A Parish in the Diocese of Allentown, welcoming the Faithful from Martins Creek
and the neighboring communities of Bangor, Lower Mount Bethel, and Forks Township


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A Message from the Pastor



Welcome to Saint Rocco's and Martins Creek!


Allow me to share with you a brief biography:


Born in Shenandoah, PA.  Middle of three children.  Educated in Catholic grade and high schools.


Received degrees: 
BS in Human Service from the University of Scranton;
M.Div. from Mary Immaculate Seminary.


My vision for Saint Rocco's can be summed up as a "Family of God" living our Faith in word and deed. 

No one person is greater than the other.  By virtue of our Baptism, we share our gifts and talents

in building up our church and our community.


May God be with us as we meet this challenge.


God Bless,


Fr. Joe


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Parish Registration

New parishioners living in the Parish boundaries are asked to register at the Rectory or call.  You must be an active

registered member of the Parish for three months prior to receiving a Certificate of Eligibility to be a Sponsor for

Baptism or Confirmation.  If you change any information or move away, please contact us.



Please contact Father Joe six months in advance. Currently dated copies of Baptismal and Confirmation

records are required.  Marriage classes, as well as sessions with the Priest, are required.



Please contact Father Joe at least three months before your expected delivery date to arrange for Baptismal

instruction.  Parents must be registered with the Parish and a Godparent must be a registered practicing Catholic.


Mass Requests

Please stop by the rectory to schedule Masses.  All Masses are $10.00, weekday or weekend. 

Altar flowers are $40.00 and the Sanctuary Light is $20.00.


Communion Calls

Communion is distributed to homebound Parishioners on the first Friday of each month.  Please call the rectory

to be included on the list.


CCD Classes

Mondays, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (Grades 1 through 7)

Sundays 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (Grade 8 Confirmation)



Sponsors for Baptism or Confirmation must be at least 16 years of age, received Confirmation and Holy Communion,

and must be an active member who receives the Sacraments on a regular basis - and, if married, be in a valid marriage.

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