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  • Today's Readings

  • AT THE PARISH during COVID 19

    The Parish office will remain open for regular business hours as long as we are able. We ask all parishioners to conduct parish business by phone, email (ccnewb@live.com), or mail if possible.

    The church will be open on Thursdays from Noon until 4 pm for personal prayer. Please be aware that no more than 10 people may be in the church at any given time. If anyone would like to pray privately in the church at a time other than specified, please let the parish office know and we will assure that the church is open for you.

    Funerals may be held during this time, however, the limit of people who can gather is 10 (that includes the priest, the organist, the undertaker and his associates, the ministers and members of the family). It is recommended that anyone needing funeral services at this time consider interment now with a memorial Mass celebrated at a later date so that family members may gather freely to express sympathy and condolences.

    The Ceremonies of Holy Week and the Paschal Triduum will be PRIVATELY CELEBRATED without the  participation of a congregation according to the recommendations of the Vatican and the Decree of Bishop Bambera (3/25/20). The Mases of Easter Sunday and beyond will also be celebrated privately. There will be no public Masses until danger of the spread of COVID 19 is past.
     

  • FAITH SHARING COMMUNITIES

    The Faith Sharing Communities will not meet during the Lenten Season as all are encouraged to take part in the Series of Lenten and Easter Presentations. Regular Faith Sharing Sessions will begin in June. 

     For more information, please contact Sr. Madonna at 570-823-4988.
     
  • Ongoing

    ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT is observed in our parish on Thursdays from Noon until 6 pm.
    The day concludes with Vespers and Benediction at 6 pm.
    All Catholics are invited to join us in adoration of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament each Thursday.

    Religious Education Classes for our Young People has ended for the summer. Register for next Season by calling the parish office at 570-823-4988.
     

  • Calendar of Events

  •            Administration

     
    . PARISH ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCILS

      ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
    Thursday, March 12, 2020  
    1 pm

     CATECHETICAL COUNCIL
    Sunday, March 22, 2020 Noon 


     
    FINANCE COUNCIL
    Thursday March 26, 2020
    6:00 p.m.
     
    LITURGICAL COUNCIL
    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    6:00 p.m.

    PARISH LIFE COUNCIL
    Wednesday, April 23, 2020  
    6:00 pm
     
    PASTORAL COUNCIL
    Thursday, May 7, 2020 
    6:00 p.m.

      SOCIAL JUSTICE COUNCIL
    Thursday, April 2, 2020 

    6:00 p.m.
     
    All Administrative Councils will meet at 6:00 pm on Thursdays in the Church for Vespers. Meetings will follow immediately in the Fr. Murgas Room.
     
    PARISH COMMITTEE MEETINGS

    DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
    March 23, 2020 
    6PM 



    All Parish Committee Meetings take place in the Fr. Murgas Room of the parish office, unless otherwise specified.

     

  • Check Out the PaschAL Triduum Tab

    Check out our Paschal Triduum Tab for the latest on Holy Week, the Triduum and Easter during this time of Covid 19.
    Under the General Information Section you will find

    • Decree from the Apostolic Penitentiary on the granting of a Special Indulgence to the Faithful in the Current Pandemic
    • Decree from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
    • Letter from Bishop Bambera to all the Faithful of the Diocese of Scranton (3/25/20)

    You will also find a complete copy of our parish Paschal Triduum Worship Aid which will enable you to pray from home all the prayers and services we normally pray together as a parish community.

    JOIN US IN A SPIRIT OF PRAYER as we ENTER INTO THE PASSION AND RESURRECTION OF THE LORD!

  • COVID-19 UPDATE

    Due to the Coronavirus outbreak in the Diocese and in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, All PUBLIC MASSES, SERVICES, DEVOTIONS, CONFESSIONS and MEETINGS have been cancelled until further notice.

    Parishoners are encouraged to participate in Mass on TV during this time. There are several stations, including EWTN and CTV that carry the Mass several times a day.

    Parishioners are also encouraged to continue to hold one another in prayer during these times. Our prayer unites us, even when we are apart.

    Parishioners are also encouraged to continue to support their parish during this time. While we cannot meet for Eucharist and all parish events have been cancelled, the work of the parish must continue. We rely heavily on your weekly donations to pay our bills. Please continue to mail your donation in weekly as we weather this storm to assure that your parish is still here when the crisis has passed.

  • Bereavement support group  

    Another session of Bereavement Support will begin as soon as we are able. The Six week gathering aims to assist those who have lost loved ones. The loss can have been three months ago, three years ago, or ages ago,but the feeling of emptiness remains. 

    Our Bereavement Suppoort Group will help you to recognize the stages and signs of grief and give you the tools to help you move through the grieving process. Sometimes all we need is a listening ear and a sympathetic heart. 

    If you would like more information, please contact 

    Marge Dreier 570-829-4986
    or
    Diane Gregor 570-822-6239
    or 
    Mary Anne Jagoda 570-287-7389. 

    We are here to share in your grief, to offer support in your sorrow, and lead you to better days ahead. 

     

  • Great news!!



    Check out our brand new blog which was created by Matt Kurtz 
    you can view the blog at www.standrebessettewb.com/news    

    Looking for recipes from our Parish chefs!!

    If anyone has any delicious recipes I would love to show them off on our 
    website for everyone to enjoy, please email Matty at mattystandre1979@yahoo.com  
    Or you could also write them down and put them in with the collection envelopes also. 
    Looking forward to see what wonderful recipes we have!