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.

Weekend Mass – Available after 4:00pm on Saturday from the below link


Our 4:30pm Weekend Mass will now be LiveStreamed each Saturday live 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. Alternatively, this video will also be available later Saturday evening by navigating to YouTube.com and searching “St. John the Evangelist Pittston.”

July Gift Card Giveaway!

Below, there are downloadable and printable versions of the calendar and entry forms!

Volunteers Needed!

We are in need of volunteers to assist us during Weekend Masses in our parish. There is a need for greeters to further assist our team in checking reservations and safely welcome people to Mass, seaters to help our ushers fill the church as efficiently as safely as possible within social distancing policies, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, cleaners to help sanitize the Church after Masses. This is crucial as we strive to maintain a clean environment for us all, clergy, staff, and parishioners alike, to safely attend our services and worship in our venerable church. Cleaning supplies (rags, gloves, masks, etc.) and other materials will be provided. If you are interested or have further questions, feel free to message us here on Facebook or contact the parish office by phone at 570-654-0053. Thank you!

Clergy and Staff

Rev. Joseph P. Elston

Assistant Pastor
Rev. Jackson Pinhero, OSJ

Pastor Emeritus
Msgr. John J Bendik

Mr. David Marx

Mr. James Cortegerone

Director of Religious Education
JoAnne McHale

Director of Music Ministry
Dr. Charles Stevens

Pastoral Associate/Youth Ministry

Michael Sowa

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