Matters of Faith: Greater Pittston church listings for week of April 1, 2018

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Corpus Christi Parish

605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston

570-654-2753

Weekday Celebration of Eucharist – 7:30 a.m.

Weekend Celebration of Eucharist Saturdays – 4 p.m.; Sundays – 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

First Baptist Church

Water Street, Pittston

570-654-0283

www.fbcpittston.com

Sunday school 11 a.m.

Wednesday Bible Study, 7 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 and additional events may be added. Please check the church website or visit us on Facebook for updates.

First Congregational Church U.C.C.

500 Luzerne Ave.

West Pittston, PA 18643

570-654-8052, leave message

A golf outing will be held May 14 at Huntsville Country Club in Dallas.

First United Presbyterian Church

Corner of Wyoming Avenue and Institute Street, Wyoming

570-609-5410

Rev. James Thyren

Sunday, April 1: Easter Dawn Service on the River Common between Elm Street and the West Pittston Cemetery, 7 a.m.; Easter Morning Worship, 9 a.m.

Tuesday, April 3: Choir Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.

Oblates of St. Joseph

Highway 315, Laflin

570-654-7542

Every Wednesday Novena prayers to St. Joseph and St. Joseph Marello after the 11 a.m. and 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.

Queen of the Apostles

715 Hawthorne St., Avoca

570-457-3412

stmarysavoca@verizon.net

www.queenoftheapostles.weconnect.com

Facebook page: Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the rectory.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont

570-654-3713

Rev. Thomas Petro, pastor

shojesuschurch@gmail.com

www.sacredheartdupont.com

Easter Sunday, April 1: Masses at 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

A holy hour of Eucharistic Adoration will be celebrated at 3 p.m. on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 8.

A flea market will be held Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, in the church hall. Beginning in April, items in good condition will be accepted in the church hall. Donated items that will be accepted include household items, kitchen items, toys, holiday decorations, books, jewelry, furniture and more. Electronics and clothing will not be accepted.

Travel with Fr. Petro to Slovakia and Poland, June 16 to June 26. Visit Bratislava, Sastin, Levoca, Krakow, Zakopane, Lagiewniki, Auschwitz, Czestochowa and Warsaw. Cost: $3,700, airfare included. To register, call 855-842-8001.

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran

7 Wood St., Pittston

570-655-2505

stjohnsllutheranchurch@aol.com

Facebook: stjohnslutheranchurchpittstonpa

Sunday service 8 a.m.

Fellowship is before and after service.

Communion is the first and third Sunday of each month.

Council will meet after service Sunday, April 8.

Planning meeting will be held after service Sunday, April 15.

We have a surplus of sanctuary candles for purchase at $4 each. Contact the church and leave a message if you are interested in purchasing.

Outside of Council, all events open to the general public. Times and dates subject to change.

Two of our church members, Mary Ann and Alan, are selling GLS Scripts (gift) card for that special someone who is hard to get a gift for any occasion.

We have off-street parking, handicapped parking next to the building and an enclosed chair lift.

St. Maria Goretti

42 Redwood Dr., Laflin

570-655-8956

Rev. James J. Walsh, J.C.L.

A pasta dinner will be held Sunday, April 8 with the option to eat-in from noon to 5 p.m. or take out from noon to 4 p.m. If you wish to purchase a raffle ticket, visit our office during regular office hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Tickets are $20 pre-sale or $25 at the door. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Doors will open at 11 a.m. for an opportunity for you to treat yourself to a wonderful lunch and just relax, have a good look at our basket raffle and visit with your friends prior to the bingo which will begin at 1 p.m.

St. Mary’s

Polish National

Catholic Church

200 Stephenson St., Duryea

570-457-2291

Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock

Email: padre@saintmaryspncc.org

The church announces its Holy Week and Easter Schedule as follows:

Easter Sunday, April 1: Procession of Resurrection outdoors (weather permitting), Mass of Resurrection, Blessing of Easter food, 9 a.m.

Monday, April 2: Holy Mass, 7 p.m.

United Methodist Church of Pittston

Corner of Church Street and Broad Street, Pittston

570-655-4340

A bus trip to the American Music Theater in Lancaster to see “Songs of the Silver Screen” will be held Saturday, May 19. Following the show will be dinner at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord with time to visit the gift shop. Cost of the trip is $100 per person and includes show, dinner, bus seat, taxes and tips – all inclusive. Bus leaves from the Pittston Plaza at 11 a.m. For additional information or to reserve a seat, call Cathy at 570-603-1915. Other bus trips this year inlclude Wednesday, July 25 to “Nonsense” at Hungtinton Dinner Theater in New Jersey; Saturday, Sept. 29 to “Fall Doo Wop Cavalcade” at the American Music Theater in Lancaster; Saturday, Nov. 3 to “The First Noel” at the American Music Theater in Lancaster.

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