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. Paisley at the Rectory by phone 570.696.1144 or by email


This Sacrament plays a vital role in the life and faith development of a person, the family and the parish community. As such, we encourage the celebration of baptism in a community setting.

Two options are offered monthly:

  • 11:00 am on the Second Sunday
  • 12 noon on the Fourth Sunday

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. Classes are offered on the 2nd Tuesday of February, May, August and November at 6:30 pm in the rectory. For more information contact Renee Fallon at the Rectory by phone 570.696.1144 or by email


The communal celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation is held annually during Advent, Lent and Summer. Individual confessions are heard every Saturday from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm or any time upon request.


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 Jim Paisley at the Rectory by phone 570.696.1144 or by email

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.

First Friday Visits

Each month, those unable to participate in Mass, due to ill health or age, are visited and brought Holy Communion. Our Ministers of Communion are also available to visit with Communion on Sundays.