JUDE MOSAIC -- A mosaic in a small grotto outside the Franciscan Monastery in Washington depicts the apostle St. Jude.
[caption id="attachment_88836" align="alignleft" width="419"] JUDE MOSAIC -- A mosaic in a small grotto outside the Franciscan Monastery in Washington depicts the apostle St. Jude. Although many pray for his intercession, his story is one of the least known of the saints. (CNS photo by Nancy Wiechec)[/caption] 65th Annual Novena to be held October 19th through the 28th The 65th Annual Novena in honor of Saint Jude will be held at Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish (St. Mary, Help of Christians Church), 535 North Main Street, Pittston, from Wednesday, October 19th through Friday, October 28th. There will be two services daily. Mass, followed by novena prayers and veneration of the relic of St. Jude, Patron Saint of Hopeless Cases and Things Despaired Of will be celebrated Mondays through Fridays at 12 Noon and at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays at 12 Noon and at 4:00 p.m., and Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Rosary will be recited before all services and Confessions will be heard prior to all services, except on Sunday. The following guest homilists are scheduled for the novena: Father James Alco, Father Thomas Petro, Msgr. Dale Rupert, Father Gerald Shantillo, V.G., Father Joseph Verespy, Father Philip Sladicka, and Father Seth Wasnock. The schedule for homilists can be found on the parish website: www.eucharist-pittston.org. Bishop Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of Scranton will celebrate the Noon Liturgy on Monday, October 24, 2022. Rev. Richard Polmounter, Pastor of St. John Bosco, Conyngham and Sacred Heart of Jesus, Westin will celebrate the Closing Liturgy at 12 Noon on October 28, 2022, while Father Paul McDonnell, O.S.J., Sacramental Minister at Our Lady of the Eucharist will celebrate the Closing Liturgy at 7:00 p.m. Sister Mary Ann Cody, IHM serves as the Parish Life Coordinator at Our Lady of the Eucharist. For additional information, please call the parish office at 570-654-0263.
October 27 (Thursday) - November 5 (Saturday)
Our Lady of the Eucharist, Pittston