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    Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church is a local parish of the Melkite Eparchy of Newton.

    CELEBRATING 119 YEARS IN SCRANTON.  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 and Albany to Philadelphia, concentrated in the Lackawanna Valley.

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

    Visit Melkite.org for more information!


    Sunday, February 19th
    Youth Group Meeting  RESCHEDULED TO 2/26


    • Sunday, February 19th

                            Meat-fare Sunday 

                            Last day to eat meat before Great Lent

    • Monday, February 20th thru 26th

                            Cheese-fare Week

                            Last week to eat dairy before Lent

    • Saturday, February 25th

                            No Great Vespers

    • Sunday, February 26th

                            Cheese-fare Sunday

                            Last day to eat dairy before Great Lent

    • Sunday, February 26th

                            Youth Group Meeting: 3:30 p.m.

                            Ice Cream Social

                            Church Hall: 4:00 p.m.

    • Sunday, February 26th

                            Forgiveness Vespers: 5:00 p.m.

                            for the beginning of Great Lent

    • Monday, February 27th

                            Clean Monday

                            Day of Strict Fast & Abstinence

                            Pre-sanctified Liturgy 7:00 pm



    See our facebook page for photos & current events
    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.