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Rose Manone on being a "Church Girl" at Saints Cyril and Methodius


Rose Manone, a former parishioner at Saints Cyril and Methodius, describes her experiences as a "church girl" in a 2010 interview.

Stained Glass at St. Joseph's


First: A stained glass of St. Nicholas found in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. "Murska Sobota" is the Slovenian village that sent the stained glass.

Second: Stained Glass of Jesus with Children, on the bottom in Slovenian it reads "Slovenian Children"

St. John Capistrano 910 E 4th St, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Saint John Capistrano


"I just sat there and said to myself, 'This is the last.'  It was sad.  It was the end of an era."--parishioner Margaret Tarola, on the 2008 final mass   


St. Stanislaus Church

St. Cyril and Methodius 617 Pierce St, Bethlehem, PA 18015

"Saint Cyril’s"

Saints Cyril and Methodius Roman Catholic Church

St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church

“It was an active church…it was very, very active” –Lorraine Flizar, 2008

Sodalities of Our Lady of Pompeii


Sodalities, or task-oriented societies, were a large part of church life for many parishioners of Our Lady of Pompeii. Watch the video below to learn more about three sodalities-- Holy Name, for men, Holy Rosary and Mother of Sorrows, for women-- that functioned at Our Lady of Pompeii.

Mr. Chuck Schneider, parishioner reflects on the legacy of Holy Ghost


In this excerpt from a video oral history interview, longtime Holy Ghost parishioner Mr. Chuck Schneider of Bethlehem, PA reflects on the various contributions of Holy Ghost Catholic Church to the community, and for what the church might best be remembered.

Holy Ghost Catholic Church

In the mid-1800s, to accommodate a growing number of German-speaking immigrant workers to Bethlehem, the Holy Ghost Catholic Church (originally named St. Bernard’s) was built on the South Side of the city.


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