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.

11th Community Thanksgiving Prayer Service will be held on November 24, 2019 at 7 PM at Holy Mother of Sorrows. Parishioners from Holy Mother of Sorrows, Sacred Heart of Jesus and all who live in Dupont and surrounding areas are welcome

and invited to attend. Refreshments will be served after the service in our Parish Hall.


 Thanksgiving Eve Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 7 PM

St Nicholas Brunch will be held for all parishioners on Sunday, December 8th in the Frank Bednash Memorial Hall. On this Sunday we will have only one mass at 9 AM with the brunch immediately following the conclusion of mass. We encourage all to come. The brunch is free of charge but please sign up on the list in the church vestibule so that we have an accurate count of whowill attend (list is available now).

Pierogi Making for Christmas Eve Supper will be held on Friday 12/6 (starting at 3 PM) & Saturday 12/7 (starting at 9 AM). Help is needed. Orders only-must sign up.

National YMS of R Appeal We are calling for a winter clothing drive at each of our parishes. The majority of the parishes of the Polish National Catholic Church belong to areas that are about to be met with its most difficult weather. The Board thought a NATIONAL-church-wide drive could accomplish something that not only helps each local community, but also reflects the mission of Jesus Christ in our world today. Though a reason to be charitable is never needed, we have decided to reward the Parish who collects the most. The winning Parish will receive a monetary gift sponsored by the United Y.M.S. of R. Board, in hopes of being used to promote a fellowship activity in you parish. 1st place will receive $200.00, 2nd place $100.00, and 3rd place $50.00. As you receive clothing tems please donate them to local charitable agencies, be sure to tally what you collect and confirm your final tally with President Nick Kazinetz on or near January 20, 2020. For any further information, please contact the YMS of R diocesan representatives or president Kazinetz at (570) 604-2620 or

Nkaz20@aol.com. May the items you collect reflect the love of Jesus and the call of His gospel to continue His holy mission. The winter clothing drive begins November 1, 2019 and will conclude January 20, 2020. Drop-off place for winter clothing is the parish hall on Sundays (from 7:30 am till 12pm)

SENIORATE ADVENT PENITENTIAL SERVICE - The Advent season is a time of preparation that both directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. Let’s start our observance of the season with the Sacrament of Penance. On Saturday, November 30th , we’ll hold our annual Scranton Seniorate Penitential Service here in the lower chapel of the Cathedral in Scranton  at 11:00 am. A new kind of penitential service is being created for this occasion; creative, modern and with a focus on Mary, the mother of the long anticipated Messiah. Plan to be present on the 30th for the most important

of all your Christmas preparations.

Christmas chedule:

4th Sunday of Advent, December 22, Masses at 8 AM and 10:30 AM

Our church will be decorated for Christmas on Sunday, December 22 at 11:30 AM

Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24, Masses at 4 PM and 10 PM

Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, Mass at 10 AM

2019 Education and Youth Commission Raffle: The Education & Youth Commission of the Polish National Union of America is once again hosting a raffle to benefit our College Stipend Program. The raffle will be held on December 5th, 2019 @ the PNU Home Office, 1006 Pittston Avenue, Scranton, Pa. Donations for these tickets are $5.00 each or 3 tickets for $10.00.

First Prize – $400 cash; Second Prize – Amazon Echo; Third Prize- $100 cash

Raffle tickets are placed by the Bulletins, in the church vestibule.