Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

215 Lackawanna Avenue, Dupont, Pennsylvania 18641

Phone: (570)654-3713  |  Fax: (570)654-7952  |  Email: shojesuschurch@gmail.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!

Resuming of Public Mass

We will reopen our church for public Masses on Monday, June 1 at 7:30 a.m. We will 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.  Registration will be required for participation at Mass.  Attendance is limited to 25% of church capacity or about 82 people. There will be a sign-up sheet in the narthex. Do not call the office to sign-up.

At this time I wish to share with you the Bishop’s Directives for the celebration of Mass during the “Yellow Phase.” 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. The offertory procession and sign of peace are suspended until further notice. The bishop highly recommends that the distribution of Holy Communion take place AFTER the conclusion of Mass. The exceptions for the distribution of Communion after Mass are First Holy Communion Masses, Confirmations, weddings and funerals. After receiving Communion, the faithful are to depart and not return to their pews. Communicants may make their prayer of thanksgiving once they leave the church. 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 not permitted to take Communion to the homebound/hospitals/nursing homes until the county is in the “green phase.”  We look forward to welcoming you back in a safe manner.

Giant Indoor Flea Market

A giant indoor flea market will be held in our church hall on

Saturday, JUNE 13, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, JUNE 14, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Hot foods available for purchase on Sat., June 13!

Admittance will be limited to 25 people at a time.  All proceeds benefit our church Building Fund.

The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated on Friday, June 19.  This is the patronal feastday of our parish.  A special Mass will be celebrated in our church at 6 p.m. on June 19.  During this Mass we will celebrate the Enthronement Ceremony of the Sacred Heart and recite the Act of Consecration and the Litany of the Sacred Heart.  A plenary indulgence, granted under the usual conditions, is attached to these devotions for anyone who prays them on this solemnity.    You may bring an image of the Sacred Heart for blessing and certificates will be distributed.  A period of Eucharistic Adoration will be prayed in our church throughout the day of June 19 following the 7:30 a.m. Mass and continuing until 5:30 p.m.  Our Lord will be exposed on the altar for public veneration during this time.  Two people are needed for each hour of Adoration throughout the day.  Please register for a holy hour on the sign-up sheet located in the narthex.  Arrive early for the Mass: solemn Benediction will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. followed by sacred chant.

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.

 

 

 

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