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

IHM Center | On campus at the top of University Drive

Sunday 9 a.m.

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

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

Cathedral of St. Peter | 315 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton

Saturday Vigil 4 p.m.

Sunday 6:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:10 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Mary, Mother of God Parish | 316 William Street, Scranton

Saturday Vigil 4 p.m.

Sunday 7:15 a.m., 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.

    IHM Center
    On campus at the top of University Drive

    Monday-Friday 8 a.m.

    1510 Penn Avenue, Scranton
    Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.

    Cathedral of St. Peter
    315 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton

    Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. & 12:10 p.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 Rachel Terry (rterry@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.

    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)

    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

    Chapel Service: 8:30 a.m.
    Sanctuary & Family Service: 10 a.m.
    Service Live Stream: 10 a.m.
    African Prayer & Praise Service: 11:30 a.m.

    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

    LCBC Church (Lives Changed By Christ)

    933 Scranton Carbondale Hwy, Scranton, PA 18508
    Sundays: 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.

    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

    Temple Hesed

    1 Knox Rd, Scranton, Pa 18505
    (570) 344-7201

    Shabbat Services: 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

    The Jewish Discovery Center

    216 Miller Road Waverly, PA 18471-7723
    (570) 587-3300

    Shabbat Candle Lighting is held 18 minutes before sunset.

    Shabbat Services (Saturday morning prayer)
    Open to all, with selected prayers in English and a beautiful bi-lingual prayer-book 
    Saturday mornings 9:30 a.m.

    Grace Bible Church

    130 University Dr., Dunmore, PA 18512
    (570) 342-5651

    Worship service, every Sunday at 10 a.m.
    Children's ministry (nursery-to-grade 4) is offered during service.

    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

    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. 

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