will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 8am to 3pm at Holy Redeemer High School, 159 South Pennsylvania Ave. Wilkes Barre, PA 18701.

This will be a most important day for the future of our faith, our families and our Church.  Our fantastic lineup of speakers includes Fr. Philip G. Bochanski, the executive director of Courage International, EWTN TV host, Dr. Ray Guarendi and motivational speaker, apologist, and TV host of “Battle Ready”, Doug Barry.  

There will be opportunities for Eucharistic Adoration, the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation as well as Rosary. Additionally, exhibitors will be present with a full array of Catholic books, publications, CDs and ministry opportunities.  Bishop Joseph C. Bambera will celebrate the closing Mass.   

Fathers, sons, grandsons and friends are all most welcome to register for the event.

First 10 Sign-ups ride the bus Free!

The cost of the conference is $40.00 regular, $30 for early birds(until 4/1/19), and $15 for Students.

Register on line at: www.beamanconference.com  call 570-207-2213 (Diocesan Pastoral Center) or mail the completed conference brochure application with your check to Attn: Men’s Conference, Office for Parish Life, 330 Wyoming Ave, Scranton,  PA. 18503 

Do You Want to Know More About the Annulment Process?

In the Diocese of Scranton, the annulment process is now more “user friendly” than you might expect, and there is no longer a processing fee.  Please contact your pastor or the Diocesan Tribunal Office (570-207-2246) to begin a conversation.  It is possible to get clear answers to these questions and to renew your connection with the Church.



The following CCD students have completed the

 requirements outlined by the National Federation of

Catholic Youth Ministry in conjunction with Girl

Scouts USA to earn their Family of God medal,

Our Lady of Guadalupe patch, and Our Lady of

Fatima patch which will be presented at Mass on

March 17, 2019: Portia Kennedy Maddy Phillips

Madison Ryan and Katelyn Trowbridge

Please join us after Mass on Sunday, March 17 in the Parish Hall to congratulate these students and enjoy Girl Scout cookies and refreshments.  

Operation Rice Bowl


Rice Bowls will be distributed in time for Lent. Please save your change from the money saved by your fasting and abstinence during Lent. Rice Bowl money will be collected at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday.

Ministry of Hospitatily


A Hospitality Ministry is needed in our parish with the help of members from both churches. This ministry is needed for the several (and exciting) social and religious functions and dinners planned for this year.

Individuals are needed for the following:

Decorate and set up tables and chairs as needed at both Church halls.

People to plan for and cook the meals events/

People to help clean up after the meals. If you can only partially be involved in this ministry, individuals are needed who are willing to cook a dish to pass, or a soup, or make a salad or perhaps bake cup cakes or cookies etc. on an as needed basis with advance notice of course. If you do not wish to attend meetings but would like to help cook that is also acceptable.

If you can help please notify the office right away.

Lenten Worship Schedule



12 noon Mass with distribution of Ashes at St. Mary of the Assumption  Wyalusing

5:30 pm Mass with distribution of Ashes at St. Mary of the Assumption  Wyalusing

7:30 pm Mass with distribution of Ashes St. Joachim Church Meshoppen

Please remember that Ash Wednesday is a day of both Fasting and Abstinence from meat. And that every Friday during Lent are days of Abstinence.

Fasting means only one good meal may be eaten. Two smaller meals not to equal one meal may also be eaten. The norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59.


Sunday March 31   2:00 pm Wyalusing

                               4:00 pm Dushore

Sunday April 7,      2:00 pm Canton

                               4:00 pm Towanda

Sunday April 14     3:00 pm Sayre


Liturgy of the Word with Stations of the Cross and Communion:

5:30 pm SM———-7:00 pm SJ

Friday: March 8th, March 15th and March 22nd

Mass with Stations of the Cross

5:30 pm SM———–7:00 pm SJ

Friday: March 29th, April 5th, andApril12th

Parish Picnic Meeting Notice


There will be a meeting on Monday, February 18th at 1:00 pm in the parish office to organize and plan for this year’s picnic. The picnic is set for Sunday July 14th. We need someone willing to just run the first meeting . At this meeting the official chair  person will be chosen. This major social event and fundraiser cannot be run by just two or three people. It takes many hands to run a successful picnic as in the past. Everyone is invited. If you cannot attend this one meeting  but want to help please call the parish office

Baby Bottle Campaign


We are grateful to the Endless Mountains Pregnancy Care

Center for their support of LIFE. 

Baby bottles should be returned to church by Sunday,

February 24th.  Thank you for supporting the Endless

Mountains Pregnancy Care Center and for supporting the wee-little ones and their mommies.  https://www.empccfree.com

Ministry of Mercy Meeting Notice

The next meeting of the Ministry of Mercy has been re-scheduled From Tuesday, February 12th until Tuesday February 19th at 10:00 am in the Parish Office

Ministry of Mercy News


The Ministry of Mercy is asking for your support for 2 local outreach ministries. A local woman makes baby blankets & scarves that are given to Helping Hands & EMPCC to distribute as needed and is in need of yarn. The Ugly Quilts ministry- organized by the Spring Hill UM women- is continually in need of the following:

       1.  Items to make the quilts: blankets, sheets, pillow cases, afghans, draperies, curtains, comforters, towels, fabric, mens ties, #8 crochet cotton, sewing thread, & 4 ply yarn

       2. Items to wrap inside of the quilts: gloves, hats, scarves, socks, mens clothing(T-shirts, jeans, sweatshirts & pants, underwear), toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, religious tracts, & toiletries( travel size from hotels). The items to make the quilts & the clothing can be new or used.

The Ugly Quilts crew works Monday mornings and could use some additional helpers both to make quilts and also to crochet/knit gloves, hats, scarves, & socks.

Raid your closets for above items and help these ministries help those in need. There will be a box in the church entrance for your donations. For more information call Jeannie at (570) 746-6145.