St. Maria Goretti Parish, Laflin

Families/Households      Total           847

Parishioners – Total                       1566

Sacramental Participation       

  • Baptism,     Total        4
  •           Infant
  •           Adult
  • Received into Full Communion   1
  • First Communion (include adults)     10
  • Confirmation                15
  • Marriage, Total               6
  •           Catholic
  •           Ecumenical/Interfaith
  • Anointing of Sick (estimate)
  • Christian Burial                      29

Religious Education (w/Youth Group)

  • Catholic Elementary and High School    40
  • Parish Religious Ed – Pre K-Grade 8        55

Financial Status:  

  • General Fund Revenue:   $471,386
  • General Fund Expenditures:  $474,468
  • Operational Cash Balance:  $52,542
  • Current Debt:  None
  • Savings at Diocese:  $373,808
  • Other Parish Accounts:  $57,000 (Endowment and Picnic Acct)
  • Cemetery Account:  NA
  • Annual Appeal Goal:  $45,000    

Immediate Needs with Cost Implications:  

Parish Staff:

  • Youth Ministry
  • Choir Director / Organist
  • Director of Religious Education
  • Parish Office Manager
  • Superintendent of Buildings
  • Superintendent of Grounds
  • Part-Time Housekeeper

Buildings, Grounds and Related Institutions:

  • Worship Site and Rectory:  42 Redwood Dr.  Laflin PA  18702
  • Wilkes Barre General Hospital; Geisinger Wyoming Valley; Wesley VIllage Nursing Home