34th Annual Smoker held March 13 at St. Joseph Marello Parish in Pittston

Staff reports | March 14th, 2016 12:49 pm

PITTSTON — Pastor Rev. Carlos Esquivel, O.S.J. and the Holy Name Society of St. Joseph Marello Parish hosted the 34th Annual Smoker on Sunday, March 13, at the parish’s Mt. Carmel Center, William Street.

The event was attended by men, young and old, from the parish and surrounding area. The guest speaker this year was the Bishop of the Scranton Diocese, the most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L. Entertainment was supplied by Danny Argo and Frankie G (Frank Galoardi).

St. Barbara’s Parish Holy Name Society members in attendance at the Smoker are, from left, first row, Tom McDonnell, Richard Anselmi, Gary VanScoy, Herman Castellani, Joe Esposito. Second row, Ettore Anselmi, Dave Dolhan.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Smoker-2.jpgSt. Barbara’s Parish Holy Name Society members in attendance at the Smoker are, from left, first row, Tom McDonnell, Richard Anselmi, Gary VanScoy, Herman Castellani, Joe Esposito. Second row, Ettore Anselmi, Dave Dolhan. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Steve Valenti, Jenkins Township, purchases a raffle ticket from Paul Menichelli, Pittston Township. Frank Sciabacucchi, Pittston Township, center, looks on.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Smoker-3.jpgSteve Valenti, Jenkins Township, purchases a raffle ticket from Paul Menichelli, Pittston Township. Frank Sciabacucchi, Pittston Township, center, looks on. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Enjoying the St. Joseph Marello Parish Annual Smoker are, first row, from left, Danny Valenti, Joe Valenti, Atty. John Terrana. Second row, Tom Burke, Jim Zarra, Judge Michael Vough, Brian C. Corcoran, Griffin Corcoran.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Smoker-4.jpgEnjoying the St. Joseph Marello Parish Annual Smoker are, first row, from left, Danny Valenti, Joe Valenti, Atty. John Terrana. Second row, Tom Burke, Jim Zarra, Judge Michael Vough, Brian C. Corcoran, Griffin Corcoran. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
From left, Carmen Falcone, John Callaio, and U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright pose for a photo at the St. Joseph Marello Parish Annual Smoker on Sunday, March 13.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Smoker-5.jpgFrom left, Carmen Falcone, John Callaio, and U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright pose for a photo at the St. Joseph Marello Parish Annual Smoker on Sunday, March 13. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Bishop of Scranton, the Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera speaks at the 34th annual Smoker held at St. Joseph Marello Parish’s Mt. Carmel Center, Pittston.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Smoker-6.jpgBishop of Scranton, the Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera speaks at the 34th annual Smoker held at St. Joseph Marello Parish’s Mt. Carmel Center, Pittston. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Bishop of Scranton, the Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, principal speaker of the 34th annual Smoker held at St. Joseph Marello Parish Hall, Pittston, poses with fellow clergymen. From left are Fr. John Shearer, St. Joseph Marello Parish; Fr. Carlos Esquivel, St. Joseph Marello Parish; Bambera; Fr. Joseph Sibliano, Oblates of St. Joseph; Msgr. John Bendik, St. John the Evangelist Church.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Smoker-1.jpgBishop of Scranton, the Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, principal speaker of the 34th annual Smoker held at St. Joseph Marello Parish Hall, Pittston, poses with fellow clergymen. From left are Fr. John Shearer, St. Joseph Marello Parish; Fr. Carlos Esquivel, St. Joseph Marello Parish; Bambera; Fr. Joseph Sibliano, Oblates of St. Joseph; Msgr. John Bendik, St. John the Evangelist Church. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

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