• The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament
  • The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament
  • The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament
  • The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament
  • The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament
  • The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament
  • The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament

Mass Times

Saturday Vigil
4:00pmHoly Cross
5:30pmBlessed Sacrament

Sunday
8:00amHoly Cross
9:30amBlessed Sacrament
11:00amHoly Cross

Daily Mass
Mon, Wed, Fri: 8:00amHoly Cross
Tues,Thurs: 7:30amBlessed Sacrament

Reconciliation

Saturdays
Holy Cross
3:00pm to 3:45pm

Blessed Sacrament
3:15pm to 3:45pm

Outreach Services

ServicePhone
AA Helpline1-800-640-7545
Al-Anon1-800-339-9006
Birthright of Scranton570-961-1133
National Hotline For Abortion Recovery1-866-482+5433
Rachel’s Vineyard Post Abortive Healing1-877-467-3463
PA 24 Hour Child Abuse Hot Line1-800-932-0313

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Neighboring Parish & Community Events

OLYPHANT HOSE CO. #2, Rear 113 Willow Street, PORKETTA SANDWICH SALE:

Saturday, October 19 from 11 AM to 3 PM. Tickets $6.00, include 2 large sandwiches. Take out only. Call 570- 489-3473 to order. Walk-ins welcome.

ROAST PORK & SAUERKRAUT DINNER

Dinner will be Saturday – October 19th at First United Methodist Church, 136 Charles St., Throop. Take-outs are 2-4pm and Sit-Down is 4-7pm. For tickets call 570-489-3352 or 570-489-4037.

QUEEN OF ANGELS PARISH, JESSUP will hold a Pasta and Meatball Dinner

on Saturday, October 26, take outs only and Sunday, October 27, 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM take outs and 12 noon until 2:00 PM dine-in. Adults $10.00, children 12 and under $5.00. Call the rectory for more information 570-489-2252.

EUREKA HOSE CO. 4, GRANT STREET will sponsor a “Pigs in the Blanket” dinner

on Saturday, October 26 from 3 to 5 PM in the fire station. A LIMITED number of $10.00 tickets are available from members .Please purchase tickets as soon as possible. Questions all 570-383-1406.

BOLD CHOICES YOUNG ADULT RETREAT

This Finding Your Passion and Living It Fully retreat is for ages 18-35. It will be held at St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center, Clarks Summit from October 25th – 26th. This 24-hour retreat will not only include presentations and interactive sessions on prayer, making choices based in faith, finding your passion, and the art of discernment, but will also connect young adults from around the diocese. The cost is $65.00. For more information and/or to register, call 570-780-2996 or visit vocations.dioceseofscranton.org.

ROAST BEEF DINNER

Sunday October 26th at St. James – St. George Episcopal Church on 398 Washington Ave. in Jermyn. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for kids under 12. Take-outs begin at 2pm, and dine-in is from 4pm – 7pm. Basket raffles will also be available.

MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY’S LIFE LONG LEARNERS will visit the 911 Memorial

with a guided tour of Ground Zero Museum and the One World Observatory on November 12. The cost is $110.00. For reservations please call 570-383-0544.

VNA HOSPICE, 301 DELAWARE AVENUE, OLYPHANT

welcomes you along with family, friends to join them for the Annual Tree Lighting/Candlelight Service on November 7, 6:30 PM. A Holiday Tea will be held on December 7, 1 to 3 PM. Call 570-383-5180 for more information.

ST. JOHN NEUMANN PARISH invites you to a Roast Beef Dinner

Holy Name of Jesus Church Hall, 1414 East Elm Street, Sunday, October 27, Noon to 4:00 PM. Tickets $15.00, child $8.00. Please call Parish Office at 570-344-6159.

HOLY CROSS HIGH SCHOOL CRAFT FAIR

Craft Fair & Home Showcase will be held Sunday October 20th from 10am – 4pm at the school located at 501 E. Drinker St. in Dunmore. Over 95 vendors will be selling candies, ceramics, home décor, jewelry and much more. Basket raffles, door prizes, and homemade food will also be available. There will be a small admission fee, but children 12 and under are free. For more information, call 570-614-3727.

INDIVIDUALIZED TUTORING PROGRAM

This program is offered by IHM Educational Enrichment Institute which is located at the end of Marywood University and staffed by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Tutoring is Monday thru Friday (one day a week) from 3-4pm or 4-5pm. For further information, contact Sister Rose Marie Mozzachio, at 570-346-5429 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

SCRANTON PREPARATORY OPEN HOUSE

Sunday October 20th from 1pm – 4pm. Seventh and eighth grade students, their parents, and families are cordially invited to attend. Attendees can register at www.scrantonprep.org/openhouse.

UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON OPEN HOUSE; October 20 and November 3.

The University, a nationally recognized Jesuit university in northeast Pennsylvania will host two Open House events for prospective students and their families. At the Open House participants can learn about the 68 undergraduate majors, meet faculty, students, admissions counselors and financial aid representatives. Tours will be conducted. Open house includes a complimentary brunch for students and their families. Registration and campus tours begin at 9 AM. For information please call 1-888SCRANTON or visit www.scranton.edu/admissions.

HOLY CROSS HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, October 27th from Noon – 3:00pm. Academic excellence joined to the promotion of a truly Catholic life of faith and morals is still the only purpose of Holy Cross High School. Financial assistance is available. See www.hchspa.org for more information.

GINA TOMASSONI SCHOOL OF DANCE

will host a Designer Purse Bingo on Sunday, November 3; 1 to 5 PM at St. Michael’s Center, Jermyn. Tickets are $25.00. For tickets call Gina at 570-362-4091 or Laurie at 570-313-7167.

CATHEDRAL OF SAINT PETER is sponsoring its inaugural Harvest Moon Dance

at La Buona Vita, Dunmore on Saturday, October 26 from 6 to 10 PM for delicious appetizers, dinner, drinks, and dance the night away to your favorite songs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s by Rick the DJ from EJ the DJ. The dinner buffet: chicken marsala, roast beef, potato, vegetable, penne with vodka sauce, salad, dessert, soda, coffee and tea.

Early Bird Discount! Purchase your tickets before Monday, September 16 and save $5.00 per ticket. Cost $70 per couple and $35 per single. Reservations are being accepted for tables of 8 or 10 people.

For more details please visit online at www.STPETERSCATHEDRAL.org or call the Parish Office at 570-344-7231.

NCM FOUNDATION PASTA DINNER

Eat-In or Take-Out pasta dinner will be Saturday, November 2nd at Soriano’s Café, 523 Main St. Peckville. Dinners are $12, and Porketta sandwiches will be $3.50. There will also be a bake sale and basket raffles. For tickets, call Ken at 570-499-1794. Eat-In reservations must be made to 570-383-5425 by October 31st. All proceeds will benefit the Nadine Cenci Marchegiani Foundation.

TRAINING FOR PGC-VIRTUS

Session for adults in the Protecting God’s Children program is scheduled for Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm with Prince of Peace Parish, Old Forge. If you are an adult employee or volunteer who has direct contact or routine interaction with children, please make every effort to participate in this training. Your attendance is important. Complete and detailed information can be found at www.dioceseofscranton.org, under Child Protection-Victim Assistance.

VET’S GROUP

Active Duty, Reserves, Retired—or just served one enlistment period or more…No matter whether you served during war time or peace time. Please join us as we thank you for your service to our country with a free meal and to meet new people. We meet every second Tuesday of the month at 5:00 PM at the Valley Community Library, 739 River Street, Peckville. Please call 570-489-1765 if you are interested in joining, so we can have enough supplies for reach month.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP CANCER PATIENTS

The American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients in our community to and from their treatment appointments. To learn more about how you can get involved and help make a difference in someone’s life, please call 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM:

Volunteer OMBUDSMAN are community neighbors who are specially trained to help clarify responsibilities and rights of all residents that reside in our area nursing homes and personal care homes. If you are available a few hours a month, over 18 years of age, concerned about rights of nursing home and personal care home residents and interested in making a difference then you would be perfect for the volunteer OMBUDSMAN Program. The program is through the Office of Serving Seniors, Inc. Please call Linda at 570-344-7190 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR are now offering a short-term rehab program at Holy Family Residence.

The program features: physical, occupational and speech therapy; private furnished room with half bath; 24 hour nursing care; home cooked meals planned by a registered dietitian and tailored to meet your needs; coordinated discharge planning; continuity of care available in your home following your short-term stay. For more information please call 570-343-4065.

TELESPOND SENIOR SERVICES, INC. “SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM”

Do you know that Telespond offers a no-cost program to help qualified older adults who want to remain independent in their own homes as long as possible? This is a FREE service to residents of Lackawanna County. For more information call Kathy Coyne at 570- 347-7911.

SENIOR COMPANION: Are you 55 years of age or older? Do you reside in Lackawanna County? Do you enjoy spending time with older adults? As a Senior Companion Volunteer you will receive many benefits including: a tax-free stipend, paid holidays and vacation time. If you are interested please call Kathy Coyne at 570-347-7911.

Bingo!

SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY, JERMYN invites you to their Bingo which is held the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. Doors open at 5:00 PM with 20 regular games beginning at 6:00 PM. The church basement is handicap accessible.

MAKE A WISH

As you may know, Make-A-Wish grants wishes for children with critical illnesses. Since 1988 they have granted 261 wishes for children living in Lackawanna County. A child with a critical illness who is between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 at the time of referral is potentially eligible for a wish. For more information please call Lily Nardozzi at 1-800-480-9474 or write to 327 North Washington Avenue, Suite 501, Scranton, PA 18503.

CATHOLIC SERVICES IN SCRANTON

is offering a support group for people who are feeling alone or struggling to find companionship in their lives. This group offers the opportunity to meet new people and make connections with others who are struggling to find friendship and companionship. The group is being offered on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 PM at the 516 Fig Street office. For more information please contact Peg Mahoney, LCP: 570-207-2283X2130.

VNA HOSPICE & HOME HEALTH

Do you have an hour a week to spare? The VNA is seeking caring, compassionate, and dynamic individuals to join their volunteer team. The volunteer would share their unique skills and talents to enhance the patient’s quality of life.

Currently they are seeking individuals to provide companionship services for their patients, caregiver relief and supportive services and in-office volunteer time. The volunteer visit would be either in the patient’s home or in a facility or at the office 301 Delaware Avenue.

If you would like more information please contact Marina Suche Pambianco at 570-383-5180.

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED

Friends of the Poor is seeking additional volunteer drivers to help with its expanding program. Need a Ride provides free transportation to medical appointments and medical procedures for patients who live in the Carbondale area (Zip Code 18407). For more information please call 570-877-4045.

SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY CHURCH BINGO

Sacred Hearts of Jesus and March Church, 624 Madison Avenue, Jermyn, holds bingo nights on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Doors open at 5:00 PM, early bird games 6:00 PM, regular games at 6:30 PM. Admission is free. Homemade food will be on sale. There will also be specialty games, door prizes and a progressive jackpot. Call 570-876-1061 for more information.

Hospice of the Sacred Heart is looking for Volunteers

Hospice of the Sacred Heart is looking for Volunteers for their new inpatient unit located at 100 William Street, Dunmore. Opportunities range from visiting with patients, providing a caring presence by quietly sitting at bedside, meal preparation, and clerical tasks. Anyone with previous healthcare experience is encouraged to request specialized training. For more information please contact Ann Seechock at 800-657-6405 or 570-706-2400.

The Call to Carmel

If you desire a deeper prayer life with the support of a loving community, perhaps Our Lady is calling you to Carmel. If so, you maybe interested in the Lay Carmalities who strive to develop a deeper understanding of prayer. Greater love of God and neighbor, community and apostolic work. Being good standing Catholics, we seek God’s will in ordinary circumstances of the day. If you are interested, please contact: Rose Bordi @570-445-5457.

MONDAY NIGHT BINGO

At Visitation BVM Parish Center

In LaSalle Academy Primary Campus

625 Dundaff St., Dickson City, PA

Progressive Jackpot

Admission Package includes 27 Games!

Prize of $100 per game!

$150 prize for specials!

Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Early Bird at 6:40 p.m.—Regular Games at 7:00

Kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m.

Offering a variety of Foods and Beverages.

Homemade pizza available after 7:30 p.m.

McDonnell Family Fundraiser

Kathleen McDonnell has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Kathleen and her family are actively involved within the Diocese of Scranton. The McDonnell family are members of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Dunmore. The McDonnell children attend Holy Cross High School and Kevin McDonnell is employed by the Diocese. We hope that our parish communities will be able to support this cause.

To make a donation please call 570-489-5794 & leave a message; or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marywood University Aphasia Group

Marywood University Aphasia Group is a free community service support group that is made up of people living with stroke at any stage of their recovery, in addition to family members and caregivers. Our aphasia group encourages individuals affected by stroke to come together in a warm and accepting environment. Through group discussion and organized language and literacy activities, we aim to encourage independence and to maximize speech, language, and reading skills. New members are always welcome. For more information please contact Marla Kovatch, SLP and Clinical Supervisor at 570-348-6299, extension 2259.

JMJ Catholic Radio Boosts Power and Expands to 24-Hour Programming on 98.9 FM to Meet Public Interest

In response to public interest, JMJ Catholic Radio proudly announces it is now available 24 hours a day on 98.9 FM to a wider audience of listeners. Prior to this new and improved capability, the station operated exclusively at 750 AM from sunrise to sunset and also streamed online on the station’s website www.jmj750.com. Combining their current 750 AM frequency with a boosted power signal and the new 98.9 FM channel, an increased amount of listeners can now receive the best of local Catholic programming as well as an expanded roster of syndicated programs from leading Catholic media outlet EWTN.

Just a few of the programs now available include local favorites “Building a Kingdom of Love with Msgr. John Esseff,” “In Love of Christ with Jerome Gilmartin,” “Reflections with Fr. Leo McKernan,” “Novena from St. Ann’s in Scranton,” “Novena to St. Joseph,” “The Catholic View,” as well as national favorites “Holy Rosary with Mother Angelica and the Nuns of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery,” “Daily Mass from EWTN’s Our Lady of the Angels Chapel,” “Catholic Connection with Teresa Tomeo,” “Women of Grace with Johnnette Benkovic,” and “Sunday Night Prime with Fr. Benedict Groeschel."

For more information or to learn how you can support Catholic radio, please contact the station at (570) 287-4670, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or P.O. Box 851, Pittston, PA 18640.

Altar Bread Department

The Passionist Nuns of Saint Gabriel’s Monastery/Retreat Center are hiring trainees for work in the Altar Bread Department at their facility in South Abington Township. Please call Barbara or Sister Teresita at 586-2791 for inquiries or an interview.

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Help for Seniors

Genevieve Lupini, Tax Collector for Jessup Borough will be available to assist any qualifying senior citizen with their 2013 State Property Tax/Rent rebate. Eligibility Guidelines and assistance can be obtained by contacting the Jessup tax office. Call 383-1217 for appointments.