150th Anniversary of the Diocese of Scranton

December 3, 2017 – November 25, 2018 

To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Founding of the Diocese of Scranton on March 3rd, 1868, a year-long series of special liturgies, celebrations and events will begin on the First Sunday of Advent (December 3rd, 2017) and conclude the following year on the Feast of Christ the King (November 25th, 2018).    

The primary commemoration of our Sesquicentennial Year will be marked with a major liturgical celebration in Scranton at the Cathedral of St. Peter and also at every parish throughout the Diocese on Sunday, March 4th, 2018.    

As this calendar attests, events have been scheduled throughout the eleven counties of the Diocese to highlight various churches, institutions and sites of historical significance.  There are, of course, additional diocesan calendar events as well as other celebrations in your parishes which are not reflected here. Thank you for adding to the joy of discovering anew the graced history that is ours!

Click above image to see our our Sesquicentennial Year's full Calendar of Events!

 

Our Third Parish Survey - "Belonging Matters"

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“To those who feel far from God and the Church, to all those who are fearful or indifferent, I would like to say this: the Lord, with great respect and love, is also calling you to be a part of his people!” - Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel

A program of RENEW International, Be My Witness is a Christ-centered, Spirit-led approach to forming disciples for the New Evangelization.  Read more.

Mass Times

Saturday Vigil Mass: 5 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

Daily Mass:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9 a.m.

Reconciliation:
Saturday: 4 p.m.


Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Eve:
Children's Mass at 5 p.m.
Evening Mass at 7:30 p.m.
Vigil Mass at 10 p.m.

Christmas Day:
Mass at 11 a.m.

Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Closed Thursday

(570) 686-4545
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This Week's Bulletin

Second Sunday of Advent

Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you;
he will prepare your way.
A voice of one crying out in the desert:
"Prepare the way of the Lord,
make straight his paths."

Mark 1: 2-3

Click image for the bulletin for Sunday, December 10, 2017.

Diocesan Annual Appeal

 "By walking together in the light of Christ we fulfill the prayer of Jesus that all might be one." - Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton

Please visit the 2017 Diocesan Annual Appeal website to learn more and to help us reach our parish goal of $45,000 by donating online.

All are welcome!

 

 

Take Five for Faith - Daily renewal for busy Catholics!

Click on the image above for short reflections for each day this week (December 10th - December 16th)!

Loaves and Fishes Gift Card Program

This program is an ongoing fund raiser which helps St Vincent de Paul Parish financially throughout the year.

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Events

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