News & Information

Masks are not required in church. You may continue to wear them if you don’t feel comfortable.

NEW MASS SCHEDULE

The new Mass schedule will be starting the weekend of June 19-20. Go to “Liturgical Schedule & Mass Intentions” to view the schedule.

MASS INTENTION REQUESTS

Any Mass Intention requests for June 16 or later will be temporarily on hold until the new Mass schedule is confirmed. Please wait to send in those requests. Thank you for your patience during this transition.

PARISH REGULAR EVENTS

St. Vincent DePaul Baby Food Ministry

3rd Saturday of every month from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the church hall
Free baby food for children from birth to toddler within the Tamaqua school district or members of St. John XXIII Parish.
Pre-registration is required at least 3 days prior to distribution at: tamaquasvdp@outlook.com OR (570) 225-8620

Cemetery Clean-Up

Spring & Fall
Help with clean-up of St. Jerome’s New Cemetery, Jerome St. Tamaqua.

Night Fever

Twice a year, during Advent and Lent
A night of prayer, worship and healing through Eucharistic Adoration in a beautiful candlelit & reverent setting with alternating periods of quiet and background music. This is an open night, where you may come at any time during the specified hours and stay for as long as you desire or for the entire duration. During this time there are opportunities for the Sacrament of Penance, lighting a candle for a special intention, offering a special intention for prayers, and quiet reflection.

Mother’s Day Carnation Sale

Following each Mother’s Day weekend Mass
Carnations are available for a good-will offering to benefit Birthright in Frackville. Birthright is an organization that understands the challenges of an unplanned pregnancy, and provides services and support for these women and for life. Click here for more information on Birthright and the needed services it provides. The carnation is used as an outward acknowledgment of the role of mothers and honors their contributions. Symbolically, the red carnations signify respect for a living mother; the white carnations give honor to mothers who have passed away. Pink, according to most research, symbolizes gratitude and carries the meaning of a mother’s love.

Mass of Remembrance

A weekday in May
The loss of a child is devastating and can be very hard to overcome by ourselves. But when we enlist God’s help and surrender ourselves to Him, we can accomplish what seems to be impossible. Small steps keep us moving forward – community spreads the strength of God.. This is a night of remembrance for our beloved lost children, and for support and blessings in our journey of healing and acceptance. Whether the loss was recent or many years ago; whether the child was lost before birth, during birth, after birth, as a child or as an adult; whether the loss was because of complications or miscarriage, illness, disability, accident, abortion, suicide or drug overdose – the loss is just as painful and difficult to bear. This night of remembrance is a step in the healing process and a night to honor and remember your child(ren). Before Mass, you may light a candle for your child(ren) and sign your child(ren)’s name in the Book for Life to be enrolled for intercessory prayers.

RESOURCES

Frequently Asked Questions

Preparing for Lent/Easter

Preparing for Advent/Christmas

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