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.

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     All Masses have returned to our regular Mass schedule.  Our Mass attendance is up to 25% of                          capacity, as space allows, maintaining proper social distancing at all times.                                        Please note that we can only allow as many people into the churches that proper                                                                                      social distance allows.                                                                You must make a reservation for Mass by calling the office at 570-785-3838 or emailing at apskdp@nep.net.  You must wear a mask into church and follow all social distancing practices and procedures. 

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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. 

                                               Diocese of Scranton                                                                                                                                    2020 Diocesan Annual Appeal                                                                             “Bound Together in Hope”               

                               Click here to watch the 2020 Diocesan Annual Appeal Video                                    

                              If you haven’t yet made a donation to the Appeal, please consider going to:                                                                                https://annualappeal.org/donate-now/                                                                             to make your Appeal gift now and help our parish reach its Annual Appeal goal.                          A gift of any amount is welcome. Thank you.


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.