My Dear Parishioners,
Today’s Scripture readings teach us that the way to battle temptation is humble submission and not macho willpower. We see Jesus in the desert confronting Satan not with miracles of divine omnipotence but with constant use of the Word of God. This Word does not express our plan and preferences; but only the … Continue Reading ››
God has spoken to His people in Jesus Christ, the Word who dwells with us. We must honor the Scriptures by listening to it's proclamation.
We have a Bible Study each Monday at 6pm in the chapel at Holy Ghost, 417 Carleton Ave. We reflect on the upcoming readings for the next Sunday and strive for … Continue Reading ››
Bishop Alfred A. Schlert directs that the Exchange of the Sign of Peace and the Reception of Holy Communion from the Chalice be
suspended. This suspension will be in effect until the incidence of influenza subsides in our region.
The Christmas season comes to a conclusion with a celebration of Jesus' baptism by John in the Jordan. This should cause us to grow in gratitude for our own adoption as children of God.
At our baptism the Father called us, "His Child! His Beloved!". This should truly be an antidote to all the negative opinions … Continue Reading ››
Are you interested in learning how to make home-made noodles? Here's your chance! Our amazing noodle pros are now practicing their art in the new kitchen. We'd love to have your help.
Monetary donations will also be accepted for help defray the cost of flour and eggs. Donations may be dropped … Continue Reading ››
This third Sunday in Advent we focus on the great job that the coming of Jesus brings us. The joy of a lame person beginning to walk, a blind person having their sight restored can only be beaten by our joy when we hear Jesus say: "Go, your sins are forgiven." That is a joy … Continue Reading ››
The Diocese of Allentown is asking us to take steps to further ensure your safety while at mass in our parish. If anyone has experience as a first responder, fire fighter, nurse, doctor, or EMT, please let us know at the rectory ASAP. We also would like to hear from greeters, ushers, collectors, teachers and … Continue Reading ››
My Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,
The first Sunday of Advent is our liturgical new year celebration. Once again, the cycle of salvation begins. Let us adapt and adopt a regular custom and make some new year resolutions.
The mystery of God taking flesh is the whole point of our holiday celebration—although secular society may not … Continue Reading ››
My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
In today’s Church, we must strive to imitate Jesus and search for the “lost sheep”, the “lost coin” and actively search out the “prodigal sons” who have strayed. ALL of us; not just the pastor must seek out inactive Catholic Christians who need our help. The offer of a … Continue Reading ››
Text by TAMI QUIGLEY, AD Times Staff Writer
Photos by John Simitz
The morning of Sept. 6 marked a red-letter day in the history of Holy Infancy School, Bethlehem as the date marked the blessing of the new school in Southside Bethlehem.
The school moved across the street from Holy Infancy Church to the former SS. Cyril … Continue Reading ››