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About Us

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Welcome to the web home of Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Parish of Frackville, Pennsylvania. We are a parish of the Catholic Diocese of Allentown. Our parish serves the residents of Frackville and the surrounding communities as well as friends, visiting relatives, guests and travelers. Our parishioners strive to maintain the strong Catholic identity and cultural traditions established in our churches, while continuing to build a vibrant and spiritual community for the 21st century and beyond.

We are an active parish community, with many associated religious organizations and social functions held throughout the year. Many of our parishioners are stewards of the Catholic Faith and serve our parish as Altar Servers, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, choir members, catechism instructors, parish fund raising volunteers, etc.

Visitors to our churches, Catholics from other parishes or those of other religions, are welcome to attend Holy Mass at any of our churches (we ask that only Catholics who are prepared to do so, receive Holy Communion). Anyone interested in joining our parish is welcome to contact the parish office for more information.

About Our Staff

Reverend Giuseppe C. Esposito
Parochial Administrator
Fr. Esposito was raised in the McAdoo area and graduated from Marian Catholic High School in 2000. He attended Leigh Carbon Community College and graduated DeSales University with a BS in Nursing. With the completion of his studies at St. Charles Seminary, he was ordained to the Priesthood by Bishop Schlert on June 1, 2019. Fr. Esposito was assigned to St. Anne Parish in June 2019. Fr. Esposito also serves as Chaplain to Lehigh University Newman Center. In June 2022, He was assigned to St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Frackville, where he currently serves as our pastor.

Fr. Guiseppe Esposito
Teresa Krolick
Parish Secretary

Teri has been the Parish Secretary for over 15 years.  She has an Associate Degree in Executive Secretarial Administration. She has a son, Jonathan, and enjoys her family and friends. Feeling needed and helping others makes her days bright. 

Favorite Bible Verse: “For human beings this is impossible, but for God all things are possible.” Matthew: 19:26


Kimberly Mikulski
Cemeterian / Support Staff

Kim has been an employee of the church since 2010. She is primarily in charge of organizing and remapping the parish cemeteries. Kim also does various other jobs such as managing the parish database, creating the newsletter, and designing parish websites.

Favorite Saint Quote: "It's not enough to love, people have to feel that they are loved." - Saint John Bosco

Theresa Yurkonis
Book Keeper


Gene Paulukonis
Gene is married and has a daughter. He is a member of St. Charles Borromeo in Ashland.


Hello! My name is Anh Mai. I am from St. Paul's Parish in Reading. I have been in formation for five years now and will be continuing to Theology II in August.


With great discernment, I entered the seminary in 2018 after three years of studying Chemistry at Temple University. The younger of two siblings, I spent my early childhood in Vietnam until my family moved to the United States in 2006, when I was 9.


Some of my hobbies are: reading philosophy, backpacking, soccer, drawing, and painting.

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