Staff

MISSION STATEMENT

We, the Catholic community of the Diocese of Scranton, are called through Baptism to imitate the servant leadership of Jesus Christ.  In union with our Holy Father, the Pope, we proclaim the Gospel faithfully, celebrate the sacraments joyfully, and boldly promote life, justice and peace in northeastern and north central Pennsylvania.

PARISH STAFF

Rev. John Boyle, Pastor

Rev. Paul Mullen, Pastor Emeritus

Msgr. William P. Ward, Pastor Emeritus

Rev. Mr. Joseph A. D’Aiello, Deacon

Rev. Mr. Brian R. Drury, Deacon

Rev. Mr. Joseph A. LaCorte, Deacon

Megan Van Wagenen, Administrative Assistant

Jo-Ann Fay, Financial Secretary

Joseph Sudano, Director of Faith Formation

Barbara Sudano, Faith Formation Administrator

Denise Spinetta, Pre-School Director

Janine Egan, Director of Music Ministry

Larry Farnum, Maintenance Director

Marie Caffrey, Coordinator of Ministries

Bishop: Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, the local successor to the apostles in union with the whole Universal Church, is the chief pastor of the Scranton Diocese. The pastor of each parish is appointed by the Bishop, who delegates the pastor to oversee the ministry of the local church.

Pastor: Father John Boyle leads our community in worship, works the pastoral staff in sharing the Word and coordinates the works of Christian service in the parish. With the administrative staff and pastoral staff, the pastor is responsible for the stewardship of the local church.

Deacons: The Deacons work with the pastor in the ordained ministry of the parish. All Deacons share in the Ministry of worship, word and service. In addition, our deacons have been appointed to the following areas of service:

  •  Baptismal catechesis
  •  Care of the sick
  •  Prison ministry

Pastoral Staff

  • The Administrative Assistant performs the duties of a Parish Secretary, but more importantly, offers administrative support to the pastor as well as the many daily activities normally associated with the efficient functioning of a well-organized parish.
  • The Director of Faith Formation gives leadership to our formation program for children, ages 6 to 14. The director plays a key role in our partnership with families by providing teacher formation, organizing our many faceted offerings, and communication with our parent population.
  • The Director of Music provides leadership for the music ministry at the weekend liturgies. Calling forth the talent of cantor and choir member, she provides various musical groups with a selection of music that expresses the prayer of each season.
  • The Financial Secretary assists the pastor in the financial administration of our parish. She maintains a record of all income and expenditures, providing a monthly summary of our financial life for the pastor, and prepares a three-month summary for our Finance Council.
  • The Youth Ministry Team lead adults and young people in forming a community of teenagers as they are initiated into active participation in a life of faith. Experiences of community, worship, word and service are made available for the active participation of our teen population.
  • The Coordinator of Ministries has the responsibility of maintaining contact with the chairpersons of the various Coordinating and Ministry Teams, assisting with their design, formation and implementation, and providing on-going support, and communication among the teams/committees, the pastoral council and the parish in order to sustain these necessary connections.
  • The Preschool Director provides leadership to our parish preschool, which assists families with early childhood education. As the classroom teacher, she has the capable assistance of an aide, and is supported by a preschool Board of Education.
  • The Maintenance Director coordinates the maintenance staff, oversees the care of our buildings, and works with the administrative assistant in scheduling the use of these properties. With the Buildings and Grounds committee he creates a plan that keeps our parish properties clean and functioning

Parish Leadership Councils

  • Pastoral Council: This Council is the consultative body which, in an atmosphere of prayer, study and discernment, advises and assists the pastor in the areas of pastoral concern. Its purpose is to foster full participation of the entire parish in the life and mission of the parish, the diocese and the Universal Church. Council members work with the pastor to develop a plan for parish life, assess needs and prioritize strategies.
  • Council of Ministries:  The Council of Ministries helps to organize and coordinate the activities of and facilitate communication between and among  the  ministries that are directly responsible for the implementation of the parish plan. It is composed of representatives from each of these ministries, a liaison of the Parish Pastoral Council, and is facilitated by the Coordinator of Ministries.