• The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament
  • The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament
  • The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament
  • The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament
  • The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament
  • The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament
  • The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament

Mass Times

Saturday Vigil
4:00pmHoly Cross
5:30pmBlessed Sacrament

Sunday
8:00amHoly Cross
9:30amBlessed Sacrament
11:00amHoly Cross

Daily Mass
Mon, Wed, Fri: 8:00amHoly Cross
Tues,Thurs: 7:30amBlessed Sacrament

Reconciliation

Saturdays
Holy Cross
3:00pm to 3:45pm

Blessed Sacrament
3:15pm to 3:45pm

Outreach Services

ServicePhone
AA Helpline1-800-640-7545
Al-Anon1-800-339-9006
Birthright of Scranton570-961-1133
National Hotline For Abortion Recovery1-866-482+5433
Rachel’s Vineyard Post Abortive Healing1-877-467-3463
PA 24 Hour Child Abuse Hot Line1-800-932-0313

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THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)

Jesus Ascending to Heaven

Mass schedule:

  • Wednesday, May 24, 5:30 PM, Blessed Sacrament
  • Thursday, May 25: 7:30 AM Blessed Sacrament
  • Thursday, May 25: 8:00 AM Holy Cross
  • Thursday, May 25: 7:00 PM Holy Cross

Forty days after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, The Acts of the Apostles records Jesus’ ascension into heaven. The Ascension is an important Christian holiday that attests to the reality of Jesus Christ, God and human, returning to the Father, to return again in the future second coming. The Ascension is the final component of the Paschal Mystery, which consists of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.

The Catholic Catechism highlights three important theological aspects of the Ascension concisely:

1. Christ’s Ascension marks the definitive entrance of Jesus’ humanity into God’s heavenly domain, whence he will come again (cf. Acts 1:11) this humanity in the meantime hides him from the eyes of men (cf. 61 3:3)

2. Jesus Christ, head of the Church, precedes us into the Father’s glorious Kingdom so that we, the members of his Body, may live in the hope of one day being with him forever.

3. Jesus Christ, having entered the sanctuary of heaven once and for all, intercedes constantly for us as the mediator who assures us of the permanent outpouring of the Holy Spirit (ccc 665- 67).