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



Upcoming Events:

Dozynki and Flea Market – September 7 – 8

Scranton Senirate Council Meeting – Saturday, September 14 at 10 AM at HMSC

Special General Synod - October 25 (Friday)

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

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

Outdoor Flea Market will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 8 AM till 2 PM under the big tent on the Holy Mother of Sorrows church grounds. To reserve a table call Lois McHugh at 570-603-9633. Tables rentals cost $15 each (additional table for $10.00; for example: 2 tables - $25) and are supplied by the church. Only 40 tables are available for rent – first come first served. All reservations must be prepaid prior to the flea market (checks made payable to Holy Mother of Sorrows and mailed to 212 Wyoming Avenue Dupont, PA 18641). Various Polish foods (pierogi, potato pancakes, haluski, goląbki) will be available for purchase during this event.


Dozynki/Harvest Festival Meetings will be held on Sundays, August 4 and 18, 2019 at 9 AM in the Parish Hall. Meetings are open to all parishioners.

Pierogi making for Dozynki – Friday, August 9 from 10 AM and Saturday, August 10 AM from 9 AM. Help is needed on both days. Please give us a hand.

Dożynki Weekend Schedule

· Giant Flea Market will be held on our church's grounds on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 8 AM to 2 PM

· 43rd Annual Polish Harvest “Dożynki” Festival will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 12 PM to 6 PM (Raffle drawings at 6 PM). Only one Mass will be celebrated on Dożynki day at 10:30 AM.

- Blessing of the wreath will be held in the Big Tent at 12:00 PM

-Live music for your entertainment and enjoyment from 2 PM till 6 PM

Volunteers for Flea Market & Dozynki The success of our Festival depends on the people, parishioners and friends. We need your help. Submit your name and commit to certain areas of work like setting the stands, serving the stands, preparing food, cleaning up. Please, sign up your name on the sheets in the vestibule of the church. There are two separate lists for Flea Market and Dozynki volunteers.


Dożynki Donors List We are seeking this year donations to defray the cost of the Dożynki as we have done in the past. However, we are going to post the list of the donations received at the Dożynki. Those folks that donate $100.00 will be listed as "Gold" donors, $50.00, "Silver" donors and $25.00 are bronze donors. We hope that we can count on your continued support.

Bake Sale Please fill out a form and put it into the “Dozynki Forms” Box or call Gloria Kaspriskie at 570-655-0981 to give her your verbal request and she will mark you down as to what delicious baked goods you will be donating.


Basket Raffle Please, fill out a form if you would like to donate a basket (at a minimum of $50.00) and put it into the “Dozynki Forms” Box. If you are unable to make a basket, you may donate money and we will make a basket to correspond with your prize.


Jar Game (Combined) We are asking if you could donate a prize of your choice at a minimum of $25.00. Please fill out a form and put into the “Dozynki Forms” Box.


Monetary Donations Anyone who desires to donate to festival to defray the expenses (tent, prizes, food, band, etc.) is welcome to do so. The Dozynki Donation Envelope is inside your “Donation Box” Set and is dated August 4, 2019.

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.