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

Religious Education

  "Put simply religious education is the training in those gestures
through which we learn the story, of God and God's will for our
lives... It is ongoing training in the skills we need in order to live
faithful to the kingdom that has been initiated in Jesus."
Just a reminder that a Children's Liturgy is offered every Sunday at the 10:00 a.m. Mass. The children's liturgy is for those children in 1st grade and younger. It is an opportunity for them to listen to the Word of God in age-appropriate language and to spend time reflecting in a special way on the message of the Scripture readings.


All ages of children and their families are welcome to attend the 10:00 a.m. Liturgy.   
Six Young Saints to Inspire Students
Saint Dominic Savio
Dominic was always cheerful, studied hard, and helped his friends. He taught them about religion, took care of them when they were sick, and broke up many fights. Dominic was well liked and known for praying frequently, often praising God through song. Dominic obeyed those in charge and he enjoyed playing games.
Shortly before his fifteenth birthday,
Dominic became ill. He was sent home
to get better, but he died one month
before his fifteenth birthday. He did
everything to the best of his ability. As a student, as a friend, as a son, as a brother, and as a teenager, Dominic lived his life focused on God. As students, as friends, as sons or daughters, as brothers or sisters, we can live our lives focused on God in everything we do. Dominic is the patron saint of children’s choirs.
Born: April 2, 1842
Died: March 9, 1857
Feast Day: March 9

First Holy Communion Videos

  1. First Communion
    Monsignor talks to the Communion group.
  2. First Communion
    Bringing up the bread and wine for mass
  3. First Communion
    Gifts of bread and wine continued.
  4. First Communion
    Blessing of bread and wine (body and blood of Jesus Christ).
  5. First Communion
    The Lords Prayer.
  6. First Communion
    This little light of mine sung by class.

2015-16 CCD Information

Download 2015-16 Registration letter and information for CCD
Based on a program formulated at Notre Dame University by Rev. Thomas Chambers, the student leadership institute is designed to identify and respond to the current needs of young people. It is open to all high school students who wish to learn about leadership and improve their already existing decision-making and problem solving skills through the teachings of the Catholic faith.
To deal effectively with people is one of the most important skills a young person will acquire. It is believed that leadership can be learned and will enhance a student’s education and life by improving his or her interpersonal relationships.
ISLI is supported by the Most Rev. Joseph C.
Bambera, Bishop of Scranton who has offered his vision of servant leadership in his pastoral letter, Wounded and Loved, Regathering the Scattered. The intent of our ISLI program is to gather young people from around the eleven counties of the Diocese for a faith-filled experience that enhances leadership skills and promotes learning, sharing and prayer. Through ISLI, the Diocese desires to foster servant leadership and to nurture the continued development of value based, Christian decision making.
Fri, February 26, 2016 thru Sun, February 28, 2016
Arrival Time:  
Registration at 5:00 P.M.
Departure Time: 
Sun, February 28, 2016 after the closing Mass at 4:00 P.M.
Camp Ladore, 398 South Street, Waymart, PA 18472
9th – 12th Grade Students
Participants – $175.00 (First time participants)
$185.00 (Trainees)
Fee covers program materials, meals and room.
A $100.00 non-refundable deposit and reservation are required by Wednesday, February 17, 2016.
Checks must be made payable to the “Diocese of Scranton” and mailed to:
Mary Anne Malone
Director for Word & Lifelong Faith Formation
Office for Parish Life
330 Wyoming Ave.
Scranton, PA 18503
For further information, please call Mary Anne Malone at 570-207-2213.
Continue to light the fire and fan the flames of faith. Stay united in love, in spirit and in the ideals that flow from the gospel of Jesus. Use the generously the gifts you have been given in your service of one another. And be the Church – the Body of Christ – for our world today!