Welcome to Saint Andrew Parish

Our ChurchWe, the people of Saint Andrew Parish in Wilkes-Barre, strive to encounter the God who loves us, to remain a community that welcomes strangers as warmly as we do our fellow parishioners, and to become the hands of God in a world in need of divine peace and love.



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New Guidelines to Attend Public Mass

Effective June 1, 2020


We must do all we can to protect the health and safety of everyone!


Items to remember before attending Mass:

  • Stay home if you feel vulnerable, experience any symptoms or if you are considered high risk in contacting COVID-19.
  • Take your temperature before leaving home.  If it’s elevated, please stay home.
  • The obligation to attend Mass is still suspended.
  • No one should expect they will be safer at a church than in any other public place.
  • Social distancing will be maintained.
  • Masks will be necessary, and their usage will be monitored.


Attending Church:

  • There will not be daily masses at Saint Andrew Parish. 
  • Weekend Masses will be on Saturdays at 4 PM and Sundays at 10 AM – ONLY.
  • We can admit up to 25% of our adjusted capacity.  2 of every 3 pews will be blocked off.  Social distancing in the pews is mandatory. 
  • We will enter and exit via separate doors.
  • Special Needs individuals may enter through the side door adjacent to the Rectory.  Limited parking is available there. 
  • Doors will be propped open.  They will be closed before Mass starts.
  • Everyone must wear a mask at all times except when receiving Holy Communion.


All areas of the Church Will Be Sanitized.

  • There will be no Holy Water in the fonts.
  • Bottles of hand sanitizer will be available.
  • No hymnals or missalettes will be available.  These have been removed from the pews.
  • No offertory procession, handshake of peace, or collections at this time.
  • Contributions can be deposited directly into a receptacle placed near the main entrance.  It will be emptied after each Mass.
  • Distribution of Holy Communion will take place at the end of Mass.  Communicants will leave their pews and join in the Communion procession maintaining social distancing. 
  • After Communion, no one may return to their pews.  They must exit the church immediately.  Father Kearney and Deacon Bill will wear face masks to distribute Holy Communion.
  • We ask that everyone PLEASE receive in the hand.  If actual physical contact is made during the distribution of Holy Communion, the priest/deacon will immediately sanitize their hands.
  • Bulletins will be available at the entrance door.
  • PLEASE, absolutely no socializing or gathering inside or outside the church before or after Mass.  Remember, the virus cannot be spread over the phone.  Call and catch up that way.


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Saturday Vigil: 4:00 P.M.
Sunday: 10:00 A.M.

Holy Days:  As scheduled in bulletin
Confessions:  Saturday 3:30 to 3:50 P.M.  or call the rectory for an appointment with our Sacramental Minister.

Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Other hours by appointment.

Closed on national holidays



Currently being held via Zoom meeting. Please see your teacher for meeting times and access information, or call the rectory at:






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