SCRANTON — In recognition and appreciation of Msgr. Joseph P. Kelly’s service to those in need in the community, all are invited to join the Diocese of Scranton for a celebration to benefit Catholic Social Services on Sunday, May 22. A Mass of Thanksgiving will be held at 5 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, Scranton, followed by a gala reception at 6:30 p.m. in the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 310 Wyoming Ave.
Kelly served as diocesan secretary for Catholic Human Services and executive director of Catholic Social Services for 10 years before retiring in December 2015. He continues to serve as executive director of St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen in Scranton.
All are invited to attend the Mass of Thanksgiving. Tickets to the reception are $100 and a table of 10 may be reserved for a $1,000 donation. Individuals and businesses may also become gala sponsors or place a congratulatory ad in the CSS Gala commemorative program.
Proceeds from the gala will support the many programs and services provided to area residents by Catholic Social Services.
For more information, contact a member of the gala planning committee or the Diocese of Scranton Development Office at 570-207-2250 or Development@dioceseofscranton.org. Gala tickets, program ads and sponsorships may also be reserved online at CSSGala.org.