First Posted: 7/29/2013
Bethel United Methodist
532 Main St., Avoca
Pastor Sharon Dietz
Sunday – Worship service, 11:15 a.m.
Communion first Sunday of each month – non-perishable food items will be collected. Mondays – Bible study, 6 p.m. alternating each week with Brick UM Church, Duryea.
First Thursday of each month – food give-away, 4 to 6 p.m. for the needy of Avoca and Duryea.
Brick United Methodist
935 Foote Ave., Duryea
Pastor Sharon Dietz
Sunday worship service, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. during morning worship services for ages 3-12
Communion first Sunday of each month – non perishable food items will be collected.
Mondays – Bible study, 6 p.m. alternating each week with Bethel UM Church, Avoca; Miracle of Awareness – coffee time, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m.
Thursday – New beginnings meeting, 7 p.m. third Thursday of each month – United Methodist Women – 6:30 p.m.
317 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston
Meals have resumed at the Breaking Bread Soup Kitchen at the church.
Christ Community Clothes Closet will be open from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.
First Baptist Church
Water Street, Pittston
Rev. James H. Breese, pastor
First Congregational UCC
500 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston
Rev. Joan Mitchell, pastor
Sanctuary is handicapped accessible.
Worship service is at 11 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church
14 Broad St., Pittston
Rev. William N. Lukesh
Worship service is at 11 a.m. with Holy Communion
United Methodist Church
Corner of Broad and Church Streets, Pittston
Rev. Susan Hardman-Zimmerman
Sunday worship service – 9:30 a.m.
Children’s Sunday School – 9:30 a.m.
Holy Communion – First Sunday each month
Choir rehearsal – Thursdays at 7 p.m. unless told otherwise
United Methodist Women – Second Monday unless told otherwise
United Methodist Women of Pittston will sponsor a bus trip to the “Miracle of Christmas” show at Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Price of the trip is $102 which includes bus seat, show ticket, dinner at Shady Maple and bus driver tip. For additional information or to make reservations, call 654-2310 or 654-8775. Reserve your seat soon as trip is expected to fill fast.
First United Presbyterian
Rev. James Thyren, pastor
Sunday, Aug. 18: 11 a.m. worship service.; 12:45 p.m. RailRiders game
Services are being held at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church on 1700 Wyoming Ave, Exeter. There is parking on Wyoming Avenue and in the parking lot behind the church.
First United Methodist Church
Wyoming Avenue, West Pittston
Today, Aug. 18 – 10 a.m. Worship, 11:15 a.m. Bible study
Tuesday, Aug. 20 – 6 p.m. Worship Committee
Thursday, Aug. 22 – 7 p.m. Weight Watchers
Sunday, Aug. 25 – 10 a.m. Worship; 11:15 a.m. Bible Study; Chior Picnic
Full Gospel Chapel
Full Gospel Chapel of Avoca is sponsoring a St. Pauly Textile, Inc. used clothing shed in the church parking lot. Community members donate clothing by placing it in the shed. Receipts for tax deductions are stored in a mailbox on the shed.
The clothing donations are distributed in the US and internationally. St. Pauly’s then gives funding in return for clothing collected in the shed. Be sure to donate good usable clothing.
Glendale Gospel Church
105 Church Drive
Glendale/Pittston Township Sunday service, 10:45 a.m.
Harding Church of Christ
RR 1 Box 187A, Falls
Sunday services, 10 a.m.; Sunday School and church service, 11 a.m. Call 388-6534
Holy Mother of Sorrows PNCC
212 Wyoming Ave., Dupont
Rev. Zbigniew Dawid, pastor
8 a.m. – Traditional Mass
10:30 a.m. – Traditional High Mass
Daily Mass – 9 a.m., Tuesday through Friday
The 37th annual Dozynki (Harvest Festival) will be coming up on Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to dusk.
The annual Giant Flea Market will be held on Sept.7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are looking for outside vendors as well as our parishioners to participate. The cost is only $10 per table. Our church provides tables and chairs.
If you are interested in renting a table call Alex Dubeck 954-0476 or M. Drost 654-1108 as soon as possible. All reservations have to be pre-paid. Make your check payable to Holy Mother of Sorrows and mail it to 212 Wyoming Ave., Dupont, PA. 18641. There will be food for sale on this day also. The usual pierogies, potato pancakes, hambergers and hot dogs. etc.
Independent Bible Church
328 Main St., Duryea
Main Street, Inkerman
Services: Sundays, 9 a.m.
1001 Main St., Avoca
Moosic Alliance Church
608 Rocky Glen Road, Moosic
Pastor: Doug Jensen 457-6020
Sunday morning Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.
Sunday morning worship, 10:45 a.m.
Prayer meeting, Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
Celebrate Recovery Ministry, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
Moosic Unitd Methodist Church
609 Main Street
The church will be holding a chicken barbeque on Saturday, August 31. Pick up is noon until 2 p.m. Dinner includes 1/2 BBQ chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, roll and dessert. $9 per ticket.
Tickets on sale until August 24. Call 457-3217 or 457-6286.
Nativity of Our Lord
Stephenson Street, Duryea
Saturday: 4 p.m., Holy Rosary Church
5:30 p.m., Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
Sunday: 8 a.m., Holy Rosary Church
9:30 a.m., Holy Rosary Church
11 a.m., Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m., Holy Rosary Church
Classes will begin on Sunday, Sept. 15 with Catechetical Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m. Classroom and teacher assignments will take place at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Rosary School Gym.
Registration forms for those who were registered last year will be sent to the homes at the end of August or beginning of September.
Registration for first grade students and any new students in grades 1-7 will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22 in Holy Rosary Church Hall or by contacting Judy Lambert at 881-4974.
We are in need of student volunteers (those in grades 8 and up who have been confirmed) as aides. If interested, call Judy.
It is a requirement of the Scranton Diocese that students be enrolled in a Catholic School or religious education program for two years prior to reception of these sacraments: First Reconciliation (Confession), First Eucharist (Communion) and Confirmation.
Oblates of St. Joseph
Highway 315, Laflin
Masses are held at 7 a.m. daily (Monday through Friday) in the seminary chapel and at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning. There are no weekend Masses.
Confessions are heard daily from 9 a.m. to noon and from 3 to 6 p.m.
Office hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; evenings and weekends by appointment. Office phone number is 654-7542.
Mass is celebrated at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in conjunction with the Novena to St. Joseph and St. Joseph Marello.
Our Lady of the
535 N Main St., Pittston
Mass schedule: Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Daily Mass, 8 a.m.
Confessions: Saturday from 3:30 to 3:45 p.m. and by appointment
St. Joseph Marello
William Street, Pittston
Saturday Eve: 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday: 8 – 9:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Daily Masses: Monday thru Friday: 7:30 and 11:30 a.m.
Every Tuesday after 7:30 and 11:30 a.m. Masses novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and Mother Cabrini.
Every Wednesday after 7:30 and 11:30 a.m. Masses novena to Saint Joseph & St. Joseph Marello
Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. there is a Holy Hour.
The Holy Rosary is recited 20 minutes before all week day Masses and weekend Masses to honor our Blessed Mother. Come early and join us in prayer.
Our parish community will welcome our new pastor, Fr. Carlos Esquivel O.S.J.., and assistant pastor, ,Fr. John Shearer, O.S.J. at 4 p.m. mass on Saturday, Aug. 24. A stand-up reception open to everyone will immediately follow the Mass in our parish hall.
The Feast of St. Rocco will be celebrated today, Sunday, Aug. 18.
There will be a procession immediately following the 11:15 a.m. Mass. We will leave from Mt. Carmel Church by car and we walk through the streets of the Oregon section of Pittston as has been our tradition for many, many years.
Parishioners and friends are invited to participate in the procession honoring St. Rocco. After the procession a reception will be held at Mt. Carmel Parish Center Hall for all those who participate in the procession. Come and join us in this celebration
Junior choir is practicing on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. any child is welcome.
Any Home Bound Parishioner who would like to receive the Sacraments call the Rectory at 654-6902 and a priest will visit them.
Bus pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge MA will depart at 7 a.m. Saturday, October 5, from Oblates of St. Joseph, with estimated arrival at 11 a.m. Estimated departure from shrine for dinner at Michael’s Restaurant nearby. Bus strip, fee to Shrine, full course dinner and driver tip $57 per person. For reservations call 654-6063.
Corpus Christi Parish
Holy Redeemer Churches
605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston
Holy Redeemer Church
Route 92, Harding
Saturday vigil: 4 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Daily Mass: 8 a.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions): Saturday from 3:30 to 3:45 p.m. and by appointment
First Communion and Confirmation pictures are available for pickup. Contact Sister Mary Ann.
Sacred Heart of Jesus
This week’s masses: Monday through Friday at 7 a.m., Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Weekday masses are celebrated at the Sacred Heart Chapel at the cemetary.
St. Barbara’s Parish
28 Memorial Ave., Exeter
Parish office hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and evenings by appointment.
Saturday: St. Anthony 4 p.m. – Vigil Mass; St. Cecilia 5:30 p.m. – Vigil Mass
Sunday: St. Anthony 7:30 and 10:30 a.m.; St. Cecilia 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Daily Masses: Monday and Tuesday, 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.
We are scheduling Masses for the months of October, November and December. Mass intentions are scheduled on a first come first served basis.
We still have First Communion pictures and DVDs in the office. They can be picked up in the rectory office between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. If you cannot pick them up during those hours, please call the rectory to make other arrangements.
Parish Social Concerns Committee will meet at the Catechetical Center on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. to begin plans for the upcoming year.
A Home Prayer Group has started. Come and pray the 15 Decade Rosary and the Divine Mercy every Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Contact Barbara at 693-3259 for more information.
St. John the Evangelist
William Street, Pittston
Beginning Sept. 8, a coffee hour will be held every Sunday following the 10 a.m. Mass
Bereavement Support Group will have their first meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 in the Parish Center
The Care and Concern Free Health Clinic is open Wednesdays with registration at 5:30 p.m. in the former Seton Catholic High School.
The free Pediatric Clinic is now open on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Registration is 4:3o to 5:30 p.m.
The Greater Pittston Kids Closet is open from 9 to 11:30 am. and from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Anyone in need of food is welcome to call the Food Pantry at 654-9923.
St. John’s Lutheran
7 Wood St., Pittston
Service Starts at 9:30 a.m. Serving in the House of the Lord for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost
Pastor John Castellani
Organist Marcia Colleran
Reader Sharleen Palaima
Ushers Paul Laurie and Bill Givens
Acolyte Richie Drummond
Greeter Doris Mersincavage
Communion Assistant Alan Drummond
Coming this month is another event Muffins, Makeovers and Mimosas this event will be from 10 a.m. until noon. Its is free to the public of all ages. Jane from Merle Norman will be here with her Summer make up and skin care products to try and to purchase there will be a Paper Corsages & scrap book presentations. There will be raffle drawings and other prizes.
Acolyte Schedule for the month: 18 – Richard Drummond 25 – Emily Goyne
Anyone interested in obtaining a gift card to GL Scripps is asked to call Alan Drummond and Mary Ann Degman for a list of vendors.
St. Johns Happenings:
Pig Roast Sept. 7, 3 to 6 p.m.
Sept. 12 Hoagie Sale
Oct. 17 Week Day School will begin its fall session
Members, Family and Friends Of St. Johns if you would like to walk with us in the Pittston Tomato Festival please leave a message at the number listed above for Joe Mersincavage.
As you can see we are a busy congregations in this little section of town. Guests are welcomed to attend. If you have any questions or comments, or would like to volunteers Please use the links listed above to contact us and a member of our Church will get back to you.
St. John’s P.M. Church
316 Main St., Avoca
Pastor: Rev. Dale E. Pepper 780-9587
Sunday service, 10 a.m.
Bible Study at 6 p.m. every other Thursday.
St. Maria Goretti
Laflin Road, Laflin
Pastor: Monsignor Neil Van Loon
Golfers are still needed for the Fifth Annual Holy Rosary Golf Tournament Sept. 15 at Pine Hill Country Club in Taylor. Registration is at noon with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Cost is $90 per player which includes lunch and dinner.
If any Altar Server has not turned in the Altar Server Questionnaire which was mailed to you, please do so within the next week or two. We will have a meeting soon for all servers and this information is vital for scheduling. Watch the bulletin for the date and time of the meeting.
Adult Choir will resume rehearsals on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. in the church. We will be preparing for Confirmation and the Christmas season. Anyone age 13+ is welcome. For anyone interested in participating in our Children’s Choir, we will have a brief meeting on Sunday, Sept. 8, immediately following the 11 a.m. Mass. Anyone interested in cantering or being an instrumental musician for Masses and special events, please contact Jenn Johnson at email@example.com.
Annual Harvest Tea will be held on Oct. 9 in the Parish Center at 7 p.m. We need people to host a table of 10. Each table will have a special theme. Last year we had a marvelous turnout. We welcome our regulars and always look for new hostesses. Please give your name to Dorothy Shea Yazurlo, Chairperson, by calling 655-0200 or by calling the Parish Office at 655-8956.
It is time to plan for our school year and begin the preparation for our religious education program. Forms are available in the church foyer. All children enrolled in our program must complete a form. Please return the forms by Aug. 31. You may drop them in the collection basket or leave them at the Parish Office. Please include a fee of $25 per child or $35 per family with the registration form. Classes begin Sept. 8 9:30-10:45 a.m.
200 Stephenson St., Duryea
Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock, pastor
Holy Mass Sundays 9:30 a.m. Daily Mass 8 a.m. Holidays 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Yard Sale – Sell you stuff, shop for bargains from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 at the church, 200 Stephenson Street, Duryea. for $10 rent an 8 foot by 2 foot table space (you must bring your own table) to sell you un-wanted treasures. The yard sale is open to anyone. We will have food and beverages all day, as well as door prize and bake sale. Not open to vendors or crafters. To reserve a table space phone 457-2291.
St. Monica’s Church
363 W. 8th St., West Wyoming
Office hours – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Father Leo McKernan, pastor
Father Joseph Adonizio, visiting priest
William Jenkins, deacon
Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. at OLOS; Sunday: 8:30 a.m. at STJ; 11 a.m.at OLOS
Daily Mass Schedule: Daily Mass at OLOS – Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – 7 a.m.; Monday and Thursday – 7 p.m.
Miraculous Medal Novena – after Monday Evening Mass. Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy – Before morning and evening Masses at OLOS site.
Divine Mercy Youth Ministry of St. Monica’s will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday. For more information, call Jerry Bauman at 604-1122.
A clothing drop-off is located in back parking lot next to the garage for gently used clothing. Please only clothing will be accepted – no household items. The project is sponsored by the youth group of the Parish.
St. Peter’s Evangelical
100 Rock St., Hughestown
Summer schedule: Sunday – 9 a.m. Worship Service
Queen of the Apostles
715 Hawthorne St., Avoca
Daily Masses: 8 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and at 7 p.m. on Wednesday
Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Miraculous Medal Novena: Wednesday following the 7 p.m. Mass
Healing Mass: First Friday of the month at 7 p.m.
Weekend Mass Schedule: Saturday at 4 p.m.; Sunday at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.
Confession: Saturdays 3 to 3:45 p.m.; anytime upon request by calling 457-3412.
Prayer Chain: 457-5867
The worship committee meeting has been rescheduled for Sept. 16. The building and grounds committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26.
Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) will have a regional prayer meetingat 6:30 p.m. today, Aug. 18 in St. Mary’s School auditorium, 742 Spring St.
Religious education classes begin Sept. 8. The registration forms for 2013-2014 were recently mailed. Please return them to the parish office by Sept. 2 via drop-off, mail, or weekend collection.
143 Parsonage St., Pittston
Sunday Aug. 18: 10 a.m. Worship will be held with First Presbyterian Church, West Pittston at St. Cecilia’s Church, 1700 Wyoming Ave, Exeter.
Tuesday, Aug. 13: 7:30 p.m. – AA meeting
Trinity Episcopal Church
of West Pittston
Spring Street and Montgomery Avenue
Sunday Holy Eucharist: 11 a.m. every Sunday.
Spring Street and Montgomery Avenue
Sunday Holy Eucharist: 11 a.m. every Sunday.
All welcome: Worldwide Anglican Communion: ‘We believe in one holy, Catholic apostolic church.” Web of information and links at www.trinityepiscopalchurchwestpittston.org and www.diobeth.org.
Sunday Holy Eucharist: 11 a.m. every Sunday.
Food Pantry: August items needed are cereal, pasta and sauces and six packs and cases of water. Gerrity’s gift cards, cash donations and other non-perishable foods also accepted.
Prayernetwork. Open To Public. Daily prayer for those with needs requesting prayerful support. Start Prayernetwork at parish office 654-3261.
Youth Program: 10:45 a.m. every Sunday. Weekday special events and service projects as announced.
Faith Forum for Adults: Enrichment for adults seeking spiritual renewal and opportunities for ministry and volunteerism.
Parish Life Events Team: Bi-monthly first Sundays.
Parish Council: Every second Sunday.
Women of Trinity: Every third Sunday.
Music Together Classes: Fun and music for infants and children through age five accompanied by a parent or caregiver. For registration information email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.musictogether.com for information on Music Together. Next session starts September 18.
Giant neighborhood yard sales
every first Saturday from now through September. 20+ vendors, bake sale, food available. Vendor spaces available for $10— reservations required—654-3261.