Matters of Faith: Greater Pittston church listings for week of June 3, 2018


First United Presbyterian Church

Corner of Wyoming Avenue and Institute Street, Wyoming


Rev. James Thyren

Sunday, June 3: Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:15 a.m.

Tuesday, June 5: Choir rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.

Throughout the remainder of the year, there will be special monthly events at the Institute. The next event will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 with Luzerne County Disaster Commission Member Janice Thyren to discuss the status of recovery from the flood of 2011 and how the commission is preparing for possible future disasters in the area.

Oblates of St. Joseph

Highway 315, Laflin


Our Lady of Fatima is calling to Pay for Peace in the World and Meditate on the Mysteries of the Rosary. In response to her call, a monthly evening of prayer and song will be held in the chapel. The evenings will be led by Ernie Pappa and will include hymns and Fatima prayers, the Rosary, scriptural mysteries in song, and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Prayers will be at 6 p.m. Monday, June 18; Monday, July 16.

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.

The annual all-you-can-eat pig roast will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 8. Takeout dinners will be available all day. Additional seating will be available under an outdoor tent. The menu includes roasted pig on the spit, wimpies, hot dogs, corn on the cob, salads, desserts, soda, and water. There will also be a cash prize grand raffle, basket raffle, children’s games and a bake sale. Tickets, which are $20 for adults, $10 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and younger, are available in advance or at the event. For more information and advance tickets, call the parish office or visit the parish Facebook page.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont


Rev. Thomas Petro, pastor

The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated on Friday, June 8. A special Mass will be celebrated in the church hall at 6 p.m. During this Mass, the Enthronement Ceremony of the Sacred Heart will be celebrated and the Act of Consecration and the Litany of the Sacred Heart will be recited. Participants may bring an image of the Sacred Heart for blessing and certificates will be distributed.

Travel with Fr. Petro to Slovakia and Poland June 16-26. 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


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Sunday service 8 a.m.

Fellowship is before and after service.

Communion is the first and third Sunday of each month.

Planning meeting will be Sunday, June 3 after service.

Spring cleanup will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9.

Council will meet after service Sunday, June 10.

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

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

AMPED meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

St. John the Evangelist Church

35 William St., Pittston

A new weekend Mass schedule has begun and is as follows: Saturday, 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 9 and 11:30 a.m.

St. Joseph Marello

237 William St., Pittston


A new weekend Mass schedule has begun and is as follows: Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.

United Methodist Church of Pittston

Corner of Church Street and Broad Street, Pittston


A bus trip to see “Nunsense” starring Joyce DeWitt, known from the classic television sitcom “Three’s Company,” at Hunterdon Hills Dinner Theater will be Wednesday, July 25. Cost of the trip is $100, all inclusive. To make a reservation or for additional information, call Cathy at 570-603-1915.

A bus trip to the American Music Theater Lancaster for the Fall Doo Wop Cavalcade will be Saturday, Sept. 29. Showtime is 2 p.m. and cost for the trip is $118. The bus will leave the Pittston Plaza at 10 a.m. To reserve a seat or for information, call Cathy at 570-603-1915.