• The Parishes of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament
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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

TREE LIGHTING – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

at the VNA Office Building, 301 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant. This candlelight remembrance is to honor and celebrate the lives of loved ones. November is National Hospice Month and the start of the holiday season. The lights will remain on throughout the holidays as a reminder that they are always with us.

THROOP HOSE COMPANY #1 will hold an egg, pancake & sausage breakfast

at 512 Center Street, Throop on Sunday, October 7. Serving 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Adults $7.00 children 10 and under $3.00. For tickets call Ralph Obelinas at 570-489-9782 or Dave Benson at 570-383-1019.

SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY PARISH, JERMYN

will hold a Pork Dinner on Saturday, October 27. Cost is $12.00. Take-outs from 2 to 4 PM; eat in from 5 to 6:30 PM. The meal includes roast pork, mashed potatoes, green beans, sauerkraut, rolls, desserts. A raffle basket will also be held. Tickets can be purchased at Sacred Hearts Rectory 570-876- 1061 or at the door.

VISITATION OF THE BVM PARISH FALL FESTIVAL AND CHICKEN DINNER

Saturday, October 20 in the school cafeteria, 625 Dundaff Street, Dickson. Homemade stuffed boneless chicken breast dinner includes salad, mashed potatoes, vegetable, dessert and beverage; adults $12.00, children’s chicken nugget dinner $5.00. 12 Noon until 6:00 PM. Tickets are available at the parish office 570-489-2091.

SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY PARISH, JERMYN will hold a Pork Dinner

on Saturday, October 27. Cost is $12.00. Take-outs from 2 to 4 PM; eat in from 5 to 6:30 PM. The meal includes roast pork, mashed potatoes, green beans, sauerkraut, rolls, desserts. A raffle basket will also be held. Tickets can be purchased at Sacred Hearts Rectory 570-876- 1061 or at the door.

VALLEY COMMUNITY LIBRARY

has two fundraising events coming up: New York City Day trip, Saturday, October 27. Pick up at Valley Community Library, dropping off at W. 77th Street and Central Park West. Cost $40.00 for bus. For $70.00 trip will include entrance and tour of “Harry Potter: A History of Magic” at New York Historical Society. For information 570-489-1765.

Fall Book Sale at Valley Community Library on Wednesday, November 7 and Thursday November 8 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Prices vary from 25 cents to $2.00.

ST. LUCY’S will hold their annual Candlelight Rosary Novena

October 6 through October 14. Please come to pray for our world, our church and individual intentions. The Rosary will be recited by Candlelight and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be observed each night. Contact 570-347-9421 for any questions.

THE LIONS CLUB OF OLYPHANT and the Mid- Valley Leo Club will conduct their annual “White Cane Days”

on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21. Please be generous. All funds received from this drive are for ongoing sight conservation and eye research projects, hearing programs and other community betterment projects.

BUILD A SPARTAN FOUNDATION’S 2ND ANNUAL SPOOKTACULAR

Saturday, October 27; 2:30 to 7 PM, Mid Valley Sports Complex, 52 Underwood Road, Throop.

This free admission event includes a Mid Valley youth soccer tournament, basket raffle extravaganza, custom corn hole game set raffle, food and refreshments, games for kids of all ages and the Spooktacular raffle.

Spooktacular raffle tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the event or in advance at the following locations: All Mid Valley home football games; Olyphant Borough Building; Sanderson St. Traven, Throop; DC Pet Center, Dickson; Debbie’s Flower Boutique, Jermyn. If all tickets are sold, the maximum prizes are: $10,000; $3,000; $2,000. If fewer tickets are sold, prizes will be scaled proportionally to maintain a 50/50 split.

The Build A Spartan Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2016 to support academics, arts, and athletics at the Mid Valley School District.

Visit BuildASpartan.org for more information.

ST. PAUL OF THE CROSS SOCIETY

will hold a Rummage & Bake Sale on Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6 in the Parish Center, Prospect Avenue, Scranton from 9 AM to 3:30 PM each day.

THROOP HOSE COMPANY #1 will hold an egg, pancake & sausage breakfast

at 512 Center Street, Throop on Sunday, October 7. Serving 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Adults $7.00 children 10 and under $3.00. For tickets call Ralph Obelinas at 570-489-9782 or Dave Benson at 570-383-1019.

SCRANTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL

will hold an Open House on Sunday, October 14 from 1 to 4 PM. Seventh and eighth grade students, their parents and families are cordially invited to attend. Scholarship entrance exam will be held on Saturday, December 1. Registration will begin at 8:30 am and the exam starts at 9 AM. Students may pre-register by calling 570-941-7737, extension 141 or by visiting www.scrantonprep.com.

VNA HOSPICE INVITES YOU TO “HEAL FROM GRIEF”…..A WORKSHOP

on two consecutive Thursday evenings, and October 4 & 11 at 6:30 PM at VNA Hospice, 301 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant. Join them for education, support and conversation. They will explore feelings and emotions related to the sadness of losing someone we love, but also the best way to take care of ourselves. For additional information please call 570-383-5180. Park behind the VNA building and enter through the rear door.

HOLY CROSS HIGH SCHOOL CRAFT FAIR

will be held on October 21 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the school 501 East Drinker Street, Dunmore. Over 95 vendors, basket raffle, door prizes and homemade food available. Admission $3.00, $2.00 for seniors and students; 12 and under free. Information 570-614-3727.

THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON

will host two Open House events for prospective and students and their families on Sunday, October 21 and Sunday November 4.

At the Open House, participants can learn about Scranton’s 68 undergraduate majors, meet with faculty, students, admissions counselors and financial aid representatives. Student-led campus tours will be conducted throughout the day and will include residence halls, dining halls, computer labs, science labs and academic facilities.

Open House includes a complimentary brunch for prospective students and their families. Registration and campus tours begin at 9:00 AM. For information contact Scranton’s Admission Office at 1-888- SCRANTON or visit www.scranton.edu/admissions.

HOLY CROSS HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, October 28 from 12 Noon until 3:00 PM at 501 East Drinker Street, Dunmore.

Holy Cross continues the rich heritage of Catholic secondary education within the Diocese of Scranton. Our High School provides each student with the opportunity to reach their fullest potential and promises to help them fulfill their future goals. Financial assistance is available. Check us out at www.hchspa.org!

CRAFT FAIR

sponsored by the Women’s Guild of Divine Mercy Parish, Davis Street, Scranton, on Saturday, September 29 from 9 AM to 3 PM in the Parish Center. Door prizes all day, bake sale, refreshments. Admission $2.00.

ST. PAUL OF THE CROSS SOCIETY

will hold a Rummage & Bake Sale on Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6 in the Parish Center, Prospect Avenue, Scranton from 9 AM to 3:30 PM each day.

PUBLIC SQUARE ROSARY RALLY

will be held on Saturday, October 13 at 12 Noon at the Olyphant Train Station. This rally is going on all over the USA, sponsored by America Needs Fatima. Please come and join with others in prayer.

BATON TWIRLING LESSONS

will begin at the Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall on Tuesdays at 5:00 PM. Children 4 years old and older are welcome to attend. For more information and to register please call 570-489-1935 or visit doublertwirl.com.

MARYWOOD’S LIFE LONG LEARNERS

will have a bus trip to West Point on Wednesday, October 3. The bus will leave Marywood at 8:00 AM and includes a guided tour and lunch at the Historic Thayer Hotel, price $120.00. On December 3 the group will visit Longwood Gardens, lunch will also be included for $110.00. For reservations call 570-383-0544.

OLYPHANT HOSE COMPANY NO. 2

will hold a chicken barbecue on Saturday, September 22, Noon to 4:00 PM. It is take out only. Cost is $10.00 and tickets are available at the firehouse (located behind the Olyphant Borough building), any member or call 570- 489-3473.

“SUMMER FOREVER”

Larry Spegar recently filmed and directed several segments from summer events throughout northeast Pennsylvania, which are now televised on local Comcast station EC-TV and titled “Summer Forever.”

The events included in the feature are Jessup’s “Race of the Saints,” Holy Cross Parish, Olyphant “Chicken Barbecue,” Blessed Sacrament, Throop “Family Festival,” St. Rocco, Dunmore “Procession of Faith,” LaFesta Italiana and “The Little League World Series,” including film of the title game and interviews with players, coaches and families from World Series Champions, Honolulu Hawaii.

The focus of “Summer Forever” is to celebrate family, friends and community (and of course, Good Food). For more information call 570-498-8066 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

HEALING MASS

will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 322 Chestnut Street, Dunmore on Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00 PM.

GRIEF SUPPORT MINISTRY

- The Cathedral of St. Peter’s Parish will once again hold a Grief Support group program for people in our community who are grieving the loss of a loved one. In our community we are frequently reminded of the reality of Death, and of our Christian responsibility to offer some degree of comfort to those who mourn. Our Ministry is not confined to Parish members only and is available to anyone in the community who feels the need to participate in a Grief Ministry Program. The next group will meet weekly for 4 weeks starting Wednesday, September 5 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 330 Wyoming Avenue. If you would like to attend please contact the Cathedral Parish Office at 570-344-7231.

SAINT JOSEPH’S CENTER AUXILIARY 8TH ANNUAL CHICKEN DINNER

< will be held Sunday, September 23; 12:00 PM until 4:00PM, 2010 Adams Avenue, Scranton. Tickets $10.00 and must be purchased in advance. Drive thru take out or limited seating. Back this year Mr. Yock’s BBQ. Menu: half roasted chicken, baked potato, corn, roll, bottle of TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 water, cookie. For more information please call 570- 963-1290.

ST. LUCY’S CHURCH

will be having their annual “Take Out Penne Pasta” dinner on Thursday, September 20 from 3 to 7 PM. Dinners include: penne Pasta, meatballs, salad, bread and dessert (containers provided). Dinners can be picked up in the church auditorium or drive thru is available in church parking lot. Dinners are $10.00 each.

SAINT GABRIEL’S FALL RETREAT

October 19-21, Men & Women’s Retreat- “The Passion of Jesus Christ”: St. Gabriel’s Passionist Retreat Center. Retreat begins on Friday evening at 7:30 PM, (registration 7 PM), and ends after the noon meal on Sunday. Retreat consists of conferences, personal reflection, reconciliation and liturgy. A deposit is required. Information please call 570-586-4957.

OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL PARISH, DUNMORE

will offer a new study titled “Speaking God’s Love: Understanding the Sacraments.” Their parish’s devotional ministry team will lead a journey through the seven sacraments. The program will begin Monday, September 17 and will run for seven sessions from 7 to 8:15 pm each Monday through October 29 and will be held at the parish rectory. If you are interested please call the parish office.

NEW MAUSOLEUM FOR OUR MOTHER OF SORROWS CEMETERY

will be built at Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Township, in the near future. An investment in a mausoleum ensures a peaceful, maintenance-free resting place that will last for centuries to come. Pre-planning your cemetery arrangements will relieve your family and help to provide the peace of mind they deserve. Discounts are available for pre-purchases. For information please call St. Rose Parish Office at 570-282-2991.

HEALING MASS

will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 322 Chestnut Street, Dunmore on Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00 PM.

OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL PARISH, DUNMORE

will offer a new study titled “Speaking God’s Love: Understanding the Sacraments.” Their parish’s devotional ministry team will lead a journey through the seven sacraments. The program will begin Monday, September 17 and will run for seven sessions from 7 to 8:15 pm each Monday through October 29 and will be held at the parish rectory. If you are interested please call the parish office at 570-346-7429 or e-mail Greg Solfanelli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

VISITATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY CHURCH UPCOMING TRIPS:

Woodloch Pines “Dinner & Show”- Wednesday, October 17, $70.00 per person includes bus, dinner and a show. $35.00 deposit due with reservation. Army Football at West Point “Army vs Air Force” on Saturday, November 3. Price $99.00 per person includes lunch. $50.00 deposit due with reservation. Please call St. Mary’s 570-489-2019 for information.

GRIEF SUPPORT MINISTRY

- The Cathedral of St. Peter’s Parish will once again hold a Grief Support group program for people in our community who are grieving the loss of a loved one. In our community we are frequently reminded of the reality of Death, and of our Christian responsibility to offer some degree of comfort to those who mourn. Our Ministry is not confined to Parish members only and is available to anyone in the community who feels the need to participate in a Grief Ministry Program that offers spiritual as well as emotional support during the weeks, months or years following the death of a close family member or friend. The next group will meet weekly for 4 weeks starting Wednesday, September 5 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 330 Wyoming Avenue. If you feel that you may benefit from this program and would like to attend please contact the Cathedral Parish Office at 570-344-7231.

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.

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR TO HOSE FURNITURE & HOME FURNISHING SALE

The Little Sisters of the Poor will host a furniture and home furnishing sale on Saturday, September 22 through Sunday, September 30, in the auditorium of Holy Family Residence. The sale will take place from 8 AM to 4 PM Monday through Saturday and 12 to 4 PM on Sunday. The Sisters will also sell their famous homemade scones. All items must be taken on the day they are purchased. Delivery is not available. For more information please call Sister Joan at 570-840-6214.

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.

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.

TELESPOND SENIOR SERVICES

is holding a designer handbag bingo on October 28, 1 to 4 PM at the Eagle McClure Hose Co., Old Forge. Tickets are $20.00 in advance, $25.00 at the door. For more information please call 570-346-7860. Tickets are also available at Telespond, 1200 Saginaw St., Scranton.

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.

VNA HOSPICE INVITES YOU TO “HEAL FROM GRIEF”…..A WORKSHOP

on three consecutive Thursday evenings, September 27 and October 4 & 11 at 6:30 PM at VNA Hospice, 301 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant. Join them for education, support and conversation. They will explore feelings and emotions related to the sadness of losing someone we love, but also the best way to take care of ourselves. For additional information please call 570-383-5180. Park behind the VNA building and enter through the rear door.

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.