Our Church has served the community since 1952 when it was first
constructed as a mission Church of St. Mathew's parish in East
Stroudsburg. In 1995 our Church is called to serve the changing needs
of more than 1800 families from throughout the region. The parish has
over 6,000 individual members.
In 1985 members of the parish community joined in a special effort
called the "Campaign for Hope". This project raised th needed funds for
the construction of the Father Francis Barrett Center which now serves
as a center for much parish activity. It houses our Parish offices,
religious education classrooms, a Day Care Center and provides space
for our ministry offices as well as Big Brothers and Big Sisters of
Monroe County. This Center has been lovingly named in honor of the
first Pastor--Monsignor Francis G. Barrett.
In 1991 our Church itself completed a two year expansion and renovation
project--"The Project 2000: A Caring Community Responds" It was
dedicated on December 1, 1991.
This effort of our church members expanded the Church to seat over 650
and to allow our church hall to serve 250 persons. It sought pledges
for over one million dollars. Both the Fr. Barrett Center, as well as
our expanded Church were dedicated by out Bishop--The Most Reverend
James C. Timlin, D.D., Bishop of Scranton.
In 1994 our parish community began a program of Stewardship--sharing time, talent and treasure for the growth of our faith.