Please pray for those entrusted in our prayers for healing

Dear Jesus, Divine Physician and Healer of the Sick, we ask that You restore Your servants to health again.  Above all, grant us the grace to acknowledge Your holy will and know that whatever You do, You do for the love of us. Amen.

Glenn Layaou, Jr., Parishioner’s friend, Linda Abrams, Baby Bennett, Tolise Otis, Bob Franko, Ivette Gonzalez, Richard Bennett, Ginny Amoroso, William Walter, Jr., Chuck Bullock, Joan Abrey, Donna Elchin, Kelly Kulsicavage, Joe Friery, Joyce Hussong, Irene McMahon, Grace George, Marian Miller, Fred Storey, Stephanie McDevitt, Barbara Bodine, Cathy Stienbaugh, Sue Mullen, Mary Salay, Robert Gaumer, Silver Dempsey, Jean Caine, James Perella, Paul & Sandra McIntyre, Keensley Middlecamp, Carmel Buneo, Tina Clapper

Please call the office or Father Jose if there are sick, hospitalized, homebound or any changes to the list above. Thank you!


Women’s Conference

Refresh Your Faith Catholic Women’s Conference

Women from around the Diocese of Scranton gather on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at Marywood University for the Annual Refresh Your Faith Catholic Women’s Conference. The day includes Mass with Bishop Bambera, continental breakfast, Catholic Marketplace, 3 Keynote speakers, rosary, Eucharistic adoration, music and lunch. Register for only $55, students $20.

You’ll be inspired by this year’s speakers. Father Justin Cinnante, O.Carm. brings in the truth of the real presence in the Holy Eucharist and the miracles he has seen!! Jackie Francois Angel loves being part of the Body of Christ. She fell in love with God at a youth retreat, and now is a full-time traveling speaker, singer/songwriter, and worship leader. Father Giuseppe Maria Siniscalchi, CFR gave up a career in law to follow his vocation. He will shine great light on the importance of the Eucharist for our times, the link between the Eucharist and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, and the healing journey into God’s Merciful Love.

Just added: Special programming Friday night, June 7 – with accommodations at Marywood University.

Register at


Lenten schedule

Fridays during Lent

11:00 AM – Rosary
11:30 AM – Stations of the Cross
12:00 Noon – Mass

Penance services

March 10: 4:00 PM – SS Peter & Paul, Towanda
March 24: 2:00 PM – St Basil’s, Dushore

Holy Week

March 24 11:00 AM – Palm Sunday – including procession with palms from the hall to the church
March 28 6:00 PM – Holy Thursday
March 29 3:00 PM – Good Friday
March 30 8:30 PM – Easter Vigil
March 31 11:00 AM – Easter Sunday

Blessing of the Baskets

SS Peter & Paul
Saturday March 30 at 10:00 AM


Giving Trees

The Giving Trees will be up next weekend. We will be helping three local families this year. If you are able to help this year, please take a tag from the tree, buy and wrap the gift and return it to the church by December 10th.

Also, we will again be supporting the Endless Mountains Pregnancy Care Center. The Center is asking for new toys, games, or books for all ages, as they have their clients shop for their families by using their earned “baby bucks” to purchase for their children. The Center is also asking for warm pajamas and the sizes will be listed on tags on the Giving Tree. These gifts are to be unwrapped and returned to the church or to the office by December 1st.

If you are unable to shop and would like to donate, please put your donation in an envelope marked “Giving Tree” and drop it in the collection basket or see Rose Repsher, Lou Ann Kilmer, Patti Ambs or Marilyn Burke.

Thank you for again supporting all the little ones and making their Christmases brighter this year.


Christmas Bazaar

The Christmas Bazaar is scheduled for Sunday, November 5th from 10 am to 3 pm in the hall. A light lunch will be available as well as craft tables for your shopping pleasure, bake sale table, and raffle table.

Please support the bazaar by donating lottery ticket donations for the lottery wreath.  Please drop them in the collection basket or bring them to the parish office.  Baked goods are being accepted for the bake sale table. Thank you for your support of our parish!


Helping Hands Food Pantry

The Helping Hands Food Pantry has launched their 2023-2024 backpack program for the Wyalusing schools.  This program provides healthy nutritional food items for students every weekend throughout the school year.  For only $25 you can sponsor a local child to have food for the entire year.

Their mailing address is:

Helping Hands, PO Box 233, Wyalusing, PA 18853


Be a Catholic Man

This conference encourages and empowers men to deepen their relationship with Christ, to be spiritual leaders in their families, their parish, and their community, and to live their faith in everyday life.  It is being held on Saturday, Oct 7th from 8 am to 3 pm at Holy Redeemer High School, Wilkes-Barre.


Are you interested in learning about the Catholic faith?

Do you have questions about God or the Catholic faith? Do you know someone who does? If you’re interested in entering the Catholic Church or receiving Confirmation, or you’re just curious about Catholicism, please contact Mike Kilmer to get started.

Our class sessions will follow Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained series, on knowing and living the faith. Invite a friend! Parishioners interesting in learning more about our Catholic faith are welcome to attend the Symbolon sessions as well.



The Endless Mountains Pregnancy Care Center needs:

  • Size 4.5 diapers
  • Pull-ups: 2T-3T and 4T-5T
  • New bottles
  • Crib sheets
  • Wipes
  • Sippy cups
  • Nursing pillow
  • 18m – 2T clothes
  • Bath towels

Please drop off items at St. Mary’s church or office and they will be delivered.  Thank you for your continued support!


Pastoral Visits

Father Jose is eager to meet parishioners, especially anyone ill or in need of a pastoral visit.  Please let Father know that you would appreciate a visit, and possibly the Sacraments.

Please let us know whether it would be a visit to your home, or at one of the hospitals or personal care homes (please provide room number), and whether you would like to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist, Sacrament of the Sick, Last Rites.

You can contact the church office at 570-746-1006 or by email at [email protected] to make arrangements.  Father also welcomes your call anytime at his cell phone 570-357-1619.