Matters of Faith: Greater Pittston church listings for week of Aug. 12, 2018


Holy Mother of Sorrows PNCC

212 Wyoming Ave., Dupont

A flea market will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 on the church grounds. Anyone interested in selling items can reserve a table for $15. Call Lois at 570-603-9633 for more details.

The 42nd annual Harvest Festival or “Dozynki” as it is known, will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 on the parish grounds. Polka Punch will begin providing entertainment at 1:30 p.m. The blessing of the Harvest Wreath will be at noon. In addition to our popular basket raffles and games we will have face painting, storytelling and a bounce house for the children.

Prince of Peace Parish

123 W. Grace St., Old Forge


A chicken barbeque and basket raffle will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 in the parking lot of Arcaro and Genell Restaurant, 433 S. Main St. The dinner is take-out with some limited outside seating. The dinner will be prepared by Arcaro and Genell and included in the $10 ticket price will be ½ barbeque chicken, corn on the cob, pasta salad, and a roll. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling the rectory at 570-457-5900 by Wednesday, Aug. 1. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont


Rev. Thomas Petro, pastor

The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be Wednesday, Aug. 15, a holy day of obligation. The Mass schedule is as follows:

• Tuesday, Aug 14: 4 p.m., Vigil Mass.

• Wednesday, Aug. 15: 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Masses. Fr. Petro will bless the herbs, flowers, fruits and vegetables from local gardens during the 5:30 p.m. Bring these items to the sanctuary of the church before Mass and place them on the table by the Blessed Mother altar.

The book for 2019 Mass intentions for the parish will open in the Parish Office at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20.

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran

7 Wood St., Pittston


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Sunday service 8 a.m.

Planning meeting will be held after service Sunday, Aug. 26.

St. John’s Night Out will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16.

Council meeting will be held after service Sunday, Aug. 19.

Fellowship is before and after service.

Communion is the first and third Sunday of each month.

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

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

St. Joseph Marello

237 William St., Pittston


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

The French boys choir Les Petits Chanteurs de Nogent-sur-Marne will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19. The concert is free and open to the public. This choir of 15 boys, ranging from 10 to 18 years old, is conducted by François Olivier, Titular of the Choir Organ at the prestigious Church of St. Eustache in Paris, France. Formerly called Les Moineaux, the boys choir has been singing and touring France and throughout the world for 65 years. Their life is made up of concerts, television shows, singing lessons, tours and participating in the Sacred Liturgy. Les Moineaux’s concert repertoire will include music of the sixteenth century, Handel’s famous Hallelujah, and Gounod’s Ave Maria, as well as traditional French folk songs. They will also sell copies of their most recent CD. For more information, contact the Parish office.

St. Maria Goretti

42 Redwood Dr., Laflin


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

A “Thank You Party” for the festival volunteers will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 in the Parish Center. RSVP by calling the church office.

A bus pilgrimmage to the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy of Faustina in Stockbridge, Massachuesetts will be held Friday, Oct. 5. The bus leaves at 7 a.m. from the back section of the parish parking lot. Cost per person is $67 and includes complimentary snack items, water, bus trip, shrine fee, and a full course meal at Bogie’s Restaurant in Barrington, M.A. The estimated time of return is 1 p.m. Contact Cathy Mack at 570-654-6063 for a reservation.

World Youth Day will be held in Panama City, Panama from Jan. 22-27, 2019. World Day is an initiative from St. John Paul II to gather Young Catholics of the world every two to three years in a celebration of faith and culture. The World Youth Day events gather millions, including Pope Francis, young Catholics, clergy, and religious brothers and sisters.

The Diocese of Scranton is sponsoring two separate pilgrimage packages for young adults ages 18-35. In interested, contact Shannon Kowalski, Coordinator for Youth & Young Adult Ministry at 570-207-2213 ext. 1155 or email

St. Mary’s

Polish National

Catholic Church

200 Stephenson St., Duryea


Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock


Sunday Holy Mass will now be at 9 a.m.

A yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. For $10, sellers can rent an 8 foot by 2 foot space (sellers must bring their own table) to sell unwanted items. There will be food, beverages and a bake sale. To reserve a table, call the church rectory.

United Methodist Church of Pittston

Corner of Church Street and Broad Street, Pittston


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.