Matters of Faith: Greater Pittston church listings for week of April 15, 2018


Corpus Christi Parish

605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston


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


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.

Oblates of St. Joseph

Highway 315, Laflin


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


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


Rev. Thomas Petro, pastor

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. Items in good condition that are longer wanted or needed can be dropped off in the church hall from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sundays, until Thursday, May 3. 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.

Second Presbyterian

143 Parsonage St., Pittston


A new Weight Watchers program is beginning Wednesday, April 11. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and the meeting starts at 6 p.m.

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran

7 Wood St., Pittston


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.

Ship Wrecked Vacation Bible School will be held July 9 to 13.

Weekday School Wednesday is held at 6 p.m. every Wednesday.

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


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.

Youth Group will hold an egg hunt and ice cream social from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 15.

St. Mary’s

Polish National

Catholic Church

200 Stephenson St., Duryea


Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock


A Spring Yard Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine). For $10, vendors can rent an 8 foot by 2 foot table space, but must bring their own tables, to sell un-wanted treasures. Set up time is 8 a.m. To reserve a table space, call 570-457-2291.

United Methodist Church of Pittston

Corner of Church Street and Broad Street, Pittston


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.