First Posted: 7/9/2013
Bethel United Methodist
532 Main 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.
Christian and Missionary
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
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
Sunday, July 28, will be “New Membership Sunday.” This Sunday will be dedicated to those who have expressed an interest in becoming members of the church. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a member of the United Methodist Church Pittston, please call 655-4340 leave a message and someone will return your call.
First United Presbyterian
Rev. James Thyren, pastor
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
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
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
8 a.m. – Traditional Mass
10:30 a.m. – Traditional High Mass
Daily Mass – 9 a.m., Tuesday through Friday
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
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.
Our Lade of the Eucharist Parish
535 N Main Street, Pittston
Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Daily Mass, 8 a.m.
Confessions: Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. and by appointment
Re-registration letters and forms are being prepared to be mailed to the parents of all those children enrolled in last year’s Religious Education Program. We ask that you complete the necessary paperwork and return the forms to the parish office by August 15th. Registration packets for those children who will be new to the program can be found at the back of the Church or may be accessed online at the parish webpage. We remind parents that Sacramental Preparation Programs are two years. Those children planning on receiving First Holy Communion must have been enrolled in Religious Education or attending a Catholic school during the 2012-2013 school year. If you have any questions with regard to the program, please call Sister Mary Ann at 654-0263.
St. Joseph Marello
William Street, Pittston
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
Holy Redeemer Churches
605 Luzerne Ave., 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
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
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.
St. Barbara’s Parish
28 Memorial Ave., Exeter
Parish office hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 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 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
William Street, Pittston
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.
St. John’s Lutheran
7 Wood St., Pittston
Pastor: John Castellani
Organist: Marcia Colleran
Lay Reader: Dawn Perschau
Acolyte: Brooke Cherney
Greeter: Nancy Castellani
Ushers: Alan Drummond and Bill Givens
Service starts at 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.
Vacation Bible School is Aug. 5-9. The theme this year is Kingdom Rock…Where Kids Stand Strong For God. Volunteers are welcome and kids can get community service hours. Work sessions are Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m.
St. Maria Goretti
Laflin Road, Laflin
Pastor: Monsignor Neil Van Loon
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.
St. Maria Goretti Parish Festival will be held July 26, 27 and 28 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday’s Band: Grove Train. Saturday’s Band: Hillbilly D’Lux. Sunday’s Band: Double Cross. The bands will begin playing at 6 p.m. Fabulous ethnic Food, Bingo, Pony Rides, Great Prizes. Fun for ALL.
Golfers are still needed for the 5th Annual Holy Rosary Golf tournament September 15 at Pine Hill Country Club in Taylor. Registration is at noon with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Cost is $90 per player which includes lunch and dinner.
St. Mary’s Polish National
200 Stephenson St., Duryea
Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock, pastor
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
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 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
100 Rock St., Hughestown
9 a.m. – Sunday School and confirmation classes
10 a.m. – Worship service
Queen of the Apostles
715 Hawthorne St., Avoca
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
A Catholic Charismatic Renewal Mass will be celebrated Sunday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at the church. The rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
An all-you-can-eat pig roast will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 21 on 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.
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 email@example.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.