• 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

MASS IN REMEMBERANCE OF VICTIMS OF VIOLENT OR TRAGIC DEATH

All families and friends who have lost a loved one in tragedy or traumatic death, espeically through suicide, murder, or accident, are invited to this liturgy. The mass is on Thursday July 11, 2019 at 7pm at Saint Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. The Diocese asks that the names of deceased loved ones are registered on registration forms which are available in the parish office or on www.dioceseofscranton.org. Any questions, please call the Office for Parish Life at 570-207-2213.

13TH ANNUAL LIGHT THE FIRE YOUTH RALLY

Rally will be held Wednesday June 26th at Misericordia University. This is a great opportunity for students and their chaperones from parishes across the Diocese of Scranton to gather and celebrate their Catholic faith. There will be speakers, opportunities for reconciliation and Adoration, and an awesome closing Mass that will be celebrated by Bishop Bambera and priests from throughout the Diocese of Scranton. For a registration packet and more information including photos and videos, visit www.light-the-fire.org. Any additional questions, call Shannon at 570-207-2213.

ST. JOSEPH’S CENTER FESTIVAL AFGAN BOOTH

is looking for items for Festival 2019. Looking for new, never used handmade, knitted or crocheted baby hats, sweaters, blankets, quilted items, afghans of all sizes. Please call 570-207-6656.

THROOP HOSE CO. NO. 1

is celebrating their 125th Anniversary in conjunction with Throop Borough Quasquicentennial Celebration at the Washington Street Park, June 29 & 30. They are having a Chicken Barbeque Dinner June 29 and a Pork Barbeque Dinner June 30 at the Washington Street Park. Dinner starts at 12 Noon until sold out. Donation $9.00. Please call Dave Benson at 570-383-1019.

QUO VADIS DAYS 2019 JUNE 23RD – 26TH

This camp, which will be held at Misercordia University, is for young Catholic men in High School to deepen their faith, learn more about all vocations, and better discern God’s call in their lives. It will also feature dynamic talks, prayer, games, sports, activities, music, and more. To register, go to vocations.dioceseofscranton.org. For more information, call 570-207-1452.

PASSION PLAY, INNSBRUCK, MUNICH: JUNE 2020:

Monday, June 15, 2020 to Wednesday, June 24, 2020 join Msgr. Patrick Pratico, Visitation BVM Church (Dickson City) and Father Joseph Verespy, St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre on a trip to Bavaria and Switzerland. Included is the world famous Passion Play at Oberammergau (staged only every 10 years) with six nights in Innsbruck, Austria and 2 nights in Munich, Germany. Only six seats left! Please contact Travel World 570-342-5790 for more information.

MAINTENANCE/CUSTODIAN

a local Catholic School is looking for a qualified, full-time person to perform indoor and outdoor maintenance and custodial tasks, during the school week and summer break. Basic knowledge of plumbing and minor electrical repairs a plus. Must pass rigid background checks, including state, local and FBI. Benefits package. For more information or to interview call the principal at 570-343-7880.

LADY CRUSADER GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP

will be held July 22 through July 26 at Holy Cross High School Gym, Drinker Street, Dunmore. Camp session will be from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Instruction will include offense, defense and individual shooting. Each day will include competitive games. Instructors will include high school coaches and players. The camp is open to girls entering grades 4 through 9, cost $60.00 which includes sessions, t-shirt, and end of camp pizza party. For more information contact Coach Bob McCormack at 570-309-1635, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HOLY CROSS BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP

for boys in grades 4- 9; June 24 – 28, 8:30 AM until 12 noon at Holy Cross High School. Call 570-650-9858 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ISLI LEADERSHIP RETREAT

is a peer-facilitated faith-based leadership retreat developed at the University of Notre Dame. The ISLI retreat is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in both the leadership and membership roles of task oriented groups. During the retreat, participants take part in small group tasks that allow the student to do the following: make decisions; examine leadership styles; practice leadership behavior; learn about positive communication; develop self-motivational skills and learn problem solving; explore and express faith values in the Catholic Tradition. Applications are required by Monday, July 1. For information please call Shannon Kowalski at 570-207-2213, ext. 1155.

10TH ANNUAL VOCATIONS GOLF CLASSIC

Fostering vocations to the priesthood and assisting our seminarians are among the most urgent responsibilities of the faithful in the Church today. You don’t have to be a golfer to support the 10th Annual Vocations Golf Classic to be held Monday, July 8 at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, Mountain Top. Donors and advertising sponsors are welcome in any amount. For a brochure or to give by credit card, call the Diocese Development Office at 570-207-2250 or go online at www.DioceseofScranton.org (Giving tab).

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 dietician 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.

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.

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.

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.

VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION

welcomes you, family and friends to join them on July 14, 2:00 PM for their Annual Memorial Service/Balloon Release. It will take place at the VNA office at 301 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant.

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.