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The Diocesan Annual Appeal is the Diocese of Scranton’s single most important fundraising initiative. Poverty, hunger, and homelessness remain serious challenges in our community. Funds raised also help with vocations and priestly life, Catholic communications, Catholic education, and parish and spiritual life. Look for more information about the appeal in the upcoming weeks in our weekly bulletin and on our website. We ask you to look deeply within your heart to contribute to the appeal in order to bring the gift of hope to our brothers and sisters in need.
We are closing our campaign for this crucial Diocesan fundraiser and are tying it up nicely before Christmas. While we will gladly accept any additional gifts, what we have collected so far has been outstanding. St. Boniface has reached 94% of its goal and St. Lawrence has reached 86% of its goal. THANK YOU. These numbers are substantial especially as we are missing our usual attendance numbers from regular Masses. Particular thanks goes out to our appeal team: Sue Dinsmore, Noah Bauer, Carol Sides, and Jeff Kemmler. We couldn't be more grateful. ...
The #iGiveCatholic giving period has begun! Any donation made from November 15 to November 30 (which is national #givingtuesday2021) will count towards our parish goal.
If you have not yet made a gift to this year's Annual Appeal, please consider doing so. If you have already made a gift, prayerfully consider making an additional gift. All gifts of $20 or more will qualify the donor for a multitude of prizes and will help our Parishes of St. Boniface & St. Lawrence reach its overall Annual Appeal goals.
Starting today through November 30, visit our donation pa...
Rising Together in Christ
These are challenging days for all of us. God’s love and grace lifts us up now more than ever. God also calls on us to share our gifts with others to build up the Kingdom of God.
Your generosity to the Diocesan Annual Appeal reaches many of our friends and neighbors in need who depend on your charity and support to fulfill basic needs. This year’s Appeal theme, “Rising Together in Christ” reminds us that we are all together, connected to each other, living in faith to offer each other hope, love and sup...
Dear Friends in Christ,
This has been a year like no other. We have all been wounded and broken, confronted by our own limitations and the reminder that for all of our gifts and abilities, we are ultimately not in control of our lives.
As we experience light in our world, I trust that we are able to see and embrace the abiding presence of God – a God who has continually been at work in our lives through countless encounters with mercy and compassion that we have been blessed to extend to others and experience ourselves.
I am grateful to so many parishioners w...
My dear friends, this has certainly been a difficult year, hasn’t it? We’ve faced separation, hardship and loss. Yet there are still so many good things taking place across our Diocese each and every day. We are truly blessed.
As we respond to the challenges of the pandemic in our families, our parishes and our Diocese, let us continue to turn our hearts to our one true hope – Jesus Christ. His love is unending, unfading, unshakable.
We are bound together in the Eucharist….bound together in hope.
Thank you for all that you are doing to keep...
Did You Know….
You May Make a Gift to Your Parish or to the Diocesan Annual Appeal Directly from Your IRA? If you are 70 ½ or older and have a traditional individual retirement account, you can use all or part of your required minimum distribution to support your parish or the Diocesan Annual Appeal without having to count the transfers as income for federal tax purposes.
For more information contact Jim Bebla, Jim-Bebla@DioceseofScranton.org 570- 207-2250
September 15, 2019
As you can tell from my tone as I speak of the Annual Appeal, I'm treating it differently than last year. The Bishop and the Diocese have been very responsive to the suggestions and comments of the priests of Lycoming County. This year is demonstrably hopeful. Besides that, in the past weeks, I've tapped diocesan assistance for:
advice on campus ministry at Lycoming College,
use of a Spanish speaking priest,
recommendations on safety & security,
opinions on liturgical art for the sanctuaries
Scranton is helping us in more ways than you know. They help me ...
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The Journey Makes Us One.....
Did you know your donations to the Annual Appeal are restricted to use to support five Diocesan Ministries and Services. Please watch Bishop Bambera's video and consider supporting the ministries and services in this years annual appeal.
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