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.
Diocesan Appeal 2013
Pope Francis's Apostolic Exhortation
December 6, 2013 Adoration will follow 7 PM Mass until
St. Monica's also has Adoration following
the 7 AM Mass until
11 AM on all other 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)
Adoration will follow 7 PM Mass until Midnight.
St. Monica's also has Adoration following the 7 AM Mass until 11 AM on all other 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?"
The Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality is collecting presents for area families in need. Please choose an angel from the tree and return the requested item(s) by December 15th. Please do not wrap the gifts.
Christmas Ornament Sale
Christmas ornaments created by children with disabilities at the School of the Holy Childhood, Rochester, NY will be sold December 14th & 15th after all Masses.
For $6 you can help a needy child.
For more info call Marianne Yanik 570-675-0412
Pro Life March:
in Washington, D.C. will be held on Wed., Jan. 22. To reserve a seat
mail payment to PHL, 31 Hanover Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Cost is $50 - Adults an $25 - students. Cost includes transportation
On October 13th, the CCD students prayed the rosary at the grotto, using balloons as the rosary beads.
Prayer was led by Maureen Carey.
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 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 Father 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 home ill and unable to attend Mass. Be sure to list St. Monica’s Parish as your home Parish.
Home Bound Parishioners can watch the Mass celebrated daily on T.V. on E.W.T.N. and the Catholic Channel from the Cathedral in Scranton. Check the paper for times.
Ad space is available on the Parish Bulletin
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 at 693-1991 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.