June 17, 2018

Weekly Bulletin – PDF | Ministry Schedules | Choir Schedule


We’re humbly proud of our graduate: Colin Kultys from Wyoming Valley West High School. Prayerful best wishes for every success to you and all who graduate.


Please Note Change in Office Hours for next week: we thank you for noting and adjusting to the following schedule change. Our office hours will be the following: Monday: Office Closed, Tuesday through Friday: 10AM to 1PM. As always, in case of emergency, please call and leave a message with our Answering Service.

1st Communion Pictures are in the Sacristy for those who ordered. Please pick up your child’s photo after Mass this weekend.

ARC-PA Collection – Next weekend, June 23/24, the Knights of Columbus will be collecting to support the ARC of PA. This collection will benefit citizens of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities providing active citizenship and inclusion in every community.

We prayerfully Salute our Dads with a Father’s Day Blessing at all Masses this Weekend.

Deepest Prayerful Gratitude for continuing the beautiful, prayerful tradition of placing the names of our beloved, living & deceased fathers upon the altar. Father’s Day Mass Intentions will continue to be prayed at designated Masses throughout the month of June.

Happy Father’s Day!

Faith Formation / Ministry

  • Registrations for next year are now due. Please return it to the rectory office or drop in the collection basket. No payment is required until the start of classes in the fall.
  • Any student in 2nd grade in Catholic school next year should also register at this time. They will be advised of dates for parent meetings and the date to join Faith Formation class to prepare for First Reconciliation and First Communion.
  • Any student who is registering for the first time and was not baptized at St. John’s must provide a copy of their Baptismal Certificate at the first class in September.

Baptismal Instruction – The next class will be held on Monday, July 2nd at 7PM in the church hall. If you are expecting or recently had a baby, please call the rectory office to register for this class.

New Altar Server Class begins soon. All ages welcome! If interested, please call the rectory (570-779-9620) and leave name & phone #. Thanks for serving at Our Lord’s Table.

God may be calling you… to be a Lector, Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, Altar Server, Usher, Greeter, or Choir Member. Thanks for answering His call by calling the rectory at 570-779-9620.

New Ministry Schedule: we will begin working on the new ministry schedule for August/September. If there is a particular weekend you do not wish to be scheduled, please contact the rectory office by July 10th.

Prayer Shawl Meeting and Work Session will be held on Thursday, June 28th at 6PM in the church hall. All are invited and welcome to join our ministry. If someone you know needs a prayer shawl please contact the rectory.  Your help is needed: a few more Afghans for the bazaar are still needed. If you aren’t able to attend a meeting, but want to donate a lap robe, shawl or afghan, please contact the rectory office. Thanks!

If you aren’t able to make an afghan, monetary donations are most welcome and appreciated. They can be made via collection basket (place in an envelope marked “Yarn/Afghans”) or sent to the rectory office. Thank You for helping us to help others.

Theme Baskets:

  • You can create your own basket
  • Make a $50.00+ donation and the committee will shop and create the basket for you
  • Join with family or friends to make a Basket.

Please place your donation in an envelope marked “Theme Basket” and drop in the collection basket. If you are making a basket, please call Sharon Baronitis at 570-639-0165 or 570-574-8129 to let her know the theme so that it won’t be duplicated. Thanks!


Pierogie Making for our Bazaar continues this week through July 23rd. Please mark your calendars and plan to join the fun of our Pierogie Pinching Parties from 8AM onward. No experience necessary! Pierogie Prep starts at 7:30AM each Sunday before a Pierogie Monday. Volunteers for Sunday & Monday are most welcome & appreciated!

Help Needed to transport pierogies to our Park Freezers for an hour each Pierogie Monday Evenings. Please call the rectory if you are able to help.


Flea Market: “Treasures” may be brought to our church hall Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 8AM to 12Noon. Look for items around your home that are no longer used or wanted, but still serviceable. Please remember, we are unable to accept clothing, encyclopedias, stuffed animals, or TVs.




Bucket Stand: We supply the buckets, can you supply the contents? Needed are Paper & Cleaning Products as well as new – Non-Perishable Food Items. This is a very popular stand, so we’ll have lots of buckets to fill! Thanks for not kicking but filling a bucket!




Did your Younger Son or Daughter – take home a free copy of “Kidsword” today?  Available in our church vestibule.

Please Note the Diocesan Insert regarding Reporting Sexual Abuse of a Minor which is to be published monthly in our bulletin.

Capital Campaign Payments are due. Please place payment in an envelope marked “Capital Campaign” and drop in the collection basket or send to the rectory. Thank you!