Sacrament of Baptism

Parents having a first child must attend a Pre-Baptismal class. Please call the Parish Office to make a reservation for the class and to schedule a Baptism.


Sacrament of Matrimony

Couples should make an appointment with the Pastor at least six months in advance. At least one person must be a registered member of the parish.


Visitation of Our Sick

If you are admitted to one of the local hospitals, it is very important that you indicate that you are a member of St. Paul of the Cross Parish. Due to Federal privacy regulations, the hospitals will no longer notify the parish about a parishioner’s admission. The family must contact the Parish so Father Scott Sterowski can visit them. The codes for Sacred Hearts, St. John’s and St. Francis will no longer be available. If you do not identify yourself as a member of St. Paul of the Cross Parish, Father Sterowski will not be informed of your admittance to the hospital. It is very important to contact the Parish Office to notify us if a parishioner has been hospitalized, especially if they were admitted through the Emergency Room.



Our CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES 2018 will meet with our Confirmation catechist, Mrs. Pat Moran, on the following Sundays: August 12, 19 and 26 at 10:00 AM, in a classroom in our St. Paul of the Cross Parish Center, and then accompany her to the 11:00 AM Mass in Church. Families of our students are encouraged to attend Mass at this time also. Let us all pray for and support these young people as they complete their Confirmation preparation!

CONFIRMATION 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, October 13 at 11:00 AM in Nativity of Our Lord Church, 633 Orchard St. A combined celebration of the Sacrament for St. Paul of the Cross and St. John Neumann Parishes will be offered by the Most Reverend James C. Timlin, Bishop Emeritus of Scranton.