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)

Welcome!

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.

Synod 2021 – 2023 

Pope Francis is inviting the Church to gather and to listen to each other and every Catholic to find the Church’s path forward at this time in our history.  This is a moment for the voice of God’s people to be heard to give voice to the direction of the Church.  Pope Francis is providing the opportunity for this ancient and tested model to find relevance in light of today’s challenges and opportunities. A voice has no power unless it is listened to.  Listening is one of the most powerful and deep human experiences that we can have because the act of listening respects and validates the voice that is being heard.  Being listened to satisfies the deepest longings of the human heart.  in short, we affirm one another’s dignity and inherent creativity through the process of listening.  For better or worse, words are powerful.  And when the spoken word expresses something authentic, if not heard, cannot bear fruit in the world. Authentic listening is an act of love.

 We now have Online Giving.

Follow the link at the top of the page!

 

 

GUIDANCE FOR MASSES

The Diocese of Scranton is strongly recommending that all parishioners wear a mask while attending Mass – regardless of vaccination status.  As Catholics, we have a responsibility to protect our friends and neighbors and mask wearing remains an important mitigation tool against community spread.  In order to safeguard our community, all Priests, Deacons, Extraordinary Ministers, and Altar Servers must wear masks during the distribution of Holy Communion.

Anyone who is sick should stay home and participate in the celebration of Mass through Catholic Television or a parish livestream Mass.  In addition, anyone displaying COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, headache or muscle pain) should not attend Mass in-person.

Please use hand sanitizer upon entering the church. The Sign of Peace is to be celebrated without physical contact between non-family members. Distribution of the Precious Blood remains suspended at this time.

Saint Katharine Drexel Altar & Rosary Society

2022 Labor Day Raffle

Saint Katharine Drexel Altar & Rosary Society 2022 Labor Day Raffle tickets are available now.  Please pick yours up in the church.  Returns can be put in the collection basket or given to Barbara Connor.  Extra tickets will be available for purchase before and after the Masses on Sunday, and at the parish office.  Tickets will also be available at the Rock Lake picnic on August 20.