Saint Ann’s Monastery and Basilica Parish

Solemn Novena to Saint Ann from July 17 – July 26.  Mass and Novena prayers five times each day at 8:00 am, 11:45 am, 3:30 pm( Novena service only), 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Weather permitting, the 8am, 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm Mass and novena will be held outdoors each day.

Confessions available in the Lower Basilica for 45 minutes prior to each Mass and novena service.




Sacred Heart of Jesus Church


Fr. Petro and the parishioners of Sacred Heart Church invite you to attend their 74th Annual Polish Parish Picnic on the church grounds, 215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont.

It will be held Saturday, July 31 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Food offerings include homemade pierogi, golombki (pigs in the blanket), halushki, kielbasi, placki (potato pancakes) and funnel cakes, all prepared by the men and women of the parish.

Enjoy games of chance, theme baskets and lively polka music!




Holy Cross Parish, at St. Patrick’s Church, 200 Delaware St., Olyphant, will hold our Chicken BBQ Sunday August 1, 2021 from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm in the Church parking lot.

Chicken dinners are $10 and Children’s Dinners are $5.

Tickets are available before and after weekend masses and at the rectory during regular business hours.  There will also be a bake sale, basket raffle, money raffle, ice cream & live music.

For more information, donations or to volunteer call the rectory at 570-489-0752.














Thursday, August 5 and Friday, August 6 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 7 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Msgr. Bendik Pastoral Center Auditorium (former Seton Catholic High School)

Entrance on Church Street, Pittston adjacent to church building on William Street — parking available nearby!

Please call the parish office at 570-654-0053 for more information.




Saint Joseph Church in Rileyville, Wayne County (part of Saint John the Evangelist Parish) will mark its 150th anniversary next month.

A golf tournament is planned for Saturday, August 7 at the Cricket Hill Golf Course at 1:30 pm. Anyone interested in taking part can contact Kathy Stiles at (570) 229-1398.

Bishop Joseph C. Bambera will celebrate Mass to mark the anniversary of Saint Joseph Church on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.












Gate of Heaven Church


Gate of Heaven Church Social Distancing MEGA Raffle. There are 66 prizes to be raffled valued at approximately $6,000 This includes 39 Cash and Gift Card Prizes valued at over $3,800 and 27 awesome and unique Baskets.

Tickets are $10 each and are available by calling the Church Office at 570-675-2121 or Carol at 570-675-1394 or Patty at 570-407-1734. With each ticket purchased you have the chance of winning one of our 66 fabulous prizes.

Drawing will be August 8, 2021 at 1PM. The raffle drawing will be live streamed and available to view on our Facebook page and Web site goholv.org




St. Boniface/St. Lawrence Parishes
Williamsport/South Williamsport


Father Bill Corcoran extends an invitation to the St. Boniface / St. Lawrence Parishes Picnic planned for Sunday August 8, 2021. We are looking forward to gathering with our parish families present and past.

Event will be held at the South Williamsport Picnic / Sports Complex off of East Central Avenue South Williamsport under Pavilion #1 and #2, hamburgers / hot dogs will be provided.


20th annual Lebanese-American Mini Food Fest 

Dates:  August 13, 14, 15

Fri.    Aug 13    4 – 10pm
Sat.   Aug 14     4 – 10 pm
Sun. Aug 15      1 – 7pm


St. Joseph Melkite Greek-Catholic Church
130 N. St. Frances Cabrini Ave (off lower Jackson St), West Scranton

Brief Description:

Take Out, Curbside Pickup or limited seating
Great Lebanese Food and pastries, Local picnic food favorites, clams, variety baskets.
Prepaid orders taken after Aug 8. Call 570-343-6092

For menu or info –  www.melkite.scranton.org  or facebook.com/melkitescranton



SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish


SS. Anthony & Rocco Parish Italian Festival will be held August 13, 14 and 15, 2021 at St. Rocco’s Church Grounds, 122 Kurtz St., Dunmore, featuring food, games and live entertainment. The Festival opens Friday and Saturday at 5:00 PM and on Sunday Following the Noon Mass and Procession.

Live Entertainment: Friday: DHS Marching Units & Cheerleaders and Picture Perfect; Saturday: Holy Cross H.S. Cheerleaders and Popstar Drive; Sunday: Feast Day Mass & Procession at 12 Noon followed by Jim Cullen, Jack Bordo and Sharon Ambrozia, The Luongo Brothers Band, and FIREWORKS AT 9 PM.






Mountain Top

August 14 & 15

Join us in the Grove for the 67th Annual St. Jude Parish Picnic on Saturday, August 14, 2021, 4:00 – 10:00 PM and Sunday, August 15, noon-8:00 p.m. on the parish grounds at 420 South Mountain Boulevard, in Mountain Top.

Enjoy traditional picnic favorites, deserts in the Sweet House and a large Theme Baskets Raffle. On Sunday there will be an open pit Chicken BBQ Dinner starting at noon. For entertainment, Chester Street will rock the house on Saturday from 6-9 p.m. and 2Rockaholix will be there on Sunday, 2-9 p.m.

Join us for great fun, fellowship and entertainment.



St. Maria Goretti


Designer Purse Bingo
St. Maria Goretti Church
42 Redwood Drive

Saturday, August 14, 2021
Bingo from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Pre-sales $20; $25 at the door
Includes 20 games of Bingo (extra games may be purchased)
Food & Beverages will be available for purchase
Basket Raffle, door prize, bake sale
For tickets contact parish office at 570-655-8956 Monday – Friday 9:00am-2:00pm





Saint Ann Basilica Parish
Scranton, PA

Seventh Annual Car Show and Chicken BBQ

Car Show 9am to 4pm on Sunday, August 15; Chicken BBQ runs Noon to 4:00pm and is “Take-Out” only. Prior purchase of BBQ tickets is required.

Car Show is on the Basilica Grounds @ 1233 Saint Ann Street, Scranton


Most Precious Blood Church


Most Precious Blood Parish 131 E. 4th St., Hazleton, will be celebrating the feast of La Madonna del Monte on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 13, 14 & 15, 2021. We will celebrate our beautiful, annual recognition of the Blessed Mother through spiritual observances including the weeklong novena, Mass, and Procession followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto.

The Bake Sale, Tricky Trays, and Calendar Lottery will be held just as in times past as well as the commemoratives placed in the bulletin; grotto candle sale; and our traditional pasta dinner for takeout. Come join us for the Festival Food Nights on Friday, August 13th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 14 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. for food and soft drinks, while previewing our famous Tricky Trays. On August 15th, we will have our full course Pasta and Meatball Dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., to take out. Bring your families and guests to our 122 year of the Madonna del Monte Festival.


Blessed Sacrament Parish
215 Rebecca Street, Throop

Pigs-in-the-Blanket Dinner on Saturday, August 21 in the Parish Hall.

Serving available as Eat-in or Takeout from Noon to 7pm.  Potato Pancakes have also been added to the first fundraiser in over a year.

A Basket Raffle and a 50/50 Drawing will also take place. For tickets kindly contact the Parish office at 570-489-1963.


Saint John Bosco Church


Call Parish for details to play or sponsor.  570-788-1997, Ext 3




St. Martha’s Parish
260 Bonnieville Road, Fairmont Springs

Parish Festival
September 4 & 5

There will be a 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday.

Festivities will begin at 5 p.m.  Music on Saturday by Burn’ sky and Sunday by Vine Street.

Featuring homemade ethnic foods including pierogi, haluski with homemade noodles, potato pancakes, clam chowder, pigs-in-blanket and other picnic favorites.

Games for young and and old alike and indoor country store with great bargains.

Festival hours:
5:00 –  11:00 p.m. Saturday
Noon – 11 p.m. Sunday


St. Mary’s Homecoming Picnic, Mocanaqua @ the Parish Park
Labor Day Weekend

Sat., Sept 4   4PM—9:30
Sun. Sept 5   12:30—9:30

Polka Mass w/Joe Stankey and the Cadets  Sat. @4PM

Sun. Music by Flaxy Morgan @ 5:00

Homemade Ethnic Foods:

Pierogi, Haluski, Piggies, Ziti & Meatballs, Potato Pancakes, Clam Chowder, Sausage & Peppers, Turkette,
Piggie Soup, Funnel Cakes and Much More

Many Games and activities


St. Boniface, Williamsport

Annual Parish Carnival September 9th, 10th & 11th at St. Boniface Church Grounds, 326 Washington Blvd. Williamsport




























Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton


Fall Festival on Friday, September 17 and Saturday, September 18. 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. on the Church grounds
Ethnic Food, Games and Music
Friday: Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots
Saturday: Hoopla Band


Church of the Resurrection
Muncy, PA

Parish Festival Fundraiser with games, food, raffles and 50/50. More details to follow soon.

If the event has a specific contact person who doesn’t mind their phone number or email being published, please submit that information below.






Saint John Bosco Church

FALL FLING – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, Gigantic Flea Market and Homemade Food Sale – 7 am until 3 pm, Parish Gym.

Contact Phone Number for more information: (570) 788-1997, ext 3