Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
215 Lackawanna Avenue, Dupont, Pennsylvania 18641
Phone: (570)654-3713 | Fax: (570)654-7952 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Father Thomas J. Petro, J.C.L., Pastor
Parish Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.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 118 years of Faith!
Advent Pierogi Sale
The Confraternity of Christian Mothers’ Advent Pierogi Sale orders will be taken the weekends of October 17/18 and 24/25 in the church hall before and after all Masses. Phone orders will not be taken this year. Potato and cabbage pierogi will be available for $9 per dozen. It is important that you place your order in advance so that the proper amount of ingredients can be ordered. Pierogi distribution will take place November 16-18 in the church hall. Payment is made at the time of pick-up.
“Cemetery Sunday” devotions will take place this year on Sun., Oct. 25, beginning at 1pm in Sacred Heart Church. We will begin with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the praying of the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. The names of our parishioners who died and were buried from our church since last year’s devotions will be read aloud. After Solemn Benediction and Reposition, a procession will form to the cemetery while the faithful sing the Litany of the Saints. The faithful who cannot walk in the procession may drive to the cemetery. Father will then bless the cemetery and visitation of the graves by the faithful will follow. Traditional Polish, Latin and English hymns will be sung. Please join us in praying for the peaceful repose of the souls of all the faithful departed.
CCD Registration Form
CCD registration forms for the 2020-2021 academic year are now being accepted. Forms can be found in the church narthex or by clicking the link below.
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 (www.sacredheartdupont.com) 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.
Resuming of Public Mass
Attendance is cirrently limited to 25% of church capacity or about 82 people. Bishop Bambera orders that all parishes follow the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control. However, taking reservations for Masses is no longer required. We aim to be in full compliance with these safety measures: People attending Mass should maintain distancing of six feet. Please keep your hands clean. If you are sick, please stay home. The obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended by the bishop at this time. Each member of the faithful will need to wear a mask while in church. Appropriate cleaning of high-use areas within the church will be done before and after each Mass. We have been directed to remove the hymnals from the pews and store them until the pandemic has passed. We have been told that our holy water fonts are to remain empty. Pastors have been ordered to utilize the short form of readings and offer brief homilies as a way to shorten the duration of Mass. The offertory procession and sign of peace are suspended until further notice. Holy Communion may be received either on the tongue or in the hand. The distribution of the Precious Blood remains suspended at this time. Extraordinary ministers of Communion are now permitted to take Holy Communion to the homebound/hospitals/nursing homes.