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.

 

Dozynki Mass with Wreath Ceremony.  As all are aware: The Annual Dozynki Harvest Festival will not be celebrated as it has been in the past.  A scaled back version of our annual Dozynki celebration will be held on September 13, 2020 which will include Mass at 9:00 AM followed by the wreath ceremony.  As a token of good luck and the harvest bounty, a wheat boutonniere tied with red and white ribbon will be given to all who attend. CDC Guidelines will be followed to ensure the safety of all who attend.  As a reminder, face masks are required. Only one Mass will be celebrated at 9 AM for Holy Mother of Sorrows parishioners only.  All who are planning to attend Mass must sign up/register in advance so we can ensure proper seating arrangements with social distancing. A sign up list will be in the church vestibule, or, you can register by calling Rose Kazinetz at 570-383-7843 or Nick Kazinetz at 570-604-2620

 

Consecration of Bishop-Elect Jarosław Rafalko will be held at St. Stanislaus, Bishop & Martyr, Cathedral Scranton, PA September 14, 2020

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the ceremony will be scaled back and only a limited number of the faithful will be allowed within St. Stanislaus Cathedral.  This number, which is set at approximately 85, is driven by the pressing need to remain socially distanced.  Unfortunately, because of this an open invitation to the consecration is not being extended. But it is hoped that this situation will allow each member of the Polish National Catholic Church to join in prayer on that day for it is still an important and joyous day for our entire Church.  The consecration ceremony will be taped and will be released at a later time for all to view.

 

District 1 of the PNU will be holding its next quarterly meeting on September 17, 2020 at 7 pm. Because of COVID-19 and the guidance of the executive officers of the PNU, the meeting will be held via a conference call. Those who wish to attend can contact Julie Andrzejewski at District1Director@pnu.org or 570-842-1603 for the phone number and participant code. All are welcome.

 

                                                     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.