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Sunday, November 3, 2019

A gathering of the young church with Bishop Bambera to kickoff National Vocation Awareness Week in the Diocese of Scranton. Mass was held in the Cathedral of Saint Peter at 5 p.m. followed by an interactive reception in the Diocesan Pastoral Center.

Bold Choices Young Adult Retreat

Friday, October 25 – Saturday, October 26

Interactive sessions on prayer, finding your passion, the art of discernment, and next steps. The retreat also included small group discussion, Eucharistic Adoration, spiritual direction, free time and Mass.

Fall XLT (Exalt!) Series 

Eucharistic Adoration, praise & worship music, speaker, Reconciliation, and a social. 

October 20 – Church of Saint Gregory, Clarks Green

November 17 – Saint Matthew, East Stroudsburg

December 8 – Saint Jude, Mountain Top

Diocesan Day of Service

September 21, 2019

More than 180 young adults, college students, high school students, adult leaders, sisters and priests from throughout the Diocese participated in our annual Diocesan Day of Service. The day consisted of an opening Mass, volunteering at nonprofit sites throughout our diocese, lunch, and time for prayer and reflection.

Seminarian Summer Gathering

August 2019

Our seminarians gathered at Chapman Lake after a busy but fast summer. They had the opportunity to reflect on their summer experiences, pray together, participate in great discussions and relax.

Let us continue to pray for our current seminarians and all those discerning a call to Diocesan Priesthood!

Quo Vadis Days 2019

Sunday, June 23 – Wednesday, June 26

Quo Vadis Days is a summer camp held at Misericordia University for high school young men and includes dynamic talks, a visit from Bishop Bambera, sports and activities, prayer, small group discussion, interaction with priests and seminarians, and a lot of fun!

Bringing together young men who are serious about their Catholic Faith empowers them to live as intentional disciples and supports their ongoing vocational discernment.

Ordination to the Diaconate 2019

Jonathan P. Kuhar, Kevin M. Miller and Shawn M. Simchock were ordained as transitional Deacons in the Diocese of Scranton on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Saint Jude Parish in Mountain Top.

World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2019 

“There can be no greater joy than to risk one’s life for the Lord! Do not be deaf to the Lord’s call. If he calls you to follow this path, do not pull your oars into the boat, but trust him. Do not yield to fear, which paralyzes us before the great heights to which the Lord points us. Always remember that to those who leave their nets and boat behind, and follow him, the Lord promises the joy of a new life that can fill our hearts and enliven our journey,” said Pope Francis on the upcoming occasion of the 56th Anniversary of World Day of Prayer for Vocations.

He continued, “On World Day of Prayer for Vocations, let us join in prayer and ask the Lord to help us discover his plan of love for our lives, and to grant us the courage to walk in the path that, from the beginning, he has chosen for us.”

The World Day of Prayer for Vocations was celebrated on Sunday, May 12, the Fourth Sunday of Easter. The Diocesan celebration was held on Sunday, May 5 at Saint Rose of Lima Parish, Carbondale at 5:00 p.m. with Bishop Joseph C. Bambera as celebrant and homilist.

Project Andrew Dinner 

Priests, deacons, seminarians, and young men from throughout the Diocese of Scranton joined Bishop Joseph C. Bambera for the annual Project Andrew Dinner during Christmas break. The evening consisted of Evening Prayer, a meal, and presentations on how the attendees could get involved with the Diocesan Vocation Office in the upcoming year.

Diocesan Day of Service 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

XLT (Exalt!)

Monday, July 16 at Divine Mercy Parish, Scranton

An outdoor social followed by Eucharistic Adoration, praise & worship music led by Francis Zelinka from the Full Armor Band, a gospel reflection by newly ordained Father Ryan Glenn, and the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation were all part of the evening.

Quo Vadis Days 2018

Sunday, June 24 – Wednesday, June 27

Quo Vadis Days is a summer camp held at Misericordia University for high school young men and includes dynamic talks, a visit from Bishop Bambera, sports and activities, prayer, small group discussion, interaction with priests and seminarians, and a lot of fun!

Bringing together young men who are serious about their Catholic Faith empowers them to live as intentional disciples and supports their ongoing vocational discernment.

Priesthood Ordination 

Edward Joseph Casey and Ryan Patrick Glenn were ordained to the Priesthood by Bishop Joseph C. Bambera in the Cathedral of Saint Peter, Scranton on Saturday, June 9. 

World Day of Prayer for Vocations 

Diocesan Celebration held at Saint Joseph the Worker Parish, Williamsport with Bishop Joseph C. Bambera as principal celebrant and homilist. 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

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A gathering of the young church with Bishop Bambera to kickoff National Vocation Awareness Week in the Diocese of Scranton 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

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