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. on Wednesdays. Donations of clothing are accepted. Call for additional information.
First Baptist Church
Water Street, Pittston
Rev. James H. Breese, pastor
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.
First Congregational Church U.C.C.
500 Luzerne Ave.
West Pittston, PA 18643
570-654-8052, leave message
Rev. Joan Mitchell, Pastor
Church service at 11 a.m.
Sunday School at 10:15 a.m.
Diaconate and church council will meet immediately following service.
Sanctuary is handicap accessible.
First United Presbyterian Church
326 Warren Street, West Pittston
Rev. James Thyren
Sunday, May 22: Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, May 24: Choir rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.
The church will be hosting a Community Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Cost per space is $30. For more information contact BJ Ahearn at 570-954-0033 or email email@example.com.
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
May Devotions will be celebrated at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in May.
The annual Scranton Seniorate Corpus Christi Celebration will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26 at St. Mary’s PNCC in Duryea.
There will be one Mass at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 29 for Corpus Christi Sunday with procession to the four altars around the church.
Oblates of St. Joseph
Highway 315, Laflin
Eucharistic liturgy of healing will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, celebrated by St. Joseph Oblate Father Joseph Sibilano, OSJ seminary director. Healing Mass includes the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and inspirational, contemporary music of praise to the Lord. Music ministry provided by Jennifer Michel. Confessions will begin at 2:30 p.m.
The Feast of St. Joseph Marello, the founder of the Oblates of St. Joseph, will be celebrated Monday, May 30 with a special Holy Mass at 7 p.m. with the Most Reverend James Timlin, retired Bishop of Scranton. An open air reception on the seminary grounds will follow immediately the Mass. A Triduum, three days of prayer, will be held with holy Mass at 7 p.m. each day from Friday, May 27 to Sunday, May 29. Blessing with the relic of St. Joseph Marello will be held before the Feast Day.
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 p.m. Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral followed by a reception.
Queen of the Apostles
715 Hawthorne St., Avoca
Facebook page: Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca
Daily Masses: 8 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; 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 570-457-3412.
Prayer Chain: 570-457-5867
The parish will honor the Blessed Mother throughout May by praying the rosary daily following the 8 a.m. Mass.
The parish has several dates available in May, June and July for hall rentals. For information, call the parish office at 570-457-3412.
In a continuing effort to promote a culture of life, Queen of the Apostles Parish’s Social Concerns/Respect Life Ministry are providing prayer cards and medals to expectant mothers or women who are having difficulty conceiving. Anyone who would like a card for themselves or someone else can contact the parish office at 570-457-3412.
The following meetings will take place throughout the month of May: Buildings and Grounds, 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 30, in the rectory, Finance Council, 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, in the rectory.
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.
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is prayed at 8 a.m. in the church each Sunday.
A “Food, Friendship and Farewell for Father Verespy” will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 3 in the church hall. Reservation forms can be found on the church bulletin and returned to the rectory.
The annual parish picnic will take place from Thursday, Aug. 4 to Saturday, Aug. 6 on the parish grounds. Non-perishable food items and paper products to be used in the Food Basket stand are being collected. Containers have been placed in the church vestibule for items and collection of items will end Sunday, July 10.
143 Parsonage St., Pittston
Rev. David Brague
Sunday, May 22: 9:30 a.m. Prayer Group; 11 a.m. Worship
Tuesday, May 24: 7:30 p.m. AA meeting
Worship beginning on Sunday, May 29 will begin at 10 a.m. for the summer.
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.
Sunday, May 29, Memorial Day Mass: The rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. in St. Rocco Cemetery.
Monday, May 30, Feast Day: Masses will be celebrated at 7:30 and 10 a.m. There will be no 11 a.m. Mass. The Parish office will also be closed.
Confessions: 2:30 to 3:30 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.
There will be no parking allowed in the church parking lot Monday, May 23 due to the placing of the tents for the annual picnic. Stands will begin to be assambled at 5 p.m. May 23 and help is needed for food preparation beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 adn Wednesday, May 25.
Donations for the flea market can be dropped off until Tuesday, May 24. Items 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.
The Annual Parish Picnic will be held on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28 on the parish grounds. The 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday will commemorate St. Joseph Marello’s feast day. A procession will follow the Mass bringing the statue of St. Joseph Marello to the parish grounds. On Friday, the picnic hours are 5 to 11 p.m. with Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots playing from 6 to 10 p.m. On Saturday, hours are 4 to 10 p.m. with Flaxy Morgan playing from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be games, an indoor flea market, a theme basket raffle, a cash raffle, and new items on the food menu.
A farewell/thank you reception for Father Carlos will be held in the lobby of the parish center following the Corpus Christi procession on Sunday, May 29.
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran
7 Wood St., Pittston
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Fellowship: 10 a.m.
Sunday Service: 11 a.m.
Pastor Brindle is leading a Bible Study on Sunday, May 22.
Council meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 13.
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.
A flea market will be held from Friday, June 24 to Sunday, June 26. Those interested in volunteering to help out by setting up or working the days of the Flea Market can call the office at 570-655-8956. Another drop-off is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. Do not donate any items which are not in working or re-sale condition.
St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church
205 N. Main St., Pittston
Rev. Gary J. Mensinger
Secondary Site – St. Nicholas Byzantine – 570-714-8411
Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 5 p.m. on Saturdays and at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays. Confession will be from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. on Saturdays and from 8 to 8:15 a.m. on Sundays or by appointment, 570-654-4564. Weekday Liturgies are at 9 a.m.
There will be a “Trunk Sale” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4 in the church parking lot. Pre-paid spots are $10 each and limited space is available. To reserve a spot, call 570-905-7387 or e-mail email@example.com. Rain date is Saturday, June 11.
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.
Symbolon with Deacon Bill meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25 in the Church Hall and will cover “Protecting the Dignity of the Human Person.”
Life in the Spirit Seminar will take place on Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Call the rectory to register. There is no fee.
Silent Men’s Retreat will be held at Mt. Savior Monastery in Elmira, New York from Friday, June 10 to Sunday, June 12. If interested contact Ted Mike by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 570-406-6163.
St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
100 Rock St., Hughestown
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. with a church social, sponsored by the Sunday School, being held following the service.
Pastor Newman holds Bible Study Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are welcome.
Vacation Bible School is scheduled for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 19 through Thursday, June 23 with a closing program to be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 24.