St. Rose of Lima Parish

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish

Carbondale, PA

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

Last Gasp of Summer Soirée Basket Raffle

There are three options for tickets, based on the value of the prize:

ORANGE Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20
1 Prize at this level:
Basket #1 - ONN 50" 4K UHD Roku Smart TV (Donated by Gabriel's Funeral Home) - value $400

BLUE Tickets are $7 each or 2 for $10
3 Prizes at this level:
Basket #2 - YETI Hopper Flip cooler with 2 YETI Rambler Lowball insulated mugs (Donated by Scotchlas Funeral Home) - value $225
Basket #3 - Nintendo Switch Lite - Gray (Donated by Atty. Frank Ruggiero) - value $200
Basket #4 - Buy your own Basket of Cheer - $200 gift card to Fine Wine & Good Spirits (Donated by Holy Name Society) - value $200

YELLOW tickets are $3 each or 2 for $5
6 Prizes at this level:
Basket #5 - Victrola 6-In-One Turntable with Bluetooth (Donated by Parish Office Staff) - value $100
Basket #6 - $100 Cash (Donated by LAOH Division 3) - value $100
Basket #7 - PowerXL Smokeless Grill (Donated by Ann Marie & Charles Carroll) - value $100
Basket #8 - goWISEUSA 5qt Electronic Programmable Air Fryer (Donated by Brennan's Funeral Home) - value $100
Basket #9 - Keurig K-Supreme S Coffee Brewer (Donated by Parise Funeral Home) - value $150
Basket #10 - Instant Pot Multicooker (Donated by Eileen & Michael Aguiar) - value $150
Basket #11 - Back to School Backpack Basket (Donated by Debbie & Rick Burnett)
Basket #12 - Kitchen Essentials Basket (Donated by Debbie & Rick Burnett)
Basket #13 - Donated by Bob & Joan Warhola

Pre-event tickets are available at the St. Rose Family Center after all St. Rose Weekend Masses, or at the Soirée. Winners will be selected on 9/17/21.

Recent Parish Video
Weekly Parish Announcements - 9/15/2021

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.

9/26 9am @ SR (Feast of St. Michael - First Responders 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

Weekly Announcements Video Recap (9/15)

  • St, Rose Parish - Last Gasp of Summer Soiree social event on Friday night 7pm-11pm at St. Michael's Church rear parking lot. Entertainment: Mystic Rulers Duo (2 sets), Ice Cream Truck available, BYOB and snacks, Basket Raffle, 10+ baskets great prizes (50" Smart TV, Keurig, Nintendo Switch, Yeti Cooler). Baskets on display at St. Rose this weekend after Masses, tickets for baskets available for purchase as well. Tickets for the event $15 per person on sale after St. Rose Masses this weekend or during the week at the rectory. Join us for an evening of socialization! 50/50 will also be available at the event. In the event of rain, the event will not be rescheduled. All sold event tickets will go into a drawing for a $300 cash prize. Tickets are available at the event door. Please support this parish fundraiser and make it a success!

  • This weekend is the kickoff to the 2021 Diocesan Annual Appeal. Video will be shown at Masses this weekend. Please consider a gift of support. SR Goal: $61,000. OLMC Goal: $23,000

  • Parish Council meeting tonight, topic includes October town hall meetings for the Diocese blueprint discussion,

  • Finance Council meetings next week to discuss budgets at both Parishes.

  • Holy Name Society First Responders Mass and Breakfast, Sunday, September 26. Mass at St. Rose of Lima Church (9am) with a breakfast to follow at Trinity Hall, Simpson. Tickets are free for first responders in the Carbondale/Simpson area, $10 for parishioners, tickets available after Masses the next two weekends. Keynote Speaker is Trooper Robert Urban from the Pennsylvania State Police, Dunmore Troop R.

  • More to come about the OLMC Spaghetti Supper and the Camino.

Upcoming Parish Events
"Save the Date"

Friday, 9/17: St. Rose Last Gasp of Summer Soiree at St. Michael's Church parking lot 7pm-11pm
Sunday 9/26: Feast of St. Michael Mass & Holy Name Society First Responders/Frontline Workers Honorary Breakfast at Trinity Hall, Simpson
Wednesday 10/7 and Thursday 10/8: OLMC Altar & Rosary Spaghetti Supper 5pm-8pm
Saturday 10/9: 2nd Annual Carbondale/Simpson Camino - Lackawanna River Heritage Trail
Thursday 10/14 - OLMC Town Hall Meeting
Thursday 10/21 - St. Rose Town Hall Meeting

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.

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 (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.


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!

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