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St. Mary’s Assumption students receive Bishop Youth Awards

Seven eighth grade students from St. Mary’s Assumption School received the Diocese of Scranton Bishop’s Youth Award. The awards were presented by Bishop Joseph C. Bambara at a Mass held on Tuesday, April 5 at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton.

Pictured left to right are Lauren Senses, Thomas Lewis, Jason Kelly, Kaya Swanek, Michael Conlon, Mark Liskowicz, and Daniel Gambini.


Our next school Mass will be on Thursday, April 14 at 10:30 a.m. Second grade is preparing the Mass and Fr. Joseph Sibilano, O.S.J. will be our celebrant. All parents and families are invited to join us.

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday during Lent we will have the Stations of the Cross at 12:30 p.m. Please join us as we prepare for Easter.

Shawn Klush Tickets Available

What a great time everyone had on Monday afternoon with Shawn Klush. Thank you to our Recruitment / Retention Committee for all their hard work in putting together such a fun filled afternoon. WBRE, WNEP and the Sunday Dispatch were here to report the event. We hope everyone had the opportunity to see SMA on the news that evening.

Tickets are still available for the Shawn Klush concert on Saturday, April 16. Some of the children have asked if they could attend the concert and yes as long as their parents approve. If we have a large number of students interested in attending the concert we will reserve a section for them.

Living Stations

The eighth grade class, under the direction of Mrs. Ann Marie Walsh and Mrs. Karen Melvin will present the Living Stations on Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s Assumption Church. There will also be an afternoon performance on Monday, April 18 at 12:30 p.m. for the school children. This years cast is as follows:

Jesus - John McLaughlin; Mary - Lauren Senese; Pilate - Danny Gambini; Simon - Jason Kelly; Veronica - Madison Ashby; Weeping Women - Megan Harding, Laura Mariotti, Bria Moore; Soldiers - Fred Chairge, Mike Conlon, Tommy Lewis, Christian Palmasani; Narrators/Singers - Lisa Abaunza, Alyvia Agostinelli, Christine Maira, Kaya Swanek; Stage Hand - Mark Liskowicz

All are welcome to attend the evening performance as we continue on our journey to Calvary.

Hot Lunches and Class Trips

Parents, now that the Class Trips are fast approaching, please keep this date in mind when ordering your child’s hot lunch. Most trips last all day, therefore, you will not need to order lunch for that day.

Class Trips/Events Schedule

Wednesday, April 27: Eighth grade goes to New York City

Friday, April 29: Entire school, Race for Education

Monday, May 9: Second and third grades go to Lehigh Valley Zoo

Thursday, May 19: Fourth and fifth grades go to Philadelphia

Friday, May 20: Sixth and seventh grades go to Camden Aquarium & Battleship New Jersey

Tuesday, May 24: Kindergarten and first grades go to the Crayola Factory

Thursday, May 26: Second grade, Group Communion

Friday, May 27: Field Day

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