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Father Stephen Krawontka


Fr. Stephen A. Krawontka was born in Poland to John & Julia Krawontka.  He has two sisters and one brother and several nieces and nephews.  He enlisted in the Polish Air Force for three years as a Radio Controller.  Upon leaving the Air Force, he entered the Seminary in Poland.  He studied there for several years and received his Masters Degree in Theology from Papal Academy in Krakow.  He was then ordained by Cardinal Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) on May 22, 1977.  Following his ordination, he studied English in Great Britain to become more fluent in this language while speaking.

Every  summer, he traveled with his family to the United States.  After several long trips here, he decided to stay in this country.  He became familiar with this area and applied to different parishes.  He has served as Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and Administrator over the years at several churches.  His last two Parishes were St. Patrick, Scranton and St. Jude, Mountain Top.  Now, he is pleased to add Ascension Parish and St. Katharine Drexel Parish to his resume.

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Deacon Albright

Deacon Carl was born December 22, 1969, in Lancaster. Deacon Carl is a graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School in Lancaster County, and earned his bachelor’s degree in English Literature from The Pennsylvania State University in 1992. He obtained a master’s degree in English in 1996 from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Following his ordination by Bishop Joseph Bambera, he has served as a deacon in our parishes since November 2017. Deacon Carl has worked as a masonry laborer, a groundskeeper, an instructor of college and GED classes, and an editor. He is currently the director of the Wayne County Transportation System. He and his wife Christina were married at St. Cecilia Church in 1993, and they are the grateful parents of three sons: Sonny, Neal, and Blaise. 

Jill Bailer

Financial Secretary

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Jennifer Pearson

Director of Religious Education
Ascension Parish

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Danielle O’Neill

Director of Religious Education
Saint Katharine Drexel Parish

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Sue Debella

Music Director
Ascension Parish

Building and Grounds Coordinator
Ascension Parish

Bob Non

Building and Grounds Coordinator
Saint James Church

Gerard O’Neill

Building and Grounds Coordinator
Saint Juliana Church

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