Celebrating All Mothers


SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY – (WBRE/WYOU) You don’t have to give birth to be a mother, and a mass in Lackawanna County wanted to emphasize that.
The annual “Mother’s Day Adoption Mass” was held this morning at the “Cathedral of Saint Peter” in Scranton.
The liturgy recognized all mothers but gave special attention to adoptive and foster mothers.
It also celebrated those who gave the gift of motherhood to someone else by giving their children up for adoption.
The goal was to highlight different types of family dynamics and give recognition to all kinds of mothers.

“It was a beautiful celebration to look around the church and to see children who are adopted who are infants all the way up to adults, so what a blessing that we’ve been able to be a part of that,” said president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Center, Sister Maryalice Jacquinot.

Bishop Joseph Bambera was the principle celebrant of today’s mass in the Electric City.

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