St. Rose of Lima Parish

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish

Carbondale, PA

St. Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale
St. Michael's Church, Simpson

Recent Parish Video
First Sunday of Advent - 11/28/2021

More videos available on our Facebook or YouTube page, @3as1catholics

Upcoming Live Stream Schedule
Schedule subject to change, check here for the latest

All Sunday Mass live streams will be the 9am Mass at St. Michael's Church, unless otherwise noted.

Advent Schedule:
Sundays 9am @ SM

12/7 6pm @ SR Feast of the Immaculate Conception Vigil Mass

Video posted on is video from our YouTube page. We also post both live and pre-recorded videos on our Facebook page as well. Any advertisements that may appear are from YouTube and not from SR/OLMC.

Weekly Announcements Video Recap (11/24)

  • Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Parishioners at SR and OLMC. Mass at 9am on Thanksgiving at OLMC.

  • At St. Michael's Church where there are boiler issues to involve all three Churches. St. Rose repairs cost $18,000 and St. Michael's $6,000. We would welcome any additional contributions to help defray these unexpected expenses. We are planning a raffle in January to help cover these costs as well.

  • Adoration during Advent Sundays with Deacon Pat Massino. Check bulletin for location that week. 3:30pm.

  • Wayne Choralaires holding concert at St. Rose Church on December 2nd at 7pm.

  • Advent Parish Mission with Fr. Pio December 4-8, preaching at Daily Mass, having a conference each evening, available for confessions and private conversation. We ask you to consider being a part of the Mission.

  • Synod on Synodality is something happening universally at the Church and here in the Diocese. Each Parish asked to appoint delegate to be diocese liaison. Also encouraging everybody to take a survey either online or on the phone. Want to hear opinions on what is good and bad at the Church over the next two years Ashley Clister-Brown is delegate from OLMC, and Caitlin Bodder is the delegate at SR. Will be organizing some small meeting and facilite the process with the Diocese.

  • Pancake and Sausage Breakfast at St. Rose as a fundraiser starting the third Sunday of January. Looking to do 8-9 months of the year on the third Sunday. Thank Rick Burnett for organizing this. If you're' interested in helping please contact Rick or Fr. Walsh. Tickets will be available for sale after the holidays.

  • Diocesan Annual Appeal - $8,000 of $23,000 at OLMC and $40,000 of $62,000 goal at SR. Please consider a gift. (The Diocese is participating in a special giving period called #IGiveCatholic leading up to Giving Tuesday on 11/30 - If you donate at least $20, you are eligible for daily prizes from the Diocese. You can donate through the end of the month at )

3as1Catholics Podcast - New Episode Posted 10/28!

Our Parish podcast "3as1Catholics Podcast" is now available. Latest episode posted on 10/28. This podcast features a conversation on various faith related themes with Fr. Jeff Walsh, Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish/St. Rose of Lima Parish and (eventually) Fr. Arun Lakra, Assistant Pastor. The podcast will also feature special guests.

Our podcast works just like any other podcast: Search "3as1Catholics Podcast" on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. and subscribe today! We hope to have a new episode approximately every three weeks. Direct links to the services are at the bottom of this page.

If you would still like to hear the podcast and can't subscribe, listen to the latest episode using the player here.

FORMED: The Catholic Faith. On Demand.

FORMED is now available for parishioners of St. Rose of Lima Parish and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish. FORMED is a premier online platform filled with over 4,000 Catholic studies, movies, audio dramas, talks, e-books, and even cartoons for our children. FORMED has content from over 60 apostolates, including Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, and the Knights of Columbus, with material that is professionally produced, engaging, and solid in its catechism. Best of all, this material is free to you.

For more information on FORMED and to start watching, go to or see this bulletin insert for details!


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Diocese Announcement 8/6/2021

Bishop Joseph C. Bambera issued a new letter to the faithful on August 6, strongly recommending that parishioners wear a mask while attending Mass because of the new delta variant. He has also requested that all priests, deacons and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion wear masks while distributing Holy Communion, regardless of their vaccination status.

Read Bishop Bambera's full letter to the faithful of the Diocese of Scranton here.

8/7: Sunday Mass live streams at St. Rose of Lima and Our Lady of Mount Carmel will now continue for the near future at the recommendation of Bishop Bambera.

Parish Office Hours

Monday through Friday: 9am - 4pm
Closed from Noon-12:30pm daily for Lunch

For Holiday closures, please refer to the Parish bulletin

Parish Office phone: 570-282-2991
Cemetery Office phone: 570-282-5557

Parish Staff

Rev. Jeffrey J. Walsh, Pastor
Rev. Arun Lakra, Assistant Pastor
Deacon Patrick J. Massino, Deacon
Sr. Jane Connolly, IHM, Full Time Pastoral Associate
Sr. Ann McLaughlin, IHM, Part Time Pastoral Associate / RCIA
Mrs. Kathy Yaklic, Director of Religious Education
Mrs. Eileen Aguiar, Bereavement Ministry / RCIA
Ms. Cheryl Dottle, Office & Cemetery Manager
Mr. Mark Ignatovich, Director of Music & Liturgy
Mr. Brad Saul, Cemetery Supervisor
Mrs. Maryanne DeMark, Contemporary Choir Director
Mr. Paul Moran, Jr., Office Assistant
Mrs. Ann Marie Carroll, Office Assistant
Mrs. Lucy Smith, Office Assistant