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  • Catholic Social Services to hold free food distribution in Carbondale on Sept. 29
    by Eric Deabill on September 17, 2021 at 6:05 pm

      CARBONDALE – Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton is continuing its outreach to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. A free food distribution event will be held on Wednesday, September 29 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Catholic Social Services Carbondale Office, 34 River Street, Carbondale. No pre-registration is necessary. Anyone … Continue reading "Catholic Social Services to hold free food distribution in Carbondale on Sept. 29"

  • Diocese to launch 2021 Diocesan Annual Appeal this weekend
    by Eric Deabill on September 16, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    SCRANTON – When Thomas and Stephanie Dzwonczyk talk about the importance of the Diocesan Annual Appeal, they speak from a personal perspective. Their son, Thomas, is a seminarian for the Diocese of Scranton who recently started his second year at Saint Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, Md. Through their son, Tom and Stephanie have met all … Continue reading "Diocese to launch 2021 Diocesan Annual Appeal this weekend"

  • Cathedral of Saint Peter to host Saint Patrick’s Parade Day Mass Saturday
    by Eric Deabill on September 16, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    SCRANTON – Better late than never. The annual Saint Patrick’s Parade Day Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Scranton. All are welcome to attend. The liturgy is traditionally celebrated in March in conjunction with the city of Scranton’s annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade … Continue reading "Cathedral of Saint Peter to host Saint Patrick’s Parade Day Mass Saturday"

  • Diocese to hold special collection for Haiti & Hurricane Ida recovery Sept. 25 & 26
    by Eric Deabill on September 16, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    SCRANTON – The Diocese of Scranton will take up a special collection in all parishes to help the victims of several recent disasters on the weekend of Sept. 25 & 26. In a letter to pastors, the Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of Scranton, explained the funds would be used to assist those impacted … Continue reading "Diocese to hold special collection for Haiti & Hurricane Ida recovery Sept. 25 & 26"

  • Diocese of Scranton begins Spanish Catholic Radio Program
    by Eric Deabill on September 16, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    SCRANTON – With an excited “Buenos Dias,” the Diocese of Scranton’s Hispanic Ministry Program launched its first Spanish Catholic radio program on Aug. 14, 2021. Through a partnership with La Mega radio, a local Spanish radio station serving the Latino communities in the Wyoming Valley, the Diocese now hosts a one-hour radio program to discuss … Continue reading "Diocese of Scranton begins Spanish Catholic Radio Program"

  • Scranton rabbi to participate in Vatican climate change conference
    by Eric Deabill on September 16, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    SCRANTON – When Rabbi Daniel Swartz received a letter from the Vatican last December inviting him to help put together a new declaration on climate change, the leader of Temple Hesed had only one thought. “My first reaction was which of my friends is pranking me,” Swartz admitted. The letter was no joke. Swartz is … Continue reading "Scranton rabbi to participate in Vatican climate change conference"

  • Overall enrollment in Diocesan schools currently up nearly nine percent over last year
    by Eric Deabill on September 16, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    HAZLETON – As the new school begins, there are many new faces filling the halls of Catholic schools across the Diocese of Scranton. Overall, enrollment in Diocesan schools is currently up nearly nine percent over last year. Approximately 4,400 students have enrolled in the diocese’s 19 schools to date. “We have once again prepared diligently … Continue reading "Overall enrollment in Diocesan schools currently up nearly nine percent over last year"