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Diocese Documentary Debuts March 22

WVIA Public Media, in partnership with the Diocese of Scranton, has produced a one-hour documentary on the history of the Diocese. It is sponsored in part by Grimm Construction, Inc., Waymart. The documentary highlights the people, places and events that have shaped the Catholic Church in northeastern and north central Pennsylvania – from the earliest […]

Diocese of Scranton Observing Holy Week

  The solemn observances of Holy Week, which recall the passion and death of Jesus Christ, begin on Palm Sunday, March 25. The Masses on Palm Sunday will include the blessing and distribution of palm branches, which play a symbolic role on this day since they were first used to commemorate the triumphant entry of […]

March for Our Lives March 24

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Bishop Bambera’s Schedule

March 17 – St. Patrick’s Feast Day Mass, St. Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton, 12:10 p.m. March 19 – Feast of St. Joseph Mass, Oblates of St. Joseph, Pittston, 11:00 a.m. March 20-21 – Bishops’ Committee for Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs Meeting, Chicago March 25 – Palm Sunday Mass, St. Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton, 12:15 p.m. March 27 […]

Catholic Relief Services Collection March 10-11

The Catholic Relief Services Collection, which will be taken up in the Diocese of Scranton March 10-11, supports Catholic Church organizations that carry out international relief and solidarity efforts. Programs include relief and resettlement for victims of persecution, war, and natural disasters; development projects to improve living conditions for the poor; legal and support services […]

Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia to Celebrate Anniversary Mass March 4

The Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., D.D., Archbishop of Philadelphia and Metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Pennsylvania, will make his first visit to the Diocese of Scranton when he serves as principal celebrant of the Pontifical Mass marking the actual 150th Anniversary Sunday of the founding of the Diocese. The liturgy will […]


Executive Leadership Position Available Pennsylvania Catholic Conference  The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) is the public affairs agency of the eight Latin Rite and two Eastern Rite Catholic dioceses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Located in Harrisburg, PA, PCC currently employs a professional staff of eight individuals who are under the leadership and supervision of an […]

Bowl For Kids’ Sake planned for March 24  

Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Bridge will hold its annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake on March 24 at Stanton Lanes in Wilkes-Barre. The event serves as the agency’s largest annual fundraiser. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bridge is a program of Catholic Social Services and works in partnership with the United Way of […]

Employment Opportunity – Director for Service and Social Justice

Director for Service and Social Justice Qualifications An ability to represent the Diocesan Bishop A Masters in Theology or specialization in Catholic Social Teaching preferred A minimum of 5 years of experience in parish ministry and/or in social justice work An ability and desire to work in a team environment An ability to relate to […]