• 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

BOB McGOFF MEMORIAL 5K/1 MILE WALK

will be held on Sunday, August 26 at Connors Park, 515 Orchard Street, Scranton. The race will begin at 9 AM, registration fee is $20.00 in advance and $25.00 the day of the race. Sign-up will begin at 7:30 AM. To register or to make a donation, visit RunSignup.com/BobMcGoff. Proceeds from the event will benefit the St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen and scholarships for local 2019 graduates. For more information call 570-561-7584.

PRINCE OF PEACE-OLD FORGE TAKE OUT CHICKEN BBQ AND BASKET RAFFLE

will take place on Sunday, August 12, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Arcaro & Genell’s Parking Lot, Main Street, Old Forge. $10.00 includes ½ BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, pasta salad, roll. For tickets call Prince of Peace Rectory 570- 457-5900.

ITALIAN FESTIVAL: SS.ANTHONY & ROCCO PARISH

will be held August 10, 11, 12 at St. Rocco’s Church Grounds, 122 Kurtz St., Dunmore. Opens Friday and Saturday at 5:30 PM; Sunday following mass and procession at 12 Noon. Food, games and live entertainment. Fireworks on Sunday night at 9:00 PM.

SCRANTON CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL is sponsoring its 36th annual conference

at the University of Scranton during the weekend of August 3 – 5. This year’s theme is “He restores my soul!” The conference will feature inspiring speakers and uplifting music. Mass is celebrated each afternoon. A well-stocked book/gift store will be available. The full weekend registration fee is $50.00 up to and including July 23 and $65.00 after July 23. Single day registration is also available on-site. Commuting and brown-bagging is encouraged, while dormitory housing and cafeteria meals are available at a moderate cost. For registration forms visit our website www.ccrscranton.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

IN HONOR OF THE IHM SISTERS

THE SISTERS OF IHM FOUNDATION is hosting a special event on August 4 to benefit the IHM Retirement Fund.

The IHM Sisters Celebration: Remembering Our Past, Celebrating our Present, Planning Our Future, will be held in the Nazareth Student Center at Marywood University. The program will begin at 6:00 PM with cocktails and include a dinner reception followed by a program.

Reservations are $100.00 per person. To make reservations call the IHM Development Office at 570- 346-5431 or register online at sistersofihm.org. Reservation deadline is July 22.

SISTERS OF SAINTS CYRIL & METHODIUS, DANVILLE will hold their Annual Summer Festival

MASS IN REMEMBRANCE OF VICTIMS OF VIOLENT OR TRAGIC DEATH

The Diocese of Scranton is offering the annual Mass in remembrance of victims of violent or tragic death. This Mass is offered for the families and friends of those who have died in tragedy, especially through murder, suicide and accident.

The Mass is scheduled for Thursday, July 12 at 7:00 PM in the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 330 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton. All persons who have lost a loved one through tragic and traumatic death are invited to this liturgy.

They ask that the names of deceased loved ones are registered on registration forms which are available in the parish office or accessed on the Service and Social Concerns webpage on the Diocese of Scranton’s website, www.dioceseofscrantonorg. Questions concerning this Mass may be directed to the Office for Parish Life at 570-207-2213.

ST. MARY OF MOUNT CARMEL SCHOOL, DUNMORE will hold an Open House and Rummage Sale

on Friday, July 20; 4 to 8 PM and Saturday, July 21: 7 AM until 2 PM. School tours will be given. Come join us for treasures and treats!!!

EVENING OF MARIAN DEVOTION

will take place on Friday, July 6 at 6:00 PM at St. Lucy’s Church, 949 Scranton St., Scranton, hosted by the Diocesan Legion of Mary in response to the Blessed Mother’s request at Fatima asking for prayers for world peace and deep meditation on the mysteries of the Rosary. The regularly scheduled First Friday Healing Mass will begin immediately afterwards at 7:00 PM. All are invited to come to deepen their devotion to Mary and to pay for peace in the world.

MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATION SCIENCES & DISORDERS DEPARTMENT

Donate your hearing aids regardless of age or condition. The Hearing Aid Donation Center begins the process of recycling and remanufacturing hearing aids for those in need. Your donated hearing aids will help others enjoy the sounds many of us take for granted. Please consider dropping off your used hearing aids to the Marywood University Audiology Clinic who will ship the aids to Hearing Aid Charities of America at no cost to you. All donations are tax deductible through Hearing Aid Charities of America and you will receive a letter of acknowledgment from them upon receipt of your hearing aid. For additional information please contact the Marywood University Audiology Clinic at 570-348-6299.

RUMMAGE SALE

June 22, 23, 24 – 8:00 am until 6:00 pm at St. John Vianney Parish at Corpus Christi, 704 Montdale Road, Scott Township.

PRAYER BREAKFAST

A prayer breakfast will be held on Sunday, June 16 at 9:00 AM at Al Mia Amore, 280 Main Street, Dickson City. All are welcome! Fred Natale of the Divine Mercy Prayer Group will be giving his witness and Fr. Bill Corcoran will be providing the teaching. There will be time of Worship and Song, a great catered breakfast, and wonderful fellowship. Cost is $10.00 payable at the door. Reservations are required by June 12. Please contact Jack McQuade at 570-639- 0952 or Jim Roberts at 570-267-1614. Prayer Breakfast is sponsored by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Diocese of Scranton.

“A BUTTERFLY TO REMEMBER”

AseraCare Hospice invites you, your family and friends to a memorial event, June 10, 3:00 PM at St. Gabriel’s Monastery, 631 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Township. Reflections, refreshments, music and butterfly release. For more information call 570-586- 4573.

NIGHT AT THE CIRCLE DRIVE IN FEATURING “Incredibles 2”.

Incredibles 2

Thursday, June 21, gates open at 7:00 PM, movie starts at dusk. Circle Drive In, Route 6, Dickson City. Cost $20.00 per car or $5.00 per person. This movie will benefit St. Joseph’s Center. One complimentary popcorn and drink per child. Any questions please call Katie Weinschenk at 963-1260.

PORK CHOP BAR-B-Q

sponsored by the Throop Hose Co. #1, 512 Center Street, Throop; Saturday, June 23; eat-in or take-out; 12 Noon to 3:00 PM; donation $8.00. Tickets may be purchased by any member or by calling Dave Benson at 383-1019.

THE ANNUAL LADY CRUSADER GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP

will be held July 23 through July 27 at Holy Cross High School Gym, Holy Cross High School, Dunmore. Eash session will be from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Each day will include competitive games. Instructors will include high school coaches and players. The camp is open to girls entering grade 4 through 9, cost is $60.00 which includes all camp sessions, t-shirt, end of camp pizza party. For more information contact Coach Bob McCormick at 570- 309-1635 or by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

HOLY CROSS CRUSADERS BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP

will be held on June 25 to 29 at 8:30 am until 12 noon. Boys entering grades 4 through 9 are eligible. Camp limit are the first 65 campers. Contact information 570-650-9858 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

ST. PAUL OF THE CROSS PARISH SOCIETY will hold a Night at the Races on Saturday, June 2

in the Parish Center, 1215 Prospect Avenue, Scranton. Doors open at 6:00 PM, dinner at 6:30 PM, races start at 7:00 PM. Horses are $10.00 each, $5.00 admission includes food. Call the parish office at 570-343-6420 for information.

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR to host their annual golf tournament on Saturday, June 9

at the Scranton Municipal Golf Course, Mount Cobb. Golf registration begins at noon, cost is $100.00 which includes green fees, use of a cart, shirt, gift bag, refreshment reception, a light meal and a post tournament dinner.

Golfers will have a chance to win prizes including a new car courtesy of Matt Burne Honda, Scranton.

DIOCESAN SCOUT MASS

will be held on Thursday, June 7 at 7:00 PM at the Cathedral of St. Peter, Scranton. Scouts who have earned the Ad Altare Dei, Pope Paul Pius XII, I Live My Faith, Mary the First Disciple and Spirit Alive religious emblems will be invited to this Mass. Family members and scout leaders are also invited. The Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of Scranton, will be celebrant.

Pasta

PASTA DINNER FUNDRAISER

hosted by the Mother’s Club of the Gina Tomassoni School of Dance will take place on Sunday, June 3 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Dinners will be available for take-out or eat in at the studio, 280 Main Street, Eynon. Tickets are $10.00 and are available by calling 570-876-8180 or 570-876- 5781. The fundraiser will also feature a 50/50 drawing and basket raffle. Buon Appetito!

QUEEN CITY NIGHTS

sponsored by Olyphant Hose Co. #2 and Queen City Hose Co #1 will be held on July 12-5 to 10 PM; July 13-5 to 11 PM; and July 14-5 to 11 PM. There will be live entertainment, food, games. Come and support the local fire companies.

SISTERS OF SAINTS CYRIL & METHODIUS, DANVILLE

will hold their Annual Summer Festival, Saturday, July 14, 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. Fun, food, games, flea market, baked goods, dinner, bingo and much more. Saturday Mass for Sunday 5:00 pm in the Basilica. Come out and support the sisters who served Olyphant and the Mid Valley area for many years.

UP AND OVER – MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREAT

On June 1-3, middle school students from across the Diocese of Scranton will gather at camp Orchard Hill in Dallas for the Up & Over Jr. High Retreat This retreat is designed to teach students problem solving skills, communication and team building through small group sessions and diverse activities such as a low-ropes obstacle course. Students are guaranteed to leave the weekend with new friends, a different perspective of their faith, and skills that they’ll be able to put to use! For more information visit dioceseofscranton.org or call 570-207-2213x1155.

New York Yankees vs Baltamore Orioles

THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 10729 Jessup/Peckville will be sponsoring a bus trip on Saturday, June 2 to Camden Yards in Baltimore to see a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles. There will be time to visit the Inner Harbor before the game. Cost is $95.00 per person. For More information call John Bogdanovicz at 489-0023 or Bob Wasilchak 383-0347.

9TH ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC - 2018

The Diocese of Scranton hosts the 9th Vocations Golf Classic on Monday, July 9 at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, Mountain Top. This golf outing benefits our future priests through the Vianney Endowment which helps fund seminarian education and programs to foster vocations and assist men in priestly discernment. The Endowment also helps to ensure that no men hesitates to answer God’s call due to prior financial obligation. Call the Development Office with questions 570-207- 2250.

QUO VADIS DAYS – HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP JUNE 24 – 27, 2018

The Diocesan Vocations Office started the “Quo Vadis” experience for high school young men at Misericordia University in June of 2015. Bringing together young men who are serious about their intentional and missionary disciples and supports their ongoing vocational discernment. On line registration opens May 1: vocations.dioceseofscranton.org. Cost $40.00 (please notify our office; our parish will cover cost). Questions: Father Don Williams, Director of Vocations and Seminarians 570-207-1452; Monsignor Michael J. Delaney 570-489-0752.

ALTUS FOR WOMEN

is a ministry in partnership with the Office for Parish Life in the Diocese of Scranton. They have offered faithfully Catholic courses and events to women in the area for 4 years and are now offering their first FREE-READ-ALONG both online and in local groups! They will be reading and discussing the book, “My Sisters the Saints”. Are you looking for something meaningful and exciting to do during the cold winter months? Do you like to connect with other women? Are you looking for a good book to read? If you answered yes then the Altus Winter Readalong is for you! All details can be found at https://www.altusforwomen.com/about-read-along.

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! Do you need a friend, someone to talk to who really cares? Are you homebound or unable to manage completely on your own? Would you like us to provide short periods of relief to primary caregivers? “We are here to help you!” For more information call Kathy Coyne at 570-347-7911.

MCDADE/CHICHILLA APARTMENTS

located in downtown Olyphant is now accepting applications for housing designed for Senior Citizens, handicapped, or disabled individuals. Apartments are available. For information please call 570-489-4756.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN FAMILY HISTORY?

The Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Inc. (NEPGS) has many available resources which can aid in your genealogical quest. From books, newspapers, magazines, manuscripts, city records, church records, cemetery records and family histories, we have a wide range of material on various topics related to genealogy and local history. NEPGS in partnership with the Diocese of Scranton is digitizing parish records in eleven northeastern Pennsylvania counties. The project which began in May 2016, reached a milestone in October 2017 with the 250th church/parish completed!

Address: 689 Main Road, Hanover Township, PA 18706. NEPGS is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization and is open to the public. Hours of operation: Thursdays from 10 AM to 7 PM. Also open the 2nd Saturday of the month from 10 AM to 2 PM. When you visit the society, volunteer staff can answer questions about the use of the Digital Collections. Contact- 570-829-1765.

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.

SILVER CIRCLE

A Membership program to benefit the retired IHM Sisters. SILVER CIRCLE is a membership program that benefits retired IHM Sisters. For only $25 per membership, your name is entered in more than 324 drawings from October 2015 through June 2016 with cash prizes from $50 to $1,000. You will also be remembered in a monthly mass for benefactors and in the prayers of the IHM Sisters. Circle Membership Form. Thank you for your kind support of the IHM Sisters.

United Neighborhood Center Mid Valley Active Adult Community Center

This is a friendly reminder that we are now taking membership applications & dues (at a cost of $10.00) for July 2015-June 2016. For our current members, we value your support and enjoy having you as a member of our family. For those who are curious about the center, please visit us for a while, pick up a calendar of events, take a look at the menu and perhaps become a member of our family .To make a meal reservation-call the Mid Valley Center at 570-489-4415, two (2) days prior to the day you would like to eat lunch with us.

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. Opportuniteis 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 apostolc 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, extention 2259.

McDAde-Chinchilla Apartments

The McDade-Chinchilla Apartments located in downtown Olyphant is now accepting applications for housing designed for Senior Citizens, handicapped or disable individuals. Apartments are available. For more information, please call 570-489-4756.

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 Colector 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.

VNA HOSPICE HOME HEALTH:

Bereavement Support Group Support Group: This on-going support group for adults grieving the death of a loved one meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at the VNA offices. There are no charges for this service. A professional counselor facilitates the sessions. Please call at 570-383-5180 with questions.

VNA HOSPICE HOME HEALTH: YOGA FOR HEALING:

How about doing something for yourself that increases flexibility, enhances your strength, helps with concentration, improves posture, breathing and balance. Yoga Class second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, 6:15 – 7:45 pm $8 per 90 minute session per person. . Please call at 383-5180 with questions.

First Friday Pro-Life Rosary Vigil

Held outside the office of Planned Parenthood, 63 N. Franklin St, Wilkes-Barre. Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortions in the country. Rosary offered to end abortion will be recited on the first Friday of every month at 9:00am. All Faithful are invited to Participate.

First Saturday Pro-Life Rosary Vigil

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, held outside the offices of Planned Parenthood, located at 316 Penn Ave. Scranton. Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortions in the country. Rosary offered to end abortion will be recited on the first Saturday of every month at 10:00am. All faithful are invited to participate.