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


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


Our Parishioners are invited to the Lenten Retreat conducted by our Seniorate.  Retreat is free of charge.  When: Saturday, March 10 , 2018  from 10 AM to 1 PM; Where: St. Mary’s, Polish National Catholic Church; 200 Stephenson St., Duryea PA; Light lunch will be provided. Please sign the list in the church’s vestiuble. .

                                                    Theme: “In the Wilderness”

“Jesus was led up by the Spirit into wilderness to be tempted by the devil” (Mt. 4:1)


I. Presentation: “Live by the Word” - Prime Bishop Anthony Mikovsky 

II. Presentation: “Resist temptations and repent sins” - Fr. Walter Placek      

III. Presentation: “Worship God” - Fr. Sr. Zbigniew  

IV. Penance Service – Fr. Janusz Lucarz

V. Lenten Hymns

VI. Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament – Fr. Carmen Bolock



Lenten Potato Pancake  & Clam Chowder Dinner –Friday, March 16, 2018 – from 2 to 7 PM. Donation is $10.00 (includes pancakes, soup, dessert and beverage).  Help is needed on Thursday, March 15 to prepare everything & on Friday to cook and serve.  

Second Lenten Fish Fry Dinner, Friday,  March 23, 2018; from 3 to 7 PM. Dinner includes: 2 pieces of fish, fries, vegetable, coleslaw, roll and beverage; Donation: $10



Evening of games We would like to invite everyone, young and old, to come to the church hall on Saturday, March 10 at 6 PM, for an evening of games and fellowship.  There will be Pokeno, "Dupont Pitch", card games and other board games for your enjoyment, or you can just to get out for an evening and share some conversations with your fellow parishioners.   We are asking for you to bring a light snack for all to enjoy if you plan on attending. The sign up sheet will be in the church vestibule.  



                                          Holy Week Schedule 

March 25, 2017 –6th Sunday in Lent – Palm Sunday

9 AM – Palm Sunday Liturgy-Procession with Mass and the Bunny Breakfast                           

March 27, 2017 – Tuesday 

10 AM to 3 PM  – Clergy Conference in Scranton

4 PM – Mass of the Chrism in St. Stanislaus Cathedral, Scranton

March 28, 2017 – Wednesday                      

7 PM– Stations of the Cross                     

March 29, 2017 – Holy Thursday  

7 PM – Mass of the Last Supper                                                              

March 30, 2017 – Good Friday                                                                                                                                                10 AM to 8 PM – Good Friday Vigil

 7 PM – Solemn Liturgy of Lord’s Passion and Death

March 31, 2017 – Saturday

10 AM -Blessing of Fire, Water, Candle, Exhortations, Renewal of Baptismal Promises                                                                                    

11 AM and 4 PM – Blessing of Easter Food (Baskets)

April 1, 2017 – Easter Sunday

7 AM - Resurrection Mass with the Procession for the intention of all Parishioners   

10 AM- Mass of the Resurrection for the intention of all Parishioners   

Sunday Masses at 8 AM & 10:30 AM


SOCL, First Communion & Confirmation Classes at 9:15 AM on Sundays


Coffee Hour - On Sunday at 9 AM in the Parish Hall


                                  Mark in your calendar - 2018 Events 

Lenten Retreat for our Seniorate–Saturday, March 10, 2018 (St Mary’s Parish Duryea)

Lenten Potato Pancake Dinner – March 16, 2018

Confirmation at HMSC – April 15 at 10:30

First Holy Communion - May 6

Corpus Christi for our Seniorate – Thursday, May 31, 2018  (St Stanislaus Cathedral)

Kurs (Summer Camp) - June 30 – July 7, 2018 in Waymart                                                                                            Youth Convo – July 23-27, 2018 at University of Scranton

Dupont Weekend in Waymart: August 3, 4, 5, 2018

General Synod - October 1-3, 2018  - near St Louis, MO


Now is the time for all students (undergraduate degree or a post-secondary certificate) to apply for the PNU stipend.  The criteria is as follows: a student currently enrolled in a college or university, part-time or full-time; a member of the PNU having a life insurance policy – current paying, single premium, or fully paid-up and in good standing for at least 5 years; current enrollment academic year (2017/2018)-effective December 1st- April 15th. The Education and Youth Stipend Application form can be downloaded from the PNU website, www.pnu.org.  All completed applications should be returned by April 15th, 2018 to: PNU c/o Education and Youth Commission - Attn: Mary Ann Stankowski, 1006 Pittston Avenue, Scranton, Pa 18505.