Parish Community of Saint John the Evangelist 35 William St. Pittston, PA

Ministries

Care & Concern Health Clinic

GP Food
Pantry

"I always had a dream of what I would do when        I retired," she said, "and it was really to open                 a shelter. But I knew that was financially out of
 reach. Then one day something just popped into  my head - a free health clinic, a place to care for all  those people who have fallen between the cracks. "
 Ann, a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish  Community in Pittston, took her idea to her friend  Nancy Baiera who serves with her on the parish's
Care and Concern Ministry. Nancy took it to  Deacon Jim Cortegerone and Jim took it to pastor  Msgr. John Bendik. That was in April of 2007.With  Msgr. Bendik's blessing and a start-up grant from  the Diocesan Appeal, the clinic opened on Nov. 7,  2007, in the former Seton Catholic High School        building on William Street.
 
Peggy Burke, after reading and being inspired by the book, "Take This Bread," lobbied for a food pantry to help low-income families of Greater Pittston. A food pantry collects and stores food and household products for free distribution to the needy.
With the backing of the Care and Concern Committee, the Greater Pittston Food Pantry (GPFP) was born, with Burke as coordinator. The pantry will operate under the Commission on Economic Opportunity's (CEO) guidelines at the site of the former Seton Catholic High School Building on Williams Street, Pittston.







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GP Clothes Closet

Healing Hearts Ministry

When we lose a loved one by death, we are wounded and often filled with many emotions such as loss, anger, guilt, fear, or loneliness.  The
Parish Community of St. John the Evangelist sponsors a Bereavement Support Group in which you can talk, cry, and share your anger, guilt,and fears with others who have gone through similar experiences.  If you are looking for help coping with a recent loss, consider joining the group on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 till 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Center.  For more information, please call the Parish Center at 654-0053.
Sponsored by St. John the Evangelist Care and Concern Ministry is currently looking for gently used or new children's clothing in sizes newborn to size 16. Donations may be made to the Kid's Closet, located in the former Seton Catholic School, on Wednesdays, from 9-11:30AM and 5-7 PM .














 

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Music  Ministry

Knitting Ministry

The group came into existence approximately 5 yrs. ago after Peggy Burke read the book "Knitting into the Mystery" about an international shawl making group. Over the past 5 years we have had over 50 members come through, the oldest being 86 and the youngest age 8. We are located in a spacious conference room (the school's former Chapel) at the former Seton Catholic High School, 37 William St., Pittston. Any questions may be directed to me Peggy Burke at 654- 6111. The group is open to the public every Sunday evening 6:30-8 pm. Knitters and crocheters of  all ages and skill level are welcome. Lessons are given to beginners




St. John the Evangelist  Music Ministry 
participates in every communal celebration of faith in the parish. The Music Ministry adds a dimension of meaning and spirit and a communication of faith and ideals which contributes to and enhances the celebration of word and sacrament.















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