Annual Italian Festival at Mt. Carmel

June 27th, 2015 1:31 am

First Posted: 1/27/2013

The annual Italian Festival will be held at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center, william Street, Pittston, on Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 10. A Mass will be celebrated in Italian at 4 p.m. on Saturday. A musical program will start at 3:15 p.m. with the Senior Choir and mandolin and guitars by Pat & Nick Longo, Pat Longo, Dominick De Naples.

The menu will be pasta/meatball dinner with salad, roll, cake & beverage. Tripe, polenta with sausage, porketta sandwiches, sausage & peppers sandwiches, hot dogs and pizza fritta will also be available.

A bake sale will be available after all of the Masses that weekend.

Ash Wednesday Dinner

The Corpus Christi Parish Social Concerns Committee is running an Ash Wednesday fish dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 13 in Immaculate Conception Church Hall, 601 Luzerne Avenue in West Pittston.

The ticket donation asked is adults, $8 and children, $3. The adult menu is breaded deep fried haddock, baked potato with sour cream, tossed salad, coleslaw, soda, coffee, homemade desserts

The children's menu is homemade macaroni and cheese, tossed salad, applesauce, soft drink, dessert

Serving is from 5 p.m. to 6:30 with take outs available from 4:30 p.m.

For tickets, call 654-2753

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

Sunday,11 a.m. Morning Worship

Annual meeting of the congregation will be held after service today in the Fellowship Hall, following a covered dish luncheon.

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: Thursday's at 7 p.m. unless told otherwise

United Methodist Women: 2nd Monday unless told otherwise


Phone 655-4340 leave message

First United Presbyterian

West Pittston

Rev. James Thyren 654-8121

Sunday, Jan. 27: 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m., Worship; 12:05 p.m. Choir Rehearsal. Wednesday, Jan. 30: 7 p.m. Session & Trustees at CPST.

Services are being held at St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church on 1700 Wyoming Ave, Exeter.

First United Methodist Church

West Pittston

Jan. 28 - 7 p.m. Boy Scouts

Jan. 30 – 10 a.m. Mommy & Me, 6 p.m. Daisy Scouts, 7 p.m. choir

Jan. 31 – 7 p.m. Weight Watchers

Feb. 1 – Pizza sale

Feb. 3 – 10 a.m. Worship, Sunday School, 11:15 Confirmation.

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

8:00 a.m. Traditional Mass

9:15 a.m. School of Christian Living (SOCL), Confirmation Class, and Coffee Hour

10:30 a.m. Traditional High Mass

Daily Mass

9:00 a.m. Tuesday through Friday

The Ladies ANS Society will be making pierogi for Lent on Feb.1, and Feb 2. Call Regina Bahaley at 457-2378 to put in orders.

The PTO is having its annual Super Bowl Chicken Wing Fundraiser on Feb. 3. Pre-order forms are in the vestibule of the church and you can place an order by E-Mail tolisa-tisdel@yahoo.comor Call Carol, at 654-8991. On Sunday Feb.3rd, you can call the Church Hall at 654-0345.

Ash Wednesday falls on Feb 13. Masses with distribution of ashes will be celebrated at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Lenten Fish Fry Dinner sponsored by our parish YMS of R will be held on Friday, Feb 15. Dinner will be served from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dinner includes, fish, fries, vegetable, coleslaw and dinner roll. Donation is $8.

Independent Bible Church

328 Main Street, Duryea, PA 18642.

(570) 451-0346 Home/Office.

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 up to and including Feb. 3. This is a biannual combining of worship and friendship that both congregations look forward to.

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 Bloodmobile will be held in our Parish Hall on Monday, Jan. 28 from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. After the Mass, the blessings of the throats will be held in conjunction with the Feast of St. Blasé, Sunday, Feb. 3.

The Living Stations will be held on Good Friday. Any student, grades 6 to 12 who wishes to participate, please call the rectory 654-6902.

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.

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 p.m.

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

Daily Mass: 8 a.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions)

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

The parish will be sponsoring a Night at the Races on Saturday, February 9. Audra Casper and Cindy Vough will serve as chairpersons. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with post time at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Lackawanna Ave., Dupont

This week's mass schedule: Monday through Friday at 7 a.m. Saturday at 4:30 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. With that in mind, there is an 8 a.m. mass celebrated at the Oblates of St. Joseph Chapel on Route 315 on Saturdays.

The Holy Name Society 300 Club for Spring 2013 will begin on Feb. 24. Five weekly cash prizes will be awarded. Tickets are available from any Holy Name Society member.

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

Weekend Masses: Saturday – St. Anthony 4 p.m. – Vigil Mass; St. Cecilia 5:30 p.m. – Vigil Mass

Sunday - St. Anthony 7:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.; St. Cecilia 9 a.m. & 7 p.m.

Daily Masses: Monday & Tuesday: 7 a.m. & 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 7 a.m. & 11 a.m.

The feast of St. Blaise is Sunday, Feb. 3. Blessing of throats after all Masses.

St. Barbara's parish is having a Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the church hall from 7 – 11 p.m. Tickets on sale at the rectory, after each Mass or call Loretta Semenza 654-0936 or Barbara Russo 654-8670. Deadline is Monday, Feb. 4.

St. John the Evangelist Parish Community

35 William Street

Phone: 654-0053


Bereavement Support group – Jan. 29 – 7 p.m.

Altar and Rosary Society meeting –Feb. 4 - 1 p.m.

Baptismal Instruction – Feb. 12 – 7 p.m. in the parish center

Holy Name Society meeting – Feb 17 – 11 a.m.

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 are available Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and in the vestibule of the church. 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


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

Jan. 27-Children's Liturgy 11 a.m. Mass Meeting for Confirmation Class 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Feb 10- CCD and Parents Meeting for Reconciliation 9:30 a.m.

Mar. 5 and 7- Practice for Reconciliation at 7 p.m. in the Church

Mar 9- Reconciliation will take place at 11 a.m. in the Church.

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

St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church

200 Stephenson St. Duryea

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



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


Father Leo McKernan, Pastor

Father Joseph Adonizio, Visiting Pries t

Mr. William Jenkins, Deacon

Mass Schedule:

Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m.@ OLOS

Sunday: 8:30 a.m. @ STJ

11:00 a.m.@ OLOS

New Daily Mass Schedule:

Daily Mass at OLOS – Tues, Wed., Fri. – 7:00 a.m.); Mon. & Thurs. – 7:00 p.m.

St. Monica's Parish will be having Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. each Friday (Except 1st Friday of the Month. Feb. 1. Adoration will be after 7 p.m. Mass until Midnight.

St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church

100 Rock Street, Hughestown

Sunday School 9 a.m.

Confirmation classes 9 a.m.

Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m.

Last Sunday was the kickoff to a year of fun events for our St. Peter's Family and friends.

St. Peter's is selling Krispy Kreme Donuts. Cost is $7 for a dozen donuts or a certificate for a dozen donuts. Order up to Feb. 3rd Pick-up date is Feb. 10 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Call Leslie 762-1737, Pam 313-2829, Lois 654-4948

Queen of the Apostles Parish

715 Hawthorne St.

(570) 457-3412

The worship committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4 in the rectory.

The social concerns/respect life committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7 in the rectory.

The pastoral council committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 in the rectory.

The parish's First Communion Class will receive its First Penance at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 in the church. There will be parents' meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7 in the church to discuss the special event.

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 27, 2013:

Second Presbyterian Church, 143 Parsonage St., Pittston, PA 18640

Sunday, January 27: 9:30 a.m. – Sunday School; 11:00 a.m. – Worship

Monday, January 28: 7:00 p.m. – Fellowship Meeting

Tuesday, January 29: 7:00 p.m. – AA Meeting

Wednesday, January 30: 6:30 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal

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

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

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

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

Music Together Classes: Fun and music for infants and children through age five accompanied by a parent or caregiver. For registration information call 6543261. Visit for information on Music Together.