Worship Guide for Mass of Remembrance

Person's prayer hands with image of sunlight and clouds overlayed.Many families in the Diocese of Scranton continue to suffer the loss of loved ones who have died as a result of violent or tragic death.  In response, the Diocese of Scranton is offering the annual Mass in remembrance of victims of violent or tragic death; particularly for persons who have died through murder, suicide, or accidental death.  This year we remember in special way those who lost their battle with COVID-19. The Mass will be a way for family and friends to remember and celebrate the lives of these victims and to stand together surrounded in God’s love.

The Mass of Remembrance will be taking place this year on Thursday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Due to COVID-19 there will be some changes. Attendance for the mass will be limited in Saint Peter’s Cathedral to 70 people. To reserve a seat please call Jennifer Andres in the Office for Parish Life 570-207-2213 ext 1102.  Once we reach 70 people, reservations will close. Social distancing will need to be maintained at all times. Face masks must be worn the entire time except for the reception of Holy Communion. The books will not be available to search for a name but instead will be placed near the altar. There will not be a reception after the mass. There will be a live broadcast on CTV.