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Sacred Heart events announced

The Parish of Sacred Heart, Palmerton, continues to offer daily Mass, although privately due to the pandemic.

Every Sunday at 10 a.m., Mass is offered by the Rev. William Campion by livestream via the Sacred Heart Facebook page.

The church continues to remain open for private prayer Monday through Friday from noon to 3 p.m.

Confessions are heard by appointment and can be arranged by calling the Rectory Office at 610-826-2335.

This Sunday is the sixth Sunday after Easter as the Scripture readings tell us of the people of Samaria coming to worship and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit. This same Holy Spirit continues to guide the church in good and challenging times like we now experience during this coronavirus crisis.

Father Campion, Pastor, also announced in conjunction with the two other sponsoring Pastors, that St. John Neumann Regional School will remain open for the 2020-21 school year. This decision was under evaluation with diocesan officials for several months and after much study and reviewing finances and enrollment, it was decided that with an extra effort by all involved that our last Catholic school in Carbon County will remain open.

The parish also extends congratulations to our Class of 2020 College Graduates: Nicole Andress, Seth Andress, Katie Beck, Daniel Hamm, Elijah Koma, Matthew Miller, Morgan Mummey, Mark Quinn, Devin Santos, Gavin Scott and Lyndsay Stasko.

We also extend best wishes to our newest transitional Deacon, Phillip Maas, ordained this Saturday by our Bishop, the Most. Rev. Alfred Schlert in the Diocese Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown.

Father Campion continues to encourage you to pray for the intercession of Father Walter Ciszek (a local priest whose cause is being considered for canonization) to ask God’s intervention for a cure to this virus and restore the global family to spiritual, physical and social healing.

Join us on Ascension Thursday, a holy day, when Mass will be livestreamed on Sacred Heart’s Facebook page beginning at 10 a.m.