Health Clinic, which has operated at St. Stephen's, Wilkes-Barre for the past ten years, serving the uninsured and the underinsured, has
closed its doors. The clinic, which had been a joint endeavor of St.
Stephen's, Mercy Health Partners, and the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center
Residency program, has closed because the VA no longer operates a residency
program and no physician replacement could be found.
underway to have another area free clinic move into the space vacated by the
Interfaith Health Clinic. Other public health agencies have also
expressed interest in the facility to see indigent patients in a central city
During its years of
operation, the Interfaith Clinic treated thousands of patients, mostly the
working poor, Wednesday mornings and Thursday evenings. Despite all
efforts to keep the Interfaith Clinic open, no sustainable option could be
Before she married my father, my mother taught kindergarten in the Hull House district of Chicago. Her experiences as a young teacher, which she shared with me, profoundly impacted me and cemented my personal value system which I have strived to adhere to throughout my life.
Updated January 27. [If a link does not appear below the name of the parish for the newsletter itself, please click on the parish name which, in most instances, will take you to the parish website where the newsletter may be available.]
The Church of the Mediator, Allentown, joined the local Crop Walk in
October. Some 25% of funds raised support the Allentown Ecumenical Food Bank
and Lehigh County Conference of Churches Soup Kitchen. The remaining 75% goes
to disaster relief and assistance to poor families and communities in
developing countries so they can learn to feed themselves through the seeds, tools
and irrigation provided. Download the photo of Mediator participants below.
Diocesan Convention marked the coming of age of the New Hope Campaign and our relationship with our companion Diocese of Kajo
Keji. To date we have received approximately $2,700,000 in pledges, 75% of our
goal. And pledges have come in from only 6.5% of the families in our
Hymnody for First Advent 2007 to Last Epiphany 2008 (Dec. 2 to Feb. 3), published by the Diocese of Bethlehem for
our diocesan community and
for free distribution to the world, may be downloaded below as an
Acrobat or MSWord file. Jubilate is a service of our Liturgy and Music Commission, specifically Canon Cliff Carr who has been doing this for 30 years.
The eleven parishes of the Northern Tier of our diocese want to share with our sisters and brothers the good news that we are experiencing. This is an outgrowth of our Under One Roof Assembly. Download the good news below.
Victoria Lala Leach, 88, died Friday, November 2, 2007, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born April 8,
1919, in Punta Arenas, Chile, she was educated in Chile and in England. During World War II, she worked for the British Navy
and British Security Coordination in Valparaiso, Chile. She married Edward P. Leach, a mining engineer working in Chile for Bethlehem Steel Corp.
They came to the United States in 1954 where her husband continued
his career with Bethlehem Steel, and Lala raised seven children. She proudly
became a United States
citizen in 1979.
There is but one fundamental
truth for Christians: in Christ we are tied to God and each other in a way that
the circumstances of time and space cannot defeat. But that great truth has to
be constantly broken down into its smaller component mysteries, and several of
them are before us tonight.