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


March 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM - Gate of Heaven, Dallas

March 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM - St. Therese, Shavertown

The Mass and the bible

Join us for our Lenten parish scripture study on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM!

February 21- The Biblical Roots of the Mass

February 28- The Introductory Rites

March 7- The Liturgy of the Word

March 14- The Liturgy of the Eucharist

March 21- The Our Father and the Concluding Rites


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*

*Except March 16th

Friday, March 16th at 7:00 PM - Good Shepherd Academy Living Stations of the Cross at OLMC

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, Thursday, Friday - 8:30 AM Mass

Wednesdays - 6:30 PM Mass

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, February 19 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM @ St. Paul's Lutheran Church (474 Yalick Rd., Dallas, PA)

Monday, February 26 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM @ Lehman-Idetown United Methodist Church (1011 Mountain View Dr, Lehman, PA)

Monday, March 5 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM @ Maple Grove United Methodist Church (5876 Main Rd., Hunlock Creek, PA)

Monday, March 12 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM @ Loyalville United Methodist Church (Loyalville Rd., Harveys Lake, PA)

Monday, March 19 6:00 to 7:30 PM @ Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Holy Week

Tuesday of Holy Week, March 27 - Chrism Mass @ St. Peter's Cathedral (315 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, PA)- 4:00 PM

Wednesday of Holy Week, March 28- Confessions from 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Holy Thursday, March 29 - Mass of the Lord's Supper and Adoration - 7:00 PM

Good Friday, March 30 - Commemoration of the Lord's Passion - 7:00 PM

Holy Saturday, March 31 - Blessing of the Easter Baskets - 10:00 AM


Easter Vigil - Saturday, March 31 @ 8:00 PM

Easter Sunday - Sunday, April 1 @ 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, 2018

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

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