Hospice of the Sacred Heart Hosts Fall Memorial Service

Members News

The Hospice of the Sacred Heart Fall Memorial Service was held Sunday, November 17th, at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton. The service was open to family members of patients who Hospice of the Sacred Heart staff and volunteers had the privilege of caring for between October, 2018 and September, 2019. Family members were given a small wrapped loaf of bread as a remembrance gift courtesy of the Culinary Arts program at Lackawanna College.

Diane Baldi, Hospice of the Sacred Heart CEO, welcomed the 150+ guests to the Cathedral and Rev. Bernard R. McIlhenny, SJ, Pastoral Minister at the University of Scranton, delivered very personal words of inspiration and encouraged everyone to do something nice and leave a positive mark in memory of their loved one. Rev. Rebecca A. Barnes, Priest-In-Charge at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Scranton, offered opening and closing prayers and explained eloquently the significance of the bread.

Michael Brown offered a reading from the Book of Revelation and violinist Mark Woodyatt and vocalist Angela Burke provided beautiful music for the service.








About Hospice of the Sacred Heart:

  • Not-for-profit, free-standing hospice program serving Northeastern Pennsylvania since 2004
  • Main office is located in Wilkes-Barre, with an Inpatient Unit located in Dunmore and a Center for Education in Moosic
  • Care provided for over 1,800 patients in 2018 and over 14,000 to date
  • Employs approximately 120 employees throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania
  • Volunteers provided over 7,000 hours of support to patients and families in 2018