81. Heroic Priests – Engaging Young People

On Today’s Show

Changing Our World‘s Jim Friend, Anna Vallez and Fred Roberts talk with Fr. Anthony Mongiello and Fr. Giuseppe Esposito from St. Anne Church in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Fr. Mongiello and Fr. Esposito have been creating fun and in some cases, hilarious videos on Facebook for the children of their parish elementary school as a way to reach out to their community during this pandemic. If you would like to see their videos, please visit the St. Anne School Facebook page. At the end of our episode, the Changing Our World staff offers you Christmas Greetings.

This will be our last episode for 2020. Our podcast will return the week of January 11, 2021. We hope that you have a blessed Christmas Season and a wonderful New Year! Thank you for a great year!

Recorded December 16, 2020

Our Guests

Rev. Anthony P. Mongiello, Th.M., M.Ed., Pastor
Born in 1954 in Glenolden, Delaware County, PA, Fr. Mongiello attended Catholic schools through St. Joseph’s University, graduating in 1976. He attended St. Charles Seminary, Philadelphia and Mary Immaculate Seminary, Northampton, PA, and was ordained a priest on May 10, 1980. He then earned a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education Counseling at Kutztown University of PA and served in high school ministries full and part-time, from 1981 through 2000. Fr. Mongiello has served as pastor in St. Joseph Parish, Girardville (1994-2000), St. Jerome Parish, Tamaqua (2000-2002), and St. Anne’s, Bethlehem (2002-present).

Rev. Giuseppe Esposito, Assistant Pastor
Fr. Esposito was raised in the McAdoo area and graduated from Marian Catholic High School in 2000. He attended Leigh Carbon Community College and graduated DeSales University with a BS in Nursing. With the completion of his studies at St. Charles Seminary, he was ordained to the Priesthood by Bishop Schlert on June 1, 2019. Fr. Esposito was assigned to St. Anne Parish in June 2019. Fr. Esposito also serves as Chaplain to Lehigh University Newman Center.

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