The Very Rev. Zbigniew Dawid marked 20 years of pastoral ministry at Holy Mother of Sorrows Polish National Catholic Church on Aug. 15.

Dupont Youth Baseball Organization is looking for sponsors for its fifth annual golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 19, at Pine Hills Country Club. The tournament will benefit the DYBO and the Greater Pittston American Legion Baseball. All openings for golfers are filled, but the group is still accepting donations for hole sponsors and raffle basket donations.

Hole sponsorship is $100 per hole and your name and logo will appear on a large sign on the golf course for all participants of this event to see. Send your logo to dupontbo@yahoo.com. Checks are payable to Dupont Youth Baseball Organization, 406 McLean St., Dupont, PA 18641. Payments also can be sent via VENMO to @Rob-Lopata or via PAYPAL to rlopata@epix.net.

Road paving

Residents of Liberty, Monroe, Bridge and Harding streets and of the 300 block of Center Street are reminded Dupont Borough is seeking a grant for paving on these streets. Councilman Bob Price will be contacting residents with a survey form to collect information for the grant application. Please contact the borough office to fill out the form or check the borough website for the form. The borough also is mailing a copy of the form to residents on those streets. Please return them to the borough building as soon as possible. There are additional evening hours at the borough building from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays. Call Patty McDonald at 570-655-6216 with any questions.

Lions Club news

Dupont Lions Club will hold its first meeting of the new Lion Year at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Home. All members are required to wear masks.

Congratulations to Dupont Lion Linda Zaneski, who received the President’s Leadership Award at the first cabinet meeting for District W14 held at the VFW Post in Dupont on Aug. 9. Past International Director Robert Miller, of Orwigsburg, presented her the award in recognition of 17 years with the local club, of which she currently serves as secretary. She also has served the district in several capacities, including taking part in cultural and community activities, and as a District Diabetes Awareness and Action Committee member, walk chairperson and participating in the state convention. She currently serves as chairwoman of the North American Membership Initiative and as second vice district governor of District 14 W.

School taxes

Tax Collector Susan Gregory announced the Pittston Area School District taxes have been mailed. She will accept payments from behind the glass door of the borough secretary’s office. Masks are required. Office hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, except for Monday, Aug. 31, when the office will be closed. No cash payments; only checks and money orders. For information, call 570-655-6216, ext. 107.

Flu shots

The office of Dr. Martin Moran will administer flu vaccinations from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. No appointments are necessary, but please bring your current insurance card with you to the office.

Sacred Heart news

Students in both Catholic and public schools are invited to attend the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Sept. 20, for the annual back to school blessing. Teachers and students will be blessed at this Mass.

Home bound parishioners of Sacred Heart may have Holy Communion brought to them the First Friday of each month by calling the parish office at 570-654-3713.

Sacred Heart is looking for a part-time church sexton. Job includes grounds keeping, building cleaning and light maintenance. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish will hold an appreciation dinner for all parishioners who volunteered to make their parish picnic event a success. The dinner will be Saturday, Sept. 19, in the parish hall. The social will begin at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5:30 To make your reservation, please fill out the form in the church bulletin and return it by Sunday, Sept. 13, in the collection basket or by mail or email it to the parish office.

Holy Mother of Sorrows news

The Parish Committee of Holy Mother of Sorrows Church has cancelled its annual September events, including the flea market and Dozynki/harvest festival, due to COVID-19, out of concern for the safety of patrons and workers.

The church hopes to hold the events next year.

The parish is in the process of updating email address for all parishioners. It is very helpful to have all parishioners email addresses, since email is the fastest and most reliable way to communicate instantly. Over the last few months, the church has sent emails to parishioners pertaining to the pandemic and church closing, but many email addresses were invalid. If you wish to be notified about the matters of the church, please provide your current email address. Email your contact information to holymofs@gmail.com.

Annmarie Paddock writes about Dupont every week. To list an item, email dupont.news@comcast.net or call 570-407-0231 by Monday.

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