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  • Diocese of Scranton announces gradual reopening of additional parishes
    by Dan Gallagher on May 27, 2020 at 7:51 pm

      SCRANTON (May 27, 2020) – In a video message to parishioners, Bishop Joseph C. Bambera announced details regarding the gradual reopening of additional parishes in the Diocese of Scranton. Starting on Monday, June 1, 2020, parishes in Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties can resume in-person Masses. On Monday, June 8, 2020, … Continue reading "Diocese of Scranton announces gradual reopening of additional parishes"

  • Pocono Raceway and Notre Dame High School Join Together to Host At-Track High School Graduation for Class Of 2020
    by Dan Gallagher on May 26, 2020 at 6:40 pm

      LONG POND (May 21, 2020) – Pocono Raceway has agreed to host the Notre Dame Class of 2020 high school graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. The event will follow recommended guidelines for social distancing and safety precautions provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control … Continue reading "Pocono Raceway and Notre Dame High School Join Together to Host At-Track High School Graduation for Class Of 2020"

  • USCCB Chairman for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs on 25th Anniversary of Encyclical on Catholic Church’s Commitment to Ecumenism
    by Dan Gallagher on May 25, 2020 at 4:07 pm

      May 25, 2020 WASHINGTON – On the anniversary of the encyclical on the Catholic Church’s commitment to ecumenism, Bishop Joseph C. Bambera of Scranton and chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, has issued the following statement: “May 25, 2020, marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the … Continue reading "USCCB Chairman for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs on 25th Anniversary of Encyclical on Catholic Church’s Commitment to Ecumenism"

  • Pennsylvania Catholic Conference Urges Wolf Administration to not divert CARES Act Funding from private schools
    by Dan Gallagher on May 19, 2020 at 4:03 pm

      HARRISBURG (May 18, 2020) – The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference today urged Governor Tom Wolf to halt his administration’s efforts to divert federal CARES Act money away from private schools. The governor and the Pennsylvania Department of Education are looking to take away most of the funding for private schools that Congress wants distributed equitably … Continue reading "Pennsylvania Catholic Conference Urges Wolf Administration to not divert CARES Act Funding from private schools"

  • Catholic Communication Campaign Connects Communities in Christ
    by Dan Gallagher on May 18, 2020 at 3:20 pm

      May 18, 2020 WASHINGTON—The annual collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) is scheduled to take place on the weekend of May 23-24, coinciding with World Communications Day. This annual national appeal supports efforts in the United States and around the world to use the media, internet, and print publications to help people connect … Continue reading "Catholic Communication Campaign Connects Communities in Christ"

  • Parishes in four counties may gradually resume public Masses beginning May 18
    by Dan Gallagher on May 15, 2020 at 8:11 pm

      As four counties within the Diocese of Scranton’s territory entered the “yellow phase” of Pennsylvania’s reopening plan on Friday, May 8, 2020, Bishop Joseph C. Bambera announced that public Masses would be allowed to gradually resume for parishes in those specific communities. Public Masses will initially only be allowed to resume in Bradford, Lycoming, … Continue reading "Parishes in four counties may gradually resume public Masses beginning May 18"

  • Diocesan seminarian to be ordained Transitional Deacon
    by Dan Gallagher on May 15, 2020 at 7:59 pm

      Mark DeCelles, 38, will begin the final step of his formation for the priesthood when he is ordained to the transitional diaconate by Bishop Joseph C. Bambera at a Mass on Saturday, May 23, at 10 a.m. in the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Scranton. The Mass will be broadcast live on CTV: Catholic … Continue reading "Diocesan seminarian to be ordained Transitional Deacon"