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St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church

plans chicken dinner to celebrate feast day

St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church, 205 N. Main St., Pittston, will hold a stuffed chicken breast dinner Sunday, Nov. 12, as part of its annual feast day celebration.

Takeout orders will be sold from noon to 1 p.m., followed by the dinner being served from 1 to 3 p.m. The dinner features baked stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetable, cake, and beverage. 

Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children and can be purchased at the door the day of the event.

All proceeds support St. Michael Church in its diverse role and historical presence in the Greater Pittston area.  

The church began in 1911 as a dream of a group of immigrants from Eastern Europe wishing to worship in a church of their own. From concept to call to action, St. Michael Church, known by its blue domes overlooking the Susquehanna river, came to be. 

In continuing gratitude and 106 years later, the parish family remembers both its origins and patron saint with the feast day dinner. The Eastern Rite of the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast Day of St. Michael on Nov. 8. St. Michael is known as the guardian angel of the people of God and the protector of the church. He also is the patron saint of police officers, soldiers, doctors and emergency workers, firefighters, paramedics and mariners.  

For information, call Linda, the parish secretary, Friday only, at 570-654-4564. For additional details, visit

The Very Rev. Gary Mensinger is pastor of St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church. 

St. Joseph Marello Parish plans

annual Harvest Dinner

St. Joseph Marello Parish will hold its annual Harvest Festival Dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12. Takeouts begin at 11 a.m. and the sit-down meal will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m. Menu includes Italian roasted pork, mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes and gravy and apple pie. A cash bar also will be available.

Adult tickets are $12 and student tickets for children 6 to 12 years old are $6. Children 5 and younger are free. Limited tickets will be available at the door.

First Baptist Church offers monthly

free meals to those in need

First Baptist Church of Pittston, located on Water Street, is offering free hot meals to anyone in need every first Tuesday of the month. This community project, “Bread From Heaven,” will be offered at the church beginning at 5:30 p.m. The next scheduled date is Tuesday, Nov. 7.

This project is sponsored by area small businesses and community minded individuals.

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 the service Sundays, Nov. 5 and19.

Council will meet after service Sunday, Nov. 19.

Week Day Bible School is held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 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. The anniversary celebration will include a service of Thanksgiving at 1 p.m. followed by a dinner from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Jenkins Twp. Hose Company.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 12. Dinner is free for children 5 and younger. Deadline to purchase tickets is Sunday, Nov. 5. Contact the church at 570-655-2505 or email with questions or comments. Also include the number of people attending. Those attending are asked to pay before the deadline. The hall is handicapped accessible. Sharleen Palaima is planning committee chairwoman.

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

Members can pick up their fourth quarter church helper list and Portals of Prayer in the rear of the church at the beginning or end of services.

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.

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.

Wyoming United Methodist Church

will host pork and sauerkraut dinner

Wyoming United Methodist Church will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the church, 376 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. Tickets are $10; $6 for children 5 to 12 years old. The dinner will be eat-in or take-out from the drive thru. The church is handicap accessible. For information, call 570-693-2821.

Generations Sing XVI Concert

scheduled for St. Peter’s Cathedral

The Catholic Choral Society will present the 16th Generations Sing Concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in St. Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton. The Catholic Choral Society is composed of more than 50 members from Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Pike, Wyoming and Susquehanna counties.

Since its first presentation, the CCS has hosted singing groups of all ages presenting four or five different age groups at each concert.

This year, The Catholic Choral Society will both sing and host the following groups: elementary school, “Moscow Melodies” with director Michele Conaboy; middle school; Valley View Fifth Grade Intermediate Chorus with director Stacey Whitaker; high school: Greater Nanticoke Area High School Chorus with director Ellen Rutkowski; college, King’s College Cantores Christi Regis with director Rob Yenkowski.