The Parish of Saint Monica, grounded in the Sacraments and Gospel of Jesus Christ, is called to serve by using God's gifts of time, talent, and treasure to inspire evangelization and provide for those in need.
Saint Monica Parish was formed November 21, 2010 through the consolidation of St. Joseph's Parish in Wyoming and Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in West Wyoming. The parish is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania, within the Diocese of Scranton.
New members are always welcome to join our parish. Call the Parish Office for registration information. Membership is necessary for anyone interested in our Religious Education and Sacraments programs and for anyone wishing to be a sponsor for Baptism or Confirmation.
(Life in the Spirit Seminar)
1st Conference: Explanation & God's Love
2nd Conference: Salvation
3rd Conference: New Life
4th Conference: Receiving God's
5th Conference: Baptized in the
6th Conference: Growth
Fridays What is Eucharistic
Adoration? Eucharistic Adoration is the spiritual
practice of spending time in the presence of the exposed Host. It
provides us with a chance to be with our Savior one to one. Through this
practice we are invited to spend time alone with God in his real,
physical form and to bring to Jesus all our cares, concerns, prayers,
hopes and thoughts...to create a personal space in which to meet
God...and when we walk away we are transformed.
Excerpt from Eucharistic Adoration by Kathleen M. Carroll All are welcome and encouraged to attend. "Could you not watch
one hour with me?" (Mark 14:37)
If you wonder what your supposed to be doing at Mass, read Fr.
Dwight Longenecker's article...and then "Read More"
Pope Francis's Apostolic Exhortation
Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
will follow 7:00 AM Mass until 11 AM.
The Divine Praises will follow. All are welcome.
“Could you not watch one hour with Me?” (Mark 14:37)
What is Eucharistic Adoration?
Eucharistic Adoration is the spiritual practice of spending time in the presence of the exposed Host. It provides us with a chance to be with our Savior one to one. Through this practice we are invited to spend time alone with God in his real, physical form and to bring to Jesus all our cares, concerns, prayers, hopes and thoughts...to create a personal space in which to meet God...and when we walk away we are transformed.
Excerpt from Eucharistic Adoration by Kathleen M. Carroll
All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
"Could you not watch one hour with me?"
If you wonder what your supposed to be doing at Mass, read Fr. Dwight Longenecker's article...and then "Read More"
Pope Francis's Apostolic Exhortation
All parishioners are encouraged to join a committee to enhance
the life of our parish.
Download a copy of the pamphlet to help you decide how your talents can be put to use!
Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) Conference 2014
at the University of Scranton
A time of repentance & healing will be held on August 1-3. For more info or to register call 570-344-2214 from 10 AM- 3 PM, Monday thru Friday, or email.
Annual Parish Baseball Outing
The St. Monica's Choir will have the privilege of singing the National Anthem before the game.
St. Monica Parish 2nd Annual Golf Outing
Benefiting projects of the Parish’s Christian Society
will be held on Sunday, August 24th 2014
at Four Seasons Golf Club, Exeter, PA
12 Noon Registration with 1 PM Shotgun Start.
$50.00 per person or $200.00 per foursome includes:
Dinner following the event
Refreshments on the Course & Prizes
Golf limited to the first 120 golfers
Registration due before August 20th
Make checks payable to: St. Monica Parish,
363 West 8th Street, West Wyoming, Pa. 18644
For additional information contact:
John Piszak at 570-313-8586 or
Howard Kelley at 570-574-1677.
First Holy Communion
Row 1 (l-r): Nina Gallagher, Mckenna Granahan, Kinley Pocceschi, Katherine Potter, Mackenzie Oliver, Sydney Willison, Eliana Parra
Row 2: Ashley Vikara (asst.), Paul Willison, Benecio Carpentier, Steven Maywood, Trevor Kruszka, Sean Gallagher, Nathan Swetz, Emma Granahan (asst.), Sandra Nardell (2nd grade teacher)
Row 3: Mary Jean
Vikara (CCD coordinator), Jessica Mikoliczyk (2nd
grade aide), Deacon George Mochin, Rev. Leo McKernan, Deacon Ray
Lenahan, Deacon Bill Jenkins, and Ninarose Lewko (Music Director) .
Absent from photo: Christine Granahan (2nd grade aide)
Deacon Ray Lenahan, Deacon George Mochin, Father Leo McKernan, and Deacon Bill Jenkins
Isabella Romani, Ashley & Alyssa Vikara, and Karen Tomchak attended the Steubenville Conference in Ohio in June.
"This is what 2400 youth praising God looks like!"
Recently four St. Monica Youth Parishioners attended the ISLI weekend retreat in Dalton, PA. Pictured above are Juliana Buonsante, Isabella Romani, Barry Pawloski, and Anneliese Romani. It was an awesome experience and they extend their appreciation and gratitude to the Parish Men's and Women's Groups, who sponsored them on this trip.
Pennsylvanians For Human Life
Wyoming Valley Chapter
31 Hanover Street
Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18702
(Resource Center) 570-826-1819
ANNUAL RESPECT LIFE BANQUET
DATE: -------- Monday, October 13, 2014
(Columbus Day observed).
PLACE: ------ Genetti Hotel & Conference Center,
77 E. Market Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pa..
PARKING: -- Suggested parking in the Hotel lot on Pennsylvania Blvd., across from the front of the hotel.
TIME: -------- 6:00 pm promptly.
SPEAKER: --- Fr. Benjamin Johnson ( of LifeSite News)
Mail to: Pennsylvanians for Human Life, 31 Hanover Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18702 (By reservation only.)
JMJ Catholic Radio:
boosts power & expands to 24-hour programming on
98.9 FM. Father Leo McKernan
and Brian Gail have a new show which airs on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. and
Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Listen and be informed.
. For more information or to learn how you can support Catholic Radio call 570-287-4670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A clothing shed has been placed in the parking lot (next to the garage) for the collection of gently used clothing.
Please, only clothing will be accepted.
The Food Collection for the Greater Pittston Food Pantry is an ongoing gift to the less fortunate in our communities. The Pantry is located on William St. in Pittston and is a program of the Care and Concern Ministry. Hunger doesn’t end with the holidays please continue to bring non-perishable items to church and place in the containers at both entrances. The recipients are most grateful for your generosity. Thanks to all who continue to bring in items for the Food Bank.
Hospitals, Nursing Homes & Shut-Ins
If any parishioner wants to receive Communion or a visit from either Fr. McKernan or a Minister of Communion, please contact the parish office. We would like to be notified if you are in the hospital, nursing home, or at home ill and are unable to attend Mass. Be sure to list St. Monica's Parish as your home Parish. Homebound parishioners can watch the Mass celebrated daily on TV on EWTN and the Catholic Channel from the Cathedral in Scranton.
St. Joseph's Cemetery
Family plots are available.
All size plots are available and include perpetual care.
Don't wait until it is necessary to secure a plot- plan ahead.
Call the office at 570-693-1991 for more info.
Bulletin Ad Space
Placing an ad is a great way to gain exposure of your business or services to hundreds of families each week, while helping your parish!
Call the Parish office for rates
St. Monica Spiritual Media Center
St. Monica Parish has started a spiritual lending library consisting of books, CDs and DVDs. The Library is located in the rear of OLOS hall. Items may be donated to the Library. Mary Ann Romanoski will review and stamp items for circulation. Care about others-- share the Word!
Also, a pamphlet rack has been added in the hall near the bulletin board. Stop by and pick up something good to read!
Books and CD's – Lighthouse Discipleship – grow in your understanding of the Catholic Faith. There are many excellent Cd's available from Lighthouse (on the wall in the hall.) Check it out. Some suggestions are: Seven Pillars of Catholic Spirituality by Matthew Kelly; Catholic Teaching on Marriage and Annulment by Bishop Joseph Perry; Faith by Peter Kreeft and many others. A donation of $3.00 for the CD's is asked but you can take a CD, listen to it and return it if you wish. Reading is an excellent indoor, winter activity!
7 Step Evangelization by Jerry Gilmartin
Check out the "Links" page to find Catholic resources.