• 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

ALL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS, SAVE THE DATE!

The Baccalaureate Mass for graduation seniors will be held at Sacred Heart of Jesus, Peckville on Sunday, June 2 at the 10:00 AM mass. Watch the bulletin for further details.

THROOP’S 125TH CELEBRATION “QUASQUI COCKTAIL KICKOFF FOR A CAUSE”

to benefit St. Joseph’s Baby Pantry will be held on Saturday, May 4, 6 to 9 PM, Volunteer Hose Company of Throop Station, 401 Dunmore Street. Food and beverages included, music by East Coast Trio. Donation $10.00 per person plus baby item to “fill the van”. No one under 21 permitted. All proceeds benefit St. Joseph’s Center. Call 570-687- 4520 for tickets.

LA SALLE ACADEMY

will hold their annual “Basket Bonanza” fundraiser on Friday, April 24 at Fiorelli’s Catering, Peckville. Doors open at 4:30 PM and dinner will be at 6:00 PM. Adult tickets are $30.00 and children’s tickets are $20.00. Pleae call 570-489-2010 for tickets. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS JESSUP, PECKVILLE COUNCIL

will conduct an all you can eat sausage, egg & pancake breakfast, Holy Ghost Hall, Jessup, Sunday, April 14, 8 AM to 12:30 PM, $9.00 adults, children under12 $4.00, chiuldren under 6 free.

MARY’S WAY OF THE CROSS

Friday, April 12 at 7:00 PM, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Dickson City. This is a powerful Stations of the Cross devotion presented from the perspective of Mary as she reflects upon each of the 14 stations of her son Jesus’ journey to Calvary.

SIGHT & SOUND

Join parishioner Judy Fusiak on a day trip to see the Jesus production in Lancaster on Thursday, July 11. Adult $145.00 and children ages 3-10 $105.00. Includes bus, shopping at Kitchen Kettle Village, Shady Maple lunch buffet and show. Pickup in Dickson City and Scranton. Call Cindy at Travel World 570-342-5790 for information.

COMEDY NIGHT

April 6 sponsored by Holy Cross High School Parent Club, 501 East Drinker St., Dunmore. Doors open at 5:30 PM, admission $25.00 by reservation only. Price includes three separate comedy acts, dinner buffet, beer and non-alcoholic beverages, desserts and door prizes. Must be 21 to attend. Raffle table and 50/50 chances will be available. For information call Renee Hanna at 570-614-3727.

CHRISM MASS

at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, Tuesday, April 16 at 4:00 PM. At this Mass priests from throughout the Diocese will renew their priestly promises before the Bishop, and the oils to be used for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Anointing of the Sick and Holy Orders will be blessed. Participation in the Chrism Mass is a beautiful way to pray for and support the priests of the Diocese. For reserved seating please call Diane Franklin at 570-207-2213 ext. 1103

MEATLESS MEAL FOR LENT

will be sponsored by SS.Cyril & Methodius Church on April 12 at the Regal Room. Baked Haddock dinner, potatoe, coleslaw, roll and dessert. 5 to 7 PM, Tickets $13.00. Call 570- 383-9487

CHINA EXHIBIT

This April marks the 90th anniversary of three Passionist Catholic priests killed in China. “Life, Death and Memory: Art and Artifacts from the Passionist China Collection, honors their memory at the University of Scranton, Weinberg Memorial Library, 5th floor Heritage Room. Exhibit is free and open to the public during library hours until April 24. Contact Fr. Rob Carbonneau, C.P., Ph.D. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Telephone: 443-986-3834.

CATHOLIC CHORAL SOCIETY

will present their annual Lenten Concerts in Scranton and Harford, PA. The first concert will be on Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 PM at St. Patrick Church, 1403 Jackson Street, Scranton. The second concert will be Sunday, March 31 at 3:00 PM at the First Congregational Church of Harford, 5016 Creek Road, Harford, PA.

Concerts are open to the public free of charge. There will be a good will offering. Further information please call 570-575-1040 and also at www.catholicchoralsociety.org.

VNA HOSPICE invites you to this year’s Lenten Bible Study.

This is a 4 week series that will examine the parallels that occur in the lives of Joseph and Jesus, demonstrating God’s loving and all-wise providence. You will study the jealousy, deception, betrayal and rejection that led them both to redeem their people. Joseph—beloved by his father Jacob, Jesus—beloved by his father, God.

March 11, 18 & 25 and April 1; 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the VNA Hospice, Delaware Avenue, 570-383-5180.

To get a head start read Genesis 37 and the story of Joseph.

Light refreshments will be served. Please park in the lot behind the building, enter through the rear door.

VALLEY COMMUNITY LIBRARY’S SPRING BOOK SALE

Valley community Library's Spring Book Sale

Wednesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 28; 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM. Prices vary from, 25 cents to $2.00.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

will be held Saturday, June 22 at the Byron Center, University of Scranton. Admission $40.00; $20.00 student admission; religious admission is free. Register at CWCNEPA.COM

Included in the program: Teresa Tomeo, syndicated Catholic talk show host; Jill Metz personal faith witness; and Sr. Mercy Marie, Sister of Life. The Nashville music group, His Own, will provide music.

The day will be filled with faith, hope and joy for Catholic women of all ages.

ST. JOSEPH’S CENTER AUXILIARY

is collecting items for the Summer Festival: used books in good condition, holiday decorations, household items, decorative items, toys, NO CLOTHING.

Items can be dropped off starting March 20 to April 20 every Saturday morning 10 AM to 12 Noon; every Wednesday evening 5 to 7 PM at the DeNaples Family Community Services Building, 320 South Blakely Street, Dunmore (across from CVS).

ST. LUCY’S SPAGHETTI DINNER

April 3 & 4, in the church auditorium, Scranton Street, Scranton. Takeouts 3 to 5 PM (container provided). Sit down dinners from 5 to 8 PM, cost $10.00 per dinner, tickets available at the door or the church rectory office. (570- 347-9421)

ST. JOHN NEUMANN PARISH

presents Bingo Extravagaza! April 28, 1 to 4 PM at Nativity Church Auditorium, 638 Hemlock St., Scranton. Tickets $20 in advance. Call Marita McGoff 570-344-6759.

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR TO HOST THIS, THAT, AND THE OTHER THING SALE

extend weekly “This, That and the Other Thing Sale” through April 27 at Holy Family Residence. Sale hours from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Thursday through Saturday. All items must be taken on the day they are purchased. For more information call 570-343-4065.

“BE A MAN CONFERENCE-2019”

Saturday, April 27

Holy Redeemer High School

159 South Pennsylvania Boulevard

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

To register for this year’s Catholic Men’s Conference, call 570-207-2213. Register on line: www.beamanconference.com

DIOCESE OF SCRANTON- Intercultural Music Ministry Workshop

Intercultural Music Ministry Workshop

March 30, 2019 – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Our Lady f Fatima Parish

134 South Washington Street

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

To register please call Luis Rivera, OFS; 570-207-2213 extension 1130.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

His Excellency, the Most Reverend 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 2019 to a diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, June 30. The event includes a 2:30 PM mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral followed by a reception. Requests for an invitation, with a mailing address, should be made through the Rectory Office before April 2.

MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY LIFE LONG LEARNERS

are having a spring bus trip on April 11 to the Corning Glass Museum and Rockwell Art Museum. Lunch will be included for $105.00. The group will travel to Jim Thorpe on May 8 with tours of the Old Jail Museum and ASA Packer Mansion, dinner at the Powerhouse Restaurant in White Haven for $99.00. To make reservations call 570-383-0544.

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.

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.