Parish Life

Parish Life

The Diocesan Office for Parish Life provides leadership formation, spiritual renewal and many other resources for all parishes. Working in collaboration with clergy and lay leadership, the office aims to help all people live out their faith fully, share it freely with others and transform the world in Christ.

The Office for Parish Life also provides regional and Diocesan level events for ministry formation, youth and young adult engagement and pastoral planning. The office also handles marriage preparation classes, family life ministry and pro-life advocacy.

How your funds help Parish Life

Your support impacts the lives of those living throughout Northeastern and North Central Pennsylvania and enables us to continue to serve the needs of others. Any contribution you are able to make to the Diocesan Annual Appeal will truly make a difference.



supported by Parish Life staff as each journeys to become a fully participative community of lived faith


Couples who married

were assisted last year



come into full communion with the Catholic Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Program, thanks to Provided resources and assistance

Ellen Gomez, Church of Saint John the Apostle, East Stroudsburg

The deacon said, ‘You don’t have to worry about anything. I’m going to walk you through this and you will be baptized.’ He went out of his way just so that I could be baptized.

Jayden Batoon, Church of Saint John the Apostle, East Stroudsburg

RCIA actually helped me to do away with some of the bad habits that I had. It helped me to realize that, no, ‘this isn’t good for you,’ there are better things you can do with your time.