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!
Resuming of Public Mass
Now that we are in the “Green Phase” we have our regular schedule of Masses – weekday Mass, Monday through Friday, at 7:30 a.m. and weekend Masses on Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Confessions will be heard on Saturdays at 3:15 p.m. Attendance is 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.
73rd Annual Parish Picnic
Our annual parish picnic will be conducted, in a modified manner, on Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1 from 2 to 8 p.m. on the church grounds. This year’s picnic will primarily be a “take-out event”, with food orders placed in advance. We will offer our delicious homemade Polish foods, some games of chance and theme baskets. Food pre-orders can be made by clicking the link below and printing out the “2020 Picnic Food Pre-order Form.” Forms are also available in the church narthex. Please send your completed form, with payment, to the parish office by July 20. Food orders can be picked up at any time during the announced days and hours of our picnic in the church hall at the Walnut Street entrance. Walk-in orders will be welcome as supplies last. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us.
First Saturday is July 4. It is very important in these times to pray the Rosary, meditate for 15 minutes on the Mysteries, and make sacramental confession and Communion in reparation for sins and blasphemies against Mary’s Immaculate Heart. A Eucharistic Holy Hour will be held on Saturday, July 4, from 2:45 to 3:45 pm in our church. All are invited to come and pray in preparation for the 4 pm Mass.
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.