northampton Counties June 3. A raised garden, below, was
 selected to ensure that all of ARC’s clients would be able to reach the plants. After the
 plots were prepared, wood boxes were constructed. Later topsoil was delivered and
 ARC clients planted flowers and vegetables. The idea for the project arose when the
 Knights and ARC of Lehigh-Northampton Counties held their Measure Up Campaign
 second annual kickoff breakfast at the ARC facility in Bethlehem. The goal of the
 Knights of Columbus Measure Up campaign is to raise funds for ARC so they can
 assist individuals with intellectual and cognitive disabilities. Chief Squire Todd Yildran
 asked Karen Grady, ARC Executive Director, if there was anything the Squires could do
 to help. The Squires also collected $21 for the Measure Up campaign. The circle
 collected $10 per member, exceeding the state council goal of $7.

                                                                                              Senior Ann Kovacs, junior Mary Kathleen Henry and sophomore Abby Guman, stu-
                                                                                              dents at Bethlehem Catholic High School, were the winners for their grade levels in
                                                                                              the Pennsylvania Knights of Columbus essay contest. The girls are pictured with Bob
                                                                                              Gowell, theology department chair, Knights district deputy (33) and counselor of Knights
                                                                                              of Columbus Bethlehem Catholic Squires Circle 5455. As contest winners, each girl
                                                                                              received a $50 prize. The theme of this year’s essay contest was “The Responsibility
                                                                                              of the Catholic Citizen in a Free Society.”
AUGUST 18, 2011                                                                                                                                                  THE A.D. TIMES              17
 Cursillo Community takes trip to Holy Land ‘In His Footsteps’
                                                Scripture telling us again in great detail
 By CURSILLO PILGRIMS                           about the particular event.
                                                    We visited every place of each mystery
     “A moment in time that will last a life-   of the Holy Rosary. From Nazareth to Cana
 time” is the description one of the pilgrims   to Bethlehem, and to the Wailing Wall of
 on a recent trip to the Holy Land used to      the Temple in Jerusalem, we now bring
 describe the many moments of grace we all      these places to our prayer.
 experienced during our pilgrimage.                 We went down into the cistern where
     The Cursillo Community of the Diocese      they held Jesus the night before his cruci-
 of Allentown sponsored the trip, and 23        fixion. As our pilgrims reverently carried a
 pilgrims walked in the footsteps of Jesus      wooden cross through the streets of the
 throughout the many cities where he lived,     Via Dolorosa, we experienced deep sorrow
 preached and died.                             and profound gratitude for Christs’ sacri-
     In Nazareth where we began our spiri-      fice.
 tual journey of heart and soul, we visited         We touched the rock of Golgotha, which
 the place where the Angel Gabriel asked        evoked words and tears of repentance and
 Mary to be the Mother of God.                  love, as well as pleadings for forgiveness
     We were, once again, struck with the       and mercy.
 realization that her fiat, her yes, was the        We rejoiced at the site of the resurrec-
 beginning of this part of our salvation        tion and the Upper Room, and at the Church
 story, and that each of us were called to      of the the Dormition of Mary. We visited
 say yes to the God who loves us and wants      the River Jordan where Jesus was bap-
 to spend eternity with us.                     tized, the Mount of Beatitudes, and Mount
     Our spiritual director was Father Keith    Tabor, the site of the transfiguration.
 Laskowski, who celebrated Mass for us              At a reunion after the trip we reflected
 every day at one of the holy sites.            on the journey. The landscape in the Holy
     The Holy Land Catholic sites are main-     Land is much as it was when Jesus was
 tained by the Franciscan Order, who pro-       alive. The amount of walking and the dis-
 vide our priests with a place and the sa-      tances between cities and regions was
 cred vessels to celebrate Mass.                much greater than we imagined, as we
     Father Keith blessed us with his holi-     thought of Mary as she went to visit and
 ness, joy, and insightful homilies and re-     help her cousin Elizabeth.
 flections. We were very grateful for his           It also gave us an appreciation of the
 presence with us.                              struggles and tensions of the Middle East
     Imagine yourself outside overlooking       as we passed through the security check-
 the Sea of Galilee, at Holy Mass, and then     points of the four quarters of the city of
 Jesus becomes present once more in the         Jerusalem. We were also reminded of the
 bread and the wine of Eucharist. Then find     universality of our church as we saw so
 yourself in a fishing boat, much like St.      many pilgrims from all over the world.          The Cursillo pilgrims on their trip to the Holy Land, with spiritual director Father Keith
 Peter’s so long ago, sailing across the Sea        Finally, we reflected on the many ways      Laskowski, front center.
 of Galilee to Capernaum, reverently sing-      we were changed spiritually. We can sum-
 ing the hymn “Put Your Hands in the Hands      marize our experiences by the comment of
 of the Man who Calmed the Sea.”
      There we were where Jesus chose his
                                                one of the pilgrims, a teacher in a Catholic
                                                school for more than 37 years.                     What is Cursillo?
 first Apostles, where they fished and where        She said that all that she had taught              The Cursillo Movement is an association that offers a method and a technique
 he met them after the resurrection.            those many years in religion classes has           to provide people with the tools, mentality, strength and support to engage in a
     There were many heartfelt moments, so      come alive in a new way. However, the most         natural type of evangelization.
 many graces to absorb and store that           exciting part is how the children keep ask-            Cursillo is a Spanish word meaning “short course” and stands for the Cursillo
 would come to their fullness as we now         ing her again and again what it was like           weekend that begins Thursday evening and lasts until Sunday night.
 listen to the Sunday readings or read and      there, walking in his footsteps; they have             During the weekend, participants listen to talks by priests and other religious
 reflect on Scripture. We can now see with      a great desire to know more about Christ           laity that seek to familiarize adult Christians with their role in bringing Christ to
 our spiritual eyes, the many cities and        and the land where he lived.                       others.
 towns where Jesus taught and healed. At            How blessed we were, to have those                 More information is available at
 each site we listened to the passage of        moments in time that will last a lifetime.

 Associates of Sisters of Christian Pro-Life Town Hall meeting
 Charity received on Covenant Day
     Ten Companions of Pauline, Associates      coordinators of the various groups of as-
 of the Sisters of Christian Charity (SCC),     sociates.
 gathered May 1 at Mallinckrodt Convent,           Then Sister Joan Daniel, provincial su-
 Mendham, N.J. to be received into the As-      perior, greeted the assembled guests.
 sociate program. Approximately 90 other           Students from Assumption College for
 members joined them to renew their cov-        Sisters sang a Marian hymn, and a pro-
 enant on Covenant Day.                         gram on newly beatified Blessed Pope John
     One of the newly received Companions       Paul II was presented.
 of Pauline was Carolyn Johnson, a parish-         Companions of Pauline in the North
 ioner of Our Lady Help of Christians, Allen-   American Eastern Province of SCC are men
 town.                                          and women called by God to proclaim
     The others were from the Dioceses of       Christ to the world through living out the
 Harrisburg; Wilmington, Del.; Camden,          charism of Pauline von Mallinckrodt.
 N.J.; Metuchen, N.J.; and Orlando, Fla.           Remaining in their present lifestyle, they
     Liturgy was celebrated by Oblate of St.    seek to commit themselves to prayer, works
 Benedict Father Hilary O’Leary of St. Mary     of charity and deeper Gospel living. They
 Abbey, Morristown, N.J.                        number approximately 200.
     This was followed by a dinner with the        For more information: 973-543-6528 or
 sisters of the Motherhouse and the local

                                                                                                A Pennsylvania Pro-life Federation (PPLF) Town Hall Luncheon Meeting was held in
                                                                                                Bethlehem April 15, hosted by the Bethlehem/Easton Chapter of Pennsylvanians for
               What have you done for your marriage today?                                      Human Life (PHL). Among the participants are, from left: Sister of St. Joseph Margaret
                                                                                                Edmund, theology teacher at Bethlehem Catholic High School (Becahi) and adviser to
                    For tips on nurturing your marriage, visit the                              the school’s Students for Life group; PPLF presenters Maria Vitale, education director,
                                                                                                and Michael Ciccocioppo, executive director; and Matthew Kuna and Danielle Trottier,
                           U.S. bishops’ marriage website:                                      representing Becahi’s Students for Life. Similar sessions were held in major regions
                                                                                                of Pennsylvania, beginning in Erie and ending in Immaculata. Among the topics ad-
                                                              dressed were the latest developments in pro-life legislation, the fight against health
                                                                                                care reform’s medical rationing for the elderly, protection for preborn babies and the
                                                                                                embryonic stem cell debate.
18         THE A.D. TIMES                                                                                                                                                     AUGUST 18, 2011
                                                     YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS
  Diocesan CYO Declamation Contest winners
         First place winners in the Diocesan CYO                                                                                                       Stephen Mickulik, principal of St.
     Declamation Contest were Madelyn                                                                                                              Michael, hosted the event, coordinated by
     Dundon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help,                                                                                                         Matt Garza, assistant coordinator, CYO, in
     Bethlehem, District 1, and Ryan Goodwin                                                                                                       the diocesan Office of Youth and Young
     of St. Joseph the Worker, Orefield, District                                                                                                  Adult Ministry, and Rick Wagner.
     2.                                                                                                                                                The eight contestants gave 4- to 7-
         Second place winners were Monica                                                                                                          minute memorized speeches over two dif-
     Kinyo and Domenico DeMarco, both of                                                                                                           ferent rounds to an audience filled with
     Holy Guardian Angels, Reading, District 3.                                                                                                    friends, parents and other contestants. A
         The contest was held April 17 at St.                                                                                                      group of people judged the contestants
     Michael the Archangel School,                                                                                                                 on memory, gestures, presentation, clarity,
     Coopersburg-Bethlehem.                                                                                                                        projection, pronunciation and delivery.
         Four CYO districts each sent their top                                                                                                        Plaques were awarded to all partici-
     boy and girl from seventh and eighth grade                                                                                                    pants. Other students participating were:
     to compete for the diocesan championship.                                                                                                     Austin Gerlach, St. Jane Frances de
                                                                                                                                                   Chantal, Easton, District 1; Alexa Iannace,
                                                                                                                                                   St. Ann, Emmaus, District 2; Cassandra
  Matt Garza of the diocesan Office of Youth                                                                                                       Hoben, Our Lady of the Angels Academy,
  and Young Adult Ministry, front center, con-                                                                                                     Lansford, District 5; and Henry Hinchey,
  gratulates the eight participants in the                                                                                                         St. John Neumann School, Palmerton, Dis-
  declamation contest.                                                                                                                             trict 5.

  Young adults plan
                                                                                                                                                    Foster a Child,
  annual fall retreat                                                                                                                               Foster a Future
         “Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God” will be the theme of the fall
     retreat of Allentown-Bethlehem Catholic Young Adults (ABCYA).                                                                                     1-800-330-8001
         ABCYA is a group for Catholic young adults ages 18 to 40
     single and married in and around the Diocese of Allentown.                                                                                       Catholic Charities
         The weekend will be Friday, Oct. 14 through Sunday, Oct. 16 at
     Blue Mountain Retreat Center, New Ringgold.                                                                                                     Diocese of Allentown
         Cost of $150 will include meals and materials.
         Deadline to RSVP is Friday, Sept. 30 to Gerry at
         For more information, call Ruthie, 484-554-5618; e-mail; or visit website

  American Heritage Girls troop formed at St. Catharine of Siena, Reading
                                                                                                        The American Heritage Girls (AHG) is a     official affiliation. This is historic in nature
                                                                                                    nonprofit organization dedicated to the        as it is the first memorandum of mutual
                                                                                                    mission of “building women of integrity        support presented to an all girls’ organiza-
                                                                                                    through service to God, family, community      tion in the hundred-year history of BSA.
                                                                                                    and country.”                                      Troop 1111, sponsored by St. Catharine
                                                                                                         Founded in Ohio in 1995 it has since      of Siena, was formally initiated in March
                                                                                                    been a part of tens of thousands of girls’     and 30 girls have joined.
                                                                                                    lives. It is growing across the country and        They have earned the “Our Flag”
                                                                                                    has recently been endorsed by the Bishop       badge, which included a fun family fieldtrip
                                                                                                    Thomas Dorn of Rockford, Ill.                  to Fort McHenry, and the “Zoology”
                                                                                                        It is now in the Diocese of Allentown,     badge, which included a visit by a local
                                                                                                    thanks to St. Catharine of Siena, Reading.     beekeeper and his bees.
                                                                                                        Any girl ages 5-18 can be an American          The girls earned service hours cleaning
                                                                                                    Heritage Girl.                                 their church, helping at their parish festi-
                                                                                                        The five levels of AHG are: Pathfinders    val and, perhaps most memorable, hand-
                                                                                                    (kindergarten), Tenderheart (grade 1-3), Ex-   ing out balloons at Reading’s first March
                                                                                                    plorers (grades 4-6), Pioneers (grades 7-8)    for Life.
                                                                                                    and Patriots (grades 9-12).                        This valuable Christ-centered scouting
                                                                                                        Members promise to be: Compassion-         program has many fun and rewarding fu-
                                                                                                    ate, Helpful, Honest, Loyal, Perseverant,      ture plans, including a summer sleepover
                                                                                                    Pure, Resourceful, Respectful, Responsible     with activities to help share the important
                                                                                                    and Reverent.                                  message of “true beauty” with the girls.
                                                                                                        They have the opportunity to earn              AHG has consistently demonstrated
                                                                                                    badges, awards, patches, religious medals      pro-life Christian values at all levels of its
                                                                                                    and service stars that are in turn worn on     hierarchy. The concern for a consistent pro-
                                                                                                    their uniform.                                 life Christian message, a respect for tradi-
                                                                                                        Some people may notice a resemblance       tional values and the desire to support the
                                                                                                    to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in both     girls in their budding relationship with our
                                                                                                    AHG’s structure and focus on traditional       Lord is what spurred the development of
                                                                                                    values and character development. This         an AHG troop at St. Catharine.
  Members of American Heritage Girls Troop 1111 earn service hours handing out                      has not gone unnoticed by BSA.                     More information is available at http://
  balloons at the March for Life in Reading June 12.                                                    In 2009 BSA and AHG entered into an

  ‘Youth Ministry Convention’ planned for Sept. 30-Oct. 2
        As a followup to the commitment of the       year for all those involved in youth minis-    istering to the young people in their parish   community,” said Father Hoffa.
     diocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult        try at his or her parish,” said Father Allen   community. Among the topics will be “Vi-           He encouraged priests of the diocese
     Ministry (OYYAM) to provide                     Hoffa, coordinator of OYYAM.                   sion for Youth Ministry,” “Youth Culture       to “prayerfully consider encouraging those
     diocesanwide programming and compre-               The event is geared toward, but not lim-    and Psychology,” “Legal Issues in Youth        individuals in your parish to attend this
     hensive parish-focused development for          ited to, youth ministers, priests, deacons,    Ministry,” “Recruitment of Youth and Vol-      momentous event so that your parish will
     the youth and young adults of the dio-          parents, volunteers, directors of religious    unteers,” “Programming Resources” and          be on the front lines of the ‘new evangeli-
     cese, OYYAM has announced its first             education, campus ministers and all those      “Calendaring and Budgeting.”                   zation’ of youth ministry.”
     “Youth Ministry Convention.”                    who would like to learn about comprehen-           “The goal of the weekend is to empower         Participants may register for full week-
        It is planned for Friday, Sept. 30 through   sive youth ministry.                           those individuals who sacrifice so much        end room and board, $70; for one over-
     Sunday, Oct. 2 at St. Francis Center for           The weekend will include workshops,         time and energy to serve the youth of the      night with meals, $45; or as commuters with
     Renewal, Bethlehem.                             small group discussions, networking op-        parish to foster an environment where          meals, $25. For more information or to reg-
        “This convention, now months in the          portunities and more for the youth minis-      youth feel valued and encouraged to grow       ister, visit website
     planning, will be the premier event each        ters to grow in their understanding of min-    in their faith and share it with the larger    ymconvention or call 610-289-8900, ext. 246.
AUGUST 18, 2011                                                                                                                                                     THE A.D. TIMES             19
  Journeying with faith and hope                                                                                                     By Father Jerome Tauber, pastor of
                                                                                                                                     St. Theresa of the Child Jesus,
      God entrusted Moses with a great mission. Moses was         their foes. The Israelites rejoiced because God saved them
  called to lead God’s people, the Israelites, out of slavery     from the power of their enemies.
  in the land of Egypt to freedom in the Promised Land.               The Israelites’ journey was not complete. They still
      God warned Moses that this would be a difficult task.       had to go through a period of purification and sanctifica-
  Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, was obstinate. Neither he, nor      tion in the desert before they could enter into the Prom-           Often we feel just like the Israelites on the shore of the
  the Egyptians, would allow the Israelites to leave unless       ised Land. But God had freed them from their enemies.           Red Sea. It seems we are trapped and doomed. Just as
  they were forced to do so.                                          By baptism, God has redeemed us and claimed us as           Moses urged the Israelites to trust that God would open
      God told Moses not to fear. He promised to perform          his own. Baptism frees us from original sin and recreates       an escape route for them, the Spirit urges us to trust that
  wondrous deeds to force the Egyptians to comply. After          us in the image and likeness of Christ. But the anointing       God will show us the way. God did not abandon the Isra-
  many signs and plagues, God sent the Angel of Death             with the oil of catechumens in the Rite of Baptism makes        elites and he will not abandon us.
  through the land of Egypt to strike down every first-born       it clear that baptism does not free us from a lifelong battle       Just as the Israelites’ enemies continued to pursue them
  male in the land.                                               to choose good over evil, right over wrong.                     as they passed through the sea, our enemies will con-
      This calamity was finally too much for Pharaoh and              Growing in holiness requires us to make the choices in      tinue to pursue us as we strive to grow in holiness. They
  the Egyptians. They urged the Israelites to leave, and the      accord with God’s will. These choices often require sacri-      will be a constant part of our spiritual journey. But just as
  Israelites marched off in triumph.                              fice, sometimes great sacrifice. Jesus challenges each of       God would not let Israel’s enemies capture them, he will
      But within a few days, Pharaoh and the Egyptians re-        us to take up our cross and follow him.                         not let our enemies capture us if we keep doing our best
  gretted their decision. They realized that they had let their       All of us are pilgrims on a journey from this passing       to follow in his path.
  captive workforce go. They decided to pursue and cap-           world to our lasting home in heaven. Israel’s Passover              Just as Israel saw their enemies vanquished when they
  ture the Israelites, returning them to slavery.                 can be seen as a metaphor for our lifelong spiritual jour-      got to the other shore, we are to live with confident faith
      The Egyptians surrounded the Israelites as they were        ney.                                                            and hope that we will see our enemies vanquished when
  encamped on the shore of the Red Sea. The Israelites,               We have our “enemies” that try to trap us and keep us       we get to the next world.
  believing they were doomed, lamented their fate. But            captive. In this fallen world, tainted by sin, we struggle          It would be nice if our spiritual journey was always
  Moses told them not to fear, God will open an escape            with temptations to pride, envy, anger, greed, gluttony,        easy and carefree, but that is not the reality of human
  route for them.                                                 lust and sloth. We struggle to overcome habitual sins.          existence. Jesus told us, his Father lets the sun shine on
      Much to the Israelites’ astonishment, God made a path       We carry with us regret and guilt over past sins and fail-      the good and the bad and he lets the rain fall on the good
  for them right through the midst of the sea. Again, they        ings.                                                           and the bad.
  marched off in triumph, but their joy soon turned again to          We find it difficult to accept our limitations and short-       Jesus is our Good Shepherd leading us through dark
  fear. Their enemies still continued to pursue them. It          comings. We find it difficult to be humble and meek, to be      valleys to the green pasture, to the house of the Lord.
  seemed they would never be free.                                poor in spirit. We struggle to be other-centered rather         Jesus calls us to follow him, trusting that he will lead us
      But when the Israelites finally got to the other shore,     than self-centered. We find it difficult to believe that God    through the difficulties and struggles of this world to our
  God closed the path through the sea and vanquished              loves us and accepts us as we are.                              true and lasting home with him in heaven.

  What the Catholic Church Says About Food and Hunger
      August is a month of plenty with a va-      life. Food aid is an essential response to      focus their aid on meeting the needs of         whose lives and dignity are threatened by
  riety of homegrown produce. It provides         people who do not have access to adequate       hungry people” (“For I Was Hungry and           hunger, poverty and suffering.
  us an opportunity to reflect on issues of       food.                                           You Gave Me Food: Catholic Reflections             To join the Legislative Advocacy Net-
  food and agriculture in our country and             “We encourage more affluent nations,        on Food, Farmers, and Farmworkers,” U.S.        work, call the diocesan Office of Pro-Life
  around the world.                               including the United States, to generously      Catholic bishops 2003).                         Activities and Social Concerns, 610-289-
      “All people have a basic human right to     respond to requests for food aid and to            Action: This week, pray for all people       8900, ext. 244.
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     In brief
          A cloudless blue sky turned to inky night as hundreds
     of thousands of pilgrims participated in the opening Mass for
     World Youth Day, celebrated by Madrid Cardinal Antonio Rouco
     Varela in the Plaza de Cibeles. Protected from the heat by white
     umbrellas and streams of soft mists, dozens of bishops and
     priests gathered on and around the makeshift altar to celebrate
     the Mass for pilgrims representing their homeland with flags,
     special hats, T-shirts and banners.
          In his homily, Cardinal Rouco said World Youth Day is in-
     separable from Blessed John Paul II, “the pope of the young,”
     whose memory they celebrated with the Mass. The relationship
     Blessed John Paul had with the young was “unprecedented,”
     he said “a hitherto unknown relationship between the church
     and her young: direct, immediate ... imbued with a faith in the
     Lord Jesus Christ, enthusiastic, hopeful, joyful, contagious.”
          This tradition has continued with Pope Benedict XVI, he said,
     who did not hesitate to highlight Blessed John Paul’s love of the
     young in his homily for his predecessor’s beatification in May.
          World Youth Day inspires a new encounter with the Lord,
     the cardinal said: “He is the only one who can understand you
     and lead you to the truth giving life that never ends, to give you
     happiness, true love.” Young people are looking for Christ, he
     said. “Letting oneself be found by him is the key to the success
     of any World Youth Day,” he said. “It will be your success.
     Youths of the 21st century need, even more than previous
     generations, to find the Lord through the only path that has
     proven effective spiritually: the humble and simple pilgrim seek-
     ing his face.”
          A 2010 law is providing conscience protections for
     health care professionals in England who believe in “the sanc-
     tity of life from conception onward,” regardless of their reli-
     gious beliefs. The Thomas More Legal Centre, which special-               Pilgrims fill Madrid’s Plaza de Cibeles before the start of the World Youth Day opening Mass Aug. 16. (CNS photo/
     izes in religious discrimination law, recently successfully de-           Paul Haring)
     fended two Catholic nurses who had asked not to be assigned
     to care for women at a central London hospital who were
     undergoing chemically induced abortions. It was the first time            because it shows “the only things in the world that merit haste                    Although much of the discussion relied on the opinions of econo-
     that the belief in the “sanctity of life from conception onward”          are exactly the things of God.” Pope Benedict celebrated the                       mists and politicians, religious groups bypassed the usual pun-
     has been presented as a “philosophical belief” protected by               Mass in the parish Church of St. Thomas, just across the main                      dits to consider how Jesus would react to the country’s finan-
     law.                                                                      square from the papal villa in Castel Gandolfo.                                    cial fiasco. And apparently he could have differing takes on
          “This particular use of the Equality Act has never, to my                Those attending the Mass in the small church included re-                      ways to solve the debt crisis, according to two different Chris-
     knowledge, been argued before,” Neil Addison, the Catholic                tired Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun and the pope’s                         tian groups.
     lawyer who runs the center, told Catholic News Service in an              brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger. In his Mass homily, the pope                           The Circle of Protection, which includes the U.S. Confer-
     email interview. “However, since the courts have accepted that            said the Old Testament shows that the Ark of the Covenant in                       ence of Catholic Bishops, has been urging Washington’s law-
     belief in global warming is protected under the Equality Act, I           the Temple of Jerusalem was the “the symbol of the presence                        makers not to cut funding for programs for the poor and couches
     saw no reason why a pro-life belief should not be equally                 of God among his people.”                                                          its members’ concerns with the question: “What would Jesus
     protected.”                                                                   The Diocese of Orange, Calif. has upped its bid to buy                         cut?”
          The use of the Equality Act is, I believe, very significant for      the Crystal Cathedral complex in Garden Grove from $50 million                         Christians for a Sustainable Economy has argued that fed-
     doctors and nurses who are increasingly being pressured to                to $53.6 million. Once the home church of the Rev. Robert Schuller,                erally run programs for the poor do not always provide the best
     participate in abortion, in particular these new forms of abor-           a noted television preacher, the cathedral property was put up                     solution and are urging the government to put more focus on
     tions induced through pills,” he added.                                   for auction earlier this year as part of the Crystal Cathedral                     financial stewardship and economic responsibility.
          “It is important to understand that the Equality Act does not        Ministries bankruptcy proceedings.                                                     Hundreds of Catholics gathered at the oldest cathe-
     require that the belief in the sanctity of life is religiously based,”        News media in California reported that a bidding war had                       dral in the Americas Aug. 8 to mark the 500th anniversary of the
     he said. “Even a humanist or atheist who believes that human              begun, prompting the Orange Diocese to increase its offer. Other                   first Catholic dioceses in the Western Hemisphere. Before a
     life begins at conception will be protected by this new interpre-         bids in the $50-million range have come from David Green, a                        large crowd in Columbus Plaza, in Santo Domingo’s colonial
     tation of the law.”                                                       prominent evangelical who heads the nationwide arts and crafts                     zone, Cardinal Carlos Amigo Vallejo, retired archbishop of Seville,
          Temporal things can wait; only the things of God merit               retailer Hobby Lobby, and Chapman University, a private liberal                    Spain, celebrated Mass, highlighting Catholicism’s unwavering
     acting upon without hesitation, Pope Benedict XVI said. God’s             arts university in Orange.                                                         presence in the region.
     words and his will are the only things “that are truly urgent for             Meanwhile, the board of Crystal Cathedral Ministries, or CCM,                      “The church does not exist to give up, or to be changed, but
     our lives,” he said. Celebrating an early morning Mass Aug. 15,           announced it has no plans to sell the property and has launched                    to enforce the will of God. We are the voice; Jesus Christ is the
     the feast of the Assumption of Mary, the pope reflected on the            a fundraising drive to try to save it.                                             Word,” he said during the late-afternoon liturgy that followed a
     reading from the Gospel of Luke in which Mary visits Elizabeth                After the Budget Control Act was signed Aug. 2 by                              procession. Cardinal Amigo attended the event as Pope Benedict
     “in haste” after the angel Gabriel announced to Mary God’s plan           President Barack Obama to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, a                       XVI’s envoy. Earlier in the day, Catholic leaders and Dominican
     that she conceive the son of God.                                         collective sigh of tentative relief was immediately followed by                    politicians, including President Leonel Fernandez, attended the
                   Mary’s sense of haste is important, the pope said,          speculation and analysis of what the country should do next.                       opening of the Santo Domingo Cathedral Museum.

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     Sunday Scripture
      Sunday, Aug. 21                             Sunday, Aug. 28
      Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time        Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

      First reading                               First reading
      Isaiah 22:19-23                             Jeremiah 20:7-9
      Responsorial psalm                          Responsorial psalm
      Psalms 138:1-3, 6, 8                        Psalms 63:2-6, 8-9
      Second reading                              Second reading
      Romans 11:33-36                             Romans 12:1-2
      Gospel                                      Gospel
      Matthew 16:13-20                            Matthew 16:21-27

  In memoriam                                     10 — Deacon Andrew Mihalik, Jr., 2003
                                                  10 — Deacon Daniel Metzker, 2005
                                                  15 — Father Joseph Alfonsi, 1986
     Please remember these clerics of the         16 — Father Leo Heineman, 1990
  Diocese of Allentown in your prayers dur-       17 — Father Francis Lawrence, 1989
  ing September, the anniversary month of         18 — Father John Zolondek, 1962
  their death.                                    18 — Msgr. Julian Zagorski, 1992
                                                  18 — Msgr. John Rusek, 2008
  1—     Father Leonard Merook, 1984              20 — Deacon R. Wayne Kraft, 1994
  1—     Father William McHale, 1990              22 — Father Francis Hornberger, 1964
  2—     Father David Liebner, 2008               23 — Father Francis Bajercius, 1967
  4—     Father Jerome Bagdonas, 1965             23 — Father Francis McDonald, 1968
  4—     Father Stephen Bednarik, 1977            23 — Father John Luksys, 1988
  7—     Father Francis Gilly, 1974               23 — Father John Pasura, 1996
  7—     Father Edward Sproesser, 1993            24 — Father Joseph Hartley, 1964
  7—     Father Vincent Cronin, 1999              25 — Father David Fick, 2006
  8—     Father Francis Nave, 2001                27 — Father Michael Lisowski, 1985
  8—     Deacon Lemuel von Leer, 2001             28 — Father Joseph Zmijewski, 1968
  9—     Msgr. Leo Fink, 1968                     30 — Father Joseph Gaudinskas, 1966
  10 —   Father Joseph Shamonsky, 1968            30 — Msgr. Francis Zavodny, 2003

  Recommended to your prayers by Pope Benedict XVI
  Apostleship of Prayer Intentions for September
     General Intention: Teachers. That all            Mission Intention: Church in Asia. That
  teachers may know how to communicate            the Christian communities of Asia may pro-
  the love of truth and instill authentic moral   claim the Gospel with fervor, witnessing to
  and spiritual values.                           its beauty with the joy of faith.

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                                                                                        Diocesan Anniversary Mass
                                                                                                    Sunday, September 25, 2011
                                                                                                                         at 3:00 p.m.
                                                                                          St. Thomas More, 1040 Flexer Ave., Allentown, 18103
                                                                                                     Invited are couples celebrating
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         Calendar                                                       Friday, Aug. 19
                                                                        „ “Bye Bye Birdie,” Summer Theatre Magic, St. Thomas More,
                                                                        through Sunday, Aug. 21; Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sun-
                                                                        day, 2:30 p.m.; adults $15; seniors 65/over $12; children 12/
                                                                                                                                            „ “The New Atheism,” speaker Father Kevin Bobbin, Serra Club
                                                                                                                                            of Bethlehem, Monocacy Manor, 6:30 p.m., 610-865-3054.

                                                                                                                                            Wednesday, Sept. 14
                                                                                                                                            „ “Gospels of John and Luke,” Wednesday Morning Bible Study,
  „ Interpreted Mass, for the hearing impaired, St. Columbkill,         under $8; proceeds benefit Central City Project of Allentown        segment begins, Finnegan Room, Assumption BVM, Bethlehem,
  Boyertown, 9 a.m.                                                     Central Catholic High School, 610-433-7413, ext. 18 or              10-11:30 p.m., join anytime, 610-867-7424, ext. 12.
  „ Children’s Prayer Group, for children of any age, Perpetual
  Adoration Chapel, St. Patrick, Pottsville, 5 p.m.                                                                                         Friday, Sept. 16
                                                                        Saturday, Aug. 20                                                   „ Women’s Retreat, St. Francis Center for Renewal, Bethlehem,
  First Sundays                                                         „ Feast of Our Lady of Knock, Ladies Ancient Order of Hiber-        Father Dennet Jung facilitator, $140, 610-867-8890,
  „ Divine Mercy Liturgical Service, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta,        nians Lehigh Division I, at Immaculate Conception, Allentown,                                     or
  600 W. Mahanoy Ave., Mahanoy City, 3 p.m., confessions be-            Mass 4:15 p.m., 610-481-0410.                             , through Sunday, Sept. 18.
  fore liturgy, Anointing of the Sick after liturgy and benediction.    „ “Back to School” community gently used clothing sale, Help-       „ “Mission: To Be Men of the Church,” men’s retreat, St. Francis
                                                                        ing Hands Club, Holy Family, Nazareth, 9-11 a.m.                    Retreat House, Easton, through Sunday, Sept. 18, 610-258-
  First and third Sundays                                                                                                                   3053,
  „ Interpreted Mass, for the hearing impaired, Our Lady of Per-        Sunday, Aug. 21
  petual Help, Bethlehem, 9 a.m.                                        „ Golf Tournament, Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem at Bethlehem        Saturday, Sept. 17
                                                                        Golf Course, 1 p.m., $90/golfer entrance fee, 610-865-5595,         „ Nun Run and Fun Walk, Sacred Heart Villa, Reading, 10 a.m.,
  Second Sundays                                                        ext. 510 or                                     proceeds benefit Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart,
  „ Filipino Mass, Barnabite Spiritual Center, Bethlehem, 5 p.m.        „ “Lasting Hope Concert: Spiritual and Contemporary Songs of
  (during winter 3 p.m.)                                                Hope and Inspiration,” St. Benedict, Mohnton, 7 p.m., auction
                                                                        6:30 p.m. in gathering space, benefit Jackie Jones-Allison.         Sunday, Sept. 18
  Mondays                                                               „ Feast of Our Lady of Knock, Ancient Order of Hibernians/          „ “Riding Home on the Questions of God,” parish mission with
  „ Scripture Classes, directed by Father Dennet Jung, St. Francis      Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, JFK #2, Pottsville at St.       Father Frank Sutman, Notre Dame of Bethlehem, through
  Retreat House, Easton, 9:30-11:30 a.m.                                Stephen, Port Carbon, 8 a.m. Mass, 570-617-7961.                    Wednesday, Sept. 21, conferences 7 p.m., daily Mass 8:45 a.m.
  „ Monday Evening Bible Study, Assumption BVM, Bethlehem, 7-           „ Marriage Preparation, hall, St. John the Baptist, Pottsville, 6
  8:30 p.m., 610-867-7424, ext. 12.
  „ Eucharistic Adoration, chapel, St. Catharine of Siena, Read-
                                                                        p.m., also Sunday, Aug. 28, 610-289-8900.
                                                                        „ St. Peregrine Triduum, for intercession on behalf of those
  ing, after 9 a.m. Mass until 10 p.m., 610-374-5506.                   with cancer and other serious illnesses, Sacred Heart of Jesus,
                                                                        Bath, 7 p.m., through Tuesday, Aug. 23.                             Sundays
  Fourth Mondays                                                                                                                            „ Bingo, St. Joseph, Summit Hill, 6:30 p.m.
  „ “Kids Konnected,” support group for children with a parent          Tuesday, Aug. 23                                                    „ Bingo, Immaculate Conception School, Pen Argyl, 1 p.m., doors
  being treated for cancer, St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading,         „ Forks of the Delaware Serra Club, St. Francis Retreat House,      open 11 a.m., 610-863-4816.
  6:30 p.m., 610-378-2602 or                     Easton, 6:15 p.m. speaker Dr. Andrew Essig of DeSales Univer-
                                                                        sity, Center Valley, dinner reservations 610-295-2694.              Second Sundays
  Tuesdays                                                              „ Bethlehem Serra Club, Barnabite Spiritual Center, Bethlehem,      „ Bingo, Most Blessed Sacrament, Bally, 12:45 p.m.
  „ Transitions, peer support for separated/divorced meeting,           1 p.m.
  education center, St. Ignatius Loyola, Sinking Spring, 7:30-9 p.m.,                                                                       Wednesdays
  610-823-3886.                                                         Wednesday, Aug. 24                                                  „ Bingo, Queenship of Mary, Northampton, 7 p.m.
  „ Catholic Charities Services, Annunciation BVM, Shenandoah,          „ Introductory Session of CrM FertilityCare System, with Eliza-
  10 a.m.-1 p.m., appointments 570-628-0466.                            beth Laskowski, St. Catharine of Siena, Reading, 7 p.m., free,      Thursdays
  „ Parenting Support Educational Series, Catholic Charities, An-       484-332-9084 or                           „ Bingo, Knights of Columbus Home Association, Reading, 6:30
  nunciation BVM, Shenandoah, 11 a.m.-noon, free, for parents                                                                               p.m., doors open 5 p.m., nonsmoking.
  and grandparents of infants through toddlers, register 570-           Thursday, Aug. 25                                                   „ Bingo, St. Katharine Drexel, Lansford, 6:30 p.m., doors open
  628-0466.                                                             „ Serra Club of Reading, Riveredge, 6 p.m., speaker Tony            5 p.m.
  „ Rosary for Life, Office of Pro-Life Activities, with Sr. Martha     Balistrere, principal of Berks Catholic High School.
  Zammatore, National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Immacu-                                                                              Fridays
  late Conception BVM, Allentown, 1:30 p.m.                             Friday, Aug. 26                                                     „ Bingo, St. Jerome, Tamaqua, 6:30 p.m., doors open 4 p.m.
                                                                        „ Men of Malvern Retreat, Malvern Retreat House, 610-759-           „ Bingo, St. Joseph, Ashland, 6:30 p.m., nonsmoking section
  Wednesdays                                                            0799, 759-7199, 759-8672, 759-8661, 644-0400 or                     provided.
  „ Time Out for Mom, women’s social group, Wortmann Center,  , through Sunday, Aug. 28.
  Holy Family, Nazareth, 9:30-11 a.m., throughout school year,          „ Golf Tournament, Cabrini Academy Early Learning Center,           First Fridays
  childcare available, 610-759-0870.                                    Reading, at Manor Golf Course, 1 p.m. $75, 610-334-1208.            „ Bingo, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, Mahanoy City, 6 p.m.,
  „ Spiritual Book Study, directed by Pat and Rich Kane, St. Francis                                                                        doors open 4 p.m., 570-773-2771.
  Retreat House, Easton, 9:30-11:30 a.m.                                Saturday, Aug. 27
  „ Bible Study, SS. Simon and Jude, Bethlehem, 7-8:30 p.m.,            „ Serra District 80-1 Advisory Meeting, St. Mary, Kutztown,         Sunday, Sept. 11
  bring your Bible.                                                     Mass 8:30 a.m., followed by continental breakfast and meeting       „ Bingo, Assembled Men of St. Mary, Annunciation BVM,
  „ Wednesday Morning Bible Study, Assumption BVM, Bethlehem,           in parish center, all Serrans invited.                              Catasauqua, 1 p.m., kitchen open, 610-264-0332.
  10-11:30 a.m., 610-867-7424, ext. 12.                                 „ “Proclaiming What’s Sacred in a Secular Setting,” day of
  „ Rosary and Novena, St. Patrick, Pottsville, 7 p.m.                  recollection for prison ministers and those interested in prison    Friday, Sept. 16
                                                                        ministry, St. Mary, Hamburg, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 610-439-0111 or      „ Bingo, featuring Longaberger Baskets and Vera Bradley Hand-
  First and Third Wednesdays                                  ,                              register     bags, social hall, St. John the Baptist, Allentown, 7 p.m., doors
  „ Joseph’s People, support group for unemployed and under-   before Wednesday, Aug. 24.           open 6 p.m., $20, 610-866-8945, proceeds benefit Cardinal
  employed persons, St. Catharine of Siena, Reading, 7-8:30 p.m.,       „ “Nine Months in the Womb Novena,” Family Pilgrimage to the        Tomko Chapter of the Slovak Catholic Federation scholarship
  610-385-3699, 484-651-0498, or                    National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Immaculate Concep-        program.                                                      tion BVM, 501 Ridge Ave., Allentown, 2 p.m., Aug. 27, also
                                                                        Saturdays, Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 26 and Dec. 24.
  Thursdays                                                                                                                                              Bazaars/Festivals
  „ Bible Study, Wortmann Center, Holy Family, Nazareth, 9:30-11        Sunday, Aug. 28
  a.m., bring your Bible.                                               „ Picnic, Knights of Columbus Light of Christ Council, Brennaman    Saturday, Aug. 20
  „ “Prayer of the Heart – Contemplative Prayer,” classes, St.          Park, Spring Township, 1-6 p.m.; council will provide hot dogs,     „ Music Fest, Precious Blood Convent, Shillington, 3-7 p.m., $5/
  Francis Retreat House, Easton, 9:30-11:30 a.m.                        hamburgers and cold beverages; bring covered dish, snack or         car, bring lawn chairs.
  „ Scripture Study, SS. Simon and Jude, Bethlehem, 10-11:30            dessert; RSVP at least a week prior to event 610-796-7588 or
  a.m., 610-867-1649.                                                                                     Sunday, Aug. 21
                                                                        „ Breakfast Buffet, St. Mary, Hamburg, 7-11 a.m., adults $8,        „ Summer Festival, St. Matthew the Evangelist, Minersville, at
  First Thursdays                                                       children 6-12 $5, under 6 free with adult, directions   South Cass Fire Co. picnic grounds, Primrose, noon-9 p.m.
  „ Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Barnabite Spiritual        allentown/stmaryhamb.                                               „ Franciscan Family Day, St. Francis Retreat House, Easton, 11
  Center, Bethlehem, 7-9 p.m.                                                                                                               a.m.-5 p.m., $10, Polka Mass 1:30 p.m.
                                                                        Friday, Sept. 2                                                     „ “Country Fair” Back-to-School Picnic, parking lot, Holy Guard-
  Second and Fourth Thursdays                                           „ Marriage Preparation, Education Center, St. Ignatius Loyola,      ian Angels School, Reading, 5-8 p.m.; featuring pie-eating con-
  „ “On-Going Job Transition Workshop,” job transition group for        Sinking Spring, 7 p.m., also Fridays, Sept. 9 and 16, 610-289-      test, cake walk, line and square dancing, Dairy Princess, arts
  those seeking employment or career advancement, St. Francis           8900.                                                               and crafts; hotdog and hamburgers available, or bring favorite
  Retreat House, Easton, 9-11:30 a.m., free, 610-258-3053,                                                                                  picnic side dish or dessert. or                    Tuesday, Sept. 6
                                                                        „ “An Introduction to the Old Testament,” Catholic Bible Study      Sunday, Sept. 4
  Third Thursdays                                                       Group, segment begins, St. Paul, Allentown, 9:30-11 a.m., join      „ End-of-Summer Picnic, St. Patrick, Pottsville, at South Cass
  „ Caregiver Support Group, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Whitehall,       anytime, 610-797-9733, ext. 14.                                     Fire Co. picnic grounds, Primrose, noon-10 p.m.; Jump Roping
  7:30-9 p.m., register 610-504-8079.                                   „ Marriage Preparation and Cana II, Notre Dame of Bethlehem,        Workshops 1 to 1:45 p.m., 3 to 3:45 p.m. and 5 to 5:45 p.m.
                                                                        6:30-9 p.m.; also Tuesdays, Sept. 13, 20 and 27, St. Joseph         „ Parish Picnic, St. John the Baptist, Whitehall, noon-9 p.m.
  Fridays                                                               Room; morning retreat, Saturday, Sept. 17, auditorium, 8:30 a.m.-
  „ “Bukas Loob sa Diyos” (BLD), spiritual group encounter,             noon.                                                               Thursday, Sept. 8 – Saturday, Sept. 10
  Barnabite Spiritual Center, Bethlehem, 8 p.m.; first Fridays in-                                                                          „ Fall Fest, St. Ann, Emmaus, Thursday 5-10 p.m., Friday 5-11
  clude Mass and rosary.                                                Wednesday, Sept. 7                                                  p.m., Saturday, 4-11 p.m.
  „ Divine Mercy Chaplet, Bernardine sisters and associates,            „ “An Introduction to the Old Testament,” Catholic Bible Study
  Father Ciszek Chapel, Shenandoah, 3 p.m.                              Group, segment begins, St. Paul, Allentown, 7:15-8:45 p.m., join    Sunday, Sept. 11
                                                                        anytime, 610-797-9733, ext. 14.                                     „ Family Picnic, Assumption BVM, Northampton, at Egypt Me-
  First Fridays                                                         „ Dinner Meeting, Serra Club of Allentown, Rodeway Inn, 6           morial Park, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., outdoor Mass 11 a.m.
  „ Retreat Day, St. Francis Retreat House, Easton, 9 a.m.-2:30         p.m.
  p.m., $25, register by previous Monday, 610-258-3053, or                             Friday, Sept. 9
                                                                        „ MSC Golf Tournament, Locust Valley Golf Club, 610-759-
  Second Fridays                                                        0870.
  „ Holy Mass with St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria Medical Society,                                                                               Thursday, Sept. 8
  Barnabite Spiritual Center, Bethlehem, 7 p.m.                         Sunday, Sept. 11                                                    „ Outreach Committee, St. Francis of Assisi, Allentown to
                                                                        „ Afternoon of Reflection and Fellowship, Catholic Singles of       Mohegan Sun Casino, $20, 610-435-7944 or 610-433-6102.
  First Saturdays                                                       the Lehigh Valley, Assumption BVM, Bethlehem, 3-5 p.m.,
  „ Holy Hour for Vocations, Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena,, 610-797-1970 or                Wednesday, Oct. 5
  Allentown, begins with 8 a.m. Mass (except May and June).                                                                                 „ Seniors, St. Patrick, Pottsville to Mount Airy Casino, 570-622-
  „ Lehigh Valley CORE (Continuing Our Retrouvaille Experience),        Monday, Sept. 12                                                    7229 or 570-622-2508, deadline Thursday, Sept. 15
  support group for couples who attended Retrouvaille Week-             „ “Gospels of John and Luke,” Monday Evening Bible Study,
  end, at St. Mary, Kutztown, 5:30-7 p.m., 610-706-0179.                segment begins, Dining Hall, Assumption BVM, Bethlehem, 7-          Thursday, Oct. 6
                                                                        8:30 p.m., join anytime, 610-867-7424, ext. 12.                     „ Women’s Guild, St. Thomas More, Allentown to Philadelphia
  Second and Fourth Saturdays                                                                                                               Art Museum and Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul, $66, 610-791-
  „ Sacrament of Reconciliation, Barnabite Spiritual Center,            Tuesday, Sept. 13                                                   0783.
  Bethlehem, 11 a.m.-noon.                                              „ “Journey in Faith Series,” segment begins, St. Paul, Allen-
                                                                        town, join anytime, 610-797-9733, ext. 14.                          Friday, June 1, 2012
  Third Saturdays                                                       „ Forks of the Delaware Serra Club, St. Francis Retreat House,      „ St. Joseph the Worker, Orefield to Alaska, 610-767-2115;
  „ St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria Medical Society, meeting, Barnabite       Easton, 6:15 p.m., Mass celebrated by Father Eric Tolentino,        information night Sunday, Oct. 16, 6 p.m.
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