Father Walter Ciszek Chapel

(located at the former

Annunciation BVM Rectory, Shenandoah)


Father Ciszek Day 2020 will be VIRTUAL   

In the best interest of everyone’s safety, the Father Walter Ciszek Prayer League has decided to cancel this year’s annual in-person Father Ciszek Day celebration.  While we are still as dedicated as ever to promoting the Cause of Father Ciszek’s Canonization, the health of our people had to come first.  A Mass will still be celebrated on Sunday, October 18th at 2:00 PM and livestreamed on our Facebook Page and website (www.ciszek.org) so that everyone can unite in prayer from the comfort of their own home.

The co-postulator, Rev. Eugene Ritz, will celebrate the Mass and Rev. David Kozak of the Diocese of Allentown will be the homilist.  Concelebrants of the Mass will include Rev. Msgr. Ronald C. Bocian and Rev. Jeffrey Walsh.  Prior to the Mass, a virtual tour of the “Father Ciszek Center” will be presented beginning at 1:30 PM. 

We appreciate your understanding during these difficult times.  Be assured of the Prayer League’s prayers for the safety and well-being of you and your families and for an end to this global pandemic.


Candles for the Chapel are now available.  Candles will be published in the weekly bulletin.  Cost  $ 7.00 for a 7 day candle.   Candles available will be:  Sanctuary, Blessed Mother & St. Joseph.  If interested, please contact the parish office at 570-462-1968.



Finally, Here It Is ….The Tree of Life has been placed in the vestibule of Divine Mercy Parish in the corridor leading to the former crying room.  Take a moment and stop by to look at it.  If anyone is still interested in making a donation to the new chapel in memory of someone or a special intention that you may have, please contact the parish office at 570-462-1968 as soon as possible.  Your choices are:   Leaf $ 300.00,  Acorn $ 500.00, Foundation Stone      $ 1,000.00 and Mini-Tree $ 1,500.00.  Thank you to everyone who has made a donation to the chapel.