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
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.
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.
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
Mass of Anticipation of the Lord's Supper-Chapel
Mass of the Lord's Supper
Night Prayer and Reposition at SJE Church
Good Friday-April 3rd
Celebration of the Lord's Passion
Sorrows of Mary followed by Stations of the Cross
Holy Saturday-April 4th
Easter Egg Hunt Seton Catholic Cafeteria
Blessing of Baskets Seton Catholic Cafeteria
Easter Sunday-April 5th
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.
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.
HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTIONS
Monthly prayer intentions from Pope Francais are:
That those involved in scientific research may serve the well-being of the whole human person.
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.
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
Kids Clothes Closet
Toy & Book Corner