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.

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Parish Offices:

 35 William Street,
  Pittston, PA 18640


This Week in the Parish

03.29.15

BLESSING OF FOOD BASKETS

Blessing of Easter Food Baskets will be held in Seton Catholic Cafeteria on Saturday, April 4th at 3:00 P.M.

PARISH OFFICE - CLOSED FOR EASTER

The Parish Office will close at 12:00 noon on Holy Thursday, April 2nd.  The office will reopen on Monday, April 6th.  If you have an emergency, please call the rectory.  If a priest is not immediately available, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.



 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

SACRIFICIAL OFFERING

This is the week we call "HOLY".  Our Lenten journey is almost complete.  We have walked with the Lord, opening our hearts to his saving grace so that we might grow in "holiness".  We give thanks for all the sacrifices so many of you have made during this season of grace, enabling us to proclaim the Gospel message of Christ's love to all. 
 












HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Holy Thursday-April 2nd

12:10pm
Mass of Anticipation of the Lord's Supper-Chapel

7:00pm        
Mass of the Lord's Supper

10:00pm
Night Prayer and Reposition at SJE Church

Good Friday-April 3rd

3:00pm        
Celebration of the Lord's Passion

5:30pm        
Sorrows of Mary followed by Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday-April 4th

11:00am
Easter Egg Hunt Seton Catholic Cafeteria

3:00pm
Blessing of Baskets Seton Catholic Cafeteria

8:00pm        
Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday-April 5th
 
 8:00am
 10:00am
 12:15pm



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.

 Bishop Joseph C. Bambera

FAITHFUL STEWARDS

We extend our gratitude to all who will be participating in the various liturgies of Holy Week.  We commend our children and their teachers who prepared for our Passion Sunday Pantomime.  We are grateful for all our liturgical ministers who will be serving as ushers, lectors, cantors, altar servers, choir members and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist.  We are grateful for the dedication of our Liturgy Commission for providing a beautiful environment for the celebration of our Lord's Passion, Death and Resurrection.  We are grateful to all who faithfully clean our church on a weekly basis.  We give thanks to each and every one of you who make our parish a truly vibrant community of faith. 

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

 Universal:
That those involved in scientific research may serve the well-being of the whole human person.

 Evangelization: 
  That the unique contribution of women to the life of the Church may be recognized always

TIMES LEADER READER'S CHOICE AWARDS

If you plan on voting for the Times Leader Choice Awards, please remember to vote for our PARISH BAZAAR for BEST BAZAAR.

Website was last updated on March 26, 2015.
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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
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/SJEYOUTHGROUP

SCORECARD

Health Clinic
3583 patients
8803 visits

Pediatric Clinic
279 children
1107 visits

Kids Clothes Closet
2700 children
1200 families
5800 visits

Toy & Book Corner
127 Families
335 Children