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  • Bishop Bambera’s Reflection for Ash Wednesday
    by Dan Gallagher on February 26, 2020 at 3:29 pm
  • Diocese Enters Season of Lent on Ash Wednesday
    by Dan Gallagher on February 25, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Ash Wednesday, February 26, will mark the start of the solemn 40-day season of Lent. Parishes throughout the 11-county Diocese of Scranton will distribute ashes to remind individuals of their mortality. A comprehensive listing of parish Mass times for Ash Wednesday can be found at https://www.dioceseofscranton.org/ash-wednesday-2020-services/ At the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Scranton, the … Continue reading "Diocese Enters Season of Lent on Ash Wednesday"

  • DIOCESE OF SCRANTON STATEMENT IN REGARDS TO DIOCESE OF HARRISBURG FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY
    by Dan Gallagher on February 22, 2020 at 1:05 am

      February 19, 2020 Following the Wednesday, February 19, announcement by the Diocese of Harrisburg to file for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, Bishop Joseph C. Bambera of the Diocese of Scranton released the following statement: “The Diocese of Scranton launched the Independent Survivors Compensation Program (“ISCP”) in January 2019 … Continue reading "DIOCESE OF SCRANTON STATEMENT IN REGARDS TO DIOCESE OF HARRISBURG FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY"

  • King’s College to Grant Admission and Annual Scholarships to Students from Four High Catholic Schools in Diocese of Scranton
    by Dan Gallagher on February 20, 2020 at 8:42 pm

      Formalizing a decades-old relationship, officials from King’s College and the Diocese of Scranton recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will guarantee admission and a renewable four-year scholarship up to a potential maximum four-year value of between $56,000 and $88,000 to seniors who attend any of the diocese’s four Catholic high schools and who … Continue reading "King’s College to Grant Admission and Annual Scholarships to Students from Four High Catholic Schools in Diocese of Scranton"

  • Bishop Bambera’s Lenten Message 2020
    by Dan Gallagher on February 20, 2020 at 3:38 pm

      Dear Brothers and Sisters, In his Lenten message to the Church this year, Pope Francis invokes Saint Paul’s words in his second letter to the Church at Corinth, “We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”  In quoting Paul, the Holy Father reminds us all to reflect upon the urgency of … Continue reading "Bishop Bambera’s Lenten Message 2020"

  • PCC LAMENTS WOLF VETO OF BILL TO SAVE TWO MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS
    by Dan Gallagher on February 13, 2020 at 8:31 pm

      HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) joined a long list of state lawmakers who expressed disappointment with Governor Wolf’s veto today of SB 906. The bill would create a moratorium on the closure of two state centers for individuals with severe disabilities. The PCC remains concerned about the well-being of the residents … Continue reading "PCC LAMENTS WOLF VETO OF BILL TO SAVE TWO MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS"

  • Diocese of Scranton and University of Scranton Sign Admissions Agreement
    by Dan Gallagher on February 6, 2020 at 7:04 pm

      SCRANTON, PA (February 6, 2020) – The University of Scranton and the Diocese of Scranton have signed a memorandum of understanding that will guarantee admission and minimum scholarships of $15,000 or more to the University for graduates of Catholic high schools in the Diocese who meet eligibility requirements. The memorandum will grant admission to … Continue reading "Diocese of Scranton and University of Scranton Sign Admissions Agreement"