Worship Brings Us Together

Everyone in the Marywood University community is encouraged to participate actively as a member of the assembly or to offer individual gifts as music minister, lector, extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, acolyte (server), minister of hospitality (Greeter), artist, dancer, or sacristan.

Lectors proclaim the Word of God in the scriptures so that the worshipping assembly can hear Christ speaking to them in their own time.

Acolytes (Altar Servers) assist the presider at the altar.

Extraordinary Ministers of  Holy Communion enable the assembly to unite themselves with Christ, and with one another, by assisting with the distribution of the Body and the Blood of Christ during the communion rite.

Ministers of Hospitality represent the entire assembly in creating a welcoming atmosphere for all who come to worship.

Worship Services

7:30 p.m. (during fall and spring semesters)
Marian Chapel in the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life

Sunday Mass is open to Marywood students, faculty, staff, and the public.

When classes are not in session, please check with Campus Ministry.

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Additional Nearby Sunday Masses

St. Paul's Parish | Corner of Penn Avenue & Marion Street, Scranton 

Saturday, 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.

    St. Paul's Parish
    Corner of Penn Avenue & Marion Street, Scranton

    Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.

    Sacrament of Reconciliation

    See the Campus Ministry announcements, Facebook, or Instagram for dates and times.
    At other times, please call the Campus Ministry office (570-961-4723) to make an appointment or see Fr. Elston before or after Sunday Masses.

    Sacraments of Initiation

    If you have been baptized Catholic, and would like to receive the other Sacraments of Initiation (First Holy Communion and Confirmation), or if you are interested in learning more about the Catholic Church, please contact Sister Catherine Luxner (luxner@marywood.edu) or call the Campus Ministry office (570-961-4723).

    “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.”

    Colossians 3:16

    • Chapel Choir leads singing at liturgies. All members of the Marywood community are invited to join.  Please check the Campus Ministry calendar for rehearsal dates. 

    •  Instrumentalists are invited to participate in our liturgies. Even if you cannot make rehearsal, simply come early to warm up – there will always be scores available for you.

    •  Cantors invite the congregation to join in song. All are invited to serve as cantors, whether you have years of experience or would like to get started!

    If you have any questions about music ministry or would like to join, please e-mail Mike Sowa at sowa@marywood.edu.

    Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

    505 N. Washington Avenue
    (570) 342-0566
    Sunday Orthros, 8 a.m., followed by Sunday Liturgy, 9:45 a.m.
    Feast Day Liturgies, 8:30 a.m.

    Asbury United Methodist Church

    Monsey Avenue & Delaware Street
    (570) 344-4576
    Fall & Winter Sundays, 9:30 a.m.

    BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

    301 Oak St. Scranton, PA 18508
    (570) 961-1006

    Beth Shalom (Orthodox)

    Clay Avenue & Vine Street
    (570) 346-0502
    Friday 6:45 a.m. (changes with sundown)
    Saturday 8:45 a.m. & 7:55 p.m. (changes with sundown)

    Byzantine Catholic Divine Liturgy

    Byzantine Chapel in Ciszek Hall Mulberry Street near the intersection of North Webster Avenue, Scranton, PA

    Saturdays, 6:30 p.m.

    Campus Mosque at the University of Scranton
    317 N. Webster Ave, Scranton
    (570) 941-7419

    Contact University of Scranton Campus Ministry for further information.

    Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal)
    N. Washington Ave. & Electric St.
    (570) 347-1760
    Sunday, 8:30 a.m. (said) & 10:30 a.m. (sung)

    Dunmore United Methodist Church
    222 S. Blakely St., Dunmore, Pa 18512
    (570) 343-3789
    Worship service: 10:30 a.m.
    Jr. Church: 10:45 a.m.

    Elm Park Methodist Church
    712 Linden St. Scranton, Pa 18510
    (570) 342-8263

    Green Ridge Assembly of God
    825 Green Ridge Street
    (570) 343-4600
    Sunday Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.
    Indonesian Service, 2 p.m.
    Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
    Sunday School, 9:30 a.m

    Islamic Center of Scranton
    1509 West Pass Street Scranton, PA 18508

    Providence Presbyterian Church

    1145 Providence Road Scranton, PA
    (570) 346-0804

    St. Matthew United Evangelical Lutheran Church

    425 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton, PA 18510
    (570) 342-1000

    St. Peter's Lutheran Church

    1000 Taylor Avenue
    (570) 344-2701
    Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m
    Sunday School, 9:15 a.m

    St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery/Seminary
    175 St. Tikhon's Road Waymart, PA 18472
    Divine Liturgy - Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.
    Vespers - Sunday - Thursday, 4:30 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 4 p.m
    Matins/Orthros immediately following Vespers

    Temple Hesed
    1 Knox Rd, Scranton, Pa 18505
    (570) 344-7201
    8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Shabbat Services

    Temple Israel (Conservative)
    Monroe Avenue & Gibson Street Scranton, PA 18510
    (570) 342-0350

    The Jewish Discovery Center
    216 Miller Road Waverly, PA 18471-7723
    (570) 587-3300

    University of Scranton Campus Mosque

    306 Taylor Avenue, Scranton, PA
    Muslim Jum'ah Service Every Friday at 1 p.m.

    More Spiritual Opportunities

    We encourage you to explore your faith with yourself and among others as your spirit is comfortably guided.

    Each week is filled with songs of worship and praise, a reading of the Bible, discussion on the reading, prayer for individual needs.

    Monday evenings 9:00pm

    Marian Chapel, Swartz Center for Spiritual Life

    Bible Study Video

    AWAKE Retreat

    The AWAKE! Retreat is held early in the fall semester and designed especially for first-year students to meet other new students, explore their faith traditions, and reflect on their hopes and anxieties about their future at Marywood. Facilitated by upper-class Marywood students, this is a fun and meaningful way to begin your college experience.

    Finding God in All Things - A Retreat for Busy People

    Early in Spring Semester

    This retreat is offered to members of the Marywood community (students, faculty, staff) who desire to be more conscious of the presence of God in the ordinariness of daily life.

    Participants commit to one-half hour of personal prayer each day and to one-half hour conversation with a personal spiritual companion who helps you sense the movement of God in your life.

    Search Retreat

    A long tradition for Marywood students, SEARCH is offered in the spring semester. Form lasting relationships with current students and alumni who have made this memorable retreat. 

    Personal stories of God at work in daily life are paired with scripture and discussion, worship, service, and fun.  A great way to meet and make new friends! Sunday evenings in the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life. 

    Learn More »

    Philia is an intentional group for men of all faiths who desire to build real, meaningful, faith-centered relationships. Meetings are on Sunday evenings in the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life.

    Email: tflynn2@m.marywood.edu for more information!

    Find us on Instagram @philia_ministry_marywood

    Watch Philia Video on You Tube