• 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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CHURCH ETIQUETTE 2016

As summer is upon us, just a few reminders about proper church etiquette

First, appropriate dress. Church is a special place where we come to give praise and thanks to God. Please no tank tops, short shorts, cut-offs, shirts with inappropriate statements, etc. Please be modest in your dress.

Second, arriving on time. Sometimes there are situations in our lives that cause us to be late for things. Please try to be on time for liturgy. If you are late for Mass, please try to be as discrete as possible. It is distracting not only to the presider but also to many parishioners sitting in the front of the church when people enter through the side entrance.

Third, standing in the back of the church. Recently, it seems more and more parishioners are standing in the back of the church. Please join the rest of the congregation by taking a seat.

Fourth, leaving early. It is amazing to see how many people have left church before the priest has even processed down the aisle. Take a moment to finish the recessional song and then greet the presider.

Fifth, receiving Holy Communion. When you come to receive Holy Communion, please respond ‘Amen’ before the priest places the Eucharist in your hands or on your tongue. Amen is a Greek word which means ‘Yes, I believe!’ Do you believe this is the most precious gift that God has given to us? When receiving Holy Communion, you should not be chewing gum as you prepare to receive.

Finally, as you are leaving the church, please help us keep the church clean and in order for the parishioners attending the next Mass. Please put the kneeler up, the hymnal back in the holder, and pick up any tissues or papers that you may have left in the pew. Please take the bulletin home with you or return it to one of the holders at the church entrances.