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Bishop Bambera Celebrating Mass of Atonement and Healing Saturday, September 15

In his recent letter to the people of God, Pope Francis called on the Catholic community worldwide to acknowledge past sins and mistakes with a penitential openness, and to be involved “in the ecclesial and social change that we so greatly need. This change calls us to see things as the Lord does, to be […]

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Bishop Bambera Announces Clergy Appointment

His Excellency, Bishop Joseph C. Bambera, announces the following appointment, effective as indicated: ASSISTANT PASTOR  Reverend Michael S. Drevitch, from Leave of Absence, to Assistant Pastor, Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Honesdale, effective September 1, 2018.

Bishop Bambera’s Schedule

September 6-9 – National Advisory Council Meeting, Baltimore, Md. September 10-12 – Administrative Committee Meeting, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, D.C. September 13 – Mass of the Holy Spirit, Diocesan Pastoral Center, 12:10 p.m. September 18 – Confirmation, Saint Boniface and Saint Joseph the Worker Parishes, Saint Boniface Church, Williamsport, 5:00 p.m. September […]

Bishop Bambera Announces Decision on Status of Bishop Emeritus James C. Timlin

Bishop Bambera Announces Decision on Status of Bishop Emeritus James C. Timlin Dear Friends, The Fortieth Statewide Grand Jury Report released earlier this month shared the tragic details of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania over the past seventy years. The report focused not only on abusive priests, but […]

Bishop Bambera’s Homily at Saint Gregory Parish August 26, 2018

Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L. Bishop of Scranton HOMILY Saint Gregory Parish – August 26, 2018 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – B This is the second week in a row that many of you have had to listen to me at the time of the homily. This week, I’m privileged to join […]

Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God

“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Cor 12:26). These words of Saint Paul forcefully echo in my heart as I acknowledge once more the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by a significant number of clerics and consecrated persons. […]

Diocese of Scranton Statement Regarding Bishop Emeritus James C. Timlin

Following the release of the Grand Jury report, Bishop Bambera has instructed the Diocese’s Independent Review Board to conduct a formal assessment of Bishop Emeritus James Timlin’s handling of previous allegations of abuse during his time as the head of the Diocese of Scranton and to make recommendations as to his role in the Diocese […]

Diocese of Scranton Statement Regarding Grand Jury Report

The Grand Jury today released findings following its investigation into child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania. As the community copes with the findings in this report, Bishop Bambera offers his deepest apologies to the victims who have suffered because of past actions and decisions made by trusted clergymen, to victims’ families, to […]

Bishop Bambera Announces Clergy Appointments

His Excellency, Bishop Joseph C. Bambera, announces the following appointments, effective as indicated: ADMINISTRATOR Reverend Peter Tran, from Senior Priest, Christ the King Parish, Archbald, to Admin-istrator, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Wyalusing, effective August 20, 2018. ASSISTANT PASTOR Reverend Dominic Obour, from Priest in Residence, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Par-ish, Wyalusing, to […]