We are a Eucharistic Community, a people diverse in background united together as Catholic Christians around the altar of the Lord.  We are nurtured by the Sacraments and sustained by prayer.  Our mission is to fulfill our Baptismal promises by proclaiming the message of the Gospel in our lives by our commitment to faithfully love and serve the Lord and one another.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

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Care and Concern Health Clinic Seeking Positions

We are currently seeking the following positions to be filled in an attempt to reopen our Care and Concern Free Health Clinic, located at 37 William Street in the former Seton Catholic High School building. Our clinic would be open one evening per week.


We are in need of nursing staff – R.N.’s , L.P.N.’s, and nurses’ aides – who would take information and vital signs of patients who visit us, and assist physicians while they are with patients.

If you are interested in any of these positions, please call Saint John’s Parish Office at 570-654-0053 to schedule an interview with Father Joseph Elston, Pastor. We would be very happy to discuss the much-needed and very much-appreciated help you could provide to our keeping this essential ministry going. It will be a rewarding opportunity to serve our friends in need of medical care in our local area.

Weekend Mass – Livestreamed on Saturdays at 4:30 p.m.


We are continuing to livestream our 4:30 p.m. Saturday Vigil on our Facebook page, which can be found by clicking the above link. Please note that St. John’s Facebook page is a public page, so a Facebook account isn’t needed to view this video.

Clergy and Staff

Rev. Joseph P. Elston

Assistant Pastor
Rev. Jackson Pinheiro, OSJ

Pastor Emeritus
Msgr. John J. Bendik

Deacon David Marx

Director of Religious Education
JoAnne McHale

Director of Music Ministry
Dr. Charles Stevens

Pastoral Associate, Organist, and Youth/Young Adult Ministry Michael Sowa

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00am – 4:00pm
Or by appointment

Contact Us

St. John the Evangelist

35 William Street

Pittston, PA 18640

Phone – 570.654.0053

Fax – 570.654.3751