Father Brian J. W. Clarke was principal speaker at the second annual Holy Name Society of St. Joseph Marello Parish Smoker Sunday evening, March 24, at the parish center.
Fr. Clarke was born in Pittston and is a son of Elaine (Lucas) Clarke and the late Patrick Clarke. He is the eldest of six children.
His simple message was to encourage the members of the audience to use the upcoming Holy Week to connect to Jesus Christ through his suffering.
Attorney Joseph F. Saporito, Jr., a member of the parish, served as toastmaster. Welcome was by HNS President Joe McCullogh. Jim Murphy, chairman, introduced the toastmaster as well as the assistant chairman Jimmy Ardoline.
Music was provided by Danny Argo and Frankie “G” Galoardi.
Rev. Joseph Sibilano O.S.J., is pastor of St. Joseph Marello Parish and Rev. Jackson Pinherio O.S.J. is assistant pastor.