Diolight, Vol. 1, Iss. 17

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the diolight WEDNESDAY, 30 October 2013

Vol. 1, Iss. 17

The Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem 333 Wyandotte Street, Bethlehem, PA (610) 691-5655 • www.diobeth.org


Youth Choir for Celebration of Bp. Paul’s Ministry Children and Youth — recommended third grade and older — are invited to be part of a youth choir to sing at the Celebration of Bishop Paul’s Ministry at 3:00 p.m. on December 15th, 2013 at St. Stephen’s Pro-Cathedral, 35 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18701. Under the direction of Canon Mark Laubach and Mary Jo Cliff,

Living New Hope This year’s Diocesan Convention marked the start of our seventh year of New Hope. In NEPA we have fed the hungry, clothed the naked, sheltered the homeless, helped alleviate the crises from natural disasters and more. Thus far, we have allocated and spent $420,000 on NEPA. We have a quarter of a million dollars in the DIT account for NEPA New Hope account. Our goal is to fund the account to $480,000. Future NEPA grants will be funded from the income of the trust. In Kajo Keji, we have built five primary schools, one secondary school, and a seminary-teaching college. In part due to a generous gift from Pril Hurd, the trusts for the schools and college are fully funded. All future expenses for the New Hope School System are to be paid from the income from those trusts. Due to your generosity over 2,000 young souls are schooled annually and 100

the youth choir will perform “The Call” by Vaughan Williams. All singers must attend one rehearsal on Saturday, December 14th at 10:00 a.m. at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem; or at 3:00 p.m. at St. Stephen’s ProCathedral, Wilkes-Barre. Singers must arrive at St. Stephen’s by 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 15th, for final rehearsal.

Please register for this event online on the diocesan website — click “Register for Diocesan Events”. You may register as an individual or register a group of singers. All singers will receive a copy of the music once registered. Please contact the Rev. Canon Anne E. Kitch — write to akitch@ diobeth.org or call 610-691-5655 — for more information.

Charlie Barebo, Missioner for Development

priests have a proper seminary education. The Holy Spirit works in unusual ways, many say the biggest change was here amongst the donors. We learned abundance in a time where scarcity was the message of the media. Education for females is culturally a low priority in the Sudan. We mandate that New Hope Schools have a minimum gender mix of 51% females. Our girls at the high school come from all over Kajo Keji Coun-

ty, roughly the size of Northampton and Lehigh counties. They sleep on the floors of the classrooms. We are currently raising an additional $54,000 to build a girl’s dormitory. Pray about this and see if you can find a way to help us build this dorm. Make your checks out to “New Hope – Dorms” and mail to Diocesan House, 333 Wyandotte Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015. May God Bless and Keep You!

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