But we have something even more exciting for which in God’s providence Fr. Rojas arrived just in time. The Bishop of the Diocese of Allentown, Bishop John Barres, has approved our request to begin celebrating our variation of the Roman Rite at Sacred Heart Church in Bath, about an hour south of here. Msgr. Steenson has agreed to designate this community a mission of St. Thomas More Parish. Fr. Rojas’ presence among us will make this new mission possible, since in all likelihood the Mass will be celebrated in Bath on Sunday evenings, when there is already a Mass scheduled here each week. Msgr. Frank Nave, our host in Bath, and I have much still to work out with regard to the details, but we expect that this mission will get off the ground next month during the season in Advent. I ask your prayers for this new venture, that by it we will bring more souls home to the Catholic faith.
This is no surprise to anyone who knows Fr. Bergman, a man on fire to spread the word of Christ, but it is happy news indeed to see a new mission being planted and nourished. Read the rest of Scranton happenings in More News.