First Posted: 4/1/2013
Divine Mercy Sunday today
The Seventh Annual Celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday will be held today, April 7, at St. Maria’s Goretti Church, Laflin Road, Laflin. The celebration was moved from the Oblates because the congregation has been growing.
Cathy Mack is the coordinator of the feast and the Cennacle Leader of the Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy. The theme centers on the celebration of the 75th anniversary of St. Faustina’s entering into Eternal Life.
Prior to the service, remarks and excerpts from the Diary of St. Faustina will be given by Cathy Mack.
The itinerary includes: 1 p.m. – Sacrament of Reconciliation with five priests; 2 p.m. – Veneration of the Image followed by the Holy Sacrifice of Mass; 3 p.m. – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Chaplet of the Divine Mercy in song, individual blessing of the First Class Relic of St. Faustina.
Bethel United Methodist
532Main 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
Sunday, 11 a.m. Sunday morning worship with Holy Communion
The Church Council and Diaconate will meet after service today, April 7.
First Presbyterian Church
14 Broad St., Pittston
Rev. William N. Lukesh
Sunday worship 9:15 a.m.
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
Phone 655-4340 leave message
Saturday, April 20 – Family Style Roast Chicken Dinner and Bake Sale – Take outs start at 4:30 p.m. – seating from 5 to 7. Dinner includes 1/2 roast chicken – Family Style mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, pepper hash, dessert and beverage. For tickets call 603-1915 by Saturday, April 13th – please leave a message if no answer. Advance purchase of tickets is recommended – limited number of tickets at the door. Tickets for adults $9 and children under 10 – $5.
First United Presbyterian
Rev. James Thyren, pastor
April 7 – 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m., worship; 12:05 p.m., choir rehearsal.
April 9: 7 p.m., Deacons,
April 10: 9 a.m. Morning Circle.
April 11: 7:30 p.m., Session.
Services are being held at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, 1700 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. There is parking on Wyoming Avenue and in the parking lot behind the church
First United Methodist Church
April 7 – 10 a.m., worship, Sunday School, confirmation
April 8 – 7 p.m., Boy Scouts
April 9 – 7 p.m., United Methodist Women
April 10 – 10 a.m., Mommy and Me; 6 p.m. Daisy Scouts; 7 p.m., choir
April 11 – 7 p.m., Class 18; 7 p.m., Weight Watchers
April 12 – Set up for clothing sale.
April 13 – 9 a.m., clothing sale; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., blessing of animals.
April 14 – 10 a.m., worship, Sunday School Confirmation
Full Gospel Chapel
Adult Sunday School, 9:30; Sunday morning worship, 10:30 a.m.
Glendale Gospel Church
105 Church Drive
Glendale/Pittston Township Sunday service, 10:45 a.m.
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
Daily Mass, 9 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Sacrament of Confirmation will take place on April 14, at 10:30 a.m.
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.
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
First Communion students will attend a retreat from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, April 7 at Fatima Center in Dalton. The bus will depart Sacred Heart Parking Lot at 9:30 a.m. and return at 3:30 p.m.
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.
St. Joseph Marello
William Street, Pittston
Religious education classes are held on Wednesdays for all the students in kindergarten to fourth grade.
Classes are held on Sundays for fifth and sixth graders.
April 14 – 6 p.m., parents meeting for First Communion in the conference room of the parish center.
April 28 – 9:30 a.m., kindergarten graduation Mass; First Communion students (Renewal of Baptismal Vows); followed by breakfast in hall.
May 5 -1:30 p.m., First Holy Communion Mass
The Mass Book for 2013 is available. Mass Offerings accepted for the months of May and June only.
Holy Name Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 8 in the Parish Center.
St. Joseph Marello Altar & Rosary Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 in Mt. Carmel Center. All tickets returns and gifts must be given at this meeting. Hostesses for this meeting are Donna Delmonte, Kathy Stella, Arlene Ardoline, Dolores McGill, Judy Samartzsis, and Theresa Ormando.
Altar & Rosary Society of St. Joseph Marello Parish will host a spring on Sunday, April 14 in the Parish Center. Doors open at 1:30 p.m., the raffle will be at 2 p.m. Get your admission tickets or raffle tickets from any member, by calling the rectory at 654-6902 or at the door. Refreshments will be served.
The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 in Mt. Carmel Center.
Any homebound parishioner who would like to receive the Sacraments may call the Rectory at 654-6902 and a priest will visit them.
Corpus Christi Parish
Holy Redeemer churches
605 Luzerne Aven. West Pittston
Holy Redeemer Church
Route 92, Harding
Our Lady of the Eucharist
535 N. Main St., Pittston
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
School of Religious Education
Religious education classes will resume at 9:30 a.m. today, April 7. For more information, call Sister Mary Ann at 654-0263.
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Lackawanna Avenue, Dupont
This week’s mass schedule is: Monday through Friday at 7 a.m., Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m..
A Welcoming Mass will be held for all the new members of the parish at the 7:30 a.m. mass today, April 7. Refreshments will be served in the church hall following the mass.
April 8 – Class and report cards distributed; April 15 – Class and signed report cards to be returned.
The Women’s Society will hold its annual bake sale on April 13 and 14 following all weekend Masses. Donations of baked goods will be accepted in the church hall starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. Monetary donations will also be accepted. All profits will benefit the parish.The Senior Outreach Committee will hold a Health Fair on Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21 following all weekend masses. All are invited to come and speak with a variety of medical professionals.
Confirmation clarification: All students who are currently in sixth, seventh and eighth grades will receive Confirmation in the fall. All must complete their service hours and have received service hour logs for parents.
St. Barbara Parish
28 Memorial Ave., Exeter
Parish office hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and evenings by appointment.
Weekend Masses: 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.
Christian Women’s Organization upcoming meetings:
April 7 – recitation of the rosary before 10:30 Mass, meet at 10 a.m.
April 9 – monthly meeting starting at 6:30 p.m., upcoming events will be discussed.
Golden Age Club will meet on Thursday, April 11. Hostesses will be Susan Begliomini and Carol Burns.
The parish will hold a VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children for Adults Program from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 in the Parish Center. Call 654-2103 to register and for directions.
Religious education classes resume this weekend.
St. John the Evangelist
35 William St., Pittston.
Altar and Rosary Society meeting – April 8 at 2 p.m.
Holy Name Society meeting – April 14 at 11 a.m.
Applications for Holy Name scholarships are available at the parish center and must be received by today, April 7.
Parish blood drive will be held May 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church hall.
St. John’s Lutheran
7 Wood St., Pittston
Pastor: John Castellani
Organist: Marcia Colleran
Acolyte: Justin Peterson
Sunday service: 9:30 a.m.
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
April 7 – Divine Mercy Novena and Mass, 8th Spiritual Life meeting, 6:30 p.m., parish office
April 16 – Parish Ministry Night, 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center
April 21 – Talent Show, 7 p.m. in the Parish Center
April 22 – Pastoral Council meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the Parish office
April 29 – Finance Council meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the Parish office
St. Mary’s Polish National
200 Stephenson St.
Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock, pastor
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 & Evening Masses at OLOS site.
Divine Mercy Sunday: Today, April 7, Mass at 11 a.m.; from noon to 2 p.m. break for lunch; at 2 p.m., there will be readings from the Diary of St. Faustina – Confessions will be available for this hour; at 3 p.m., the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be sung, the Blessing of the Divine Mercy Image – concluding with Veneration of the Image at 3:15 p.m.
Divine Mercy Ministry of St. Monica’s will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sundays.
Bishop’s Award: Six young parishioners of St. Monica’s have been awarded the Bishop’s Youth Award. The awards will be presented by Bishop Bambera at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 in St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton to Gabrielle Alberigi, Emily Kneeream, Maria Marianacci, Jared Saporito, Teresa Toomey and Ashley Vikara.
Healing Service: Father Pio Mandato and the Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth will be present at St. Monica’s for a Healing Service at 7 p.m. on on Thursday, April 18.
St. Peter’s Evangelical
100 Rock St., Hughestown
9 am Sunday School and confirmation classes
10 am Worship service
April 13 at 5 p.m. Old Fashioned Night
There will be food, fun and games.
Selling wimpies and hot dogs for 25¢ each and potato pancakes for 10¢ each
Make your own sundae or root beer float for 50¢ and visit the “Penny Candy” Store
Queen of the Apostles
715 Hawthorne St., Avoce
Queen of the Apostles Parish’s Pastoral Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 8 in the rectory.
The Women’s Guild will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9 in the rectory.
The Social Concerns/Respect Life Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 in the rectory.
The Buildings and Grounds Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 29 in the rectory.
The Finance Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 in the rectory.
The parish will have a pig roast from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 21 on the grounds of St. Mary’s School, 742 Spring St.
The Sixth Annual St. Mary’s Classic Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, May 5 at the Pine Hills Country Club, Taylor. Registration is at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m
Blessed Sacrament and holy hour prayers are held following the 8 a.m. Mass every Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St. Throughout the Year of Faith, the chaplet of Divine Mercy will also be prayed
The rosary is prayed at 7:30 p.m. before benediction and reposing of the Blessed Sacrament. Anyone who can spend one hour weekly at adoration on a regular basis is asked to call Ann Jake at 457-3521 or the parish office.
Daily Masses: 8 a.m. (Wednesday at 7 p.m.)
Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Miraculous Medal Novena: Wednesday following the 7 p.m. Mass
Weekends Masses: 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.
143 Parsonage St., Pittston
April 7 – 9:30 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m., worship
April 8 – 6:30 p.m., Session
April 9 – 7 p.m., AA ,eeting
April 10 – Worship Committee, 6:30 p.m., choir rehearsal
April 11 – Noon, Sisterhood of Divine Diners Glenmaura Country Club
Spring Street and Montgomery Avenue, West Pittston
Sunday Holy Eucharist: 11 a.m. every Sunday.
Youth Program: 10:45 a.m. every Sunday.
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 5 accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Spring semester of Music Together begins April 9.