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Message from Pope
“Tonight before falling asleep
think about when we will return to the street.
When we hug again,
when all the shopping together will seem like a party.
Let's think about when the coffees will return to the bar, the small talk,
the photos close to each other.
We think about when it will be all a memory but normalcy will seem an
unexpected and beautiful gift.
We will love everything that has so far seemed futile to us. Every second
will be precious.
Swims at the sea, the sun until late, sunsets, toasts, laughter.
We will go back to laughing together.
Strength and courage.
See you soon! "
Effective immediately, and until further notice, we have suspended the
celebration of Masses open to the public and all public gatherings in all
diocesan parishes, worship sites, college campuses, chapels and health care
facilities in the eleven counties of the Diocese of Scranton. Our
Church in West Pittston will remain open daily for individual private prayer
until 7:00 PM. The dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass during
this time remains in effect.
Scheduled sacramental celebrations such as weddings, baptisms or funerals
will be permitted, but attendance will be limited to immediate family
members and follow any guidelines established by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention. The sacraments of the Anointing of the Sick and
Reconciliation will be available, when requested individually, by the
faithful in cases of serious need.