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)


Announcement from Bishop Bambera

March 25, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Today, sadly, we are called to sacrifice even further for the sake of serving one another in our battle against this dreaded disease. The cherished Liturgies of Holy Week and Easter – Palm Sunday, the Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, the Great Vigil of Easter and Easter Sunday Masses – will all be celebrated privately, without all of you, the blessed faithful who make up the Diocese of Scranton – filling our churches as you have always done during these most sacred days. The Chrism Mass will be deferred to a later date when the current health crisis has passed.

While this ongoing pandemic is calling us to be socially distant from one another, it does not mean we need to be spiritually distant. I invite you and your family to join me in prayer as we renew our efforts to turn to the Lord. While not open to the public, all of our Holy Week liturgies at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Scranton will be broadcast on CTV: Catholic Television and live-streamed on the Diocese of Scranton’s website and social media platforms.

To read the full message please click on our March 29th bulletin link below: 


To watch  the Bishop’s Message please click on the link below:


May God continue to bless you and your family and keep you safe.

Saint Joseph, pray for us!

Faithfully yours in Christ,

Joseph C. Bambera

Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L.

Bishop of Scranton

All Masses, including Palm Sunday through Easter

Sunday, Confessions and Stations of the Cross are canceled.


Ascension Parish Individual Private Prayer Hours


For Palm Sunday & Holy Week Private Prayer Hours click link below:



St. Katharine Drexel Parish Individual Private Prayer Hours


For Palm Sunday & Holy Week Private Prayer Hours click link below:




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 remain staffed but be closed to the public

from 10 AM to 2 PM.

  If you need to conduct business, please call the office.  Please

put items you are dropping off through the mail slot.  Thank you

for your cooperation in this matter.