Peckville parish marks 75 years with Jubilee Mass and reception

PECKVILLE – The COVID-19 pandemic may have delayed the party but there was no way it was going to cancel the celebration. On April 23, 2022, one year after it was originally scheduled to take place, hundreds of people gathered at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Peckville to celebrate the parish’s 75th anniversary. The …

Chrism Mass April 12, 2022

  HOMILY Chrism Mass – April 12, 2022 It has been a long time since we’ve had the opportunity to gather for this Chrism Mass as we do today, with all of us – priests, deacons, those in consecrated life and lay faithful – offering a powerful witness to our world of the abiding presence …

Bishop Bambera to celebrate two Masses on Solemnity of Saint Joseph

  SCRANTON – Bishop Joseph C. Bambera will serve as principal celebrant and homilist for two Masses on the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, March 19, 2021. First, the Diocese of Scranton will conclude its own special observance of the “Year of Saint Joseph” with a Pontifical Mass at 12:10 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint …

Christmas Mass Schedule 2020

  Parishes across the Diocese of Scranton are busy preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and each parish plans on holding Masses that are open to the public. Due to COVID-19, anyone wishing to attend Mass is urged to plan ahead and familiarize themselves with the Diocesan safety guidelines and protocols. Anyone who …

Parishioners thankful as many public Masses resume

  WILLIAMSPORT – More than two months after in-person Masses were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most churches in the Diocese of Scranton have started the gradual reopening process. “It  was  like  Chris tmas .  It  w as wonderful,” Tammy Youmans, parishioner at  Saint Joseph the Worker Parish in Williamsport, said as she returned to …

Parishes in four counties may gradually resume public Masses beginning May 18

  As four counties within the Diocese of Scranton’s territory entered the “yellow phase” of Pennsylvania’s reopening plan on Friday, May 8, 2020, Bishop Joseph C. Bambera announced that public Masses would be allowed to gradually resume for parishes in those specific communities. Public Masses will initially only be allowed to resume in Bradford, Lycoming, …