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Bishop Bambera’s Schedule

August 27– Mass – 50th  Anniversary of Our Lady of the Abingtons Parish, Dalton, 2:00 p.m.  August 30– Mass – Feast of Saint Jeanne Jugan, Holy Family Residence Chapel, Scranton, 10:30 a.m.  August 31– Installation of Bishop Alfred A. Schlert, Diocese of Allentown, 2:00 p.m.  September 7-10– U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ National Advisory Council Meeting, Baltimore  

Bishop Bambera’s Schedule

July 27-28 – Installation of Bishop Charles C. Thompson, Diocese of Indianapolis August 6 – Closing Mass, Catholic Charismatic Conference, University of Scranton, 1:30 p.m. August 9 – Clergy Gathering – Diocesan Annual Appeal, Diocesan Pastoral Center, 12:30 p.m.  

Catholic Relief Services Collection 

The Catholic Relief Services Collection, which will be taken up in the Diocese of Scranton July 29-30, 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 for ...

Bishop Bambera Announces Clergy Appointment

His Excellency, Bishop Joseph C. Bambera, announces the following appointment, effective as indicated:  Special Assignment  Reverend Alex J. Roche, S.T.L., to Chaplain, Holy Redeemer High School, Wilkes-Barre, effective July 6, 2017. Father Roche will continue to serve as Pastor, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Lake Silkworth, and Chaplain, Misericordia University, Dallas.  

Bishop Bambera’s Schedule

July 10 – 8th Annual Vocations Golf Tournament, Mountain Top July 13 – Mass of Remembrance, St. Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton, 7:00 p.m. July 15 – Installation of Parish Life Coordinator – Deacon William F. Behm, St. Andrew’s Church, Wilkes-Barre, 4:00 p.m. July 16 – Installation of Parish Life Coordinator – Deacon Edward T. Kelly, St. Mary’s Church, Waymart, ...

Employment Opportunity – Grant Writer

Diocese of Scranton Grant Writer Main Responsibilities: The Grant Writer for the Diocese of Scranton will persuasively communicate the Diocesan mission and strategic priorities to potential funders and be responsible for identifying, researching and analyzing prospects for major gift cultivation and solicitation. This position, reporting to the Diocesan Secretary of Development with significant interaction and consultation with the ...

Act Now to Support Increasing Education Tax Credits! Message from the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference  

Pennsylvania’s constitutional deadline of June 30 to pass a state budget is quickly approaching. House Bill 250, which would increase tax credits available under the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program by $50 million (raising it to $175 million) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program by $25 million (raising it to $75 million), overwhelmingly ...

Statement of Bishop Bambera on the Appointment of Monsignor Alfred Schlert as Bishop of the Diocese of Allentown

It is with great joy that I offer congratulations and prayers to Bishop-elect Schlert on the occasion of his appointment as the 5th Bishop of the Diocese of Allentown. As a native of the Lehigh Valley, Bishop-elect Schlert is familiar with both the needs and opportunities present within the Diocese of Allentown. His numerous pastoral ...

Peter’s Pence Collection Supports Charitable Works of Pope Francis

    Pope Francis has called each of us to be a witness of charity. He encourages us to “open our eyes and see the misery of the world, the wounds of our brothers and sisters who are denied their dignity, and let us recognize that we are compelled to heed their cry for help!” The Peter’s Pence ...