MATTERS OF FAITH


First Posted: 4/8/2013

Bethel United Methodist

532Main St., Avoca

457-2566

Pastor Sharon Dietz

282-0104

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

457-4424

Pastor Sharon Dietz

282-0104

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.

Christian and

Missionary Alliance

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

Phone: 654-0283

First Congregational UCC

500 Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston PA

Rev. Joan Mitchell, Pastor

Sanctuary is handcapped accessible.

April 14 – The Rev. Gordon Wilson will lead the service .

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

Phone: 655-4340

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

Website www.umcpittston.org

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

West Pittston

Rev. James Thyren, pastor

Phone: 654-812

April 14: 10 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m. , worship; 12:05 p.m., choir rehearsal; 3: p.m., confirmation class.

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

West Pittston

April 15 – 7 p.m., Boy Scouts

April 16 – 6 p.m., Women’s Club; SPRC Committee

April 17 – 10 a.m., Mommy and Me; 6 p.m., Daisy Scouts; 7 p.m., choir

April 18 -7 p.m., Weight Watchers

April 19 – Noon to 6 p.m. Red Cross blood drive

April 20 – 10 a.m., Worship, Sunday School, confirmation

Full Gospel Chapel

Avoca

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.

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

Daily Mass, 9 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Sacrament of Confirmation will take placeat 10:30 a.m. today, April 14.

Independent Bible Church

328 Main St., Duryea

451-0346

Inkerman Presbyterian

Main Street, Inkerman

Services: Sundays, 9 a.m.

Langcliffe Presbyterian

1001 Main St., Avoca

Moosic Alliance Church

608 Rocky Glen Road, Moosic

Pastor: Doug Jensen 457-6020

maccma2@verizon.net

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

Mass Schedule:

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

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

Altar & Rosary Society of St. Joseph Marello Parish will host a spring raffle today, 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.

61st Annual Communion Breakfast

The Parish Community is invited to attend the Altar & Rosary Society 61st Annual Communion Breakfast following the 8 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 19 in the Parish Center.

The St. Joseph Marello Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, June 9 at the Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course with an 8 a.m. shotgun start and dinner following at the parish hall.

There will be a golf committee meetingat 6 p.m. on Monday, April 15 at 6 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Parish Center.

Support our parishioners, the Frushon Family, at a benefit pasta dinner for Joey Frushon, the 10-year- old son of Joe and Colleen Frushon, of Dupont.

The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 at Mount Carmel Center.

Any homebound parishioner who would like to receive the Sacraments call the Rectory at 654-6902 and a priest will visit them.

Corpus Christi Parish

Immaculate Conception

Holy Redeemer churches

605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston

Holy Redeemer Church

Route 92, Harding

Our Lady of the Eucharist

535 N. Main St., Pittston

Mass

Saturday vigil: 4 p.m.

Sunday: 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Daily Mass: 8a.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions)
Saturday from 3:30 to 3:45 p.m. and by appointment

School of Religious Education

Religious Education classes meet from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. For more information, call Sister Mary Ann at 654-0263. Sunday, April 28 will be the last day of class. Confirmation pictures are available after Mass from either Sister Mary Ann or Father Tom.
Parish Pastoral Council
There will be a Parish Pastoral Council Meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15 in the Religious Education Center.

Vacation Bible School – June 24-28.

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..

The Women’s Society will hold its annual bake sale today, April 14 following all weekend Masses. 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. to 2 p.m. and evenings by appointment.

Phone: 654-2103

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 – Spring Tea news

Any raffle prizes can be dropped off at the rectory no later than Tuesday, April 16. Call Barbara at 654-0645.

Scheduling Mass intentions

Beginning Wednesday, May 1 we will schedule Masses for the months of July, August and September. Mass intentions are scheduled on a first-come/first-served basis.

St. Barbara’s Parish Youth Night will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at St. Barbara’s Parish Center. All students in eighth to 12th grades are invited.

St. John the Evangelist

Parish Community

35 William St., Pittston.

Phone: 654-0053

Holy Name Society meeting – Today, April 14 at 11 a.m.

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

655-2505

stjohnspittston@verizon.com

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

42redwood@comcast.net

April 14 CCD 2nd Grade Communion Parents’ meeting at 9:30 am in the Parish Center

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 28 Children’s Liturgy 2nd Grade – Last Day of CCD

April 29 – Finance Council meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the Parish office

Calendar of Religious Education events for St. Maria Goretti Parish

May 1 – Practice for First Communion

May3 – Practice for First Communion

May 5 – First Holy Communion 11am Mass

July 8 to 12 -Bible Camp

Laflin Follies – April 21, 7 p.m. in the Parish Center. Light refreshments will be served after the show.

We are in need of donations for our Summer Festival. We are looking for a donation of new girls and boys 20-inch bicycles to chance off at the Festival.

St. Mary’s Polish National

Catholic Church

200 Stephenson St.

Duryea

Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock, pastor

Phone 457-2291

Email:padre@saintmaryspncc.org

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

Email: olos363@verizon.net

Father Leo McKernan, pastor

Father Joseph Adonizio, visiting priest

William Jenkins, deacon

Mass schedule:

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.

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 Thursday, April 18. Father Mandato, a Capuchin Priest for 13 years, is presently a

Missionary hermit in the Scranton Diocese. Leading a life of prayer and solitude, he extends his mission to preaching and offering healing Masses for the sick, which draw huge crowds.

St. Monica’s new chapel is under construction in the basement of Our Lady of Sorrows Church. The electrical and lighting work is completed, thanks to Joe Lisiewski. Soon, Jerry Bauman will do the dry wall and painting. After that, carpeting will be installed. Some decoration will be done to make it a place of prayer and meditation.

Divine Mercy Ministryof St. Monica’s will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday evenings.

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. A

Congratulations to the four new Altar Servers wcommissioned at St. Monica’s Parish on April 7. Welcomed by the Parish were Sydney Kruszka, Shawn Pawloski, Matthew and Thomas Wysocki.

St. Peter’s Evangelical

Lutheran Church

100 Rock St., Hughestown

Stpeters_elc@yahoo.com

654-1008

9 am Sunday School and confirmation classes

10 am Worship service

Queen of the Apostles

715 Hawthorne St., Avoce

457-3412

stmarysavoca@verizon.net

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 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.

Queen of the Apostles Parish’s 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 Enthronement of the Sacred Heart Guild will have a Mass celebrated at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14 at the parish. The Sacred Heart Singers will begin a prelude at 6:45 p.m. The Enthronement Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Daniel Toomey, spiritual moderator of the Enthronement Guild, and by the Rev. Phillip Sladicka.

Those who wish to have their homes enthroned may call Ann Jake at 457-3521 or Kim Lastauskas at 569-2662 to pre-register. Registration will also take place after the weekend Masses on April 27 and 28.

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 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 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.

Second Presbyterian

143 Parsonage St.,

Pittston

April 14: 9:30 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m., Worship

April 16: 6:30 p.m, Mission Committee; 7 p.m., AA meeting

April 17: 6:30 p.m., Choir rehearsal

April 18: 6:30 p.m., Christian Education Committee

April 20: 9 a.m, Breakfast Club at Leggio’s

Trinity Episcopal

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.

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