Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

215 Lackawanna Avenue, Dupont, Pennsylvania 18641

Phone: (570)654-3713  |  Email:

Rev. Father Thomas J. Petro, J.C.L., KCHS, Pastor

Parish Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.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 121 years of Faith!

You are invited to a series of talks given by Mr. William D. Jones at Sacred Heart of Jesus School of Religion on three consecutive Wednesdays, September 27, October 4 and October 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  His topic will be: “Confession of an Ordained Lutheran Pastor or Why I Believe in One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.”  This series is free and open to the public.  Mr. Jones is a former Lutheran pastor who was received into the Catholic Church in 2021.  He will speak about his conversion experience and aspects of the Faith that “cradle Catholics” may take for granted.     

The Church celebrates the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi on Tuesday, Oct. 4.  Fr. Petro will administer a special blessing to all pets on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 9:30 a.m. in the picnic grove. Parishioners and friends of our parish are invited to bring their animals to the church to pray for the intercession of the saint who loved nature and all of God’s creatures.  Members of our Holy Name Society will host a light outdoor social following the blessing. To provide a safe environment for all who attend this event, please be sure that all pets are properly restrained.

“Cemetery Sunday” devotions will take place this year on Sun., Oct. 29, beginning at 1pm in our church.  Details can be found in the church bulletin.

CCD Registration for the 2023-2024 academic year has begun.  Click on the link below to download a form.

2023-2024 CCD Registration Form

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 ( 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. 

Online Giving

Columbarium for the interment of cremains

A columbarium for the interment of cremains will be constructed by year’s end in the recently developed Holy Sepulchre section of our cemetery.  Pre-sales for single and double niches are now being taken.   If you would like to purchase a columbarium niche, call the Parish Office at 570-654-3713, to make an appointment.