Pittston, PA


 We are a parish of the consolidated churches of St. Casimir's,
 St. John the Baptist, St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph's

  Our Mission:

 We are a Eucharistic Community, a people diverse in background united together as Catholic Christians around the altar of the Lord. We are nurtured by the Sacraments and sustained by prayer. Our mission is to fulfill our Baptismal promises by proclaiming the message of the Gospel in our lives by our commitment to faithfully love and serve the Lord and one another.


 
Parish Offices:

 35 William Street,
  Pittston, PA 18640

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This Week in the Parish

05.31.15

WELCOME REV. MR. JOSEPH MOSLEY

How privileged we are to have Deacon Joe Mosley assisgned by Bishop Bambera for ministry in our parish.  Deacon Joe has been a blessing for us the past two summers.  He was ordained on Saturday, May 23rd.  Deacon Joe will be preaching for us on weekends, celebrating baptisms, visiting the sick and homebound as well as participating in all liturgical training and parish activities.  We are truly blessed to share in the joy of his journey to the priesthood.


 Pastor:
 Msgr. John J. Bendik

 Assistant:
 Rev. Peter Tomczak

 Deacons:
 Rev. Mr. James G. Cortegerone
 Rev. Mr. David Marx


 Director Of Religious Formation
 Youth And Family Ministry
 Sister Kieran Williams IHM

 Director of Music Ministry
 Dr. Charles Stevens


PARISH LENTEN RETREAT
ALL ARE WELCOME
HOMILIST-FATHER THOMAS LOONEY, CSC

Monday, March 23rd
Celebration of Mass at 4:30 p.m. with Anointing of the Sick.

Tuesday, March 24th Celebration of Mass at 4:30 p.m. followed by Soup and Sharing in Church Hall.

Wednesday, March 25th Road to Resurrection Mass at 7:00 p.m. followed by a social in Seton auditorium. 
Hosted by the Altar and Rosary Society.


Monsignor John Bendik

One church, two anniversaries
By Jimmy Fisher

Msgr. John Bendik and Fr.Peter Tomczak of St.John the Evangelist parish are both celebrating career milestones in their priesthoods. Bendik, 73, will celebrate his 48th year as an ordained priest during mass on Wednesday, May 27, while Tomczak, 47, will celebrate his 10th year during the 12:15 p.m.
Mass on Sunday, May 31.For both men, the achievements come as blessings, especially for Bendik. "I look back on my life and my experience as a priest has been phenomenal," he said.
 


Pope Francis
 Bishop Joseph C. Bambera

LOVE FOR HIS HOME PARISH

On the eve of his first anniversary of entering into eternal life, a gift was presented to St. John the Evangelist Church from the estate of Father Bill Hines.   Father Bill loved St.John's so much that he chose to have his Mass of Christian Burial celebrated here.   It was at St. John's that he received his foundation in faith.   It was at St. John's that his vocation to the priesthood was nurtured.   He lovingly served as a chaplain in the Navy as well as to parishes of the Archdiocese of Washington.   Please keep "the Padre" and his family in your prayers. He now intercedes for us from his heavenly home.

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HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTIONS
MAY 2015
 Monthly prayer intentions from Pope Francais are:

 Universal:
That, rejecting the culture of indifference, we may care for our neighbours who suffer, especially the sick and the poor.

 Evangelization: 
  That Mary's intercession may help Christians in secularized cultures be ready to proclaim Jesus.

CARE AND CONCERN MINISTRIES
IN SETON

Free Health Clinic

570-954-0645
Wednesdays......................... 5 PM
Founded - November 7, 2007

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Food Pantry

570-654-9923
Wednesdays......................9:30 AM
Founded - October 16, 2008

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Kids Clothes Closet

Wednesday....................9 -11 AM
                                     5 - 7 PM

Founded - April 1, 2009

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Free Pediatric Clinic

570-855-6035
First/Third Thursdays.........4:30 PM
Founded - July 25, 2010

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Toy and Book Corner
 
Wednesdays ................ 5 - 7 PM


Founded - September 10, 2014

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SCORECARD

Health Clinic
3619 patients
8942 visits

Pediatric Clinic
279 children
1131 visits

Kids Clothes Closet
2700 children
1200 families
5800 visits

Toy & Book Corner
127 Families
335 Children