35 William Street, Pittston, PA 18640
Msgr. John J. Bendik
Rev. Richard J. Cirba
Rev. Mr. James G. Cortegerone
Rev. Mr. David Marx
HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTIONS - MAY 2013
Monthly prayer intentions from Pope Francais are:
General: Administrators of Justice
That administrators of justice may act always with integrity and right
That seminaries, especially those of mission churches, may form
pastors after the Heart of Christ, fully dedicated to proclaiming the
This Web Site last updated on Saturday, May 25, 2013
Great Pittston Kids Closet
Greater Pittston Food Pantry
Care and Concern Free Health Clinic
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.
UPCOMING MEETINGS & ACTIVITIES
Knitting Ministry Resumes
HEALING HEARTS-NEW GROUP FORMING
If you are looking for help coping with the recent loss of
a loved one, consider joining St. John the Evangelist's
Bereavement Support Group. The support group will
begin meeting on May 26th and ending July 2nd and will
continue meeting on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 till
8:30p.m. in the Parish Center Dining Room. For more
information, please call the Parish Office.
MEMORIAL DAY MASS
We remember all who have served our country and made
the ultimate sacrifice to assure our freedom. Please come to
Mass on Monday at 9:00 a.m to give thanks for all who
have served our country in the armed forces.
MEMORIAL DAY - OFFICE CLOSED
The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, May 27th in
observance of Memorial Day. The office will reopen on
Tuesday, May 28th at 8:30 a.m. In the event of an
emergency, please call the Parish Office at 654-0053. If no
one is available, please leave a message and one of the
priests will return your call as soon as possible.
PRAYER FOR OUR SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN
As we celebrate Memorial Day please remember in your prayers all the men and women who are currently serving in the armed forces as well as those who have served in previous years. May God bless them and keep them safe.
Dear God, Hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Your child is invited to join us for a week of faith-filled activities and excitement at our Vacation Bible School. It will be held June 24-June 28 from 9:00 a.m-Noon at Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, North Main St., Pittston and is sponsored by Our Lady of the Eucharist and St. John the Evangelist Parishes. All children entering Kindergarten through Grade 5 are welcome. To avoid any problems with food allergies, the children are asked to bring their own snack each day. We will put our faith into action by having a collection of designated items in support of the Care and Concern Ministries sponsored by St. John the Evangelist Parish. A list of suggested items will be distributed on the first day of Bible School. We are also looking for volunteers to assist with the program. Students entering grades 6 and higher can serve as small group leaders. High school students can serve as assistant site directors. (You can receive 15 hours of service time.) Adults can help as storytellers, crafts directors, games coordinators and other areas. Please call Sister Mary Ann Cody, IHM at 654-0263 and leave your name and phone number if you can help any or all days. Anyone who would like to donate water, drinks (juices) or monetary donations can do so at the Parish Office. Come and join in the fun!
MEMORIAL DAY - OFFICE CLOSED
The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day. The office will reopen on Tuesday, May 28th at 8:30 a.m. In the event of an emergency, please call the Parish Office at 654-0053. If no one is available, please leave a message and one of the priests will return your call as soon as possible.
We congratulate all who will be
graduated from our local high
schools, colleges and universities. We are very proud of your accomplishments and will continue to pray for you as you pursue your dreams. Also, a note of congratulations to their parents for their support and example.
We thank Ric Connors who chaired last week's Red Cross blood Drive. We also thank those who donated blood, some for the first time. May God bless you for giving the gift of live.
"YEAR OF FAITH HOLY HOUR"
In celebrating the YEAR OF FAITH, and the Feast of Corpus Christi (The Body and Blood of Christ), Father Cirba will have a Holy Hour after the 12:15 p.m. Mass on Sunday, June 2nd. This special day is commemorating the central mystery of our faith in the Holy Eucharist. All are invited to attend.