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  • Bishop Bambera’s 2019 Easter Message
    by Dan Gallagher on April 18, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    2019 EASTER MESSAGE Dear friends, A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to represent the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops at the National Workshop for Christian Unity.  For all of the many encouraging messages that were shared during the meeting, for me, its most memorable moments came during prayer times, which were led … Continue reading "Bishop Bambera’s 2019 Easter Message" […]

  • Bishop Bambera Asks Parishes to Ring Bells for Notre Dame Cathedral
    by Dan Gallagher on April 17, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Bishop Joseph C. Bambera of the Diocese of Scranton is welcoming Churches around the 11-county Diocese to ring their bells today to show solidarity with the people of France. People across the country watched the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday with shock and sadness and Bishop Bambera believes the ringing of … Continue reading "Bishop Bambera Asks Parishes to Ring Bells for Notre Dame Cathedral" […]

  • Bishop Reacts to Notre Dame Cathedral Fire
    by Dan Gallagher on April 15, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    “The tragic fire at Notre Dame Cathedral strikes the hearts of not only the worldwide Catholic community, but of all people of faith and good will, as this treasured house of worship that has seemed so timeless in its enduring presence is changed forever. I was privileged to visit Notre Dame Cathedral with my mother … Continue reading "Bishop Reacts to Notre Dame Cathedral Fire" […]

  • President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Issues Statement on Notre Dame Cathedral Fire
    by Dan Gallagher on April 15, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    April 15, 2019 WASHINGTON—Amidst the devastating fire taking place at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Pairs, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement to the people of Paris. The full statement follows: “The horrific fire that is engulfing the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de … Continue reading "President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Issues Statement on Notre Dame Cathedral Fire" […]

  • 2019 Holy Week Schedule at the Cathedral of Saint Peter
    by Dan Gallagher on April 12, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Holy Week Schedule   PALM SUNDAY: SUNDAY, APRIL 14 The solemn observances of Holy Week, which recall the passion and death of Jesus Christ, begin on Palm Sunday, April 14. The Masses on Palm Sunday will include the blessing and distribution of palm branches, which play a symbolic role on this day since they were … Continue reading "2019 Holy Week Schedule at the Cathedral of Saint Peter" […]

  • SCAMMERS TARGET DIOCESAN STAFF, IMPERSONATE PRIEST BY TEXT MESSAGE
    by Dan Gallagher on April 11, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    SCRANTON, PA (APRIL 11, 2019) – The Diocese of Scranton is warning its parishioners to be on alert, and not fall victim, to a new scam that has popped up. On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, two employees from the Diocese of Scranton received text messages on their cell phones from someone claiming to be one … Continue reading "SCAMMERS TARGET DIOCESAN STAFF, IMPERSONATE PRIEST BY TEXT MESSAGE" […]

  • Bishop Bambera signs letter urging U.S. leaders to uphold religious liberty
    by Dan Gallagher on April 5, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    April 5, 2019 Bishop Joseph C. Bambera of the Diocese of Scranton has joined more than 140 religious individuals calling on U.S. leaders to uphold the principles of religious freedom. The group of varying backgrounds has sent a letter to President Donald Trump, Vice President Pence, and congressional leadership from both political parties, outlining eight … Continue reading "Bishop Bambera signs letter urging U.S. leaders to uphold religious liberty" […]