Matters of Faith: Greater Pittston church listings for week of Oct. 7, 2018


First Baptist Church

Water Street, Pittston


Sunday Morning worship, 9:30 a.m.

Sunday School for adults, teens and children, 11 a.m.

Wednesday Bible Study, 7:15 p.m.

Mens Fellowship, 8:30 a.m. the first and third Saturday of every month

Womens Fellowship, 11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of every month

Teen Fellowship, 10 a.m. the first and third Saturday of every month

First Congregational Church U.C.C.

500 Luzerne Ave.

West Pittston, PA 18643

570-654-8052, leave message

Sunday services are at 11 a.m.

Church Council meetings are held the second Sunday of each month.

Communion is the first Sunday of each month.

The Fall Roast Beef Dinner will be held Saturday, Nov. 3. The beef will be provided by Sabatelle’s Market in Pittston.

First United Presbyterian Church

Corner of Wyoming Avenue and Institute Street, Wyoming


Rev. James Thyren

Sunday, Oct. 7: Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday School; 10:15 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 9: Choir Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.; Deacons, 7:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 10: Morning Circle, 9 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 11: Session, 7 p.m.

Oblates of St. Joseph

Highway 315, Laflin


Holy Hour is held every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p. m. followed by the Mass and the novena prayers to St. Joseph and St. Joseph Marello.

The Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held from 6 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday in the seminary chapel at St. Joseph’s Oblate Seminary. It includes recitation of the Rosary and opportunity for confessions. Holy Mass is celebrated at 7 p.m., followed by Novena prayers to St. Joseph and St. Joseph Marello, founder of the Oblates of St. Joseph religious congregation. For more information, contact the OSJ seminary.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont


Rev. Thomas Petro, pastor

“Fatima Day” devotions to Our Lady of Fatima, Queen of the Rosary, will be held in Sacred Heart Church at 7 p.m. Saturday Oct. 13. The Legion of Mary will sponsor this holy hour which will feature the crowning of the statute of Our Lady of Fatima, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and the recitation of the rosary with other prayers.

A Senior Bingo sponsored by our Pastoral Outreach Apostolate will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 14 in the church hall. All who are 60 years of age and older are invited. Admission is free. Snacks and token prizes will be given.

The Novena to St. Jude will be prayed in Sacred Heart Church beginning Saturday, Oct. 20, immediately prior to the 4 p.m. Mass and conclude Sunday, Oct. 28, immediately prior to the 10:30 a.m. Mass. During weekdays, the novena prayers will be recited following Mass. Throughout the novena his statue will be placed in the sanctuary and a first class relic of St. Jude will be offered for veneration after each Mass.

The Women’s Society Advent Pierogi Sale will take Wednesday, Nov. 7 to Wednesday, Nov. 14. Orders will be taken the weekend of Oct. 20 and 21 after all Masses. Potato and cabbage pierogi will be available. $8 per dozen. Call the Parish Office to place an order. Payment is made at the time of pick-up.

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 held after service Sunday, Oct. 7.

AMPED will meet Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Council will meet Sunday, Oct. 14.

St. John the Evangelist Church

35 William St., Pittston

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

A chicken dinner will be held Sunday, Oct. 7. Takes-outs are from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and eat-in is from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Adult dinners include 1/2 chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, cole slaw, bread, cake and a drink. Children’s dinners include three chicken tenders, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, cole slaw, bread, cake and a drink. Adult meals are $10 and children’s meals are $5. Call the parish office to reserve a spot before Monday, Oct. 1.

St. Maria Goretti

42 Redwood Dr., Laflin


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

CCD Classes will be held from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. the following Sundays: Oct. 14, 21 and 28.

The Harvest Tea will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 in the Parish Center. This tea raises money for the Msgr. Philip Gay Awards which are presented to high school seniors from St. Maria Goretti Parish. Hostesses are needed who will decorate a table, invite 10 people, and provide food and beverages for their table. for more information, contact Dorothy Shea Yazurlo, chairperson, at 570-655-6200. Cost for each guest attending is $10.

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. If interested, contact Shannon Kowalski, Coordinator for Youth & Young Adult Ministry at 570-207-2213 ext. 1155 or email