• 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

CHRISM MASS

All the faithful of the Diocese are invited to attend this mass at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, Scranton, on Tuesday, April 7 at 4pm. 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 David at 570-207-2213, ext. 1158 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

"LIFT HIGH THE CROSS: REMEMBERING PASSIONIST COMPASSION WORLDWIDE 1720-2020"

This exhibit about the historical traditions and ministries of the Passionist Community is on display until April 19th at the University of Scranton's Weinberg Memorial Library - 5th Floor.

"OUR MODERN QUEST FOR COMPASSION OF THE MIND AND HEART:REFLECTION ON THE PASSIONIST TRADITION, 1720-2020"

This reception and program will be on April 1st at 6pm on the 5th floor of the Weinberg Memorial Library. It will be given by Father Rob Carbonneau, C.P., Ph. D, adjunct professor of History and Passionist Historian.

VALLEY VIEW HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS GUYS AND DOLLS

Friday and Saturday March 20th and 21st at 7pm and Sunday March 22nd at 2pm. Tickets are available at the door or by calling the school office at 570-876-4110.

ROAST BEEF DINNER

Saturday, March 28th at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish, 624 Madison Ave., Jermyn. This take-out only dinner will be available from 1-5:30pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. For tickets, call 570-876-1061.

LET THE BEATITUDES BE "MY ATTITUDE" THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT

Mondays - March 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th at 6pm.

VNA Hospice & Home Health, 301 Delaware Ave., Olyphant. Park in the parking lot and enter through rear door. This free Lenten Bible Study will utilize the bible, video lessons, and discussion as we explore the Beatitudes and all that Jesus taught. Please call 570- 383-5180 for additional information.

SAUSAGE & PEPPER SANDWICH SALE

The Holy Name Society of Blessed Sacrament will be holding their second annual sale on March 28th from 12-noon until 5pm. The cost is $5. There are order forms at the entrances of Blessed Sacrament. Kindly put your name, phone number, and number of sandwiches. Thank you in advance for supporting this fundraiser.

ALL YOU CAN EAT SPAGHETTI DINNER

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Eureka Hose Co. No 4 will host their annual dinner on Saturday March 7th at their station, 717 E. Grant St., Olyphant. Dinner will be served from 5-8pm, and take- out orders can be picked up from 3-5pm. Tickets are $10. See any member or call Mayor Sedlak at 570-383-1406 for tickets.

BAGS FOR BEADS DESIGNER PURSE BINGO

Sunday, March 29th at St. Michael's Hall, 403 Delaware St. in Jermyn. Doors open at noon with Bingo beginning at 1pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For tickets or more info, contact Karen at 570-604-7682. Bingo benefits the Palermo Heart to Heart Beads of Courage which helps children with cancer.

LET THE BEATITUDES BE "MY ATTITUDE" THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT

Mondays - March 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th at 6pm.

VNA Hospice & Home Health, 301 Delaware Ave., Olyphant. Park in the parking lot and enter through rear door. This free Lenten Bible Study will utilize the bible, video lessons, and discussion as we explore the Beatitudes and all that Jesus taught. Please call 570- 383-5180 for additional information.

COMEDY NIGHT AT HOLY CROSS HIGH SCHOOL

Saturday, March 28th. Doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets are $25 which includes three comedy acts, dinner, drinks, and door prizes. Must be 21 to attend.BYOB. Reservations are required. Please call Renee at 570-614-3727.

CATHOLIC CHORAL SOCIETY ANNUAL LENTEN CONCERTS

Sunday March 22nd at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, Wilkes-Barre and Sunday March 29th at St. Mary's Visitation, Dickson City. Both concerts begin at 3pm and are open to the public. There is free admission, but there will be a good will offering. For more information please visit www.catholicchoralsociety.org or call 570- 575-1040.

THE CURSILLO - MEN'S ANNUAL RETREAT

Thursday, March 26 thru Sunday March 29th at St. Gabriel's retreat center in Clarks Summit. The Cursillo is a short course in Christianity, and its goal is to make Christ the primary influence in society. For more information, contact James Scoblick at 570-351-8509.

PACK 21 CUB SCOUT/PASTA DINNER

Pasta!

PACK 21 CUB SCOUT will host a pasta dinner on Saturday, March 14 at 625 Dundaff Street, Dickson City. Dinner 5 to 7 PM, take out is also available. Tickets $10.00. Please contact Amy Yurkanin Pack 21 Cubmaster for tickets no later than Thursday March 5, 570-815-7427.

QUEEN ESTHER AT SIGHT & SOUND THEATRE

St. Mary's in Dickson City is holding a bus trip on Thursday July 9th. Trip includes bus, lunch at Shady Maple Smorgasbord, and reserved main floor seating. Bus will depart from Saint Mary's at 8:30am. Tickets are $120.00 per person. $60.00 deposit is due with reservation, and remaining balance must by paid by June 19th. To reserve a seat or for more information call St. Mary's parish office at 570-489-2091.

LACKAWANNA HERITAGE APARTMENTS, OLYPHANT

is now accepting applications for housing designed for 62 or older senior citizens, handicapped, or disabled individuals. For information please call 570-383-6260

LIVE MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING

at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Peckville; Thursday, February 20; 5:30 PM, light dinner will be offered 6-9 pm, Training Session. Snow date February 27. Register by calling Kathy Bolinski 570-207-1453 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SCRANTON MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY OF ST. PETER'S CATHEDRAL

  • Provides a safe supportive space for individuals in our community who are experiencing mental illness. The ministry also supports the parents, family members and friends of those who are supporting a loved one experiencing mental illness.
  • 2 Spiritual support groups: For those living with a mental illness: 10AM- Second and Fourth Saturdays of the month for parents, family members and friends. 6 PM-First Thursday of the month.
  • The group meeting will last approximately 90 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. Bishops Hall at the Cathedral Rectory, 314 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton. (rear entrance and down the stairs)
  • Contact Deacon ed Shoener 570-344-7231; Deacon Jan Mroz 570-342-4881, Deacon Pat McDonald 570-961-5211.

The spiritual support groups are not group therapy but a ministry in which members seek to help support others during their time of need and to grow spiritually in their relationship with God.

A place where people with mental illness can find faith-filled supportive relationships and friendships.

THANK YOU! Blessed Sacrament has received a donation in memory of Michael Hegedus offered by Maryann Chindemi.

PAINT NIGHT FUNDRAISER AT VALLEY COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Friday, February 7th at 6:30pm. Instructors from Spirited Art will lead the step-by-step class to help everyone create their own masterpiece. Cost is $35 per person. Registration is available at the library or www.spiritedart.com.

NEED HELP LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR CELLPHONE OR COMPUTER?

Valley Community Library is offering one-on-one digital media classes. You can learn basic computer, cellphone, or tablet skills, but also, if interested, more advanced skills like how to use Microsoft Office, research genealogy, and other electronic resources the library has to offer. For more information or to register, call Danielle at 570-489-1765 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Classes are by appointment only.

MEALS ON WHEELS OF NEPA

is seeking a parttime (15-20 hours per week) meal deliverer. Meals on Wheels is about more than just dropping off a warm meal, it is a rewarding experience that provides nutrition to those who critically need it. A background and driving record check is required. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday within Lackawanna County. Opportunity for retired adults or those looking for a part-time position. Person must be responsible, prompt, reliable and caring. For more information please call Nicole at Meals on Wheels 570-346-2421.

SOCIAL JUSTICE TRUST FUND GRANT RECEPTION:

An opportunity for fellowship and reflection January 22, 65:00 PM, Diocesan Pastoral Center, Wyoming Avenue, Scranton. Open to past recipients of the grant and all who are interested in learning more about the application process. All are welcome. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 15.

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 2020 to a diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, June 14. The event includes a 2:30 PM mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral followed by a reception. Requests for an invitation, with an April mailing address, should be made through your parish office before March 16.

Volunteer Hose Company of Throop # 3 will hold its 14th Annual Super Bowl Sunday Wing Fest

Sunday February 2, 2020 from 12-4pm at the station located at 401 Dunmore Street, Throop, PA 18512.

Orders consist of 10 party size wings with celery and blu cheese for $10.00. Three flavors are offered, mild, hot and hot garlic.

Party orders are available. For tickets and information contact any member, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 570-851-9843.

Check out and like our Facebook page @27rescue for more about Volunteer Hose Company of Throop.

*All proceeds benefit the VHC of Throop General Operating Fund

PRINCE OF PEACE, OLD FORGE will be holding a Mardi Gras

on Saturday, February 8; 6:00 PM at Arcaro & Genell, Main Street, Old Forge. Tickets are $35.00, adults only. Dinner includes Hors D’Oeurves and full course dinner. Seating is limited to 125, reserve your seats early. All reservations close January 25. For reservations please call Francis at 570-451-0112. Entertainment by Frankie Gervasi of “The Poets”.

VALLEY COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Teen Chess Club meets once a month, next meeting January 6 at 6:00 PM. Bring a friend or make new ones as you play. For ages 8 – 18 and registration is required. If you have questions call the library at 570-489-1765.

The “Parents A Second Time” group meets at the Library on the 4th Monday of every month. Are you an older adult raising children of a family member? You are not alone, join us at a monthly support group to hear similar situations. Learn about resources, community programs, services, and agencies that can provide connections, guidance and peer support to older persons. Registration is required, please call Julie at 570-963-6740 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Library holds a monthly Vets’ Group on every second Tuesday of the month at 5:00 PM. Active Duty, Reserves, Retired – or just served one enlistment period or more…whether you served during war time or peace time. Join us as we thank you for your service to our country with a free meal and to meet new people. Please call 570-489-1765 if you are interested.

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE

Thursday, January 23, 7:00 PM at Blessed Sacrament Parish (St. Anthony’s Church), 215 Rebecca Street, Throop

The theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is “They Showed Us Unusual Kindness” (Acts 28:2). Each year, leaders of faith communities throughout the world gather together with members of local congregations to celebrate our common faith in Jesus Christ, to honor, lift-up and validate this faith. We are reminded of the importance of need for “unusual Kindness” in the dialogue that leads to growth in unity. We do this in a world where separation and division hinder the quest for Christian Unity. In 2020, we are being called to show unusual Kindness towards one another.

Join us as we come together in prayerful withes for Christian Unity by heeding Jesus’ prayer “that they all may be one”. Refreshments and fellowship to follow in the parish hall.

Host Pastor: Msgr. Michael J. Delaney

Message to be shared by Rev. Dale Morrell, Pastor, Blakely Primitive Methodist Church.