Documentary Honors the Life of Late Monsignor Anthony Marra

Father Marra documentary

Shown at the documentary debut are, from left: John and Rae D. Baldino, Baldino Digital; Meghan Loftus, president and CEO, Friends of the Poor; Sister Maryalice Jacquinot, president, St. Joseph’s Center; Toni Ann Divizio, Angeline Manci, and Michael Colangelo, director of dining services, Chartwells, at OLP Residence and IHM Center.

Over 120 family and friends recently gathered at the IHM Center in Scranton for the debut of the documentary Marra: Priest & Prophet, honoring the life of the late Monsignor Anthony C. Marra. 

The film was produced by Baldino Digital, Scranton. The premiere event accepted donations to benefit the Monsignor Anthony C. Marra Memorial Fund at Friends of the Poor, Scranton. Over $3,900 was raised in support of the fund used to provide activities for underprivileged children in the area. 

Monsignor MarraMarra: Priest and Prophet examined the life of the late monsignor from his earliest days at Our Lady of Grace, Hazelton, through his retirement as Pastor Emeritus of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Dunmore. 

As pastor of St. Anthony’s, he commissioned the paintings of modern day saints before many were even canonized including Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Saint Oscar Romero. 

The documentary was narrated by Kim Supon Kelly and featured family members, Angeline Manci, sister of Monsignor Marra; his niece Toni Ann DiVizio, and close family friend, Sister Maryalice Jacquinot, IHM. 

Friends of the Poor, founded in 1986 by the late Sister Adrian Barrett, IHM, works to ease the burden of those living in poverty and to enhance the quality of life for all who live in low to moderate income communities. 

Copies of the documentary are available on DVD for a cost of $12. Orders are being accepted online at 

DHS Class of 1967 Plans 50th Reunion

Dunmore Class of 67 committee photo

The Dunmore High School Class of 1967 will hold its 50th reunion celebration on Aug. 19 with a Mass at 4 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 208 Smith St, Dunmore, and reception from 5-10 p.m. at La Buona Vita in Dunmore.  On Aug. 18 there will be a guided tour of Dunmore High School at 6 p.m. with a social reception at Ragnacci’s at 7 p.m.

Committee members include, standing from left:  Julie Yando, Maria Valvano, Carol Kerrigan, Ann Burns, and Rosemary Demanovich.Seated:  Lucy Luciano, Mary Ellen Scott, Carmel Buratti, and Maryann Evanko.

Absent from photo: Joanne Murray.

Holy Name Society Hosts 60th Annual Communion Breakfast

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S.S. Anthony and Rocco Parish Holy Name Society, Dunmore held its 60th annual Communion Breakfast recently at La Buona Vita. The day began with 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church celebrated by the Reverend David P. Cappelloni, pastor. Music was provided by the parish choir under the direction of Joseph Moffitt.

John Marichak, Superintendent of Dunmore School District was principal speaker . Toastmaster was Attorney Bruce Coyer. Jack Henzes, Dunmore High School Football Coach, was presented with society’s Pio Ferrario Christian Witness Award by Father Cappelloni.

The breakfast is a yearly tradition of the Holy Name Society in the parish, drawing a large attendance. Paris Alunni, Holy Name president, gave opening remarks. Father Cappelloni offered invocation and benediction. The breakfast committee members were Rick Sabato, general chairman;  Dennis Lalley and Jim Colangelo, cochairmen; Michael Colangelo, raffle, and Paris Alunni.