Weekend Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil:
4:00 p.m. St. Joseph, Forest City (Directions)

Sunday Masses:
8:00 a.m. St. Juliana, Rock Lake (Directions)
9:30 a.m. St. Joseph, Forest City (Directions)
11:00 a.m. St. James, Pleasant Mount (Directions)

    We now have Online Giving. 

 Follow the link at the top of the page!

 Please make reservations for all weekend Masses by 3 PM on Friday

by calling the Parish Office at 570-785-3838 or emailing at


 Masks must be worn at all times and proper social distancing maintained. 


       Watch daily Masses from the Cathedral of St. Peter. 

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An Act of Spiritual Communion 

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.  I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.  Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.  Amen.


                               The Parish office will remained staffed but closed to the public.                                                          If you need to conduct business, please call the office at 570-785-3838,                                            Monday – Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM.  The office is closed from Noon to 1 PM.                                    We encourage parishioners to continue to put items you are dropping off through                                                     the mail slot at 612 Hudson Street, Forest City, PA 18421.                                       Thank you for your cooperation. 


          2021 Annual Catholic Women’s Conference

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Click here for more information.


Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass

His Excellency, the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton, and the Office for Parish Life wish to invite couples celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary in 2021 to a diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, June 6 at the Cathedral of St. Peter. The Mass will begin at 2:30, and attendance will require advance reservation.

                                                                      To register for the celebration click on the link below:                                                                             https://www.dioceseofscranton.org/parish-life/community/marriage/enrichment/wedding-anniversary-mass-june-6-2021/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For questions or concerns, or if there are issues registering online, please reach out to Jen Housel, Director for Community             and Family Development. (jhousel@dioceseofscranton.org, 570-207-2213 x 1104)




Filled with faith, hope and charity, the faithful of Ascension and Saint Katharine Drexel parishes are united as disciples of Jesus Christ. With Christ and under the guidance and inspiration of the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to continue to celebrate the faith and traditions of the Catholic Church. We seek to inspire others to build a closer relationship with God by reaching out in love through worship, prayer, fellowship, and sharing the Gospel.