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

04.26.15

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Next Sunday our children will receive their First Holy Communion at the 10:00 a.m. Mass.  Pray for them as they prepare for the reception of this sacrament.  Pray also for their parents who have been models of faith for them and for their teachers in our Religious Education program and in our Catholic schools.  May God bless them as they continue to grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus.


 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

On the weekend of
May 9-10, we honor
our mothers.  Our
parents were the
first to teach us of
the love of Jesus
and how we must
share with our
brothers and sisters. 
We are blessed to
have parishioners
who learned their
lessons well.  You
share of your many
gifts in a very
inspiring way.  For
that we are most
grateful.  Thank you
for your spirit of
tremendous
generosity to your
parish family.

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
Pope Francis
Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.

Amen.
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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

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

 Universal:
That people may learn to respect creation and care for it as a gift of God.

 Evangelization: 
  That persecuted Christians may feel the consoling presence of the Risen Lord and the solidarity of all the Church.

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SCORECARD

Health Clinic
3601 patients
8875 visits

Pediatric Clinic
279 children
1117 visits

Kids Clothes Closet
2700 children
1200 families
5800 visits

Toy & Book Corner
127 Families
335 Children