• 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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Blessed Sacrament Parish

Blessed Sacrament

BLESSED SACRAMENT PARISH-HOLY NAME SPECIAL MEETING:

A special Holy Name Meeting will be held Sunday, June 24 at 6:00 PM to discuss a work session for Saturday, June 30 beginning at 9:00 AM. During the work session, old tables and old room dividers will be removed from the parish hall and disposed of. All help is welcome for this endeavor.

CONFIRMATION STUDENTS WHO NEED SERVICE HOURS may volunteer for the work session.

Please call 570-489-0272 for information.

Family Festival

BLESSED SACRAMENT FAMILY FESTIVAL

Blessed Sacrament Family festival kicks off with Whiffle Ball next Saturday at 9:00 AM. Want a specially designed baseball T-Shirt? Calling all young people! Be sure to sign up to play Wiffle Ball as part of the Family Festival. This weekend is the deadline to sign up to receive a free T-shirt. Special date, Saturday, August 11 at 9:00 AM, ages 16 and under. Everybody plays. Sign up at the Church entrances. Any questions please call Joseph Butash at 570-489-4515. Sign up at Mass today with T-shirt size.

UPDATES

Bingo is Sunday, August 19 beginning at 1:30 PM. Admission is just $5.00 and includes a chance to win 1 of 3 BINGO RAFFLE PRIZES including a $100.00 FIRST PLACE PRIZE. Return your Bingo Ticket stub for a chance to win! Bingo tickets will be available at the door.

Donations of cans of soda, napkins, paper plates and large brown grocery bags are still needed. Please leave donations in the Church entrances at Blessed Sacrament.

FAMILY FESTIVAL JUST 2 WEEKS AWAY!

The 13th Annual Family Festival of Blessed Sacrament Parish will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 17, 18, & 19. Tickets for all registered parishioners (that have not been picked up) have been mailed. We ask you to make your returns as soon as possible. Please place them in the weekend collection or mail them to the Parish Office. For additional Dinner, Bingo or 50/50 tickets contact Karen Doyle at 570-489-2552, or any member of the committee, or contact the Parish Offices 570-489-1963 or 570-489- 0752.

Friday and Saturday traditional picnic and ethnic food and games for all ages will fill the Parish Grounds beginning at 5:00 PM. Saturday—Pig-In-The-Blanket Dinner Noon until 7:00 PM or until sold out. Sunday events include Breakfast immediately after the 9:30 AM Liturgy followed by Bingo at 1:30 PM.

Gift baskets are coming in slowly this year-we would like to get more for our traditional basket raffles, call Karen Doyle at 570-489-2552 if you can donate a basket.

Bake sale items are needed and greatly appreciated for both Friday and Saturday. Contact Barbara Long at 570-489-8295 if you can donate baked goods. Items can be dropped off beginning Friday, August 17, at noon in the Parish Hall.

VOLUNTEERS OF ALL AGES ARE NEEDED AND WELCOME!

August 8, Wednesday, 6:00 PM meeting for final preparations; August 11 Play Wiffle Ball-9:00 AMParish Grounds; August 12, Sunday-10:30 AM Piggie Dinner Preps; August 13 Monday- 9:00 AM Piggie Dinner Preps; August 14, Tuesday 5:30 PM Vigil Mass-Assumption of Mary; August 15, Wednesday 1:00 PM grounds set-up; August 17, Friday 5:00 PM Festival Grounds Open; August 18, Saturday Noon-Piggie Dinner Sale begins; August 19-9:30 AM Liturgy-Cash Breakfast afterwards-1:30 PM Bingo!

BLESSED SACRAMENT ALTAR & ROSARY SOCIETY’S next meeting

will hold their next meeting Thursday, August 2 at 7:00 PM, reciting of the Rosary at 6:30 PM. New members are always welcome! Bakers: Barbara Burak and Christine Cabets. Hostess: Ellen Butash, Betty Chmock, Marie Collins, Karen Doyle, Jessie Doyle and Alice Fawcett.

BLESSED SACRAMENT ALTAR SERVERS, LECTORS, EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Please remember to find replacements when you are unable to serve your scheduled time. Karen Doyle is now doing the mass schedules. Please contact her with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your service.

BLESSED SACRAMENT STICHERS

A special THANK YOU for the baby items you stitch for our newly baptized infants. May God continue to bless our newly baptized babies and our women for their continued generosity and work!

BLESSED SACRAMENT HOLY NAME SOCIETY UPDATES

Next meeting Sunday, September 9, 7:00 PM, Parish Hall. There will be no meeting in June, July or August. We welcome Steven Gedrich and Arthur Phillips as new members. The Easter Basket Food item sale netted a profit of $615.75. Thank you to Sally Lorent for making the hand-made butter lambs. Thank you to all parishioners, neighbors, and friends for supporting this annual sale.

The Holy Name will once again pay for the T-shirts for the PLAY WHIFFLE! event at the Family Festival. The game will take place Saturday, August 11. New members are always welcome and are invited to the next meeting in September.

BLESSED SACRAMENT PARISH HISTORY PROJECT

In April of 2020 an historical anniversary will occur. Blessed Sacrament Parish can trace its roots back to April 13, 1895, when the first Roman Catholics in the town of Throop officially organized. There is hope that the 125th Anniversary in April of 2020 can be celebrated by putting together a Coffee-Table Style Photo Book of the four former Parishes of Throop, and of Blessed Sacrament Parish (which was formed in December 2009). This project is in the preliminary stages. There will be a meeting in the Spring to gauge Parish interest. The Holy Name of Blessed Sacrament has graciously decided to support this undertaking. More information in the Spring!

BLESSED SACRAMENT PARISH HISTORY PROJECT MEETING

will take place on Saturday, June 23, 11:00 AM Parish Hall. In April 2020 an historical anniversary will occur. Blessed Sacrament Parish can trace its roots back to April 13, 1895, when the first Roman Catholics in the town of Throop officially organized. There is hope that the 125th Anniversary in April of 2020 can be celebrated by putting together a Coffee-Table Style Photo Book of the four former parishes and Blessed Sacrament. This project is in the preliminary stages. We are looking for help in telling the history of our churches. Any questions please contact Joseph Butash at 570-489-4515. The goal is to attempt to get the book ready for gift giving for Christmas 2019.

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 9:30 AM MASS-

The Holy Name Society of Blessed Sacrament is happy to announce that they will provide refreshments, hard rolls and treats immediately following the 9:30 AM Liturgy on Sunday, April 22. The annual get-together for parishioners, children, friends, neighbors and strangers will be held outdoors by Our Heritage Monument. Remember the date!

BLESSED SACRAMENT ALTAR & ROSARY SOCIETY

would like to thank everyone for supporting their Chrusciki & Bake Sale. It was very successful! Thanks to all the volunteers. Many hands made light work. Next Chrusciki & Bake Sale April 22-Art Festival at the Throop Civic Center, 11 am to 6 pm. Altar & Rosary meeting April 6. Recitation of the Rosary 6:30 pm, meeting 7:00 pm. Bakers: Archy Poplawsky, Lucille Radziewski Hostess: Theresa Paciotti, Nellie Palumbo, Debbie Rimosites, Amanda Rimosites, Antonette Rocco, Donna Rocco.

Next Chrusciki & Bake Sale!!!

Next Chrusciki & Bake Sale April 22-Art Festival at the Throop Civic Center, 11 am to 6 pm.

BLESSED SACRAMENT PARISHIONERS

We are sorry for the error in Blessed Sacrament envelopes. Some parishioners received envelopes, some didn’t, some names were wrong on the envelopes. We are trying to work with the envelope company and hope to have this problem solved shortly.

BLESSED SACRAMENT STITCHERS

The Blessed Sacrament Stitchers meet the second Friday of each month at 10:00 A.M. in Blessed Sacrament Parish rectory. In order to create and deliver soft and cuddly booties and hats for the newly baptized infants of Blessed Sacrament and Holy Cross Parishes the stitchers are seeking donations of the following items:

  • White soft baby knitting yarn
  • Small paper gift bags in pink, blue or white (approximately 5x7)
  • Pink and blue tissue paper and ribbon

Donations are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at the Parish rectory. New members are always welcome!

APPRECIATION TO STITCHERS CLUB

Many thanks to Janet and Mary Ann Popovich and the women of the Stitchers Club of Blessed Sacrament who graciously knitted many pairs of booties to distributed at baptisms at Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament. The booties serve as a wonderful symbol that these children have been incorporated into the Body of Christ, the Church. And together, with family, friends, and parishioners, we walk in the Light of Christ – striving to be faithful disciples of the Lord

HOLY NAME SOCIETY SEARCHING FOR NEW MEMBERS

Why not consider joining the Holy Name Society of Blessed Sacrament Parish? Meetings are held only once a month. Dues are minimal. Help our parish community grow in a spiritual and social way that has a rich tradition in the history of the Catholic Parishes in the community of Throop. The Holy Name needs new members, junior members are most welcome. If you are a member and have not paid your dues for 2013, please contact Adam Nosak.

  The Officers of Blessed Sacrament Parish Holy Name Society for 2015 are President Adam Nosak, 1st Vice-President-Dominck Rocco, Jr.,  2nd Vice-President-Michael Rocco, Recording Secretary-Robert Fuhr, Financial Secretary-Mark Wallo, Treasurer-Jim Liesiefsky, and Sergeant-at-Arms- Vincent Lorent. New members and Junior members are invited to join us at our meetings. The Holy Name meets the second Sunday of the month at 7PM in Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall. Contact Society President Adam Nosak with any questions.