We are a parish of the consolidated churches of St. Casimir's,
St. John the Baptist, St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph's
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.
35 William Street,
Pittston, PA 18640
This Week in the Parish
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.
Msgr. John J. Bendik
Rev. Peter Tomczak
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.
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.
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.
That Mary's intercession may help Christians in secularized cultures be ready to proclaim Jesus.
HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTIONS
Monthly prayer intentions from Pope Francais are:
That, rejecting the culture of indifference, we may care for our neighbours who suffer, especially the sick and the poor.
CARE AND CONCERN MINISTRIES
Free Health Clinic
Wednesdays......................... 5 PM
Founded - November 7, 2007
Founded - October 16, 2008
Kids Clothes Closet
Wednesday....................9 -11 AM
5 - 7 PM
Founded - April 1, 2009
Free Pediatric Clinic
First/Third Thursdays.........4:30 PM
Founded - July 25, 2010
Toy and Book Corner
Wednesdays ................ 5 - 7 PM
Founded - September 10, 2014
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.
Kids Clothes Closet
Toy & Book Corner