Christian Initiation

This is a process by which a person becomes a member of the Roman Catholic Church. This journey in faith is concerned with the total formation of the person into believing, living, praying and serving within the Church community. This gradual development climaxes in the celebration of Initiation at Easter time. Our Inquiry Period is ongoing. For more information contact Fr. Pisaneschi at the Rectory by phone 570.696.1144 or by email jpisaneschi@stthereses-shavertown.com

Baptism

This first of the Sacraments of Initiation is a significant part of the person, the family, and the parish community.  For this reason, we encourage the celebration in a community setting.

Please call the rectory to schedule a baptism. 570-696-1144

Baptismal Preparation Classes

The parish provides a Baptism Preparation Program for expectant parents. Though not required, Godparents are welcome to attend. If you are expecting a child, please call to register for this program. For more information contact Kelly Bryk  at the rectory by phone at 570.696.1144 or by email kbryk@stthereses-shavertown.com

Reconciliation

The communal celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation is held annually during Advent and Lent. Individual confessions are heard every Saturday from 5:00 pm to 5:20 pm or any time upon request.

Marriage

In order to properly prepare couples for marriage, it is expected that the couple contact the pastor first, to arrange for an appointment prior to making other arrangements. This must be done at least six months prior to the desired date of marriage. When meeting with the priest, the stages for the Marriage Preparation Process will be explained in further detail. Membership in the parish of at least one year prior to the date of the marriage is required. For more information contact Father Joe Pisaneschi at the Rectory by phone at 570.696.1144 or by email jpisaneschi@stthereses-shavertown.com.

Anointing of the Sick

Please notify the rectory if a loved one is in the hospital, nursing home, homebound, anticipating surgery, seriously ill or in danger of death. The pastor will be honored to administer the Sacrament of the Sick. 570-696-1144