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
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 9am from SM - 8/1/2021

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

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

8/7 4pm @ SR (19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Vigil) [Final live streamed Sunday Mass. Obligation to attend Mass restored on 8/15]

8/23 7:30pm @ SR St. Rose of Lima Feast Day Mass & Steeple re-lighting

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Farewell to Fr. Kevin!

Bishop Bambara has named Fr. Kevin Miller "Pastor" of St. Brigid Parish in Friendsville. Fr. Kevin served at SR/OLMC as a transitional Deacon and one year as a newly ordained priest. We will miss Fr. Kevin's joyful and faithful ministry and wish him well as he begins serving as a Pastor.

3as1Catholics Podcast

Our Parish podcast "3as1Catholics Podcast" is now available. Latest episode posted on 7/29. 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 Fr. Kevin Miller, 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.

Weekly Announcements Video Recap (7/28)

  • Religious Education - Last Registrations at St. Michael's Education Center Tuesday August 3rd 1-3pm and 6-7:30pm

  • Weekend Mass Live Streaming - Last live stream will be the weekend of 8/7. Returning to obligation to attend Mass starts on 8/15. Thank you Mark Ruddy for his work. Some special services will still be streamed.

  • St. Rose steeple relighting on Monday, August 23rd 7:30pm. Invitations going out to donors to attend and all are welcome. Work continues to be ready in time.

  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Wall - Construction starts next week. Two weeks to complete, two weeks to cure then lettering and cross can return.

  • Thank you to Bereavement Ministry, Sr, Ann McLaughlin & Eileen Aguiar for their service to our Parishes.

  • Teddy Mitchell coming this weekend speaking at all Masses, see previously posted Facebook video for a preview. Please consider being part of his volunteer ministry.

  • St. Rose Summer Soiree, Friday 9/17 7pm-11pm at St. Michael's parking lot. Meeting on August 4th at rectory to plan. Contact Fr. Walsh if you want to be involved.

  • Farewell to Fr. Kevin Miller. Leaving on Sunday, August 1st.

  • Fr. Arun Lakra arriving Monday, August 2nd.

Diocese Announcement

July 15, 2021: Bishop Joseph C. Bambera has announced that the Diocese of Scranton's dispensation from the obligation to participate at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation will end on Sunday, August 15, 2021, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

People who are seriously ill or have a serious health risk, as well as those who have significant fear or anxiety of being part of a large group will continue to be legitimately excused from participating in Mass on Sundays and Holy Days. Those individuals are still encouraged to spend time in prayer, meditating on the Death and Resurrection of the Lord, reading Sacred Scripture and uniting themselves to Christ in his worship of the Father of us all.

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


The latest photos from St. Rose of Lima Parish and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish.

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!

St. Rose Restoration Project In The News

5/22/2021 - The Scranton Times-Tribune feature story (subscription required to view)

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. Kevin M. Miller, 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