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MATTERS OF FAITH


April 13. 2013 2:57PM
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Bethel United Methodist


532Main 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 Avenue, West Pittston PA


Rev. Joan Mitchell, Pastor


Sanctuary is handcapped accessible.


April 14 - The Rev. Gordon Wilson will lead the service .


First Presbyterian Church


14 Broad St., Pittston


Rev. William N. Lukesh


Sunday worship 9:15 a.m.


United Methodist Church


Corner of Broad and Church Streets, Pittston


Rev. Susan Hardman-Zimmerman


Phone: 655-4340


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 leave message


Saturday, April 20 - Family Style Roast Chicken Dinner and Bake Sale - Take outs start at 4:30 p.m. - seating from 5 to 7. Dinner includes 1/2 roast chicken - Family Style mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, pepper hash, dessert and beverage. For tickets call 603-1915 by Saturday, April 13th - please leave a message if no answer. Advance purchase of tickets is recommended - limited number of tickets at the door. Tickets for adults $9 and children under 10 - $5.


First United Presbyterian


West Pittston


Rev. James Thyren, pastor


Phone: 654-812


April 14: 10 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m. , worship; 12:05 p.m., choir rehearsal; 3: p.m., confirmation class.


Services are being held at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, 1700 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. There is parking on Wyoming Avenue and in the parking lot behind the church


First United Methodist Church


West Pittston


April 15 - 7 p.m., Boy Scouts


April 16 - 6 p.m., Women’s Club; SPRC Committee


April 17 - 10 a.m., Mommy and Me; 6 p.m., Daisy Scouts; 7 p.m., choir


April 18 -7 p.m., Weight Watchers


April 19 - Noon to 6 p.m. Red Cross blood drive


April 20 - 10 a.m., Worship, Sunday School, confirmation


Full Gospel Chapel


Avoca


Adult Sunday School, 9:30; Sunday morning worship, 10:30 a.m.


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 Dawid, pastor


Daily Mass, 9 a.m. Monday through Friday.


Sacrament of Confirmation will take placeat 10:30 a.m. today, April 14.


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


Religious education classes are held on Wednesdays for all the students in kindergarten to fourth grade.


Classes are held on Sundays for fifth and sixth graders.


April 14 - 6 p.m., parents meeting for First Communion in the conference room of the parish center.


April 28 - 9:30 a.m., kindergarten graduation Mass; First Communion students (Renewal of Baptismal Vows); followed by breakfast in hall.


May 5 -1:30 p.m., First Holy Communion Mass


Altar & Rosary Society of St. Joseph Marello Parish will host a spring raffle today, April 14 in the Parish Center. Doors open at 1:30 p.m., the raffle will be at 2 p.m. Get your admission tickets or raffle tickets from any member, by calling the rectory at 654-6902 or at the door. Refreshments will be served.


61st Annual Communion Breakfast


The Parish Community is invited to attend the Altar & Rosary Society 61st Annual Communion Breakfast following the 8 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 19 in the Parish Center.


The St. Joseph Marello Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, June 9 at the Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course with an 8 a.m. shotgun start and dinner following at the parish hall.


There will be a golf committee meetingat 6 p.m. on Monday, April 15 at 6 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Parish Center.


Support our parishioners, the Frushon Family, at a benefit pasta dinner for Joey Frushon, the 10-year- old son of Joe and Colleen Frushon, of Dupont.


The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 at Mount Carmel Center.


Any homebound parishioner who would like to receive the Sacraments call the Rectory at 654-6902 and a priest will visit them.


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


Mass


Saturday vigil: 4 p.m.

Sunday: 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Daily Mass: 8a.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions)
Saturday from 3:30 to 3:45 p.m. and by appointment


School of Religious Education

Religious Education classes meet from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. For more information, call Sister Mary Ann at 654-0263. Sunday, April 28 will be the last day of class. Confirmation pictures are available after Mass from either Sister Mary Ann or Father Tom.
Parish Pastoral Council
There will be a Parish Pastoral Council Meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15 in the Religious Education Center.


Vacation Bible School - June 24-28.


Sacred Heart of Jesus


Lackawanna Avenue, Dupont


This week’s mass schedule is: 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 Women’s Society will hold its annual bake sale today, April 14 following all weekend Masses. Monetary donations will also be accepted. All profits will benefit the parish.


The Senior Outreach Committee will hold a Health Fair on Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21 following all weekend masses. All are invited to come and speak with a variety of medical professionals.


Confirmation clarification: All students who are currently in sixth, seventh and eighth grades will receive Confirmation in the fall. All must complete their service hours and have received service hour logs for parents.


St. Barbara 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 a.m. and 11 a.m.


Christian Women’s Organization - Spring Tea news


Any raffle prizes can be dropped off at the rectory no later than Tuesday, April 16. Call Barbara at 654-0645.


Scheduling Mass intentions


Beginning Wednesday, May 1 we will schedule Masses for the months of July, August and September. Mass intentions are scheduled on a first-come/first-served basis.


St. Barbara’s Parish Youth Night will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at St. Barbara’s Parish Center. All students in eighth to 12th grades are invited.


St. John the Evangelist


Parish Community


35 William St., Pittston.


Phone: 654-0053


Holy Name Society meeting - Today, April 14 at 11 a.m.


Parish blood drive will be held May 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church hall.


St. John’s Lutheran


7 Wood St., Pittston


655-2505


stjohnspittston@verizon.com


Pastor: John Castellani


Organist: Marcia Colleran


Acolyte: Justin Peterson


Sunday service: 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.


St. Maria Goretti


Laflin Road, Laflin


Pastor: Monsignor Neil Van Loon


42redwood@comcast.net


April 14 CCD 2nd Grade Communion Parents’ meeting at 9:30 am in the Parish Center


April 16 - Parish Ministry Night, 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center


April 21 - Talent Show, 7 p.m. in the Parish Center


April 22 - Pastoral Council meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the Parish office


April 28 Children’s Liturgy 2nd Grade - Last Day of CCD


April 29 - Finance Council meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the Parish office


Calendar of Religious Education events for St. Maria Goretti Parish


May 1 - Practice for First Communion


May3 - Practice for First Communion


May 5 - First Holy Communion 11am Mass


July 8 to 12 -Bible Camp


Laflin Follies - April 21, 7 p.m. in the Parish Center. Light refreshments will be served after the show.


We are in need of donations for our Summer Festival. We are looking for a donation of new girls and boys 20-inch bicycles to chance off at the Festival.


St. Mary’s Polish National


Catholic Church


200 Stephenson St.


Duryea


Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock, pastor


Phone 457-2291


Email:padre@saintmaryspncc.org


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.


Healing Service: Father Pio Mandato and the Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth will be present at St. Monica’s for a Healing Service at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. Father Mandato, a Capuchin Priest for 13 years, is presently a


Missionary hermit in the Scranton Diocese. Leading a life of prayer and solitude, he extends his mission to preaching and offering healing Masses for the sick, which draw huge crowds.


St. Monica’s new chapel is under construction in the basement of Our Lady of Sorrows Church. The electrical and lighting work is completed, thanks to Joe Lisiewski. Soon, Jerry Bauman will do the dry wall and painting. After that, carpeting will be installed. Some decoration will be done to make it a place of prayer and meditation.


Divine Mercy Ministryof St. Monica’s will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday evenings.


Six young parishioners of St. Monica’s have been awarded the Bishop’s Youth Award. The awards will be presented by Bishop Bambera at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 in St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton to Gabrielle Alberigi, Emily Kneeream, Maria Marianacci, Jared Saporito, Teresa Toomey and Ashley Vikara. A


Congratulations to the four new Altar Servers wcommissioned at St. Monica’s Parish on April 7. Welcomed by the Parish were Sydney Kruszka, Shawn Pawloski, Matthew and Thomas Wysocki.


St. Peter’s Evangelical


Lutheran Church


100 Rock St., Hughestown


Stpeters_elc@yahoo.com


654-1008


9 am Sunday School and confirmation classes


10 am Worship service


Queen of the Apostles


715 Hawthorne St., Avoce


457-3412


stmarysavoca@verizon.net


The Buildings and Grounds Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 29 in the rectory.


The Finance Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 in the rectory.


The Sixth Annual St. Mary’s Classic Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, May 5 at the Pine Hills Country Club, Taylor. Registration is at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m


Blessed Sacrament and holy hour prayers are held following the 8 a.m. Mass every Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St. Throughout the Year of Faith, the chaplet of Divine Mercy will also be prayed


The rosary is prayed at 7:30 p.m. before benediction and reposing of the Blessed Sacrament. Anyone who can spend one hour weekly at adoration on a regular basis is asked to call Ann Jake at 457-3521 or the parish office.


Daily Masses: 8 a.m. (Wednesday at 7 p.m.)


Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Miraculous Medal Novena: Wednesday following the 7 p.m. Mass


Weekends Masses: 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.


Queen of the Apostles Parish’s buildings and grounds committee will meet Monday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the rectory.


The finance committee will meet Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. in the rectory.


The Enthronement of the Sacred Heart Guild will have a Mass celebrated at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14 at the parish. The Sacred Heart Singers will begin a prelude at 6:45 p.m. The Enthronement Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Daniel Toomey, spiritual moderator of the Enthronement Guild, and by the Rev. Phillip Sladicka.


Those who wish to have their homes enthroned may call Ann Jake at 457-3521 or Kim Lastauskas at 569-2662 to pre-register. Registration will also take place after the weekend Masses on April 27 and 28.


The parish will have a pig roast from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 21 on the grounds of St. Mary’s School, 742 Spring St.


The parish will have the Sixth Annual St. Mary’s Classic Golf Tournament Sunday, May 5 at the Pine Hills Country Club, Taylor. Registration is at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.


The format is captain and crew. Awards will be given for Circle of Gold, low score, closest to the pin, multiple flight winners, longest drive (men and women) and hole in one (cash prize). All tournament registrations must be accompanied with payment in order to ensure a full field.


The parish has exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and holy hour prayers following the 8 a.m. Mass every Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St. Throughout the Year of Faith, the chaplet of Divine Mercy will also be prayed.


The rosary is prayed at 7:30 p.m. before benediction and reposing of the Blessed Sacrament. Anyone who can spend one hour weekly at adoration on a regular basis is asked to call Ann Jake at 457-3521 or the parish office.


Second Presbyterian


143 Parsonage St.,


Pittston


April 14: 9:30 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m., Worship


April 16: 6:30 p.m, Mission Committee; 7 p.m., AA meeting


April 17: 6:30 p.m., Choir rehearsal


April 18: 6:30 p.m., Christian Education Committee


April 20: 9 a.m, Breakfast Club at Leggio’s


Trinity Episcopal


Spring Street and Montgomery Avenue, West Pittston


Sunday Holy Eucharist: 11 a.m. every Sunday.


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.




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