We are a Eucharistic Community, a people diverse in background united 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.

Flea Market 2022

We will be holding our FLEA MARKET in the Msgr. Bendik Pastoral Center (former Seton Catholic auditorium) on Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 28 from 9:00 a.m.-12 Noon.  Refreshments will be available for purchase.  Entrance is on Church Street in Pittston with parking available nearby! 

“Splash into Summer!” June Calendar Fundraiser

Our parish is pleased to announce its “Splash into Summer!” prize calendar for the month of June.  Daily prizes are worth at least $50 and include gift cards to stores, restaurants, and other great businesses!  Surprise gifts will be awarded on random days throughout the month, too.  Entry forms are available below! $10 per entry – forms and payment may be mailed to or dropped off at the parish office, 35 William Street, Pittston PA 18640, no later than Tuesday, May 31.  Winners will receive a phone call.  We invite our neighbors and friends to participate – maybe you will be a winner!

Help support our parish Concert Series!

In April, our combined parishes of St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph Marello are beginning the inaugural season of our parish Concert Series! More information will follow as each event approaches, but below is a schedule of events, as well as a downloadable form you may fill out if you wish to support our parish Concert Series.

Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. (SJE)

“In God We Trust” – A Concert for Independence Day

Fall 2022 – Date and Time TBD

Organ Concert with Greg Zelek, Principal Organist of the Madison Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. (SJM)

Concert with the Beverly Trio (Viola, Cello, and Oboe)

Friday, December 2 – Saturday, December 3 (SJM)

A Weekend with Liturgical Composer Dan Schutte (concert on Friday evening; workshop on Saturday morning)

Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. (SJE – to be confirmed)

An Advent/Christmas Concert with the Catholic Choral Society of Scranton

Saturday, February 4 – Sunday, February 5, 2023 (SJM)

A Weekend with Liturgical Composer Sarah Hart (workshop on Saturday morning; concert on Sunday evening – times to be confirmed)

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 and Liturgy/Pastoral Associate
Michael Sowa

Associate Director of Music Dr. Charles Stevens

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