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    Saint Joseph Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, Scranton, PA, is a local parish of the Melkite Eparchy of Newton.

    CELEBRATING 125 YEARS IN SCRANTON in 2022.    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 Northeastern Pennsylvania: concentrated in the Lackawanna Valley.  Our faithful parishioners and friends hail from Albany to Philadelphia and areas surrounding.

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

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


    Please pray for our Ukrainian brethren and their families in the local Scranton area churches who have relatives fighting the war and others displaced.


    Catholic Women’s Retreat
    Sunday, May 15, 2022
    Saint Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church
    700 Oak Street , Taylor, PA
    1:00 – 4:00
    Come and see how you can join other modern Myrrhbearing women in anointing the sufffering Body of Christ!
    Dr. Jenny Clark (Ph.D. in. Systematic Theology)
    Lynne Wardach (Creator of ByziMom and ByziKids Magazine, Oblate at Holy Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Monastery)
    Kelly Dougherty (Adjunct Theology Professor, University of Scranton)
    Our liturgy is at 11:00 and we will have a simple lunch after liturgy before the retreat starts. ALL are welcome to liturgy and lunch. Please join us for both, you are most welcome!
    The holy sacrament of confession will be offered by Father Eduard Shestak during the retreat.
    There is absolutely no cost for the retreat. If you plan to come or if you have any questions contact Lynne Wardach at ByziMom@gmail.com or Cantor Steven Dougherty at prof.steven.dougherty@gmail.com. You can also just let any speaker know if you are coming. Even if you do not let us know, please come anyway!!




    Thank you to all youth and adult helpers who volunteered for clean up at Sacred Heart Cemetery, most of whom have no relative buried there. A true act of charity.

    VISIT our new DONATE page through paypal or instructions for AMAZON SMILE.   https://smile.amazon.com/ch/82-3958041

    See our facebook.com/melkitescranton page for photos & current events
    For current events contact church email address at  stjosephscranton@gmail.com

    See our “ABOUT” tab for: The First 100 years of St. Joseph Church used for our Centennial Celebration Oct. 1997.