"In his first letter to the Corinthians, Saint Paul wrote: 'I am the least of the apostles. I do not even deserve to be called an apostle.' Paul was not one of the original twelve. He never met Jesus in person. In his own words, Paul had been committed to persecuting the church “beyond measure.” Yet God called on Paul to serve as the great evangelizer. Despite his fears and his doubts, Saint Paul said “yes” to God’s call. Two thousand years later, Paul’s story remains vital in our theology, worship, and pastoral life. We never know how God will call us, and we often cannot know what impact our action – or inaction – might have. However, every member of our Catholic family of faith can know with certainty that we are called to serve. With these thoughts in mind, I have selected 'Called to Serve' as the theme for our 2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal."
- Bishop Alfred A. Schlert -
Can you say "YES" to your calling? This past weekend (May 19-20) was "Commitment Sunday" for this year's Bishop's Annual Appeal. The Diocese of Allentown uses these funds raised during this time to help so many people: from support for our special learning centers to the care of our infirmed and retired priests. YOU can make a difference, no matter the size of your gift. Make sure to eget your ommitment form to the Parish Office, either by droping off or placing it in the collection. If you need a form, you can get one at Mass. OR, even easier, click here to get to the Diocese's BAA website to make a gift and find out more information!