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.

Mass Schedule Update

Please be aware, beginning Monday, June 29, 2020, we will be returning to our normal Mass schedule for our Weekday Masses. Mass will now be celebrated in the Pastoral Center Auditorium Monday through Friday at 7:30am. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we navigate through these changes!

Mass Times

Temporary Weekend Schedule


Temporary Weekday Schedule
 Monday through Friday – 9:00am

Starting June 29, 2020 – Mon. – Fri. at 7:30am

Holy Day Masses 
5:30pm at St. Joseph Marello

Holy Day
7:30am  at St. John the Evangelist
11:30am at St. Joseph Marello
7:00pm at St. John the Evangelist

Clergy and Staff

Rev. Joseph P. Elston

Assistant Pastor
Rev. Jackson Pinhero, OSJ

Pastor Emeritus
Msgr. John J Bendik

Rev. Mr. David Marx

Rev. Mr. James Cortegerone

Pastoral Associate
Sr. Kieran Williams, IHM

Director of Religious Education
JoAnne McHale

Director of Music Ministry
Dr. Charles Stevens

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm
Or by appointment

Contact Us

St. John the Evangelist

35 William Street

Pittston, PA 18640

Phone – 570.654.0053

Fax – 570.654.3751