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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, at the church hall. Takeouts begin at 11 a.m. and the sit-down meal will be served 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.

St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic

Church plans feast day dinner

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.  

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

First Baptist Church offers free

community Thanksgiving dinner

First Baptist Church of Pittston, located on Water Street, will hold its annual free community Thanksgiving dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22. The public is invited.

The church will take orders for takeouts and deliveries in the Greater Pittston area from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21. All takeouts ordered by phone can be picked up anytime after 3 p.m. Wednesday. Deliveries will be made between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. To place an order, call 570-654-0283.

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 Sunday, Nov. 19.

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 is celebrating its 160th anniversary Sunday, Nov. 12, with a service of Thanksgiving at 1 p.m., followed by a dinner from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Jenkins Twp. Hose Company.

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.

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.