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MATTERS OF FAITH

July 13, 2013

Bethel United Methodist


532 Main 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 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.


Website www.umcpittston.org


Phone: 655-4340


First United Presbyterian


West Pittston


Rev. James Thyren, pastor


Phone: 654-812


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


Avoca


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


Sunday Masses


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


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.


Our Lade of the Eucharist Parish


535 N Main Street, Pittston


www.eucharist-pittston.org


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


654-6902


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


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


www.eucharist-pittston.org


Mass


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


Dupont


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.


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 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


Parish Community


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


655-2505


stjohnspittston@verizon.com


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


42redwood@comcast.net


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


Catholic Church


200 Stephenson St., Duryea


Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock, pastor


Phone 457-2291


Email:padre@saintmaryspncc.org


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


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.


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


Lutheran Church


100 Rock St., Hughestown


Stpeters_elc@yahoo.com


654-1008


9 a.m. - Sunday School and confirmation classes


10 a.m. - Worship service


Queen of the Apostles


715 Hawthorne St., Avoca


457-3412


stmarysavoca@verizon.net


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 musicareproject@hotmail.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.