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St. Joseph Marello Parish plans

all you can eat breakfast

St. Joseph Marello Parish invites the community to an all you can eat breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. The breakfast will be held in the parish center at 237 William St., Pittston.

The menu consists of home fries, scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, and cereal. There will be a drink station with orange juice, lemonade, white and chocolate milk, and coffee. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 10 years of age. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the event.

Healing Mass planned at Oblates

A Healing Mass will be celebrated at the Oblates of St. Joseph Chapel, Route 315, Laflin on Sunday, Sept. 17. The Eucharistic Liturgy of Healing will begin at 4 p.m. The sacrament of reconciliation (confessions) will start at 3:30 p.m.

The Healing Mass will begin with uplifting, inspirational, up-tempo music praising and glorifying God with a healing theme, conveying a message that no matter what is happening in our life, we need to keep praying and praising God. Music will be provided by Jennifer Michel with her choir.

St. Peter’s pipe organ turns 100

The community is invited to a 100th birthday celebration for the M.P. Möller pipe organ at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rock and Center streets, Hughestown, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Visiting organist Michael Sowa will play works by past and present composers of organ music on the 100-year-old instrument, which was rebuilt in 1994. 

A reception will follow the program.

Contributions to the organ fund will be accepted at the event.

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church announces upcoming events

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

Planning will meet after service Sunday, Sept. 17.

Week Day School will begin Wednesday, Sept. 20, at a time to be announced. A child-friendly dinner will be followed by interactive lessons and activities. For information, contact the church and leave a message for Marcia.

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will celebrate its 160th anniversary Sunday, Nov. 12, with a dinner at the Jenkins Twp. Hose Company.

The anniversary celebration will include a service of Thanksgiving and a dinner from 3 to 6 p.m.

More details about the anniversary celebration will be announced. Sharleen Palaima is planning committee chairwoman.

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

The church has a surplus of sanctuary candles. The candles are available for purchase for $4 each. Contact the church and leave a message if you are interested in purchasing candles.

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 for a variety of area locations and in a variety of denominations. See Mary Ann Denman or Alan Drummond after any of the services for information.

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

For information, visit Facebook, call 570-655-2505 or email

U.M. Church of Pittston plans holiday

theater trip to ‘Miracle of Christmas’

United Methodist Women of the United Methodist Church of Pittston will sponsor a holiday bus trip to Sight and Sounds Theater in Lancaster to see “The Miracle of Christmas” on Wednesday, Nov. 8, for the 3 p.m. show.

The bus will be at the Pittston Plaza at 8:15 a.m. and will leave promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Price of the trip is $115 per person and includes bus seat, show ticket and lunch at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord.

Deposits are past due. To check if seats are still available, call Lorraine at 570-654-3755 or Charlotte at 570-655-2189.

St. Michael’s will sell pirohi

St. Michael’s Orthodox Church, Winter and Church streets, Old Forge, will conduct a pirohi sale from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26.

Orders may be placed by Tuesday, Sept. 19, by calling Sandra at 570-457-9280 or the church hall at 570-457-2875 and leave a message. Price is $6.50

St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic

Church plans annual flea market

The Rev. Eduard Shestak and the parishioners of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Old Forge, are having their annual flea market from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17.

The event will be held rain or shine at the church hall, 320 Vine St., Old Forge.

Antiques, jewelry, household items, furniture, children’s clothing, toys and much more will be available.

A variety of ethnic food items, baked goods and refreshments also will be featured at the flea market.