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Churches to hold Road to Resurrection

In keeping with a long-standing tradition for the Catholic parishes of Greater Pittston, the Road to Resurrection will once again be held Wednesdays during Lent.

Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m. March 22 in Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Dupont, with the Rev. Jenkins as guest homilist; at 7 p.m. March 29 at St. Monica’s Church, Wyoming, with the Rev. Chase Pepper, C.S.C. as guest homilist; and at 7 p.m. April 5 at St. John the Evangelist Parish, Pittston, with the Rev. Joseph Mosley as guest homilist.


Oblates will observe Feast of St. Joseph

The Feast of St. Joseph will be celebrated at the Oblates of St. Joseph Chapel, Route 315, Laflin on Monday, March 20, with a solemn Mass at 11 a.m. with His Excellency Bishop Joseph C. Bambera as principal celebrant and homilist. Oblate priests and diocesan clergy will concelebrate.

At the conclusion of the Holy Mass, St. Joseph bookmarks will be blessed and distributed. There also will be a Holy Mass at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to participate and offer prayers to St. Joseph for personal intentions for their families and for our country.


First Baptist Church to host concert

First Baptist Church, 52 E. Eighth St., Wyoming, will host the Hinkle Family in concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21.

The Hinkle Family has traveled 365 days a year since 2001, ministering to elderly citizens in churches, nursing homes and senior centers. Everyone is invited to attend this free concert.

Call 570-693-1754 for information or directions.

St. Michael’s Byzantine plans pizza, soup sale

St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 205 N. Main St., Pittston, will hold a pizza and soup sale Fridays during Lent. Offerings include a tray of unbaked pizza, $10, or baked pizza, $12, with an additional $1 charge for onions; half-trays of unbaked pizza, $6, or baked, $7, with an additional 50 cent charge for onions. Soup will be available for $8 a quart and $4 a pint. Homemade pierogi is $8 a dozen. Call 570-905-7387 to order or find out the soup of the week. Pick up orders from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the rear door of the church.


Langcliffe to hold Easter Egg Hunt 5K

Langcliffe Presbyterian Church will host its second annual Easter Egg Hunt 5K at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, in Avoca. Runners and walkers will collect Easter eggs along a 1-mile course. Each egg will take seconds off or add seconds onto their finishing time.

The race is a fundraiser for Avoca Hose Company and Ruth’s Place Women’s Shelter.

The event includes special appearances by ALT 92.1, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins mascot Tux and the Easter Bunny.


St. John’s Church announces activities

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7 Wood St., Pittston, announced the following activities:

As of Sunday, March 5, worship service has been changed to 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will be held after service. Bible study will be held depending upon the pastor’s schedule.

Planning meetings are at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, March 20 and April 3.

AMPED is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21.

Council meeting is Sunday, April 2, after service.

Easter egg hunt is at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 9.

Vacation Bible School will be held July 17-21. The theme is “Destination Peru.”

The church is beginning to make plans for its 160th anniversary, which will be celebrated in November.

Outside of council meetings, all events are open to the public.

The church is renting out its lower level for $100 for three hours and $35 for each additional hour, plus $100 returnable security deposit. The hall can accommodate a maximum of 50 people. Email the church to receive photos of the space.

The church has gift cards available for a variety of locations and in a variety of denominations. See Mary Ann Denman or Alan Drummond after the service.

The church has off-street parking, with handicap parking next to the building. The church also has an enclosed chair lift.


U.M. Church of Pittston plans Doo Wop trip

United Methodist Church, Pittston, will host a bus trip to the Summer Doo Wop Cavalcade at the American Music Theater in Lancaster on Saturday, June 10, for a 2 p.m. show.

Cost is $115 per person and includes bus seat, driver tip, show ticket, dinner and all tips and taxes. Reservations must be made by Friday, April 7. Dinner is at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord following the show.

Performers scheduled are The Duprees, The Happenings, Brian Hyland, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, The Classics and The Capris.

Bus will be at the Pittston Plaza at 9:45 a.m. and departs promptly at 10 a.m.

To make a reservation or for additional information, call Cathy at 570-603-1915.


Queen of the Apostles plans chicken dinner

Queen of the Apostles Parish will have its annual spring chicken dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 19, in the parish hall, 742 Spring St., Avoca. The dinner includes a half chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetable, coleslaw, roll, homemade dessert and beverages. Takeouts will be available beginning at 11 a.m.

There will also be a cash and theme basket raffles. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children 12 and younger. To purchase advance tickets, call the parish office at 570-457-3412. Tickets also will be available at the door.


St. Nicholas Byzantine to host ham bingo

St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 140 Church St., Old Forge, will host a ham bingo April 2 in the church hall.

The kitchen will open at 11 a.m. and games will start at 1 p.m. Door prizes will be awarded. Donation is $3.