Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
215 Lackawanna Avenue, Dupont, Pennsylvania 18641
Phone: (570)654-3713 | Email: email@example.com
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!
Thanksgiving Day Mass
Come sing your favorite Thanksgiving hymns, and participate in this ultimate act of thanksgiving before turning to your family celebrations later in the day.
Thursday, November 26, 9:00 a.m.
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the BVM
Please note the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the BVM, the patronal feast day of our country, on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Typically, this is a holy day of obligation binding for all Catholics to attend Mass. However, Bishop Bambera has lifted the obligation to attend Mass this year because of Covid19. Therefore, we offer this adapted Mass schedule: Mon., Dec. 7, Vigil Mass: 4pm; Tues., Dec. 8, Mass: 7:30am.
The oplatki, the traditional Eastern European Christmas Eve wafers, will be blessed during the 4 pm Mass on Nov. 28. As is our custom, the oplatki and the calendars will be distributed in the church hall immediately following each Mass that weekend to mark the start of Advent. The offering is $2 per envelope for the wafers.
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, Tuesday, 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.
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.