Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
215 Lackawanna Avenue, Dupont, Pennsylvania 18641
Phone: (570)654-3713 | 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 119 years of Faith!
Giant Indoor Flea Market
A Giant Indoor Flea Market will be held in our church hall on
Saturday, April 24, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, April 25, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Lunch items and baked goods will be available for purchase on Saturday!
“LENT & EASTER: Polish Hymns from Dupont” audio CD available now!
Performed by our organist, Anthony George, this CD features all of the Polish language hymns that have been sung in our church for the seasons of Lent and Easter. This CD beautifully records the hymns of our immigrant ancestors for future generations. We will now be able to enjoy these cherished melodies not only in our church in Dupont, but anywhere at any time. We are offering these CDs for $15 each. CDs can be purchased by contacting the parish office. If you live outside of the area and are unable to purchase a CD in person, then we will mail one to you for $15, plus $4 for shipping and handling. Please contact the Parish Office by either email or telephone and a CD will be mailed to you after we have received your payment.
“SACRED CHANT: Latin Hymns from Dupont”
We have recently produced an audio CD that features some of the Latin language hymns that have been sung in our church for the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week and Easter, as well as Eucharistic chants and seasonal Marian antiphons and chants. These songs as quite old, but they have been recently professionally recorded using the latest technology. Our church organist, Anthony George, can be heard on the CD chanting in our church. CDs can be purchased by contacting the parish office. All proceeds benefit our parish Building Fund to help with the expense of transitioning to natural gas for our church, school and rectory. If you live outside of the area and are unable to purchase a CD in person, then we will mail one to you for $15, plus $4 for shipping and handling. Please contact the Parish Office by either email or telephone and a CD will be mailed to you after we have received your payment.
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.