Christian and Missionary Alliance
317 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston
570-654-2500 or 570-654-7414
Sunday prayer, 9 a.m.; Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Evening service 7 p.m.
Wednesday prayer and praise, 7 p.m.
Bible study all ages Thursday, 7 p.m.
The Breaking Bread Soup Kitchen is serving meals from 5 to 6:30 p.m. every Monday at the church. The meal is being served without charge to interested individuals and families in the community.
Christ Community Clothes Closet will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays with the exception of March 30 and April 6. Donations of clothing are accepted. Call for additional information.
Exercise classes are available at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings. Call 570-655-4791.
The church will hold “Five Nights For Christ” revival meetings at 7 p.m. from Wednesday, April 20 through Sunday, April 24 in the church sanctuary. These meetings are being held to encourage people to come close to Christ in very trying and uncertain days. The speaker for this event will be Rev. Terry Collins, president of Discipleship Ministries of Pittsburgh. Collins has been involved in pastoral ministries and holds credentials with the United Methodist Church. He is the founder and current president of Discipleship Ministries, helping people to grow in their knowledge of Jesus Christ. These meeting are open to the general public without regard to church affiliations. Doors will be opened at 6:30 p.m. and seating is on a first come, first served basis.
First Baptist Church
Water Street, Pittston
Rev. James H. Breese, pastor
Easter Sunrise Service, 7 a.m.
Easter Service, 9:30 a.m.
Teen Sunday School and Adult Sunday School after service
Wednesday Bible Study, 7:15 p.m.
Men’s Fellowship, 8:30 a.m., second and fourth Saturday of every month
Women’s Fellowship, 10 a.m., fourth Saturday of every month
Teen Fellowship, 10 a.m., second and fourth Saturday of every month.
All schedules are subject to change. Additional events may be added.
First United Presbyterian Church
326 Warren Street, West Pittston
Rev. James Thyren
Sunday, April 3: 9 a.m., Worship; 10:15 a.m., Sunday School in the Institute.
Tuesday, April 5: 6:30 p.m., Choir rehearsal; 7:15 p.m., Trustees Board of Deacons.
Thursday, April 7: 7:30 p.m., Session.
Holy Mother of Sorrows PNCC
212 Wyoming Ave., Dupont
Very Rev. Zbigniew Dawid, pastor
Sunday Mass, 8 a.m.; Coffee hour/School of Christian Living/Centennial Committee Meeting, 9 a.m.
Daily Mass: 9 a.m. Tuesday through Friday
Celebration of the 100th anniversary of the church 1916-2016 will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3. There will be no morning Masses on Sunday. There will be a special anniversary mass booklet. The anniversary banquet will follow at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel in Scranton.
Masses will be continued during the week now that all the work has been finished.
Daily Mass will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday through Friday.
“Vera Bradley Bingo” will be sponsored by the parish ANS society on Saturday, April 16. The cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Doors will open at 1 p.m., game play starts at 2 p.m. Snacks and refreshments will be available. For tickets call Carol Bondurich at 570-654-8991 or Julie Slezak at 570-655-9359.
Lighthouse Fellowship Church
718 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston
Pastor Shane Nichols
Sunday: 9:15 to 9:45 a.m., Prayer; 10 a.m., Worship; 10:45 a.m., Children’s Sunday School. Nursery available.
Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer will be at 6:30 p.m.
First and third Friday Morning Bible Study will be at 10 a.m.
“Welcome Back Baseball Night” will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 8 at the coffeehouse. Wear your favorite baseball team’s hat.
Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary
Highway 315, Laflin
The office is open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Holy Mass is celebrated every day, Monday through Friday at 7 a.m., Saturday at 8 a.m. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered every day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Every Wednesday Novena prayers to Saint Joseph and St. Joseph Marello after the 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Masses. Confessions before Masses.
Thursday, First Thursday of the month, Holy Hour for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life at 7 p.m. Come and join in prayer to ask the Lord to send young and less young people to serve the Holy Church in the Priesthood and in the Religious Life.
Friday, First Friday of the month, Mass at 7 and 11 a.m. with devotion prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. At 8 p.m. the Blue Army Vigil to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Holy Hour and confessions at 8 p.m. and a special Holy Mass at 9 p.m.
Saturday, First Saturday of the month, Mass at 8 a.m. with devotion prayers to the Blessed Mother.
Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish
535 N. Main St., Pittston
Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Weekday Mass: 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions): 3:30 to 3:45 p.m. and by appointment Saturdays.
Religious education classes are held from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. All children enrolled in public or private schools, as well as home schools, are invited to participate.
In celebration of the Year of Mercy through Nov. 20, the church will have Eucharistic Adoration on Fridays after the 8 a.m. Mass.
The adult choir will be practicing on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the church. For more information about the choir, call Michael Sowa at 570-881-2301 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The liturgical ministry schedule through Tuesday, May 31 has been posted on the parish website.
Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton, and the Office for Parish Life wish to invite couples celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary in 2016 to a diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, June 5. The event includes a 2:30 pm Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral followed by a reception.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont
Mass schedule: Monday through Friday at 7 a.m.; Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 and 10: 30 a.m. All masses are held in the church until Monday, April 4.
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is prayed at 8 a.m. in the church each Sunday.
Children’s Choir will practice after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, April 3 in the rectory meeting room.
CCD Classes will be held on Mondays April 4, 11 and 18 and CCD Mass will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 24. If a child can not attend CCD class for any reason, call 570-362-1900.
The Women’s Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5 in the church hall. New members are welcome.
The Holy Name Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6. New members are welcome.
Choir practice will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 in the choir loft.
143 Parsonage St., Pittston
Rev. David Brague
Sunday, April 3: 9:30 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m., Worship.
Tuesday, April 5: 6 p.m., Clean Plate Club at Grande Resturant; 7:30 p.m., AA Meeting.
St. Joseph Marello
237 William Street, Pittston
Mass schedule: 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday; 4 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Solemn Vespers at 5 p.m.
Confessions: 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday; 11 to 11:25 a.m. Monday-Friday.
Office hours: 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 12:30 to 1 p.m., closed for lunch.
The monthly meeting of the Josephite-Marellian Laity will be held at the Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary on Wednesday, April 6 after the 7 p.m. Novena Mass.
The institution of the St. Joseph Marello Columbiettes Auxiliary No. 16071 is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 9. Anyone interested in joining and participating in the institution ceremony must have a completed application on file. All women who are at least 18 years of age and a practical Catholic can join. To receive an application or further information, contact Lisa Wallace at 570-840-0459 or email email@example.com.
Fr. John and Deacon Santo will present Part II of the Symbolon Faith Formation Course every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. with the last course being held April 20. The courses will be held in the Meeting Room of the parish center.
Plans are underway for the annual Parish Picnic to be held on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28 on the parish grounds. If able to volunteer for the event, contact the parish office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 570-654-6902 during office hours.
Donations for the flea market should be clean, usable and workable. No clothes or shoes. No electronics such as TVs, computers, or printers. Items will be collected in the parish center lobby after the CCD year ends.
This year’s St. Joseph Marello Parish Golf Tournament will be held Sunday, June 12 at the Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course with a tee off time of 8 a.m. The fee is $80 per golfer which includes golf, cart, dinner after the tournament and a variety of prizes. The event will feature two hole in one prizes — one for $10,000 sponsored by the law firm of Saporito, Falcone and Watt and the other a new two-year car lease from Coccia Ford Lincoln. Registration forms are now available on line at www.sjm-kofc.org/golf and paper applications will be available in the Church vestibule.
The Knights of Columbus Council 16071 will hold a steak and eggs breakfast at the parish center on Sunday, June 19. More details to follow.
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran
7 Wood St., Pittston
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Fellowship: 10 a.m.
Sunday Service: 11 a.m.
Congregational meeting will be held Sunday, April 3 after service.
Planning will meet temporarily at 6 p.m. on Mondays, April 4 and April 18.
Volunteers are needed for Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10 to help bring the sanctuary lights down for cleaning and bulb replacement.
A Vacation Bible School Fun Shop will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 23.
Pastor Brindle is trying to get a Bible Study starting in April the second and fourth Sunday after worship service. Book of Acts will be featured as the adult bible topic. Members or non-members can call the church, e-mail or register on Facebook.
The Altar and Rosary Society is sponsoring a bus trip to Sight and Sound Theatre for the world premiere of Samson on Wednesday, June 8. Reservations are required as soon as possible. Checks made payable to St. John’s Altar and Rosary for $103 includes, show, bus, tip and lunch at Shady Maple Restaurant. Send checks to the office or drop in collection basket. Deadline for reservations is April 6. For more information call Jean 570-654-9710.
Hiawatha Paddle Boat ride to Williamsport will be Saturday, July 16. The ride begins at 4 p.m. and will last about one hour. Each group must purchase their own tickets, prices are as follows: Children ages three to 12, $4.50; Adults ages 13 to 60, $8.50; Seniors ages 60 and older, $8. Groups must arrive 10 minutes early. Sign up sheet is in the Narthex of the church. Outside parties can sign up by calling 570-655-2505.
St. John’s is renting out the lower level for non-members for events. Cost is $25 per hour plus a $25 per hour security fee. Cost for members of St John’s is $12.50 per hour and a $12.50 security deposit, maximum four-hour limit.
GLC Scripts Gift Cards are currently for sale. There are many cards and price ranges to choose from. See Mary Ann or Allan to make a purchase.
The website www.lutheranonline/stjohn is no longer be in service. A new website will be announced a a later date.
When coming to a worship service or church function park in the lot. If a handicap spot is needed, use the driveway located right next to the church.
200 Stephenson St., Duryea
Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock, pastor
Holy Mass, Sunday 9:30 a.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. holidays, 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.
A yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Rental is $10 for an 8-by-2-foot table space (must bring your own table). Vendors and crafters are welcome. There will be food and beverages, door prizes and bake sale. To reserve table space, call 570-457-2291.
St. Maria Goretti
Laflin Road, Laflin
Rev. James J. Walsh, J.C.L., pastor
Mass schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.; Saturday, 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Holy Days of Obligation: 6 p.m. vigil
Hours for the parish office will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The office will be closed on Tuesdays. The pastor is off Fridays. Calls will not be returned, but messages will be taken on Fridays.
The 10th annual celebration of the Divine Mercy will be held on April 3. Principal celebrant and homilist will be Father Pio Mandato, FMHJ. Sacrament of Reconciliation 1 p.m.; Blessing of Image of Divine Mercy, Mass, 2 p.m. and Exposition of Blessed Sacrament, 3 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
A homemade pasts and sausage dinner will be held from 12 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. Dinner includes salad, rolls, butter, beverage and dessert. Take outs 12 to 4 p.m., containers provided. Tickets available at the door for $11. Children 5 years and under are free for eat in only.
St. Monica’s Parish
363 W. 8th St., West Wyoming
Father Leo McKernan, pastor
Father Joseph Adonizio, visiting priest
William Jenkins, deacon
Diana Loftus, secretary
Office hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Daily: Monday and Thursday, 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 7 a.m.; Wednesday, No Mass; Friday, 12:10 p.m. followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 6:45 p.m. with Benediction and Divine Praises and Night Prayer.
Sacrament of Reconciliation is available each day before daily Mass, as well as 3 to 3:50 p.m. Saturday and anytime by appointment.
CCD classes for intellectually challenged adults is held on Wednesday in the church hall.
The St. Monica Parish website, www.stmonicanepa.com, has undergone changes. Check it out for upcoming events, important links, schedules for services, a photo gallery and so much more.
JMJ Catholic Radio is now on 24/7 on 98.9 FM, 750 AM and is operated and managed by Ed and Carol Niewinski. To support this radio station, send donations to JMJ Catholic Radio, P.O. Box 851, Pittston, PA. 18640. Tune in every Tuesday and listen as Fr. Leo McKernan offers practical spiritual insights into God’s Word.
A Healing Service will take place after the 7 p.m. Mass on Thursday, April 7.
Life in the Spirit will follow 7 p.m. Mass on Thursdays, April 14, 21 and 28.
The Second Annual Catholic Men’s Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 with guest speakers Dr. Scott Hahn, Msgr. Charles Pope and Michael McGlynn at King’s College in the Scandlon Physical Education Center. Registration fee is $35 and students’ fees are $15 while Priests, Seminarians and Deacons are free. For more information, or to register, call 570-207-2213 or visit www.BeAManConference.com.
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
100 Rock St., Hughestown
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.
Pastor Newman holds Bible Study Wednesday evenings at 7 pm. All are welcome.
The WELCA is selling potted plants for Easter. Lilies, hyacinths and tulips are available for $6 each and orders are being taken for the Lily cross. Cost is $2 per name.
The Sunday School Penny Auction will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10.
Vacation Bible School is scheduled for Sunday, June 19 through Friday, June 24.
United Methodist Church of Pittston
Corner of Broad and Church streets, Pittston
570-655-4340, leave message
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: Thursday at 7 p.m. unless told otherwise
United Methodist Women: Second Monday unless told otherwise
“Summer Doo Wop Cavalcade Show” bus trip to American Music Theater in Lancaster will be on Saturday, June 18 for the 2 p.m. show. Cost is $108 which includes bus seat, driver tip, show ticket, dinner, all tips and taxes. Dinner is at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord following the show. Bus will be at the Pittston Plaza at 9:45 a.m. and will depart promptly at 10 a.m. Reservations must be made no later than April 23. To make a reservation, or for additional information, call 570-603-1915 and leave a message if there is no answer.