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 NEPA, 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.
Mass & Ashes @ 9AM & 5PM
Service of the Word & Ashes @ 7PM
There will be a Lenten Soup Sale before and after the 5 PM Mass on Ash Wednesday. Cream of Broccoli and Manhattan Clam Chowder will be sold for $8/quart.
Stations of the Cross
Each Friday during Lent at 7PM
Come and pray & meditate on the suffering, passion & death of Jesus Christ. Set aside a 1/2 hour to remember the great love of Christ. Bring your children & expose them to the depth of Catholic spirituality.
Please remember that Ash Wednesday and Good Friday
are days of Fast & Abstinence.
All Fridays of Lent are days of Abstinence.
Every Friday, Adoration will follow
7 AM Mass until 11 AM 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)
Pope Francis's Apostolic Exhortation
Every Friday, Adoration will follow 7 AM Mass until 11 AM
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?"
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!
Throughout Lent, every parish in the Diocese of Scranton
will offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation
each Monday night from 5:30 to 7 PM.
At St. Monica's, the Sacrament is also available Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:30 AM, Thursdays at 6PM, First Fridays at 6 PM and Saturdays at 3PM or anytime by appointment.
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.
The Lent session for Pre-K/Kindergarten CCD will begin March 9th. If your child did not attend the Advent session, please download a registration form and bring it to the CCD office March 9th (forms are also available in the CCD office). If you have any questions, call Mary Jean at
"Cursillo" means a little course in Christianity. There will be a women's retreat the weekend of March 20th. For more information, contact Fr. McKernan at the parish office
Great Adventure Bible Study: Presented 3 times each week: Sundays at 9:45 AM, and Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. and 7:00 PM in the Church Hall. Choose the session that fits best in your schedule! Those who attended the first session prior to Advent will want to attend the continuing study. If you did not attend, it is a series that can be attended at any level.
Please come and bring a friend.
Events are held at Gate of Heaven in Dallas. It is for young people –sponsored by the Back Mountain Sr. High Youth Group. There is Eucharistic Adoration (Holy Hour) at 7 PM then at 8:30 PM Underground (with entertainment…music); the night concludes at 9:45 pm with Night Prayer.
NO admission charge. All are welcome.
Share faith, fun and friends! The next UNDERGROUND is March 22 with King’s College Cantores Christi Regis.
St. Monica's Night at the Races
Friday, June 20, 2014
JMJ Catholic Radio:
boosts power & expands to 24-hour programming on
98.9 FM. Just a few of the programs
now available include local favorites: “In Love of Christ”,
“Reflections with Father Leo McKernan”, “Novena from St. Ann’s in
Scranton” to name just a few. For more information or to learn how you
can support Catholic Radio call 570-287-4670 or email
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 and winter is especially hard on those who rely on temporary assistance. 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
Audio selections to listen to:
1-Minute - Catholic Evangelization
20 Minute - Why be Catholic Dad?
Check out the "Links" page to find Catholic resources.