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Pope Francis Appoints Special Envoy for Anniversary Celebration

The Holy See announced today, January 13, that Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal Roger Michael Mahony, Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles, as his special envoy at the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the erection of the Diocese of Scranton, to be observed with a Pontifical Mass on March 4 in the Cathedral of Saint […]

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Bishop Bambera’s March for Life Letter – 2018

My dear friends, On January 22, 1974, thousands of individuals who cherish God’s gift of life participated in the first March for Life to stand up for the rights of the unborn. An inspiring rally was held as members of Congress announced pro-life legislation and expressed their support for the pro-life cause. The program concluded […]

Bishop Bambera’s Schedule

January 8-13 – Bishops’ of Pennsylvania Annual Retreat January 17 – Evening Prayer, Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, Washington, D.C., 7:00 p.m. January 18 – Prayer for Christian Unity, USCCB Headquarters, Washington, D.C., 3:00 p.m. Vigil Mass for Life, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., 5:30 p.m. January 19 […]

Diocesan Administrative Offices Financial Statement

Bishop Bambera Calls for Renewal of Prayers for Coptic Brethren

Bishop Bambera Calls for Renewal of Prayers for Coptic Brethren WASHINGTON — Bishop Joseph C. Bambera, who serves as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, issued the following statement on the recent deadly attack on a Coptic Church and nearby bookstore in Egypt. “On the morning of […]

Bishop Bambera’s Christmas Message

BISHOP BAMBERA’S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE  Dear Friends in Christ, In the gospel passage for the Christmas Mass at Midnight, Saint Luke sets the stage for the events that unfolded at the birth of Jesus. The gospel writer reminds us that Joseph and Mary journeyed to Bethlehem for a census of the whole world. While there, the […]

Sunday and Christmas Day Mass Obligations

The liturgical seasons of Advent and Christmas offer a wonderful opportunity to celebrate God’s gift to us – His son, our Savior Jesus Christ. This year Christmas day, a Holy Day of Obligation, falls on a Monday. When this occurs, attendance at Mass for both the regular Sunday obligation and the Christmas obligation is required. […]

Bishop Bambera’s Schedule

December 21 – Mass for Chancery Staff, St. Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton, 12:10 p.m. December 24 – Christmas Vigil Mass, St. Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton, 4:00 p.m. Midnight Mass, St. Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton, Midnight December 25 – Mass at the Gino J. Merli Veterans’ Center, Scranton, 9:30 a.m. January 6 – Mass – Filipino Community, St. Peter’s […]

Employment Opportunity – Assistant Director of Finance

Diocese of Scranton Assistant Director of Finance Job responsibilities Conduct Internal Control Reviews for Parishes, Schools and other Diocesan Institutions. Develop relationships with pastors and parish life coordinators and provide guidance relevant to financial issues as requested. Become familiar with Finance Office’s accounting system (AS400) and function in a leadership role in transitioning to a […]