Most Precious Blood Church


Please join us for Saturday Vigil Mass (Apr.4) beginning at 4:00 p.m.

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.


"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

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 Rev.
Anthony J. Generose
, Pastor.

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.


Religious Education

Our Faith


Parish Photos

Event Calendar

Map and Directions


link to your diocese



For five days, beginning on Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020 and continuing daily through Thursday, April 9, 2020, I am asking pastors to ring the bells of your church each day for sixty seconds at noon, as a means of calling us all to unite in prayer during the COVID-19 pandemic. - Bishop Bambera

For perfect contrition (with plenary indulgence)

Read Bishop Bambera's Letter to the Faithful

See Liturgies of Holy Week and Easter  March 25, 2020

or download the PDF here

The video link can be found here

Notice of Suspension of all Masses until further notice from The Bishop of Scranton.

Please see Bishop Bambera's letter to the Parishes here: Letter to the Parishes

The video link can be found at:  

Suspended: 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: Saturday 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

CCD Classes: are held every Sunday morning 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

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 the first Sunday of 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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