Sacraments and Devotions

Parish Mission Statement 

“Sacred Heart of Jesus Church exists for the celebration of the Sacraments, especially the Eucharist, the proclamation of Christ’s saving doctrine and the promotion of Charity.  Our mission, under the care of our pastor, our bishop and the Holy Father, is to attain Heaven.”

Staff

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

Kathy Vojta, Secretary

Anthony George, Organist/Choir Master

Nancy Beccaloni, Director of Religious Education

Larry Herron, Sexton

Sacraments

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated Sundays after Mass.  First time parents are asked to attend a welcoming session prior to baptism.  Godparents are asked to present a sponsor card.  Please call the parish office as soon as possible after your child’s birth to plan their baptism.

The Sacrament of Marriage – engaged couples should notify the priest at least six months prior to their proposed date.  Couples participate in a preparation program.

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick – please call the parish office for visitation of the sick at home, in the hospital, or health care facility.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) – the official process used by the Church to bring adults into the Catholic faith.

Spiritual Devotions

The Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary is prayed in common before Masses.

The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy is prayed in common Sundays at 8 a.m.

The Perpetual Novena of the Miraculous Medal is prayed in common Mondays after 7:30 a.m. Mass.

Eucharistic Adoration is held on the First Saturday of each month from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Sacred Heart Devotions are prayed in common after First Friday Masses.

Devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary are prayed in common during First Saturday Eucharistic Adoration.

Apostolic Life

The Pastoral Outreach Apostolate cares for the sick and the elderly in our parish, as well as pro-life concerns.

The Holy Name Society is the men’s organization established in our parish.  All Catholic men are invited to join.

The Confraternity of Christian Mothers is the women’s organization established in our parish.  All Catholic women are invited to join.

The Welcome Committee welcomes new parishioners with a yearly reception and provides a gift to the newly baptized.

The Knights of Columbus, Pittston Council #372, is a Catholic men’s fraternal benefit society established in our area.  All Catholic men are invited to join.

Holy Redeemer System is our regionalized Catholic school educating children from pre-K through grade 12.  All parish families are encouraged to enroll their children in our schools.

The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) is our parish religious education program for children in public and home schools from grades 1 to 8.  All children not enrolled in Catholic school are required to participate.