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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 ...

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Bishop Bambera Announces Clergy Appointments

His Excellency, Bishop Joseph C. Bambera, announces the following appointments, effective as indicated:  PASTOR Reverend Joseph P. Elston, from Chaplain and Dean of Students, Holy Redeemer High School, Wilkes-Barre, and Sacramental Minister, Holy Family Parish, Luzerne, to Pastor, St. John the Evangelist Parish, Pittston, and St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston, effective June 26, 2017. Father Elston will ...

Bishop Bambera’s Schedule

June 13-16 – United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Spring General Meeting June 18 – Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ Mass, St. James Church, Forest City 11:00 a.m. June 19 – Commissioning of Lay Ministry Candidates Mass, St. Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton, 7:00 p.m. June 20 – Diocesan Priest & Elder Religious 40th Anniversary Mass, ...

World Youth Day Unite – A Pilgrimage for Young Adults

Thousands will gather in Washington, D.C. at the Saint John Paul II Shrine for amazing worship, inspiring talks, engaging break out groups, incredible music with Audrey Assad and Tony Melendez, and much more. This event, which channels the spirit and vision of the international World Youth Day celebrations, will be a moment of national unity and authentic communion for all ...

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Vocations Golf Classic to Benefit Seminarians

The Diocese of Scranton will host the Eighth Annual Vocations Golf Classic on Monday, July 10, at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, Mountain Top, to benefit the St. John Vianney Endowment, which helps to foster vocations and support seminarians in formation for the Diocesan priesthood. St. John Vianney is the patron of parish priests. Bishop Joseph ...

Diocese of Scranton Movie Night June 21st

The Diocese of Scranton is hosting an outdoor family movie night experience for all to enjoy this summer while raising funds for the Diocesan Catholic School System. Disney-Pixar’s new film, “CARS 3”, will be presented by the Diocese at the Circle Drive-In, Dickson City on Wednesday, June 21, with gates opening at 7:00 p.m. and showtime ...

Bishop Bambera Announces Clergy Appointments

His Excellency, Bishop Joseph C. Bambera, announces the following appointments, effective as indicated:  PASTOR Reverend John C. Lambert, to Pastor, Saint Benedict Parish, Wilkes-Barre, effective July 6, 2017. Father Lambert will continue to serve as Pastor, SS. Peter and Paul Parish, Plains. PASTOR EMERITUS Reverend Joseph A. Kearney, from Pastor, Saint Benedict Parish, Wilkes-Barre, to Pastor Emeritus, Saint Benedict ...

Catholic Communication Campaign: Spreading the Gospel Message at Home and Around the World

The Catholic Communication Campaign is an annual national collection to support evangelization through the internet, television, radio, and print publications. This collection will be taken up in the Diocese of Scranton the weekend of May 27-28. This campaign supports global, national and local communication efforts. For example, the Catholic Communication Campaign collection supports projects in developing ...