MATTERS OF FAITH


First Posted: 7/1/2013

The 50th Annual Open Pit Chicken Barbecue will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, on the grounds of Holy Mother of Sorrows Polish National Catholic Church, 212 Wyoming Ave., Dupont.

Donation is $9. Dinner includes half chicken, coleslaw, French fries, roll, cake and beverage.

Tickets are available from Arnold Borc at 654-8175.

Rev. Zbigniew David is pastor.

Bethel United Methodist

532 Main 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 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

Website www.umcpittston.org

Phone: 655-4340

First United Presbyterian

West Pittston

Rev. James Thyren, pastor

Phone: 654-812

The Session of the First United Presbyterian Church of West Pittston announces the following schedule for the week of July 7:

Sunday, July 7: 11:00 a.m., Worship.

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

Thursday, July 11: Weight Watchers, 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 14, 10 a.m. Worship

Vacation Bible School will beheld from Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19. Early breakfast is held at 8:30 a.m. and the program runs from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Registration forms are now available at the church. More information: 655-1083.

Full Gospel Chapel

Avoca

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 David, pastor

Sunday Masses

8 a.m. – Traditional Mass

10:30 a.m. – Traditional High Mass

Daily Mass – 9 a.m., Tuesday through Friday

The 50th Annual Open Pit Chicken Barbecue will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, on the church grounds. Donation is $9. Dinner includes half chicken, coleslaw, French fries, roll, cake and beverage. Tickets are available from Arnold Borc at 654-8175.

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

654-6902

The Annual Parish Picnic will be held on Friday, July 12; Saturday, July 13 and Sunday July 14. An organizational meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, July 1 in the Parish Center. Picnic hours are 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, 5 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday 4 to 10 p.m.

A flea market will be included again this year in conjunction with the picnic. The church will begin collecting items this week.

Choir practice will be held at 7 p.m. on Mondays. Junior choir practice will be held at 5:30 p. m. on Tuesday.

Homebound parishioners who would like to receive the Sacraments may call the rectory at 654-6902.

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

www.eucharist-pittston.org

Mass

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.

Pittston Catholic Youth Group Weed of Service will be held from July 15-19. Anyone entering grades 9-12 are invited to work. Lunch will be provided daily.

Students will participate in the Light the Fire Rally at Misericordia University on July 17. For more information, callMarie Donnelly at 655-8878.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Dupont

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.

The annual parish picnic will be held on Aug. 1, 2 and 3 on the parish grounds. Donations of non-perishable food items and paper products are being sought for the Food Basket Stand. Donations may be left on the rear porch of the rectory., Anyone wishing to donate a theme basket or items for a theme basket is asked to contact Ann Marie Paddock at 654-0897 or the rectory at 654-3713.

Picnic chairpersons will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 8 in the rectory lower level meeting room. A photo will be taken at this time.

Volunteers are needed to work on the picnic grounds and in the kitchen to prepare the food from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the days of the picnic.

Students in grade 5 and above are needed for the many jobs at the picnic. Credit hours will be given if needed. Sign in on the sheet located on the rear porch of the rectory.

Stands for the picnic will be set up from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 13 and continue through the week until completed. For more information, contact Stan Barnic or Tim Stonikinis or the rectory.

St. Barbara’s 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 and 11 a.m.

The annual picnic will be held Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21.

Flea market – The committee is collecting clean useable items. You can drop them off at the parish center by the side door facing Pride. Please, no computers, encyclopedias and text books, clothing or shoes.

Theme baskets – If you have donated a basket before, the committee asks you to please consider doing it again this year and if you have never donated, the committee is always looking for new creative baskets. Baskets can be dropped off at the rectory any time. Donations for the “Basket of Cheer” can also be dropped off at the rectory. Cooks, prep people and dishwashers are needed. If interested contact the parish office.

St. John the Evangelist

Parish Community

William Street, Pittston

Baptismal instruction will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Annual Care and Concern Free Health Clinic Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, July 12 at Emanon Country Club. For more information, call Jim at 654-2585.

The annual Novena to St. Ann will take place July 18 to 26.

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 on Wednesdays 9-11:30 a.m. and 5-7 p.m.

Anyone in need of food is welcome to call the Food Pantry at 654-9923.

Knitting Ministray July 7 – 6-7:30 p.m.

St. John’s Lutheran

7 Wood St., Pittston

655-2505

stjohnspittston@verizon.com

Pastor: John Castellani

Organist: Marcia Colleran

Lay Reader: Dawn Perschau

Acolyte: Justin Peterson

Greeter: Cheryl Pipher

Ushers: Alan Drummond and Bill Givens

Communion Asstistant: Alan Drummond

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

The Combined Youth Ministry presents this Summer’s Youth Rally for Teens in 9th – 12th grades on July 17 at Misericordia University, Dallas. Registration open at 9 a.m. with a closing Mass at 7 p.m. celebrated by The Most Reverend Joseph Bambera, Bishop of Scranton. Cost is $25.

Vacation Bible Camp

Vacation Bible Camp will be held July 8-12.

Vacation Bible School: Our Lady of the Eucharist, 535 N. Main St., Pittston, will host an Everywhere Fun Fair from June 24-28. Call Sister Mary Ann Cody, IHM at 654-0263 and leave your name and phone number if you can help out any or all days or if you wish more information regarding the VBS.

St. Mary’s Polish National

Catholic Church

200 Stephenson St., Duryea

Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock, pastor

Phone 457-2291

Email:padre@saintmaryspncc.org

Holy Mass Sundays 9:30 a.m. Daily Mass 8 a.m. Holidays 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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.

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.

Light the Fire Youth Rally: Wednesday, July 17 at Misericordia University with Guest Speaker & Musician Steve Angrisano.

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

Lutheran Church

100 Rock St., Hughestown

Stpeters_elc@yahoo.com

654-1008

9 a.m. – Sunday School and confirmation classes

10 a.m. – Worship service

Queen of the Apostles

715 Hawthorne St., Avoca

457-3412

stmarysavoca@verizon.net

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

An all-you-can-eat pig roast will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 21on the grounds of St. Mary’s School, 742 Spring St. The menu includes roasted pig, hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, corn on the cob, desserts, soda and water. There will also be children’s games, basket and cash raffles, and a bake sale. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for children 6-12 and free for children 5 years of age and younger. Please call 457-3412 for tickets.

Pastoral council will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 8. The women’s guild will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9. The buildings and grounds committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 29. The finance council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30.

Second Presbyterian Church

143 Parsonage St., Pittston 18640

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.

Food Pantry: June items needed are peanut butter, crackers and soup. Gerrity’s gift cards, cash donations and other non-perishable foods also accepted.

Prayernetwork. Open to the public. Daily prayer for those with needs requesting prayerful support. Start Prayernetwork at parish office at 654-3261.

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 five accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Registration for special Summer Session now underway. For registration information, email musicareproject@hotmail.com.

Giant neighborhood yard sales every first Saturday from now through September. More than 20 vendors, bake sale, food available. Vendor spaces available for $10 and reservations are required. Call 654-3261.

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