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Our Mission

“To build a dynamic Roman Catholic family of faith that seeks to encounter Jesus through the spiritual, Sacramental, catechetical, and social life of the Church. We strive to be the beacon of the light of Christ to all through joyful service and mission.”


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Begin October with Days of Prayer & Blessings

Join us on Saturday, October 3rd at 10:15 AM for the St. Francis Blessing of the Animals in the parking lot at the church. Social distancing applies & masks are required. All animals are welcomed to be blessed!

Animals must remain in the custody of their owner. If we need to bless an animal in a vehicle, we will be happy to do so!

Please also join us for the three day St. Therese Novenal which will lead up to the Shower of Roses on Sunday, October 4th at the Shrine.

The Novena will take place on Thursday, October 1st, Friday, October 2nd, and Saturday, October 3rd from 6-6:45 pm. All three evenings will include Exposition, Adoration, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The Novena Prayers to St. Therese will be prayed and there will be an opportunity to venerate the relic of St. Therese.


Mark your calendars for the 88th Annual Shower of Roses on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at the Shrine of Saint Therese!

Schedule of Events!

12:00 Noon – Outdoor Mass & Crowning of the Rose Queen with celebrant, Rev. Allen J. Hoffa, Rector

1:30-4:30 PM – Drive In Food Sale

4:00-5:00 PM – Exposition, Adoration, Rosary, and Benediction

Buses are welcome! Please call ahead to the parish office at 570-645-2664 to plan for your group.

This year, instead of our Annual Shower of Roses Festival, we are introducing “The Shower of Roses Outdoor Mass, Drive In Food Sale, and Mega Shower Auction!”

This modified event will give us the opportunity to share the great aspects of our annual Shower of Roses Festival, but with restrictions that respect the greater caution considering Covid-19.

Our drawings this year will be for money, home heat (coal or oil), gas cards, and a 2-stage, 243cc engine, electric start, 26in path, snowblower.

This year we will have a MEGA (SHOWER ) AUCTION! The Mega Shower Auction tickets will be included in the parish Shower of Roses Festival Mailing. Each Mega Shower item will contain at least $250 in value of some great prizes! Additional tickets will be available in the parish office.

Unfortunately, due to the conditions we face, there will not be a Rose Drop or Procession this year. However, we are going to be making blessings drop in other ways, especially through your generosity and support.

The Shower of Roses Drive In Menu includes: Spaghetti & Meatballs, Lasagna, Pierogies, Haluski, Halupki, Bean Soup, Chicken Soup, Italian Wedding Soup, Sausage & Meatball Sandwiches, Bleeneies, Chicken Fingers, and Wings.

Help us spread the word and see you there!


4th Annual Anniversary Mass Celebration!

We cordially invite couples celebrating 5, 25, 40, 50, 60, or 60 plus years of marriage to this special event the weekend of October 22, 2020.  Couples may attend the Saturday Vigil Mass at 4:00 pm or the Sunday, 8 am or Sunday 10 am Masses.  

Please call the Parish Office at 570-645-2664 or email sjpvparish@gmail.com to register by Monday, October 5, 2020.