MATTERS OF FAITH


First Posted: 2/25/2013

The Second Presbyterian Church, Parsonage Street, Pittston will conduct its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 23 at the church. Sponsored by the Christian Education Committee, this year Pittston Area High School National Honor Society students Rachel Lazevnick, Jennifer Mataloni and Leanne Para will organize th event. Prizes will be given to all participants.

For more information, contact the church office at 654-1411.

First Baptist Church

Water Street, Pittston

Rev. Breese will conduct a series of Community Lenten Services at 7:15 p.m. every Wednesday during Lent. For more information, call the church at 654-0283.

First Congregational UCC

500 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston

Sunday, 11 a.m. Morning Worship

Church Council and Diaconate meetings will be held in the Fellowship Hall immediately after service today.

United Methodist Church

Corner of Broad and Church Streets, Pittston

Maundy Thursday Service with Communion on Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m.

First United Methodist Church

West Pittston

March 17– 10 a.m., worship, Sunday School; 11:15 a.m., Confirmation

Holy Mother of Sorrows PNCC

212 Wyoming Ave., Dupont

LENTEN DEVOTIONS – Stations of the Cross Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Bitter Lamentations Friday at 7 p.m.

PENITENTIAL SERVICE – Friday. March 22, at 7 p.m. This is our spiritual preparation for Easter. Children’s confession for Easter will be on Saturday, March 23, at 9:30 a.m.

Nativity Of Our Lord

Stephenson Street, Duryea

The monthly Youth Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 17 in Holy Rosary Church. Third-grade students will participate.

St. Joseph Marello

William Street, Pittston

The San Cataldo Society will celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Mother at the 11:15 a.m. Mass today, March 17.

The Holy Name Society of St. Joseph Marello Parish will sponsor the annual smoker at 6 p.m. on March 24 in the Parish Center. Toastmaster will be Atty. Joseph Saporito. Jr. and guest speaker will be Rev. Brian J.W. Clarke, pastor of Holy Rosary Parish, Hazleton and Chief Canonical Council to the Diocesan Bishop. A buffet dinner will be served before the start of the formal program. Tickets at $10 can be obtained by contacting the rectory 654-6902 during office hours or by calling Jim at 654-4929.

Breakfast for CCD Students and their families will be held in our Hall following the 9:30 a.m. Mass today, March 17. The students will process into the church and participate in the Mass.

Altar & Rosary Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 in the Parish Center.

The St. Joseph Marello Parish Golf Committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 18 in the Parish Center.

During the Lenten Season Confessions will be heard from 5:30 to 7 p.m. every Monday and at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Holy Hour will be held at 7 p.m.

Lenten schedule: Daily Masses: Monday through Friday: 7:30 and 11:30 a.m. There is a Holy Hour at 7 p.m. every Tuesday.

The Stations of the Cross every Friday after the 11:30 a.m. Mass and at 5:30 p.m. with Holy Communion and the Eucharistic Benediction.

The weekend Mass schedule is 4 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, 8, 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. on Sunday. The Holy Rosary is recited before all Masses.

Our Lady of the Eucharist

535 N. Main St., Pittston

In addition to the regularly scheduled time for Confessions, during the Season of Lent, Father Maloney will be available in the Church for the Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 18. In keeping with the tradition of the parishes of Pittston, the annual Lenten Penance Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 25 at St. John the Evangelist Church. The priests from our area parishes will be there to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will be celebrated on Friday evening at 7 p.m. This Friday we will be using Mary’s Way of the Cross. All are welcome to this time of fellowship, prayer and reflection.

Road to Resurrection

This Wednesday, March 20, Road to Resurrection will be held at St. John the Evangelist, Pittston.

Holy Week 2013

Palm Sunday Liturgies with the blessing and distribution of Sacred Palm will be celebrated at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 and at 8:30 and 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 24.

Altar Server Rehearsals for the Easter Triduum Services

In preparation for the Easter Triduum Services, we will have the following rehearsals for the Altar Servers: Rehearsal for Holy Thursday will be held on Palm Sunday, March 24 at noon.

Easter Egg Hunt

All children of the parish are invited to meet the Easter Bunny and participate in an Easter egg hunt on at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 23. Carolyn Moscatelli has volunteered to chair this event. Registration forms have been distributed at Religious Education Classes as well as being available in the back of the church for those children not yet in school or who are enrolled in parochial or private school. The deadline for registrations is today March 17.

St. Barbara Parish

28 Memorial Ave. Exeter

Lenten Schedule of Sacraments and Devotions

Confessions: every Monday evening 5:30 – 6:30 followed by Mass at 7 p.m.

Stations of the Cross: every Friday at 4 p.m. followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and at 6:30 p.m. followed by Mass at 7 p.m.

Pizza Sale: St. Barbara Parish will have a Red and White Pizza Sale on Friday, March 22. Pick up will be from 2:30 – 6 p.m.

The next student Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. today, March 17. The format for this Mass will be a little different. Families are asked to sit together.

Practice for the Living Stations of the Cross to be presented on Good Friday has begun. Practices will be at 2:30 on Sundays at the St. Anthony’s worship site. If you’re in 6th grade or higher, please come to practice on Sunday at 2:30.

St. John the Evangelist

Parish Community

35 William St., Pittston.

During the season of Lent, individual confessions will be offered between the hours of 5:30 and 7 p.m. every Monday at St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston.

St. John’s Lutheran

7 Wood St., Pittston

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

BAKE SALE FOR BOY SCOUTS

The Boy Scouts will be holding a bake sale in the Parish Center today, March 17 after all the Masses.

LAFLIN FOLLIES

APRIL 21 – 7 p.m. in the Parish Center

Reserve this date for a good time and lots of fun! Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served after the show.

Rehearsals for the show will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 17, April 7, April 14 and April 17 in the Parish Center.

CONFESSIONS

There are two Mondays left for you to take advantage of the special outreach to all Catholics this Lent for an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Confessions are heard from 5:30 to 7 p.m. each Monday during Lent.

PARISH CALENDAR MARCH

18 – Reconciliation 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the church; 25th Reconciliation 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the church

200 Stephenson St.

Duryea

LENTEN DEVOTIONS

Lenten Devotions are conducted at 7 p.m. each Friday during Lent in St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church, 200 Stephenson St., Duryea.

St. Monica’s Church

363 W. 8th St., West Wyoming

Office hours – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Phone: 693-1991

Miraculous Medal Novena – after Monday Evening Mass. Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy – Before morning and evening Masses at OLOS site.

“Living Stations of the Cross”: The high school students are preparing for their gift to the Parish of the “Living Stations of the Cross” to be presented on March 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Site of St. Monica Parish.

Divine Mercy Ministry: of St. Monica’s will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sundays. The mission of this youth group is to lead our young people into a loving, trusting relationship with God through the Merciful Heart of Jesus and His Church.

The Light Is On For You: The Church encourages us to make confession a regular part of our spiritual life, especially during the holy season of Lent. Every Parish in the Diocese will be participating in a Lenten initiative entitled “The Light is On for You.” Beginning on the first Monday of Lent and continuing through the last Monday of Lent, March 25, confessions will be heard in each Parish from 5:30 to 7 p.m. so that Catholics can come to or return to this incredible source of God’s grace, mercy and healing.

St. Peter’s Evangelical

Lutheran Church

100 Rock St., Hughestown

Sunday School, 9 a.m. Confirmation classes, 9 a.m. Worship service, 10 a.m. Selling nut and poppy seed rolls, $8. Last day to order is March 17. Pickup time is from noon to 4 p.m. on March 27. To place an order, call Pam at 655-0043 or 313-2928.

QUEEN OF THE APOSTLES

715 Hawthorne St., Avoce

Queen of the Apostles Parish’s worship committee will meet Monday, March 18 at 7 p.m. in the rectory, 715 Hawthorne St.

The Palm Sunday Mass with the procession of palms will take place Sunday, March 24 at 11 a.m. at the church, 715 Hawthorne St. Palms will also be blessed and distributed at the 8 and 9:30 a.m. Masses as well as the 4 p.m. vigil Mass on Saturday, March 23.

The parish has exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and holy hour prayers every Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St., following the 8 a.m. Mass. Throughout the Year of Faith, the chaplet of Divine Mercy will also be prayed.

At 7:30 p.m. the rosary is prayed 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.

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SECOND PRESBYTERIAN

143 Parsonage St., Pittston

The Session of the Second Presbyterian Church announces the following schedule for the week of March 17, 2013:

Sunday, March 17: 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School 11 a.m. – Worship

Tuesday, March 19: 6:30 p.m. – Mission Committee; 7 p.m. – AA Meeting

Wednesday, March 20: 6:30 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, March 21: 11 a.m. – Lenten Bible Study, Soup & Sandwich; 6:30 p.m. – Christian Ed Committee

Saturday, March 23: 10 a.m. – Easter Egg Hunt

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. For information email musicareproject@hotmail.com. Dates are March 18 and 25.

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