“Why are you sleeping?” he asked them.
“Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation” (Luke 22:46)

At the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, the Church celebrates the institution of the Eucharist and Christ giving the Twelve Apostles and their successors the authority to be ministers of the Sacrament. At the end of Mass, the Eucharist is taken in solemn procession to an Altar of Repose.

At the Altar of Repose, parishioners keep vigil in silent prayer and adoration, recalling our Lord’s agony in the Garden of Gethsemane and his rebuke to his disciples: “What? Could you not watch one hour with me?”

On Holy Thursday in particular, Catholics are encouraged to pray for priests and seminarians – that they be holy messengers of hope, reconciliation and peace.

This Holy Thursday, April 6, the Diocese of Scranton is inviting you to participate on a prayer journey and is asking you to share that journey on social media.

Invite your family, friends or assemble a group of people from your parish (young adults are especially encouraged to participate) to visit the Altar of Repose in several different churches in your community. Below are a listing of parishes that invite you to visit the Altar of Repose:

Lackawanna County

Blessed Sacrament Parish
215 Rebecca Street
7:15-10 p.m.

Cathedral of Saint Peter
315 Wyoming Avenue
6:30-9 p.m.

Holy Cross Parish
200 Delaware Avenue
8:15 p.m. -10 p.m.

Mary, Mother of God
316 William Street
8:30-10 p.m.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
322 Chestnut Street
After Mass until 10 p.m.

Prince of Peace Parish
123 West Grace Street, Old Forge
8-10 p.m.

Sacred Heart of Jesus
1101 Willow Street
8-11 p.m.

Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary
624 Madison Avenue
8-10 p.m.

Saint Ann Basilica Parish
1250 Saint Ann Street
8:15-10 p.m.

Saint Eulalia Parish
214 Blue Shutters Road
Roaring Brook Township
Until 11 p.m.

Saint John Vianney Parish
704 Montdale Road
Scott Township
7-10 p.m.

St. Michael Parish 
1703 Jackson Street, Scranton
8 p.m.-12 a.m.

Saint Patrick Parish
1403 Jackson Street
West Scranton
8-9:30 p.m.

Saint Paul Parish
1510 Penn Avenue
8-9:30 p.m.

SS. Anthony & Rocco Parish
(Saint Anthony Church)
208 Smith Street
8-10 p.m.

SS. Peter & Paul Parish
1309 W. Locust Street
West Scranton
Until 10 p.m.

Visitation of BVM Parish
1090 Carmalt Street
Dickson City
7-10 p.m.

Luzerne County

All Saints Parish
66 Willow Street
8-9 p.m.

Exaltation of the Holy Cross 
420 Main Road
Hanover Township
8:15-10:15 p.m.
Night Prayer at 10:15 p.m.

Gate of Heaven Parish
40 Machell Avenue
8-10 p.m. in gym

Holy Family Parish
574 Bennett Street
8-10 p.m.

Holy Name of Jesus
213 W. Green Street
Until 10 p.m.

Holy Rosary Parish
240 S. Poplar Street
Until 10 p.m.

Holy Spirit Parish
130 Rectory Road
8-9 p.m.

Nativity of Our Lord Parish
127 Stephenson Street
8-10:15 p.m.

Our Lady of the Eucharist
535 N. Main Street
8-9 p.m.

Our Lady of Victory Parish
16 2nd Street
Harvey’s Lake
8-10 p.m.

Queen of Heaven Parish
750 N. Vine Street
8-10 p.m.

Sacred Heart of Jesus
215 Lackawanna Avenue
Following the 7 p.m. Mass until 10 p.m.

Saint Andrew Parish
316 Parish Street
Church open until 9:30 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton  
116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville
8-10 p.m. 

Saint Ignatius Loyola
339 N. Maple Avenue
8-10 p.m.

Saint John the Baptist
126 Nesbitt Street
6-9:30 p.m.

Saint John Bosco Parish
573 State Route 93
Conyngham (Sugarloaf)
8-10 p.m. in Gym Chapel

Saint John the Evangelist
35 William Street
8:30-10 p.m.

Saint Joseph Marello Parish
237 William Street
8-10 p.m.

Saint Leo Parish
33 Manhattan Street, Ashley
8-10 p.m.

Saint Maria Goretti
42 Redwood Drive
8-10 p.m.

Saint Robert Bellarmine Parish
143 W. Division Street
8:15-10 p.m.

Saint Therese Parish
64 Davis Street
8-10 p.m. in Church Hall

Lycoming County

Our Lady of Lourdes
800 Mulberry Street
7:30-10:30 p.m

Resurrection Parish
75 Musser Lane, Muncy
8:30 p.m.

Saint Ann Parish
1220 Northway Road
8-11 p.m.

Saint Boniface 8-10pm 
326 Washington Boulevard
Following 7 p.m. Mass, Adoration in the lounge until 11:30 p.m.
Night prayer at 11:30 p.m. in the lounge.

Saint Joseph the Worker
711 West Edwin Street, Williamsport
in the Monsignor Fleming Parish Center (720 W. 4th St.)
8-10 p.m.

Saint Luke Church
118 Kendall Avenue
Jersey Shore
8-10 p.m.

Monroe County

Church of Saint Luke
818 Main Street
8:30-10 p.m.

Saint Matthew Parish
78 Ridgeway Street
East Stroudsburg
7:30 p.m. – Midnight

Saint Maximillian Kolbe Parish
5112 Pocono Crest Rd
Pocono Pines
Adoration available after 7pm Mass thru midnight.

Pike County

Saint Ann Parish
125 Richardson Avenue, Shohola
8-11:45 p.m.

Susquehanna County

Holy Name of Mary Parish
278 S. Main Street
7-8 p.m.

Wayne County

Blessed Virgin Mary Queen of Peace Parish
314 Chestnut Avenue, Hawley
8-10 p.m.

Saint John the Evangelist Parish
(St. Mary Magdalen Church)
416 Church Street
Until 11 p.m.

Saint Mary Parish
242 Carbondale Road
7-10 p.m.

Saint Thomas More
105 Gravity Road
Lake Ariel
Details to come

Wyoming County

Nativity BVM Parish
99 E. Tioga Street
8-10 p.m.