• 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


We are less than two weeks away from the first day of school in the Diocese of Scranton. That might be an introduction to any school year at this time of the year. This however, is not like any other first day of school. Corona virus and the resulting COVID- 19 have changed our lives dramatically. March 13th will be a day that we will all remember as the day, schooling as we knew it changed drastically.

Two weeks off turned into "until Easter" to "the end of the year." I realize that all our lives were rearranged and we learned how to wear a mask, how to estimate six feet, and how long it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" twice or recite two "Hail Mary's."

The 2020-2021 Religious Education Year is about to begin. Our first day of class is scheduled for October 4th. This year, our primary focus will be on our preparation for the Sacraments of Confirmation (grades 7 and 8) and Holy Communion (grades 1 and 2). For students in grades 3 to 6, we will be providing them with materials to continue their Religious Education Formation at home. We will not be providing a Kindergarten program this year.

Students in grades 1, 2, 7 and 8 will receive direct instruction on Sunday mornings. Classes will be created based on the number of students who register. We will be following all CDC guidelines and social distancing.

We are working to create an environment that sets a tone that all of our parishioners' health is foremost on our minds. We have been keeping up with the CDC, DOH, and Diocesan Guidelines for re-opening our churches and the programs we can offer. There are protocols and procedures that are being put into place for our students, teachers, and staff. Please remember that we all have to be extremely vigilant and cooperative in order to have face-to-face learning. Parents will be expected to do daily checklist screenings and students and teachers must wear masks.

In an effort to better prepare for this year's program and to make the best use of our limited space, we are asking you to complete the registration form included with this letter as soon as possible. In this way we can best prepare our classrooms and order materials needed for this year's instruction.

Our health will depend on everyone's cooperation and adherence. Specifics will be sent as soon as numbers are totaled based on the registrations we receive.

For our 1st, 2nd, 7th, and 8th grade students, our plan is that if we receive a total of 30 registrations (for example), that class will be divided into three groups of ten. These students would then meet once every third week while completing work at home on their off weeks.

For our 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders, we will be providing them with textbooks and an outline to follow allowing your child to continue their religious formation with your help at home.

Specifics as to the keys to a healthy environment so that we can continue face-to- face learning will be sent to you prior to the first day of class. Please continue to stay healthy and safe.

Monsignor Michael J. Delaney Pastor

Deacon John Musyt
D.R.E. Holy Cross Parish

Karen Doyle
D.R.E Blessed Sacrament Parish