About Us

In the 14 years since the promulgation of Bishop Joseph C. Bambera’s pastoral letter, Wounded and Loved, Regathering the Scattered, much has been accomplished to enliven our parishes and create worship communities where all are welcome to share their gifts and talents with one another to build up the Kingdom of God.

As part of the ongoing process to bring new life to spread the Good News of the Gospel, Bishop Bambera introduced Vision 2030 Blueprint, Creating Parish Communities Rooted in the Life of Jesus Christ, a pastoral planning process designed to serve as a blueprint for the future of the Diocese of Scranton.

Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera

The goals of Vision 2030 include the following:

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Invite Participation in Parish Life

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Embrace Immigrants and Newcomers in Our Faith Communities

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Support and Invite Youth and Young Families to Make the Church their Second Home

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Match Parishes and Worship Facilities with the Number of People and Resources Given to Support Our Mission

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Promote Vocations to the Priesthood, the Diaconate and Consecrated Life

In support of Vision 2030 and other Diocesan priorities such as Catholic schools and Catholic Social Services, a few years ago, the Diocese began a process of consultation and dialogue with donors, clergy and Diocesan staff about what will be needed longterm to secure the mission of the Diocese, which is manifested in our parishes, schools, and ministries.

This consultative work resulted in the establishment of the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Scranton to focus on ensuring that all Diocesan and parish ministries have the financial resources to continue to proclaim the Gospel effectively and serve our brothers and sisters in Christ.

The Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Scranton is focused on building endowment funds for our Diocesan ministries and providing a more focused approach to encourage estate giving.

We invite all members of our Diocese to join us in a vision for the future that will sustain and nurture our pastoral, educational, and service ministries for our children and our grandchildren.

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“One of the greatest challenges facing the Church in this generation is to foster in all the faithful a sense of personal responsibility for the Church’s mission, and to enable them to fulfill that responsibility as missionary disciples as a leaven of the Gospel in the world.”

Pope Francis

“The new evangelization will become a reality only if ordained and lay members of Christ’s faithful understand their roles and minitries as complementary and their purpose joined to the one mission and ministry of Jesus Christ.”

Called and Gifted for the Third Millennium, USCCB

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The Diocese of Scranton views the establishment of the Catholic Foundation as an essential step in building endowments for key ministries that will significantly impact our pastoral, charitable and educational work beyond the scope of support that gifts to the Diocesan Annual Appeal provide for Diocesan and parish ministries each year.