Communications: A focus on how the Diocesan Office of Communications filmed and shared stories of the ongoing National Eucharistic Revival and Bishop Bambera’s 12 Lenten Holy Hours, focusing heavily on parishes in Lycoming, Bradford and Wayne Counties.
Catholic Social Services: A focus on the programs that Catholic Social Services provides to local veterans, especially a former homeless Navy Veteran, Joe Bates, who is now living at St. Hedwig’s Veterans Village in Kingston.
Catholic Schools: A focus on the growing enrollment and Christ-focused curriculum of Saint Jude School in Mountain Top.
Hispanic Ministry: A focus on how the Diocese and parishes work together to respond to the needs of the growing Hispanic population throughout several communities.
Parish Life: A focus on how the Diocesan Office for Parish Life assists and helps oversee RCIA Programs, and joy and those entering the Catholic Church at Easter experience.
Social Justice Grants: A focus on one of the 32 parishes that received a parish social justice grant in 2022 – Saint Paul Parish in Scranton. The parish receives a $5,000 grant to help operate its weekly food pantry, which has seen a large increase in need. Last year, the parish distributed nearly 23,000 pounds of food to the community.
Vocations: A focus on several of our seminarians who attend Saint Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore. This video provides a first-hand look “behind the walls” of the seminary and the education that Appeal donations help to fund.