Diocese of Scranton – We, the Catholic community of the Diocese of Scranton, are called through Baptism to imitate the servant leadership of Jesus Christ. In union with Our Holy Father, the pope, we proclaim the Gospel faithfully, celebrate the sacraments joyfully, and boldly proclaim life, justice and peace in northeastern and north central Pennsylvania.
Catholic Social Services – Rooted in the Gospel, the mission of Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton is to serve Individuals and families in poverty and hardship, as we are called by Christ to do, and to respond compassionately to their needs. As a Catholic agency, we advocate for individual dignity and self-sufficiency and actively give of ourselves to replace despair with hope.
History of Catholic Social Services The agency had its beginning in 1877, with the founding of St. Patrick’s Orphanage in Scranton. In 1924, a Bureau of Catholic Charities Offices was opened in Wilkes-Barre and in 1928 a similar office was organized in Scranton. At that time, the position of … Read More...
33 East Northampton Street
Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18701
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