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 119 years of Faith!
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
The Church celebrates the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on Feb. 2. This feast recalls the day on which Jesus Christ was presented in the temple by Mary and Joseph. This feast, also commemorated as the Fourth Joyful Mystery of the Rosary, celebrates Jesus as the Light of revelation to all the nations. In accordance with the liturgy for the day, special candles will be blessed at Mass for the faithful to take home and use. Families have customarily lit them at the table for Easter and Christmas dinner, for sacramental visits of Holy Communion and Holy Anointing, and for blessed protection in lightning storms and power outages. The candles will be blessed at the 7:30 a.m. Mass on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The blessed candles may be obtained after the Mass. A donation of $3 for a box of two candles is requested.
Feast of St. Blaise
The Church celebrates the Feast of St. Blaise on Feb. 3. His is venerated today as the patron of those who suffer from diseases of the throat. Using candles blessed the day before at the Mass of the Presentation of the Lord, the faithful will be blessed through the intercession of St. Blaise. Throats will be blessed after Mass on Feb. 3 and the weekend of Feb. 6/7.
A Healing Mass will be celebrated in our church on Thur., Feb. 11, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, at 7: 30 a.m. in observance of the 29th World Day of the Sick. During the Mass there will be a communal celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick for anyone acutely or chronically ill, anyone suffering a debilitating condition, anyone facing surgery, the elderly, and all who might be a candidate for this sacrament.
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.