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    Saint Joseph Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, Scranton, PA, 

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    is a local parish of the    Melkite Eparchy of Newton.

    CELEBRATING 121 YEARS IN SCRANTON in 2018.    We are one of the three oldest churches in our Eparchy .

    Founded by Lebanese immigrants in the late 1890s, we are a faith community that has withstood many trials and tribulations. Today we continue to witness to the Gospel of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ throughout South-Central New York State and Eastern Pennsylvania: From Binghamton/Vestal NY and Albany to Philadelphia area, concentrated in the Lackawanna Valley.

    Patriarchate of Antioch. Catholic but not Roman, Byzantine in Tradition, brothers and sisters of the Orthodox East.

    Visit the Eparchy website at    www.Melkite.org for more information!

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    Join us as we welcome our Eparch, Bishop Nicholas Samra, on the weekend of May 17-21.  Please attend our many meetings to meet & greet as well as our reception after the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday, May 20, at 10am. Orthros begins at 9am. This is also Pentecost Sunday. Liturgy of the Dead is at 9am Saturday. See bulletin for schedule in full for the holy day services.  Ladies reception with the Bishop is Friday May 18 at LaCucina, Dunmore. You must contact Karen to make a reservation.  Youth group will meet with the Bishop on Saturday the 19th at 3:30pm.  Great Vespers is at 5:30pm.(please note later time)

    This is the first visit since 2014 for the ordination of Fr.Michael Jolly.  Please bring your children to enjoy the Bishop’s company as well.

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    VISIT our new DONATE page through paypal or instructions for AMAZON SMILE. (these will be changing due to new corporate ID numbers, use until notified on these pages)

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    WITHOUT OUR FOOD FEST, WE WOULD NOT SURVIVE AS A PARISH FOR VERY LONG-  IF YOU CHERISH ST.JOSEPH CHURCH COMMUNITY OF WORSHIPFUL MEMBERS- YOU HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN SOME WAY. IT IS ‘THE’ LARGEST FUNDRAISER WE HAVE.  Next meeting  see bulletin.   May 6 Bulletin supplement has a paragraph on food fest planning. Please read.

    WE NEED YOU HELP-The FoodFest is a huge task. We should be so thankful to our past chairmen/women who are all under 35 years old.  Wow, what an accomplishment to step up when others couldn’t/wouldn’t. Many parishioners are out there– We need people to lend their talent, even for something small. Paul will maintain the logistics chairman & Alicia P needs some bookkeeping help during the year, even just to stuff envelopes. No job too small.  Many ideas were expressed at our April, 2018 meeting. we would like more input. Tyler M. has dedicated years to preserving the recipes from Uncle Charlie, but will be attending school, Katie P has been given the reins. Many hands make the job light.       Please contact us through the website or on facebook message. Or email melkite.scranton@gmail.com.   PLEASE DON’T ASSUME SOMEONE ELSE IS GOING TO DO ANY TASK-STEP UP YOURSELF AND SEE WHAT A TRIBUTE TO YOUR DEVOTION TO ST. JOSEPH PARISH YOUR HELP WILL PROVIDE.

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    Saint Joseph Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, Scranton
    For current events contact alternate email address at     melkite.scranton@gmail.com
    Church email address is    stjosephscranton@gmail.com
    See our “ABOUT” tab for: The First 100 years of St. Joseph Church used for our Centennial Celebration Oct. 1997.