Christian and Missionary Alliance
317 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston
570-654-2500 or 570-654-7414
Sunday prayer, 9 a.m.; Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Evening service 7 p.m.
Wednesday prayer and praise, 7 p.m.
Bible study all ages Thursday, 7 p.m.
The Breaking Bread Soup Kitchen is serving meals from 5 to 6:30 p.m. every Monday at the church. The meal is being served without charge to interested individuals and families in the community.
Christ Community Clothes Closet will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. Donations of clothing are accepted. Call for additional information.
First United Presbyterian Church
326 Warren Street, West Pittston
Rev. James Thyren
Sunday, May 15: Worship and Holy Communion, 9 a.m.; Sunday School in the Institute, 10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, May 17: Choir rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 19: Women’s Association covered dish, 6 p.m.
Holy Mother of Sorrows PNCC
212 Wyoming Ave., Dupont
Very Rev. Zbigniew Dawid, pastor
Sunday Mass, 8 a.m.; Coffee hour/School of Christian Living/Centennial Committee Meeting, 9 a.m.
Daily Mass: 9 a.m. Tuesday through Friday
May Devotions will be celebrated at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in May.
The annual Scranton Seniorate Corpus Christi Celebration will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 at St. Mary’s PNCC in Duryea.
Inkerman Presbyterian Church
66 Main St., Inkerman
A rummage sale will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21. Items for sale include clothes, books, and more. Parking will be in the rear of church.
Lighthouse Fellowship Church
718 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston
Pastor Shane Nichols
Sunday: 9:15 to 9:45 a.m., Prayer; 10 a.m., Worship; 10:45 a.m., Children’s Sunday School - nursery available.
Wednesday: Bible Study and Prayer will be at 6:30 p.m.
First and third Friday: Morning Bible Study will be at 10 a.m.
Oblates of St. Joseph
Highway 315, Laflin
Eucharistic liturgy of healing will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, celebrated by St. Joseph Oblate Father Joseph Sibilano, OSJ seminary director. Healing Mass includes the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and inspirational, contemporary music of praise to the Lord. Music ministry provided by Jennifer Michel.
The Feast of St. Joseph Marello, the founder of the Oblates of St. Joseph, will be celebrated on Monday, May 30 with a special Holy Mass at 7 p.m. with the Most Reverend James Timlin, retired Bishop of Scranton. An open air reception on the seminary grounds will follow immediately the Mass. A Triduum, three days of prayer, will be held with holy Mass at 7 p.m. each day from Friday, May 27 to Sunday, May 29. Blessing with the relic of St. Joseph Marello will be held before the Feast Day.
Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish
535 N. Main St., Pittston
Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Weekday Mass: 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions): 3:30 to 3:45 p.m. and by appointment Saturdays.
Religious education classes are held from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. All children enrolled in public or private schools, as well as home schools, are invited to participate.
In celebration of the Year of Mercy through Nov. 20, the church will have Eucharistic Adoration on Fridays after the 8 a.m. Mass.
The adult choir will be practicing on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the church. For more information about the choir, call Michael Sowa at 570-881-2301 or e-mail email@example.com.
The liturgical ministry schedule through Tuesday, May 31 has been posted on the parish website.
Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton, and the Office for Parish Life wish to invite couples celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary in 2016 to a diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, June 5. The event includes a 2:30 pm Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral followed by a reception.
Queen of the Apostles
715 Hawthorne St., Avoca
Facebook page: Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca
Daily Masses: 8 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; 7 p.m. on Wednesday
Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Miraculous Medal Novena: Wednesday following the 7 p.m. Mass
Healing Mass: First Friday of the month at 7 p.m.
Weekend Mass Schedule: Saturday at 4 p.m.; Sunday at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.
Confession: Saturdays 3 to 3:45 p.m.; anytime upon request by calling 570-457-3412.
Prayer Chain: 570-457-5867
The parish will honor the Blessed Mother throughout May by praying the rosary daily following the 8 a.m. Mass.
The parish will present its annual Marian Award during the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 15. The award recognizes graduates from the parish for their contributions in areas of word, worship, service and community.
The parish has several dates available in May, June and July for hall rentals. For information, call the parish office at 570-457-3412.
The following meetings will take place throughout the month of May: Worship Committee, 7 p.m., Monday, May 16 in the rectory; Buildings and Grounds, 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 30, in the rectory, Finance Council, 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, in the rectory.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont
Mass schedule: Monday through Friday at 7 a.m.; Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 and 10: 30 a.m.
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is prayed at 8 a.m. in the church each Sunday.
The Women’s Society Annual Brunch will be held at noon on Sunday, May 15 at Fox Hill Country Club. Members of the society will attend the 8:30 a.m. Mass as a group and will meet at 7:45 a.m. in the church lobby. Following Mass, they will proceed to the brunch.
Choir practice will be held a 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 in the choir loft.
A “Food, Friendship and Farewell for Father Verespy” will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 3 in the church hall. Reservation forms can be found on the church bulletin and returned to the rectory.
The annual parish picnic will take place from Thursday, Aug. 4 to Saturday, Aug. 6 on the parish grounds. Non-perishable food items and paper products to be used in the Food Basket stand are being collected. Containers have been placed in the church vestibule for items and collection of items will end Sunday, July 10.
143 Parsonage St., Pittston
Rev. David Brague
Sunday, May 15: Sunday School, 9:30 am.
Tuesday, May 17: Mission Committee, 6:30 p.m.; AA meeting, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 21: Fellowship Breakfast at Terry’s Diner, 9 a.m.
St. Barbara’s Parish
28 Memorial St., Exeter
Parish office hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; evenings, by appointment.
Weekend Masses: Saturday, St. Anthony, 4 p.m. Vigil Mass; Sunday, St. Cecilia; 8 a.m.; St. Anthony; 10:30 a.m.
Daily Masses: Monday at 7 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m.; Wednesday and Friday at 7 a.m.
The Second Annual Chicken Dinner will be held on Sunday, May 15 and will have take-outs beginning at 11 a.m. and eat-ins from noon to 3 p.m. Call the Parish at 570-654-2103 for information. There will be no sales at the door.
St. Joseph Marello
237 William Street, Pittston
Mass schedule: 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday; 4 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Solemn Vespers at 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 29, Memorial Day Mass: The rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. in St. Rocco Cemetery.
Monday, May 30, Feast Day: Masses will be celebrated at 7:30 and 10 a.m. There will be no 11 a.m. Mass.
Confessions: 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday; 11 to 11:25 a.m. Monday-Friday.
Office hours: 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 12:30 to 1 p.m., closed for lunch.
Donations for the flea market can be dropped off until Tuesday, May 24. Items should be clean, usable and workable. No clothes or shoes. No electronics such as TVs, computers, or printers. Items will be collected in the parish center lobby after the CCD year ends.
Plans are underway for the annual Parish Picnic to be held on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28 on the parish grounds. If able to volunteer for the event, contact the parish office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 570-654-6902 during office hours.
A farewell/thank you reception for Father Carlos will be held in the lobby of the parish center following the Corpus Christi procession on Sunday, May 29.
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran
7 Wood St., Pittston
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Fellowship: 10 a.m.
Sunday Service: 11 a.m.
Planning meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 16 and will meet on Sunday mornings starting at 9:30 a.m. June 5.
Pastor Brindle is leading a Bible Study on Sunday, May 22.
Council meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 13.
200 Stephenson St., Duryea
Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock, pastor
Holy Mass, Sunday 9:30 a.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. holidays, 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.
First Holy Communion: Two children — John Grochal, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Grochal, and Magen Wescott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Wescott — will receive First Holy Communion during the 9:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 15.
St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church
205 N. Main St., Pittston
Rev. Gary J. Mensinger
Secondary Site - St. Nicholas Byzantine - 570-714-8411
Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 5 p.m. on Saturdays and at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays. Confession will be from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. on Saturdays and from 8 to 8:15 a.m. on Sundays or by appointment, 570-654-4564. Weekday Liturgies are at 9 a.m.
A piggie dinner will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 15 at the church. Cost for tickets is $10 for adults and $7 for children under the age of 12. Tickets are available at the door.
There will be a “Trunk Sale” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 in the church parking lot. Pre-paid spots are $10 each and limited space is available. To reserve a spot, call 570-905-7387 or e-mail email@example.com. Rain date is Saturday, June 11.
St. Monica’s Parish
363 W. 8th St., West Wyoming
Father Leo McKernan, pastor
Father Joseph Adonizio, visiting priest
William Jenkins, deacon
Diana Loftus, secretary
Office hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Daily: Monday and Thursday, 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 7 a.m.; Wednesday, No Mass; Friday, 12:10 p.m. followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 6:45 p.m. with Benediction and Divine Praises and Night Prayer.
Sacrament of Reconciliation is available each day before daily Mass, as well as 3 to 3:50 p.m. Saturday and anytime by appointment.
Symbolon with Deacon Bill meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, May 18 and 25 in the Church Hall and will cover “Catholic Social Teaching, part 1 – Building a Civilization of Love” and “part 2 – Protecting the Dignity of the Human Person.”
Life in the Spirit Seminar will take place on Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Call the rectory to register. There is no fee.
Silent Men’s Retreat will be held at Mt. Savior Monastery in Elmira, New York from Friday, June 10 to Sunday, June 12. If interested contact Ted Mike by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 570-406-6163.
St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
100 Rock St., Hughestown
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. with a church social, sponsored by the Sunday School, being held following the service.
Pastor Newman holds Bible Study Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are welcome.
Vacation Bible School is scheduled for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 19 through Thursday, June 23 with a closing program to be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 24.