Holy Mother of Sorrows PNCC
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.-John 13:34

 

News, Information, and Calendar

 

 

Hall Rental: For info call Carol Bondurich (she takes hall reservations at 570-654-8991



Sundays Masses are celebrated at 8 AM and 10:30 AM



School of Christian Living on Sundays at 9:15 AM



First Communion Class on Sunday at 9:15 AM



Address change If you or your family members changed the address, please update it in our church records.

 

 

 

To prevent the spread of Covid -19

 

Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people

 

All social and fundraising events, as well as all administrative meetings of the parishes, are to be

canceled.

 

Parishioners are instructed to stay home from Mass

 

Parishioners are instructed to stay home from devotions, like Stations of the Cross

 

 Due to concerns with the outbreak of COVID19 we are canceling the evening of games and fellowship on Saturday, March 14 - we will keep updating you about other events at Holy Mother of Sorrows.

 

 

 

Pertaining Holy Mother of Sorrows Parish: With the recent schools closing in Pennsylvania due to the outbreak of Covid-19 we are canceling our School of Christian Living (Sunday School) as well as First Communion classes till further notice. We are also asking all who are sick (with fever, cold, flu, coughing) not to attend masses. Those who have traveled to hot spots in PA (Montgomery County, and Philadelphia PA) or who have traveled to other states, outside of the commonwealth of PA which are already severely effected with this virus are advised not to come to mass. The CDC recommends to keep distance from each other (at least 6 feet) in order to not spread this disease or be infected. Be safe and be concerned about that person who is next to you. Additionally, coffee hour between masses has been canceled.


 


Lenten Potato Pancake Dinner scheduled for March 20 is cancelled due to current outbreak of Covid-19. Those who bought tickets will receive a refund or tickets will be honored at rescheduled time for dinner.

 

 

 

Lenten Retreat for the Scranton Seniorate scheduled for March 28 is cancelled due to current outbreak of Covid-19.  This event won't be rescheduled. Hopefully we will do it next year.

 


                                       Upcoming Events
First Holy Communion – June 7, 2020 at 8 AM
Corpus Christi – June 11, 2020 at St Stanislaus at 7 PM
Annual Open Pit Chicken BBQ – Saturday, July 18, 2020
Dupont Weekend at Waymart – July 31- August 2, 2020
Outdoor GiantFlea Market – Saturday, September 12, 2020
Dozynki/Harvest Festival – Sunday, September 13, 2020
Diocesan Synod - 10/08 -10/2020 in Rome, NY


 

The bishops of the Polish National Catholic Church continue to be in touch with each other and monitor what is being said by the various state and federal agencies in the areas where our parishes reside.
The isolation orders are strengthening in many areas within our country. The federal guidelines have also extended the social distancing measures and prohibitions of groups larger than 10 until April 30. Many state guidelines are even stronger. The Polish National Catholic Church will follow these precautions in order to protect the safety of all of our parishioners.
While we are aware that Holy Week and the celebration of the Solemnity of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ are the true central point of our liturgical year and all of its celebrations, unfortunately the directives for our people to remain at home mean that things will have to be done a little different this year. We remind the faithful of the Church that the celebrations of the Passion of our Lord and His triumph over death in the Resurrection are not canceled but rather they must be celebrated by each of us separately in our homes, joined in prayer while the celebrations occur within our parish churches.
We have provided some guidelines to the pastors of the parishes of the Polish National Catholic Church regarding the celebrations of Holy Week and Easter. The pastors are reminded that while the people are directed to remain at home, pastors are still to celebrate the liturgy of the Church. The Church and her priests will continue to pray for her people.