Christian and Missionary Alliance
317 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston
570-654-2500 or 570-654-7414
Sunday prayer, 9 a.m.; Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Evening service 7 p.m.
Wednesday prayer and praise, 7 p.m.
Bible study all ages Thursday, 7 p.m.
The Breaking Bread Soup Kitchen is serving meals from 5 to 6:30 p.m. every Monday at the church. The meal is being served without charge to interested individuals and families in the community.
Christ Community Clothes Closet will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. Donations of clothing are accepted. Call for additional information.
First Baptist Church
Water Street, Pittston
Rev. James H. Breese, pastor
Teen Sunday School and Adult Sunday School after service
Wednesday Bible Study, 7:15 p.m.
Men’s Fellowship, 8:30 a.m., second and fourth Saturday of every month
Women’s Fellowship, 10 a.m., fourth Saturday of every month
Teen Fellowship, 10 a.m., second and fourth Saturday of every month.
All schedules are subject to change. Additional events may be added.
First Congregational Church U.C.C.
500 Luzerne Ave.
West Pittston, PA 18643
570-654-8052, leave message
Rev. Joan Mitchell, Pastor
Church Service at 11 a.m.
Sunday School at 10:15 a.m.
Diaconate and Church Council will meet immediately following service.
Sanctuary is handicap accessible.
First United Presbyterian Church
326 Warren Street, West Pittston
Rev. James Thyren
Sunday, May 8: Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday School in the Institute, 10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, May 10: Choir rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.; Deacons, 7:15 p.m.
Wednesday, May 11: Morning Circle, 9 a.m.
Thursday, May 12: Session, 7:15 p.m.
Holy Mother of Sorrows PNCC
212 Wyoming Ave., Dupont
Very Rev. Zbigniew Dawid, pastor
Sunday Mass, 8 a.m.; Coffee hour/School of Christian Living/Centennial Committee Meeting, 9 a.m.
Daily Mass: 9 a.m. Tuesday through Friday
May Devotions will be celebrated at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in May.
Mother’s Day Mass will be at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 8 and will be the only Mass for the day. There will be a Mother’s Day Breakfast in the Frank Bednash Memorial Hall afterwards.
Inkerman Presbyterian Church
Main Street., Inkerman
A rummage sale will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21. Items for sale include clothes, books, and more. Parking will be in the rear of church.
Lighthouse Fellowship Church
718 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston
Pastor Shane Nichols
Sunday: 9:15 to 9:45 a.m., Prayer; 10 a.m., Worship; 10:45 a.m., Children’s Sunday School - nursery available.
Wednesday: Bible Study and Prayer will be at 6:30 p.m.
First and third Friday: Morning Bible Study will be at 10 a.m.
Oblates of St. Joseph
Highway 315, Laflin
The office is open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Holy Mass is celebrated every day, Monday through Friday at 7 a.m., Saturday at 8 a.m. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered every day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Every Wednesday Novena prayers to Saint Joseph and St. Joseph Marello after the 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Masses. Confessions before Masses.
Thursday, First Thursday of the month, Holy Hour for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life at 7 p.m. Come and join in prayer to ask the Lord to send young and less young people to serve the Holy Church in the Priesthood and in the Religious Life.
Friday, First Friday of the month, Mass at 7 and 11 a.m. with devotion prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. At 8 p.m. the Blue Army Vigil to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Holy Hour and confessions at 8 p.m. and a special Holy Mass at 9 p.m.
Saturday, First Saturday of the month, Mass at 8 a.m. with devotion prayers to the Blessed Mother.
Eucharistic liturgy of healing will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, celebrated by St. Joseph Oblate Father Joseph Sibilano, OSJ seminary director. Healing Mass includes the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and inspirational, contemporary music of praise to the Lord. Music ministry provided by Jennifer Michel.
The Feast of St. Joseph Marello, the founder of the Oblates of St. Joseph, will be celebrated on Monday, May 30 with a special Holy Mass at 7 p.m. with the Most Reverend James Timlin, retired Bishop of Scranton. An open air reception on the seminary grounds will follow immediately the Mass. A Triduum, three days of prayer, will be held with holy Mass at 7 p.m. each day from Friday, May 27 to Sunday, May 29. Blessing with the relic of St. Joseph Marello will be held before the Feast Day.
Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish
535 N. Main St., Pittston
Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Weekday Mass: 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions): 3:30 to 3:45 p.m. and by appointment Saturdays.
Religious education classes are held from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. All children enrolled in public or private schools, as well as home schools, are invited to participate.
In celebration of the Year of Mercy through Nov. 20, the church will have Eucharistic Adoration on Fridays after the 8 a.m. Mass.
The adult choir will be practicing on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the church. For more information about the choir, call Michael Sowa at 570-881-2301 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tom and Dianne Tigue Annual Family Breakfast will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, Mother’s Day. The ticket cost for adults is $10, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and children under the age of 5 are free. The menu consists of ham, eggs, potatoes, fruit cup, juice, danish, rolls, butter, jelly, coffee and tea. Tickets will be available after all weekend Masses or can be ordered by calling the parish office at 570-654-0263.
The liturgical ministry schedule through Tuesday, May 31 has been posted on the parish website.
Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton, and the Office for Parish Life wish to invite couples celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary in 2016 to a diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, June 5. The event includes a 2:30 pm Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral followed by a reception.
Queen of the Apostles
715 Hawthorne St., Avoca
Facebook page: Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca.
Daily Masses: 8 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; 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 570-457-3412.
Prayer Chain: 570-457-5867
The parish will honor the Blessed Mother throughout May by praying the rosary daily following the 8 a.m. Mass.
In celebration of Mother’s Day, the Parish will have a carnation sale benefiting Pennsylvanians for Human Life during the 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Masses on Sunday, May 8.
The parish will present its annual Marian Award during the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 15. The award recognizes graduates from the parish for their contributions in areas of word, worship, service and community.
The parish has several dates available in May, June and July for hall rentals. For information, call the parish office at 570-457-3412.
The following meetings will take place throughout the month of May: Pastoral Council, 7 p.m., Monday, May 9 in the rectory; Women’s Guild, 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 10 in the rectory; Worship Committee, 7 p.m., Monday, May 16 in the rectory; Buildings and Grounds, 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 30, in the rectory, Finance Council, 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, in the rectory.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont
Mass schedule: Monday through Friday at 7 a.m.; Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 and 10: 30 a.m.
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is prayed at 8 a.m. in the church each Sunday.
May Crowning will be held during the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 8.
Reservations for the Women’s Society Annual Brunch are due by Sunday, May 8.
The annual Mother’s Day Carnation Sale to benefit Pro-Life programs will take place Sunday, May 8.
Choir practice will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 in the choir loft.
The Women’s Society Annual Brunch will be held at noon on Sunday, May 15 at Fox Hill Country Club. The cost is $10 per person with reservations due by Sunday, May 8. Include your name, telephone number and check in an envelope and send to the rectory or drop it into the collection basket.
The annual parish picnic will take place from Thursday, Aug. 4 to Saturday, Aug. 6 on the parish grounds. Non-perishable food items and paper products to be used in the Food Basket stand are being collected. Containers have been placed in the church vestibule for items and collection of items will end Sunday, July 10.
143 Parsonage St., Pittston
Rev. David Brague
Sunday, May 8: Sunday School/Prayer Group, 9:30 am.; Worship and holy Communion, 11 a.m.
Monday, May 9: Session, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 10: Worship Committee, 6:30 p.m.; AA meeting, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 12: Ladies Luncheon at Holiday Inn, noon.
St. Barbara’s Parish
28 Memorial St., Exeter
Parish office hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; evenings, by appointment.
Weekend Masses: Saturday, St. Anthony, 4 p.m. Vigil Mass; Sunday, St. Cecilia; 8 a.m.; St. Anthony; 10:30 a.m.
Daily Masses: Monday at 7 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m.; Wednesday and Friday at 7 a.m.
The last day to purchase tickets for the Second Annual Chicken Dinner is Monday, May 9. Tickets are $10 per dinner and can be purchased between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Rectory. The dinner will be held on Sunday, May 15 and will have take-outs beginning at 11 a.m. and eat-ins from noon to 3 p.m. Call the Parish at 570-654-2103 for information. There will be no sales at the door.
St. Joseph Marello
237 William Street, Pittston
Mass schedule: 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday; 4 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Solemn Vespers at 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 29, Memorial Day Mass: The rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. in St. Rocco Cemetery.
Monday, May 30, Feast Day: Masses will be celebrated at 7:30 and 10 a.m. There will be no 11 a.m. Mass.
Confessions: 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday; 11 to 11:25 a.m. Monday-Friday.
Office hours: 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 12:30 to 1 p.m., closed for lunch.
The Altar & Rosary Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 in the parish hall.
Plans are underway for the annual Parish Picnic to be held on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28 on the parish grounds. If able to volunteer for the event, contact the parish office by emailing email@example.com or calling 570-654-6902 during office hours.
Donations for the flea market can be dropped off starting Wednesday, May 11 and ending Tuesday, May 24. Items should be clean, usable and workable. No clothes or shoes. No electronics such as TVs, computers, or printers. Items will be collected in the parish center lobby after the CCD year ends.
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran
7 Wood St., Pittston
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Fellowship: 10 a.m.
Sunday Service: 11 a.m.
Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 9.
Spring clean up of the church grounds will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, weather permitting.
Planning meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 16 and will meet on Sunday mornings starting at 9:30 a.m. on June 5.
Pastor Brindle is leading a Bible Study on Sunday, May 22.
Hiawatha Paddle Boat ride to Williamsport will be Saturday, July 16. The ride begins at 4 p.m. and will last about one hour. Each group must purchase their own tickets, prices are as follows: Children ages three to 12, $4.50; Adults ages 13 to 60, $8.50; Seniors ages 60 and older, $8. Groups must arrive 10 minutes early. Sign up sheet is in the Narthex of the church. Outside parties can sign up by calling 570-655-2505.
Vacation Bible School will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. from Monday, July 18 to Thursday, July 21 for children ages 3 to 13. this year’s theme is “Expedition Norway. “A family friendly dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. each day and family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for a closing celebration starting at 7:50 p.m.
St. John’s is renting out the lower level for non-members for events. Cost is $25 per hour plus a $25 per hour security fee. Cost for members of St John’s is $12.50 per hour and a $12.50 security deposit, maximum four-hour limit.
GLC Scripts Gift Cards are currently for sale. There are many cards and price ranges to choose from. See Mary Ann or Allan to make a purchase.
When coming to a worship service or church function park in the lot. If a handicap spot is needed, use the driveway located right next to the church.
200 Stephenson St., Duryea
Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock, pastor
Holy Mass, Sunday 9:30 a.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. holidays, 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.
First Holy Communion: Two children John Grochal, son of Mr. & Mrs. John Grochal, and Magen Wescott, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Wescott.will receive First Holy Communion during the 9:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 15.
St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church
205 N. Main St., Pittston
Rev. Gary J. Mensinger
Secondary Site - St. Nicholas Byzantine - 570-714-8411
Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 5 p.m. on Saturdays and at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays. Confession will be from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. on Saturdays and from 8 to 8:15 a.m. on Sundays or by appointment, 570-654-4564. Weekday Liturgies are at 9 a.m.
A piggie dinner will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 15 at the church. Cost for tickets is $10 for adults and $7 for children under the age of 12. Tickets are available at the door.
There will be a “Trunk Sale” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 in the church parking lot. Pre-paid spots are $10 each and limited space is available. To reserve a spot, call 570-905-7387 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Rain date is Saturday, June 11.
St. Monica’s Parish
363 W. 8th St., West Wyoming
Father Leo McKernan, pastor
Father Joseph Adonizio, visiting priest
William Jenkins, deacon
Diana Loftus, secretary
Office hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Daily: Monday and Thursday, 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 7 a.m.; Wednesday, No Mass; Friday, 12:10 p.m. followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 6:45 p.m. with Benediction and Divine Praises and Night Prayer.
Sacrament of Reconciliation is available each day before daily Mass, as well as 3 to 3:50 p.m. Saturday and anytime by appointment.
Symbolon with Deacon Bill meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, May 11, 18, and 25 in the Church Hall. On May 11 the topic is “God’s Plan for Sexuality” while May 18 and 25 the series covers “Catholic Social Teaching, part 1 – Building a Civilization of Love” and “part 2 – Protecting the Dignity of the Human Person.”
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
100 Rock St., Hughestown
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.
Pastor Newman holds Bible Study Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are welcome.
Vacation Bible School is scheduled for Sunday, June 19 through Friday, June 24.