The sacrament of Penance is an integral part of the Lenten experience, consider making it a part of your journey this year.  If you have questions or are simply looking to reflect on the sacrament, visit our diocesan page for more info.  Here are some opportunities at OLMC and the Back Mountain this year:

Saturdays - 4:00 to 4:45 PM

Sundays- 7:30 to 8:15 AM

Mondays - 5:30 to 7:00 PM at every church in the Diocese of Scranton

Wednesday of Holy Week - 5:30 to 7:00 PM


April 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM - St. Therese, Shavertown

Mondays - Soup and Scripture

The Christian communities of the Back Mountain have organized an ecumenical initiative to share some homemade soups and desserts and listen to reflections on the next week's scripture readings, join us for one of them or all of them:

Monday, March 4 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM @ St. Paul's Lutheran Church (474 Yalick Rd., Dallas, PA)

Monday, March 11 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM @ Lehman-Idetown United Methodist Church (1011 Mountain View Dr, Lehman, PA)

Monday, March 18 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM @ Loyalville United Methodist Church (Loyalville Rd., Harveys Lake, PA)

Monday, March 25 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM @ Maple Grove United Methodist Church (5876 Main Rd., Hunlock Creek, PA)

Monday April 1 from 6:00-7:30 PM @ Dallas Baptist Church (9 Briarcrest Rd, Dallas, PA)

Monday, April 8 6:00 to 7:30 PM @ Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church

Wednesdays - Road to Resurrection

Join us on the “Road to Resurrection” on four Wednesday evenings during Lent, beginning at 7:00 P.M.

The schedule of masses is as follows:

Wednesday, March 20 – St. Therese’s Church

64 Davis Street, Shavertown.

Guest Homilist: Reverend Andrew Kurovsky,

Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Peckville.

Wednesday, March 27 – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church

116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville.

Guest Homilist:  Reverend Ryan Glenn

Associate Pastor of St. John Neumann Parish in Scranton.

Wednesday, April 3 – Holy Family Church

574 Bennett Street, Luzerne.

Guest Homilist:  Reverend Daniel Issing, CSC

Holy Cross Father, Kings College in Wilkes Barre.

Wednesday, April 10 – St. Faustina Church

520 South Hanover Street, Nanticoke.

Guest Homilist:  Reverend Brian Van Fossen

Pastor of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Williamsport.

A Social will follow each evenings mass.

For information relative to cancellations due to inclement weather, call St. Therese’s Parish at 570-696-1144 (Ext. 13), or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish at 570-287-6624 (Ext. 134) on the day of the mass.

Thursdays - Bible Study

Join us for our Lenten parish scripture study on Thursdays at 7:00 PM as we study The Gospel of John.

Fridays - Devotions

Looking for something extra to do for Lent?  Consider joining us on Friday evenings:

Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction - Fridays from 5:00 to 6:00 PM

Stations of the Cross - Fridays at 6:00 PM

Daily Mass

Maybe you'd like to try attending a daily Mass during Lent--our schedule is a little different during the season, so check out our Wednesday evening Mass...

Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 8:30 AM Mass

Holy Week

Monday of Holy Week, April 15 - Confessions from 5:30-7:00 PM

Tuesday of Holy Week, April 16 - Chrism Mass @ St. Peter's Cathedral (315 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, PA)- 4:00 PM

Wednesday of Holy Week, April 17- Confessions from 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Holy Thursday, April 18 - Mass of the Lord's Supper and Adoration - 7:00 PM

Good Friday, April 19 - Commemoration of the Lord's Passion - 7:00 PM

Holy Saturday, April 20 - Blessing of the Easter Baskets - 10:00 AM


Easter Vigil - Saturday, April 20 @ 8:00 PM

Easter Sunday - Sunday, April 21 @ 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM

Lent online!

Looking for something you can do from home?  Try these online opportunities for growth this Lent:

See what the Holy Father is praying about--read Pope Francis' Message for Lent, 2019

Receive daily inspirational messages and videos to make your Lent special -

Remember, you are dust and to dust you will return.
— Genesis 3:19