Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

215 Lackawanna Avenue, Dupont, Pennsylvania 18641

Phone: (570)654-3713  |  Email:

Rev. Father Thomas J. Petro, J.C.L., KCHS, Pastor

Parish Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.;

Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Founded in 1902 by Polish immigrants as a parish of the Diocese of Scranton.

Celebrating 121 years of Faith!


Friday, December 8, is a holy day of obligation binding for all Catholics to attend Mass.  The Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the patronal feast day of our country.  The Mass schedule: Thur., Dec. 7, Vigil Mass:  4pm; Fri., Dec. 8, Masses: 7am and 5:30pm.

Our annual Christmas COOKIE WALK will be Saturday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the church hall.  Enjoy a free cup of coffee or hot chocolate while choosing from dozens of delicious homemade cookies available for $10 a pound.  Try your luck at winning a holiday theme basket or the 50/50 raffle just in time for Christmas!  Be aware that this will not be a nut free environment. 

Advent Confession Schedule: confessions are heard every Saturday, 3:15 to 3:50 p.m.  Confessions will also be heard in Sacred Heart Church on the day before Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 23, from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  All Catholics are encouraged to celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation during Advent to properly celebrate the feast of Christ’s birth. A deanery Penance Service will also be held Mon., Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.



Sunday, Dec. 24: 4:00 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 25: 12:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

(Mary, Mother of God)

Sunday, Dec. 31: 4:00 p.m.

Monday, Jan 1: 9:00 a.m.

Rada Cutlery Fundraiser

40% of all sales will benefit our parish Building Fund.  There are two ways to order – online or via the printed catalog.  Please follow these instructions so that Sacred Heart of Jesus Church receives credit for your purchases:

Online: Parishioners are asked to access Rada via the homepage of the parish website ( and click on the tab that says “Order Here.”

Catalog: Color catalogs are available for those who do not have internet access.  For more information call the parish office. 

Online Giving

Columbarium for the interment of cremains

A columbarium for the interment of cremains will be constructed by year’s end in the recently developed Holy Sepulchre section of our cemetery.  Pre-sales for single and double niches are now being taken.   If you would like to purchase a columbarium niche, call the Parish Office at 570-654-3713, to make an appointment.