FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

 

Why does the diocese need to conduct the Annual Appeal?

Through the Annual Appeal, the diocese provides funding for a wide range of services and ministries which are larger than any one parish could support. By coordinating efforts and pooling resources, the diocese enables parishes and parishioners to serve thousands of children, adults, and families throughout Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties.

 

Are Annual Appeal Funds used to pay legal fees or settlements from the sexual abuse crisis?

No. The Annual Appeal does not fund legal fees or the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program for victims and survivors of abuse.

 

Why should I support the Because We Are Catholic Annual Appeal?

Our Catholic family of faith in the Diocese of Allentown is committed to helping those in our community who are most in need. Your support of the Annual Appeal helps to ensure that you, your loved ones, your neighbors, and your co-workers have help when it is needed. Your gift is an outward sign of your faith in God and the work of His Church. How does the Appeal support my parish? The Annual Appeal provides financial support for parish life programs including adult formation, marriage preparation, natural family planning, youth ministry, and outreach to our Hispanic community. Additionally, the Appeal generates incentive rebates for parishes.

 

How can I make a gift?

For your convenience, envelopes are available at the entry of the Church which you can write your name and address on and place in the collection basket on Sunday. You can also make a gift by phone (1.800.831.4443) or online at www.BecauseWeAreCatholic.org

Thank you for your support!!

Fr. Andy


        

Change in PREP Schedule for September 2022

        Dear PREP parents: First of all, I would like to thank each one of you for your commitment to the most beautiful mission you have: the transmission of the faith to your children!  We are saying goodbye to Sister Luiza, who leaves at the end of this month to make her final vows.  Sister Luiza has been a great help and blessing to us at HI and especially serving our children as DRE.  We want to wish her the best and ask you to join us in our prayers for her and her new beginning, saying yes one more time to our Lord.  In the same way, I would like to formally introduce and welcome Gabriela, our new PREP DRE!

After prayer and discernment with our Parish Pastoral Council and Core Committee of Catechists, we wanted to inform you that for 2022-2023 our program will move to Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 PM in our Holy Infancy School.  We know that every change brings new challenges but, praise God, we believe that it can also bring great opportunities.  This change is aimed at leaving Sunday, the Lord’s Day, so that your families can attend Mass together with their children.

Finally, thank each one of you for trusting us with the most valuable thing you have, your children.


Major Upcoming Events!

 

  • May 29th – Hogar Crea Graduation Ceremony at Old  School

  • May 30th – Holy Rosary at St. Michael Cemetery after 9 AM Mass in Holy Infancy Church

  • June 2-10th – Fr. Andy away to help with Seminarian 8-Day Silent Retreat

  • June 3rd – Eighth Grade Graduation Mass in Church 6 PM

  • June 4th – Pentecost Prayer Vigil (Spanish) in Church after 5:15 PM Mass

  • June 10-11th – Portuguese Heritage Days at New School Friday and at Silver Creek Park on Saturday

  • June 17-18th – Multicultural Fest at New School June 25-26th – Sabor Latino Fest at Steel Stacks