First Posted: 3/18/2013
Divine Mercy next Sunday
The Seventh Annual Celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday will be held 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 Avenue, West Pittston PA
Rev. Joan Mitchell, Pastor
Sanctuary is handcapped accessible.
Sunday, 11 a.m. Easter Sunday Morning Worship
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: 1st Sunday each month
Choir Rehearsal: Thursday’s at 7 p.m. unless told otherwise
United Methodist Women: 2nd 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
First United Methodist Church
April 1 – 7 p.m. Administrative Council
April 3 – 10 a.m., Mommy and Me; 6 p.m., Daisy Scouts; 7 p.m., Choir
April 4 – Spring tea
April 5 – Pizza sale
April 6 – 2 p.m., shower
April 7 – 10 a.m., sorship, 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
Easter Sunday, 7 a.m. Resurrection Mass with Procession; 10:30 a.m. Easter High Mass
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: 4:00 pm Holy Rosary Church
5:30 pm Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
Sunday: 8:00 am Holy Rosary Church
9:30 am Holy Rosary Church
11:00 am Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
Daily (M-F): 7:00 am Holy Rosary Church
First Communion students will be attending a retreat at Fatima Center in Dalton next Sunday, April 7, from
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 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
Please note: Saturday Masses will be at 7:OO p.m.
FIRST FRIDAY: Masses at 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. with devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
FIRST SATURDAY: Mass at 8:00 a.m. with prayers to the Blessed Mother. The First Saturday devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary consists in attending Mass and receive Holy Communion and recite the Rosary
Holy Name Society will meet on Monday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center. New members are most welcome.
St. Joseph Marello Altar & Rosary Society will meet on Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. 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. New members are most welcome.
Altar & Rosary Society of St. Joseph Marello Parish will be hosting a spring raffle on Sunday, April 14 in the Parish Center. Doors open at 1:30 p.m., the Raffle will be at 2:00 p.m.. Get your admission tickets or raffle tickets from any member, the rectory 654-6902 or at the door. Refreshments will be served.
Everyone is invited to attend this fun filled afternoon.
The Red Cross will be holding a Blood Drive in Mt. Carmel Center on Thursday, April 25 from 1:30 to 6:00 p.m.. Give blood.
St. Joseph Marello Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, June 9th at the Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course. Shotgun at 8:00 a.m.. Dinner followed at Mt. Carmel Center, William St. Pittston. Registration forms are at the entrance of the Churches.
**Reservation & Payment if received by May 25 only $75 per player or $300 per foursome.
Any Home Bound Parishioner who would like to receive the Sacraments call the Rectory at 654-6902 and a priest will visit them.
Anyone interested in renting our Parish Banquet Hall or Meeting Room should call Christine Silinskie, Hall Manager at 704-8861 for details and/or a tour of the facility. Great for wedding receptions, bridal showers, graduations, bereavements, seminars, birthday parties, etc. Some 2013 dates are still available. Get yours now!
Corpus Christi Parish
Holy Redeemer churches
Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston
CORPUS CHRISTI PARISH
Immaculate Conception Church
605 Luzerne Aven. West Pittston
Holy Redeemer Church
Route 92, Harding
Easter Sunday, March 31 – Mass, 7:30 a.m., Immaculate Conception Church; Mass 9 a.m., Holy Redeemer Church; Family Mass, 10:30 a.m., youth choir, Immaculate Conception Church
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
Masses will be celebrated at 8:30 and 11 a.m. on Easter Sunday, March 31
School of Religious Education
Religious education classes will resume at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, 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 7:00 a.m., Saturday at 4:00 p.m.and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m..
The rectory office will be closed on Monday, April 1 in observance of the Easter Holiday.
The Women’s Society will meet on Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the church hall.
The Holy Name Society will meet on Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m.in the church hall.
The Choir will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, in the choir loft. The Women’s Society will hold their 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 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 13. Monetary donations will also be accepted. All profits will benefit the parish.A Welcoming Mass will be held for all the new members of our parish on Sunday, April 7 at the 7:30 a.m. mass. Refreshments will be served in the church hall following the mass. Everyone is welcome to come and meet our newest parishioners.
CCD Calendar: April 1 – Easter Monday – classes cancelled; April 8 – Class and report cards distributed; April 15 – Class and signed report cards to be returned.
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 ighth grades will receive Confirmation in the fall. All must complete their service hours and have received service hour logs for the parents to use.
St. John the Evangelist
35 William St., Pittston.
April 2 – Baptismal instruction
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 April 7.
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
Celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday April 7
The seventh annul celebration is being relocated from the Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary, Highway 315 to St. Maria Goretti Parish, Laflin Road, Laflin. By God’s good grace the congregation has been growing and a larger church is needed. Principal celebrant will be Rev. Richard Cirba, assistant pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Pittston. Cathy Mack is the coordinator of the feast and Cenacle Leader of the Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy This year’s theme centers on the celebration of the 75th anniversary of St. Faustina’s entering into Eternal Life. Prior to the service, remarks and excerpts for the Diary of St. Faustina will be given by Miss Mack. Jesus stated in fourteen revelations to St. Faustina that the Sunday after Easter be celebrated as the Feast of Mercy.
1 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation; 2 p.m. Veneration of the image followed by the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass; 3 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament ,Blessing of the First Class Relic of St. Faustina
March 31 EASTER SUNDAY – Masses: 8:30 & 11 a.m.
St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church
200 Stephenson St.
Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock, pastor
March 31 – Easter Sunday, 6 p.m. Procession; 10 a.m., Mass
April 1 – 7 p.m., Mass
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: 4:00 p.m.@ OLOS ;Sunday: 8:30 a.m. @ ST J;
11:00 a.m.@ OLOS
Daily Mass Schedule: Daily Mass at OLOS – Tues, Wed., Fri. – 7:00 a.m.; Mon. & Thurs. – 7:00 p.m.
Miraculous Medal Novena – after Monday Evening Mass. Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy – Before Morning & Evening Masses at OLOS site.
March 31st – Easter Sunday Masses – 8:30 a.m. at SJ site & 11:00 a.m. at OLOS site.
Divine Mercy Ministry: of St. Monica’s will be meeting on Sunday Evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 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.
Year of Faith: Thursday, April 4th at 7:30 p.m., Deacon Bill Jenkins will give a presentation on the Divine Liturgy from the Second Vatican Council following the 7:00 p.m. Liturgy.
Youth Meeting: Saturday, April 6th at 11:00 a.m. in the Church Hall. All Junior High, High School Students and young Adults are welcome.
Divine Mercy Sunday: April 7th, Mass at 11:00 a.m.; from 12 – 2 p.m. break for lunch; at 2:00 p.m. there will be readings from the Diary of St. Faustian – Confessions will be available for this hour; at 3:00 p.m. the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be sung, the Blessing of the Divine Mercy Image – concluding with Veneration of the Image.
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 in St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton on Tuesday, April 16th at 7:00 p.m. to Gabrielle Alberigi, Emily Kneeream, Maria Marianacci, Jared Saporito, Teresa Toomey, & Ashley Vikara.
Healing Service: Father Pio Mandato and the Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth will be present at St. Monica’s for a Healing Service on Thursday, April 18th at 7:00 p.m.
Spring Sweepstakes: It’s time again for the Sweepstakes’ Tickets…They are in the mail. This is an important Fundraiser for the Parish and we appreciate your past participation. Tickets may be available at the Parish Office. More details will follow.
St. Peter’s Evangelical
100 Rock St., Hughestown
9 a.m. Sunday School and confirmation classes
10 a.m. Worship service
Easter, 9 a.m.
Queen of the Apostles
715 Hawthorne St., Avoce
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 3-3:45 p.m.; anytime upon request by calling 457-3412.
Queen of the Apostles Parish’s Easter Sunday Masses will be celebrated today, March 31 at 8 and 11 a.m. at the church. The Mass of the Resurrection Mass will take place at 9:15 a.m.
The nine-day Divine Mercy novena will continue through Sunday, April 7. The novena will be prayed along with the Divine Mercy Chaplet in song after the weekday Masses from April 1-5. Novena booklets are available at the side entrance and vestibule for your use in continuing the novena at home.
There will be a pig roast planning meeting Wednesday, April 3 at 7:45 p.m. in the rectory
The pastoral council will meet Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m. in the rectory.
The women’s guild will meet Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. in the rectory.
The social concerns/respect life committee will meet Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m. in the rectory.
The buildings and grounds committee will meet Monday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the rectory.
The finance committee will meet Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. in the rectory.
The parish will have a pig roast Sunday, July 21 from noon to 4 p.m. on the ground of St. Mary’s School, 742 Spring St.
The parish will have the sixth annual St. Mary’s Classic Golf Tournament
Sunday, May 5 at the Pine Hills Country Club, Taylor. Registration is at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
The format is captain and crew. Awards will be given for Circle of Gold, low score, closest to the pin, multiple flight winners, longest drive (men and women) and hole in one (cash prize). All tournament registrations must be accompanied with payment in order to ensure a full field.
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.
143 Parsonage St., Pittston
Sunday, March 31 – 7 a.m. – Easter Sunrise Service; 11 a.m.- Easter Morning celebration
Spring Street and Montgomery Avenue, West Pittston
Sunday Holy Eucharist: 11 a.m. every Sunday.
Easter Day, March 31, 11 a.m. Easter Sunday Holy Eucharist
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.
For information email firstname.lastname@example.org. Dates are March 11, 18 and 25.