Most Precious Blood Church


Welcome to the website of Most Precious Blood Church!
Most Precious Blood is a Roman Catholic Church located in the
city of Hazleton, Pennsylvania.  This church is part of the Diocese
of Scranton and is led by the
Anthony J. Generose
, Pastor
with Assistant Pastor, Rev. Neftaliz Feliz Sena

Dear Friends in Christ, please join MPB Parish and pray with us. All are welcome and encouraged to offer their prayers for those personally impacted by the spread of COVID-19 and for all those who are providing care and helping to reduce the risk.

Please join us as we live stream The First Holy Communion Mass on Saturday Sept. 19th at 12:00 p.m. on facebook and on Sunday Sept. 20th at 10:30 for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time


"In this special year of Saint Joseph in our Diocese, may we seek his powerful intercession to safely guard the Church frorm all evils, just as he protected the Holy Family from Harm. Saint Joseph, our guide and patron, pray for us." - Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton

The mission of Most Precious Blood Parish, a community of faith for
over a century, is dedicated to worship and prayer. We are committed to radiate the life and love of God to each other. We extend our
hands to those persons who are most in need.


Please download a PDF of our bulletin. On the back page, many of our sponsors have interactive ads that link directly to their websites for you to access more information about their products and services.

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed many challenges for all of us, including our beloved parishes. Offertory funds lost due to the suspension of Masses have put a strain on the ability of parishes to pay bills and offer services.

Please consider making a gift and support the vital ministries and services your parish provides. You may select your parish from the drop-down menu on this form or you may choose “parishes most in need” at the bottom of the list. Gifts of any amount are welcome and all gifts will go directly to the parish indicated.


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Bishop's Letter to the Faithful, July 1, 2020
click here to read


Dear Parishioners:
The following information is provided so that you know what to expect when returning to church for Mass.  The following guidelines are more than recommendations; they are the standard practices for assembling.
Please read the full text here:

Returning to Mass

Dear Parishioners of Most Precious Blood:

 As Luzerne County has gone into the “yellow” phase, our parish is preparing to reopen to the public with limitations, of course.  Some things to keep in mind are: the general dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation remains in place and “live streamed and recorded Masses will continue due to the attendance limitations.  Also, the “six feet of distance” rule will be enforced while entering and exiting the church as well as, seating for the Mass and the reception of Holy Communion.

At this moment, we want to gather information as to your intentions for coming to Mass, how many in your family will be attending, and a contact phone number for us to respond to you in the future.  Our intention is to gather this information and then “invite” you and yours to a Mass on a designated date and time.  As you can imagine, this is a challenging effort given the diminished seating capacity of our parish church.  No one should expect to attend Mass on a regular basis.  Attendance by invitation from the parish office will be the norm.

Please contact us with your intention to return to Mass by this website, by phone (570) 454-8714, email:,  or FB.  Again, we need to know your name, phone number and the number from your family who will attend Mass.  Those who are ill are asked to refrain from attending Mass.  Everyone should feel free to decline at this time.  Please remember that the elderly and those with significant health conditions are still considered at high risk in regard to COVID-19.  


Diocese of Scranton
COVID-19 Guidance for Yellow Phase

The church will be open daily for private prayer from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Planning for the Future: What to Expect When Public Masses Resume. Read the PDF here.

Bishop Bambera's youtube video message here .

For perfect contrition (with plenary indulgence)

Read Bishop Bambera's Letter to the Faithful

or download the PDF here

The video link can be found here   

Regular Mass Schedule
Saturday: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
Daily Mass: 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday

Holy Days: Vigil Mass 5:30 p.m., Holy Day 6:00 p.m.

Confessions: by appointment

CCD Classes: Registration deadline is Sept. 25, 2020. Class dates for the 2020-2021 school year:

Grades 1 & 2: Oct. 11, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb. 7, Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2, Jun. 6.

Grades 3 & 4: Oct. 18, Nov. 8, Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar. 14, Apr. 11 - Easter, no class. , May 9, Jun. 13.

Grades 5 & 6: Oct. 25, Nov. 15, Dec. 20, Jan. 17, Feb. 21, Mar. 21, Apr. 18, May 16, Jun. 20.

Grades 7 & 8: Nov. 22, Dec. 27, Jan. 24, Grade 8 Confirmation Jan. 31, 2021, Feb. 28, Mar. 28, Apr. 25, May 23, Jun. 27.


weekday Mass schedule:
Please read the bulletin for weekday Mass schedule

The Sacrament of Marriage:
In order to properly prepare for marriage, it is expected that the couple contact the pastor before making other arrangements for the wedding. This initial contact should be at least six months prior to the desired date of marriage.


The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated by appointment on Sundays during the month. Expectant parents must be registered, active members of Most Precious Blood Church for at least six months. Please call the rectory for details.


Altar servers' rehearsal times for Holy Week:

5:00 p.m. on Holy Thursday for 7:00 p.m. Evening Mass;

11:00 a.m. on Good Friday for 1:30 p.m. Passion of the Lord;

11:00 a.m. on Holy Saturday for 8:00 p.m

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