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


 


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

 

 

Annual Giant Flea Market & Dozynki The Parish Committee of Holy Mother of Sorrows Church made a decision on Monday, July 13, 2020  to cancel our Annual events held in September: Giant Flea Market and Dozynki/ Harvest Festival, due to Covid - 19.  Our main concern is the safety of our patrons as well as our workers. Hopefully we can do it next year.

 

PNCC Future Directions -August 2020 - The Canaanite Woman:   Persistence and Humility

As we continue to pray for healing, health and love for our nation and the world;this month on our discipleship journey we focus on the Canaanite Woman.

Scripture for Reflection - Matthew 15:21-31;   Questions for Reflection:

The Canaanite Woman persisted in her request for healing even when Jesus tested her faith.  How do you respond when you petition the Lord through prayer but don't receive an immediate response?

​Name a few important “discipleship qualities” that the Canaanite woman demonstrates? Which one would you personally like to better emulate? How can you begin to practically do so in your daily life?  How can you, as a disciple, help others take their relationship with our Lord more seriously?

During this month our Church celebrates Youth Sunday

Let us pray:  Loving and kind Father, because You created us in Your image and likeness and determined that one generation should follow another in order to continue life, keep in Your tender and steadfast care the youth of the Church.  May they come to know and understand that true happiness can be attained when they live in harmony with Your teaching.  May they, like our Lord and Savior in His youth, grow “in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favor.”  Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.

Prayer in Time of National Anxiety - Let us pray:

I come to You, Lord, in this time of uncertainty and confusion that has gripped our nation and our world.  I pray that our leaders and representatives in government are filled with Your peace, strength and courage.  May your gifts of wisdom and understanding, fortitude and counsel be sought and utilized by them for the well-being of all people.  By their belief and trust in You may they provide capable leadership, promote unity and peace, and be attentive to the concerns of all people.  May Your Church provide support and comfort; and help strengthen our hope for peace through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.

 

                             Dear Parishioners:

As Luzerne County will be moving to the “yellow” phase on May 29, 2020, we are happy to announce the resumption of Holy Mass on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Holy Mother of Sorrows church in Dupont, PA.

The dispensation not to attend mass still is in force. Therefore, if you are sick, not feeling well, afraid for your health, elderly with co-morbidities, please feel free to stay home and watch one of the many PNCC masses on Facebook. You are in charge of your own health and safety. Even if you feel well, we encourage you to take your temperature before attending mass and to stay home if you have a fever.

We will be celebrating our masses at the usual time, 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM. There will be no coffee hour between masses. Please arrive a few minutes early as seats will be assigned by ushers.

We will be following the CDC, State and Local guidelines as well as the May 13, 2020 PNCC Bishops guidelines. With that in regard, the following regulations will be in force:

  1. All attendees are required to wear a mask (including children 3 years and older). Anyone without a mask will be asked not to attend until they acquire one. Gloves are permitted, but not mandatory.

  2. Everyone respect the social distancing of 6 ft. Pews will be alternated and sanitized between masses.

  3. Upon entering the church, you will be escorted by an usher to your seat. Please sit where you are asked- no one will have their “regular” seat (including ANS members). There will be no holy water out for the people to bless themselves.

  4. The bulletin and other liturgical materials will be placed in your pew by the ushers. Please remember to take your bulletin home with you.

  5. Pew hymnals, Mass booklets and Bibles will be removed from the pews.

  6. No congregational singing is permitted and there will be no choir other than the organist.

  7. The only attendees at the mass without a mask will be the celebrant and the organist.

  8. A collection stand will be placed at the end of the pews (main aisle). There will be no collection during the service. You are welcome to drop your offering at the beginning or end of mass.

  9. During the “yellow” phase, there will be no Holy Communion, only the Act of Spiritual Communion. Once we are in the “green” phase, regular communion should resume.

  10. At the end of the service, please remain in your pew until an usher comes and escorts you out of the church.

  11. Please do not socialize at the church vestibule or entrance before and after mass. There will be no shaking hands before and after mass. Return straight to your car.

  12. If you require the use of the restroom during the service, please ask one of the ushers who will be happy to escort you to the church hall.`

Looking forward to seeing you in church,

Very Rev. Zbigniew Dawid and the Parish Committee of Holy Mother of Sorrows

 

 

 

                          Cemetery Reminders (Cemetery By-Laws)

#13. No fences, trees of shrubbery are allowed on a grave site.  Rose bushes and excessive plants are prohibited.  Plants should not be in excess of the with of the grave monument or more that 12 inches in front of the monument.

#14. When cleaning around the grave or lot, it is not permitted to throw stones, dirt, etc. on other lots or over the cemetery fence.

#(17).  The Parish reserves the right to remove any excessive or dead shrubbery, stones, fences, decorations or monuments of any sort from the grave if they do not conform to the By-Laws of the cemetery if the parish Committee deems necessary.  If possible, persons responsible will be contacted and asked to correct any problems.  Failure to do so may result with the Church correcting any problems and submitting the bill for work completed to the person responsible if the Parish Committee feels such action is necessary.

 

 

 

 

E-mail data. It is very helpful to have all parishioners e-mail addresses.

E-mail is the fastest and most reliable way to communicate instantly. Over the last few months we were sending emails to parishioners pertaining to the situation with the pandemic and church closing, but many emails were invalid.  If you want to be notified about the matters of our church, please provide your current e-mail address. The best is if you send your e-mail address by e-mail to holymofs@gmail.com so we can update this information in our database.

                               


 

                           

 

Act of Spiritual Communion                                                                                                                                                                             

(To be used at the time of communion when not receiving the sacrament)

Most loving Jesus, I adore You in the Most Blessed Sacrament, in Which You are truly present. I love You above all things and I long for You in my soul. Since I cannot receive You sacramentally, I ask You to come spiritually into my heart and heal my soul. I embrace You and unite myself with You; may I never be separated from You. Inflame my heart with the fire of Your love, my Lord and Savior. Amen.