First Posted: 10/12/2008
The 51st Annual Novena in honor of Saint Jude will be held at St. Mary, Help of Christians Church, 535 North Main Street , Pittston, from Sunday, October 19 through Tuesday, October 28. There will be two services daily.
Mass, followed by novena prayers and veneration of the relic of St. Jude, Patron Saint of Hopeless Cases and Things Despaired Of will be celebrated Mondays through Fridays at noon and at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays at noon and at 5:30 p.m., and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Rosary will be recited before all services and Confessions will be heard prior to all services.
The following guest homilists are scheduled for the novena: Sunday, October 19th at 11:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Rev. Joseph Elston; Monday, October 20th at noon and 7:00 p.m., Rev. Christopher Sahd; Tuesday, October 21st at noon and 7:00 p.m., Msgr. Michael Delaney; Wednesday, October 22nd at noon and 7:00 p.m., Rev. Herb Keller, S.J.; Thursday, October 23rd at noon and 7:00 p.m., Rev. Al Leonard; Friday, October 24th at noon and 7:00 p.m., Rev. John Ruth; Saturday, October 25th at noon, Rev. Don Williams; Saturday, October 25th at 5:30 p.m., Rev. Brian Clarke; Sunday, October 26th at 11:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Rev. Paul McDonnell, O.S.J.; Monday, October 27th at noon and 7:00 p.m., Rev. William Flynn, S.S.; and Tuesday, October 28th at noon, Msgr. Joseph Quinn.
Msgr. John J. Bendik, Dean of Northern Luzerne will celebrate the Solemn Closing Liturgy on Tuesday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m.
There is a handicap lift available at the north side entrance to the church.
For additional information, please call the parish office at 654-0263.