• 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

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

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


Holy Cross
3:00pm to 3:45pm

Blessed Sacrament
3:15pm to 3:45pm

Outreach Services

AA Helpline1-800-640-7545
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


Merry Christmas

Please pay attention to the Christmas, 2020 Mass Schedule. Reserving seats to help us prepare for social distancing will continue to be in place for all masses. We will begin taking reservations for the Christmas masses on Monday, December 14th. Masks are to be worn during Mass.


Christmas Eve - Thursday, December 24th 2:00pm - Please note time change


*There will not be a 4pm mass this year. Christmas Day - Friday December 25th 9:30am


Christmas Eve - Thursday, December 24th 4:00pm 10:30pm

Christmas Day - Friday December 25th 8:00am 11:00am


Christmas Giving Tree

Catholic Social Services will be receiving toys from the Toys for Tots collection conducted by The United States Marine Corps Reserve. We have been asked to supplement this collection by contributing gift cards (Visa, Kohl's, Wal-Mart, Target, Boscov's, etc.). Please place gift cards in an envelope and place them in the collection basket in the vestibule of our parishes or drop them off in the mailbox at the Parish Office. Thank you!


Christmas wafers are available when entering our churches. Suggested donation is $3.00. Please make sure to by socially distant when picking up Oplatki (wafers). Upon leaving donation, hand sanitizer will be available.

Nativity of the Lord

"The people who walk in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone."

Isaiah 9 l, Mass at Midnight ".what came to be through Him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."

John l 2, Mass During the Day "There's a light over the darkness There is a hope throughout the night There will be peace when this storm passes And no matter what we've lost will be alright, There will be light, there will be light." David Archuleta


Our prayer for this Christmas as we celebrate Jesus Christ, the Light of the World.


"In turning on the light of the Christmas tree, we wish for the light of Christ to be in us. Let there be light in the soul, in the heart; Let there be forgiveness to others;

Let there be no hostilities or darkness. Let there be the beautiful light of Jesus. May there be light in our hearts, in our families, in our cities. And now, with this prayer, let us turn on the light."

Merry Christmas to all. Enormous gratitude to our staff, continually bringing and being light in these most unusual, challenging times; great gratitude to all of our parishioners, supporting us and assisting us with extraordinary selflessness and sacrifice. Time to turn on the Light of Christ's love.

Merry, Merry Christmas, Msgr. Michael J. Delaney.


The following masses will be livestreamed on Facebook. A special thanks to Vince Shuta for helping us to make this happen!

Our Facebook page is The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament

Christmas Eve - Thursday December 24th 2 00pm Mass at Blessed Sacrament Parish Christmas Day - Friday December 25th 11 00am Mass at Holy Cross Parish


We have been blessed with the most wonderful staff, helping us to celebrate Christmas (this crazy, crazy Christmas) and to serve our parishes each day.

Thank you to Judy, Michele, Tom, Marty, Deacon John, Karen, Mary Therese, and Ned.

Thank you to our cantors.

Thank you to the remarkable volunteers who set up for Mass, receive and escort parishioners, and then clean- up after each Mass to prepare for the next group.

To our wonderful catechists and all parish volunteers participating in ministries in more challenging ways - heartfelt thanks. God bless you and reward you for the love you bring to the ministries you share.