June 27th, 2015 1:28 am

First Posted: 1/13/2013

Bethel United Methodist

532Main St. Avoca

(570) 457-2566

Pastor Sharon Dietz

(570) 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.

1st Thursday of each month – food give-away 4 to 6 p.m. for needy of Avoca and Duryea.

Brick United Methodist

935 Foote Ave., Duryea


Pastor Sharon Dietz

(570) 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 Avenue

West Pittston

Meals will resume on January 7 at the Breaking Bread Soup Kitchen at the church.

Christ Community Clothes Closet will be open Mondays from 5- 6:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m., and Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

First Baptist Church

Rev. James H. Breese, pastor,

Water Street, Pittston

Sunday 9:30 a.m. Worship and Praise Service/Children's Sunday School, Adult/Teen Sunday School immediately following service.

Wednesday 7:15 p.m. Bible Study

First Congregational UCC

500 Luzerne Avenue

West Pittston

Rev. Joan Mitchell, Pastor

Sanctuary is handicap accessible.

Sunday, 11 a.m. Memorial Service with Holy Communion

Diaconate and Church Council meetings will be held at noon today.

First Presbyterian Church

14 Broad Street Pittston

Sunday Worship 9:15 a.m. with Rev. William N. Lukesh.

United Methodist Church

Corner of Broad & Church Sts. Pittston

Rev. Susan Hardman-Zimmerman

Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m.

Children's Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.

Holy Communion: 1st Sunday each month

Choir Rehearsal: Thursdays at 7 p.m. unless told otherwise

United Methodist Women: 2nd Monday unless told otherwise

Ad Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m.

All members are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

First United Presbyterian

West Pittston

Rev. James Thyren 654-8121

Services are being held at St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church on 1700 Wyoming Ave, Exeter as the parish recover from the flood of September 2011.

First United Methodist Church

West Pittston

Jan. 14 – 7 p.m. Boy Scouts

Jan 15 – Women's Club – 6 p.m. SPRC Committee

Jan. 16 – 10 a.m. Mommy and Me – 6 p.m. Daisy Scouts – 7 p.m. Choir

Jan. 17 – Pastie Day – 7 p.m. Weight Watchers

Jan. 20 – 10 a.m. Worship – Sunday School – Visioning Committee

Full Gospel Chapel


Adult Sunday School, 9:30; Sunday morning worship at 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 11 a.m. Church Service. Call 388-6534

Holy Mother of Sorrows PNCC

212 Wyoming Avenue, Dupont

Rev. Zbigniew Dawid, Pastor

Sunday Masses

8 a.m. Traditional Mass

9 a.m. School of Christian Living (SOCL), Confirmation Class, and Coffee Hour

10:30 a.m. Traditional High Mass

Daily Mass

9 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday,

4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Jan 10th. First Holy Communion Class.

Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. Parish Committee Meeting in the Rectory's Conference Room.

YMS of R Annual Installation Meeting and Dinner will be held Jan. 15, at 6:00 p.m. at our Parish Hall. All members are invited to attend. For the dinner count, call Paul Kaspriskie. 655-0981 or e-mail him at PaulKaspriskie@wilkes.edu.

The Ladies ANS Society elected: President Carol Bondurich, Vice President Mary Ellen Stevens, Treasurer Julie Slezak, Recording Secretary Helen Jendrey. Auditors Stephanie Shumlas and Regina Bahaley, and Spiritual Advisor Rev. Zbigniew Dawid.

Independent Bible Church

328 Main Street, Duryea, PA 18642.

(570) 451-0346 Home/Office. JLaCava@TheBibleChurch.org

Inkerman Presbyterian

Main St., Inkerman

Services: Sundays, 9 a.m.

Langcliffe Presbyterian

1001 Main St Avoca

The Members of the Langcliffe Presbyterian Church announce that they will again share in Sunday worship services with the Moosic Presbyterian Church. The services will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Moosic Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Moosic. Services will be held at Moosic for one month beginning Jan. 13 up to and including Feb. 3. This is a biannual combining of worship and friendship that both congregations look forward to.

The Langcliffe Church will also hold their annual congregational meeting/dinner on Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. in the private dining room of Grande's Pizza in Moosic.

Moosic Alliance Church

608 Rocky Glen Road, Moosic

Pastor: Doug Jensen 457-6020


Sunday morning Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m.

Sunday morning Worship at 10:45 a.m.

Prayer meeting, Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Celebrate Recovery Ministry, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

Nativity Of Our Lord

Stephenson St., 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

Oblates of St. Joseph

Highway 315, Laflin

Masses are held daily in the seminary chapel at 7 a.m. (Monday – Friday) and on Saturday mornings at 8 a.m. There are no weekend Masses.

Confessions are heard daily from 9 a.m. – noon and from 3 – 6 p.m.

Office hours are Monday – Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., evenings and weekends by appointment. Office phone number is 654-7542.

Every Wednesday evening Mass is celebrated at 7 p.m. in conjunction with the Novena to St. Joseph & St. Joseph Marello.

St. Joseph Marello

William St., Pittston

The Italian Festival will be held in Mt. Carmel Center on Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 10. A Mass will be celebrated in Italian at 4 p.m. on Saturday in conjunction with the Festival. There will be a meeting on Monday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center.

If you still have Church envelopes for 2012, use them by Jan. 13. After this date all envelopes 2012 will be posted as a donation for 2013. If you need your individual financial statement for your tax purposes call the Rectory 654-6902. Children's envelopes are available at the entrances of the Church.

The weekend Mass schedule is: on Saturday, Masses at 4 and 6 p.m. On Sunday, Masses at 8, 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. The Holy Rosary is recited before all Masses.

The Altar & Rosary Society will meet on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. in the parish hall. The recitation of the Rosary will precede this organizational meeting.

Hostesses are Ann Louise Karas, Angie Kuczenski, Marie Rovinski, Mary Ann Struckus, Patti Gregorio, Netti Vidzar, Phyllis O'Boyle, Winnie Ianuzzo and Rosemary Thuron. Theresa Mulesky, president will preside.

The week of January 18 to 25 has been designated as A WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY.

Corpus Christi Parish Immaculate Conception and Holy Redeemer churches

Luzerne Ave., West Pittston

Youth Choir

The Youth choir meets for practice on Sundays at 5 p.m.

Our Lady of the Eucharist

535 N Main Street, Pittston


Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m.

Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Daily Mass: 8:00 a.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions)

Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. and by appointment

Religious Education Classes, grades 1-6 are held on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Classes in preparation for the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation are held on Sunday evenings from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. The following children enter the final days of preparation for the celebration of their First Penance: Michael Andrew Cicon, Morgan Crake, Mia Decker, Emily Dessoye, Isabel Grudzinski, Ryan Hintze, Michael William Moscatelli, Angelina Trasciatti, and Erik John Trasciatti. Diane Morris serves as catechist for the second grade. They will celebrate the Rite of Enrollment this Sunday at the 11 a.m. Mass.

There will be a meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council this Monday evening at 7 p.m. in the Religious Education Center.

The parish will be sponsoring a Night at the Races on Saturday, Feb. 9. Audra Casper and Cindy Vough will serve as chairpersons.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Lackawanna Ave., Dupont

The weekly mass schedule will be Monday through Friday at 7 a.m., Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. There will no longer be a 7:30 a.m. mass on Saturdays.

Following the 10:30 a.m. mass today, help is needed to take down and put away the Christmas decorations.

The Women's Society will hold their annual Wafer Dinner today at 2 p.m. in the church hall for all who made reservations. Society dues may be paid using the envelope in the packet of collection envelopes. You can drop it into the collection basket or mail it to the rectory.

CCD class will be held on Jan. 14. On Jan. 20, the CCD mass will be held at the 8:30 a.m. mass. Students will meet in the church hall at 8:15 a.m. There will be no class on Jan. 21 due to the observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Parents of Confirmation candidates (public and parochial schools) are reminded that the Saint Report and signed sponsor forms are due tomorrow, Jan. 14. Forms from Catholic school students should be returned to the rectory.

The Annual Health Fair will be held on April 20 and 21 after all weekend masses in the church hall.

The Senior Outreach Committee will meet on Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. in the rectory lower level meeting room. New members are welcome.

St. Barbara Parish

28 Memorial Avenue, Exeter

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Evenings, by appointment.

Phone: 654-2103

St. Barbara Parish

28 Memorial Avenue, Exeter

Parish Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Evenings, by appointment.

Phone: 654-2103

Social Concerns Meeting – Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. The primary topic for discussion will be the 5 week course presented to us by Sister Jane O'Donnell, RSM, during the Lenten Season. It is entitled Listening from the Heart.

The January Wedding Anniversary Mass will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. All couples celebrating their wedding anniversary in the month of January are invited to come and receive a special blessing.

St. Barbara's parish is having a Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the church hall from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost of the dinner buffet is $25 per person. Food to be catered by Maranacci's Restaurant and DJ Mike Arcarese will provide the music. Tickets on sale at the rectory, after each Mass or call Loretta Semenza 654-0936 or Barbara Russo 654-8670. Deadline for reservations is Monday, Feb. 4.

If you still have Church envelopes for 2012, please use them by Jan. 20. After this date all envelopes for 2012 will be posted as a donation for 2013

First Reconciliation will be on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church.

St. John the Evangelist Parish Community

35 William Street

Phone: 654-0053


Holy Name Society Meeting – Sunday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m. Altar and Rosary Society members are invited to attend to finalize plans for the Night at the Races. New members are welcome.

Tickets are available at the Parish Center for Feb. 2013 lottery tickets Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and in the vestibule of the church.

Lottery tickets are $10 each. Proceeds benefit the Holy Name Society projects.

Return before Jan 31 in order to register all tickets.

Baptismal Instruction Tuesday, Feb 12

The Free Health Clinic is open at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday in the former Seton Catholic High School, first come first serve.

Greater Pittston Kids Closet celebrating its third anniversary provides new and gently used clothing. Hours are Wednesday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.

Pediatric Health Clinic is open on the first and third Thursday of the month.

Registration is held in the Seton building from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Bring child's immunization records. All services are free.

St John's Lutheran

7 Wood St., Pittston

570-655-2505, stjohnspittston@verizon.com

Pastor John Castellani

Organist Marcia Colleran

Acolyte Justin Peterson

Sunday Service 9:30 a.m.

First Quarter Portals of Prayers are available in the rear of the Church, while supplies are available..

Bulletin and Votive candle openings January 27. Please leave a message for Doris if interested.

Guests are welcomed to attend and perhaps join this family. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please call 655-2505.

St. John's P.M. Church

316 Main St., Avoca

Pastor Rev. Dale E. Pepper 570-780-9587

Sunday Service 10 a.m.

Bible Study every other Thursday 6 p.m.

All are welcome.

St. Maria Goretti

Laflin Road, Laflin, PA. 18702

Pastor: Monsignor Neil Van Loon



The American Red Cross will hold its annual Blood Drive on Sunday, Jan. 27, in the Parish Center from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The worldwide Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated each year from Jan. 18 to Jan. 25.

St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church

200 Stephenson St. Duryea

Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock, Pastor Phone: 457-2291

Email: padre@saintmaryspncc.org

Website: saintmaryspncc.org

Holy Mass: Sunday 9:30 a.m.

Weekdays: 8 a.m.

Holy Days: 8 a.m. & 7 p.m.

St. Monica's Church

363 West 8th Street, West Wyoming, PA 18644

Office Hours - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mon. – Fri.

Phone: 570-693-1991

Email: olos363@verizon.net


Father Leo McKernan, Pastor

Mr. William Jenkins, Deacon

Serving the Catholic Communities of Wyoming/West Wyoming

Regular Mass Schedule:

Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. at OLOS

Sunday: 8:30 a.m. at STJ; 11:00 a.m. at OLOS

New Daily Mass Schedule:

Daily Mass at OLOS – Tues, Wed., Fri. – 7 a.m. Mon. & Thurs. – 7 p.m.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Every Friday after morning Mass until 11 a.m. (except First Friday)

First Friday Adoration – after 7 p.m. Mass until Midnight.

Miraculous Medal Novena – after Monday Evening Mass

Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy - Before Morning & Evening Masses at OLOS site.

Bible Study Resumes on Thursday Evenings: After the 7 p.m.

St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church

100 Rock Street, Hughestown


Sunday School 9 am

Worship service Sundays at 10 a.m.

Confirmation Classes Sundays at 9 a.m.

Jan. 13, at 10 a.m. Special service which is the beginning of the parish's 150 Anniversary Celebration.

Following the service a pot-luck dinner.

If you plan to attend please call the church, leaving your name and the number of people attending and what you will bring for the pot-luck or there is a sheet in the back of the church where you can sign.

Queen of the Apostles Parish

715 Hawthorne St.

(570) 457-3412



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

At 7:30 p.m. the rosary is prayed 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 3-3:45 p.m.; anytime upon request by calling 457-3412.

Prayer Chain: 457-5867

Second Presbyterian

143 Parsonage St., Pittston


The Session of the Second Presbyterian Church announces the following schedule for the week of January 13, 2013:

Sunday, Jan. 13: 9:30 a.m. – Sunday School; 11 a.m. – Worship

Monday, Jan. 14: 6:30 p.m. – Session

Tuesday, Jan. 15: 7 p.m. – AA Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 16: 6:30 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, Jan. 19: 9 a.m. – Fellowship Breakfast at Agolino's Restaurant

Trinity Episcopal Church

Spring Street and Montgomery Avenue, West Pittston

Parish Mission: To live and build holy community.

All welcome: Worldwide Anglican Communion: ‘We believe in one holy, Catholic apostolic church.

Web of information and links at www.trinityepiscopalchurchwestpittston.organdwww.diobeth.org.

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

Food Pantry: January items needed are pasta and sauces, instant oatmeal and cereals.

Gerrity's gift cards, cash donations and other non-perishable foods also accepted.

Youth Program: 10:45 a.m. every Sunday. Weekday special events and service projects as announced.

Faith Forum for Adults: Enrichment for adults seeking spiritual renewal and opportunities for ministry and volunteerism.

Parish Life Events Team: Bi-monthly first Sundays.

Parish Council: Every second Sunday.

Women of Trinity: Every third Sunday.WOT Ministry Invitation.

The Women of Trinity have undertaken a ministry to help support Good Shepherd Episcopal Church of Scranton in their outreach to the homeless of the region. Donations of trial size and sample size toiletries are welcome.

Music Together Classes: Fun and music for infants and children through age five accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Winter semester of Music Together begins January 8. or registration information call 6543261.

Visit www.musictogether.comfor information on Music Together.