Lighthouse Catholic Worker

Lighthouse Catholic Worker

Lighthouse in Scranton, Inc. was founded in 1994 by Lindy Morelli. In her desire to respond to the needs of people suffering around her, she had a dream of opening a safe and loving home – a place that would invite people from all walks of life so that they could come for healing, hospitality, and a warm welcome.

For the first few years, Lighthouse worked mostly with the very poor in housing projects, street ministries, and prisons. Lighthouse expanded our outreach to hospitality, faith sharing, and pastoral counseling, with recovering addicts, those suffering from emotional distress, and trauma.

“When Lighthouse started, we had nothing but this dream. I depended on divine providence for everything in order to get started; and had no idea how to make such a dream come true. We tried to make Lighthouse a safe and welcoming place. And people with all kinds of needs came to us. Some were searching for the faith they had lost. Some were searching for friendship, acceptance, and unconditional love. We tried to help them all with simplicity and joy.” (Lindy Morelli)

Through the generosity of many individuals, churches, and ministry groups we are able to serve others in need. Currently, Lighthouse is developing a a ministry to the wrongfully convicted and their families. Additional programs include outreach to persons displaced by disabilities, or other life-altering crises (I.e. refugees of foreign wars, etc.)

Mission Statement
We provide comfort, guidance, hope and hospitality to persons displaced by wrongful conviction, disability, or life-altering crises.  Lighthouse is a safe haven, and all are welcome to reach out to us.

Lighthouse Catholic Worker
P. O. Box 199
Scranton, PA 18504

Phone: (570) 341-5858

Website: Lighthouse Catholic Worker

Our focus is hospitality, spiritual enrichment, and resistance work (fighting for the wrongfully convicted).



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“We must make the kind of society where it is easier for people to be good.”

—Peter Maurin

“God meant for things to be much easier than we have made them.”

—Dorothy day