picture of Reverend John M. Lapera

Reverend John M. Lapera

Presently serving as the Pastor at the Church of St. Gregory in Clarks Green, Pa., Rev. Lapera has served the Diocese of Scranton in numerous leadership capacities, both at the parish and diocesan levels.

His previous assignments have included service as the director of Called to Holiness and Mission (parish restructuring) for the Diocese of Scranton; pastor, Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Kingston, Pa.; pastor, Church of St. Joseph, Scranton, Pa.; executive director of the Office for Parish Ministries, Diocese of Scranton; diocesan director of RENEW, Diocese of Scranton; and assistant pastor of Nativity of Our Lord Church, Scranton, Pa.

Rev. Lapera has served as president of the Board of Pastors for Bishop Hannon High School, Scranton, Pa., and for Marian Catholic Inter-Parochial School, Scranton, Pa. In addition to his pastoral duties at the Church of St. Gregory, Rev. Lapera serves as a consultant for pastoral planning on the Bishop’s Episcopal Council, Diocese of Scranton. He holds degrees from the University of Scranton and the Catholic University of America’s Theological College.