Neighboring Parish & Community Events

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.