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. Neftali Feliz Sena.

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.





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


Please join us for the Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time on Sunday, September 10th at 10:30
 Or watch on Facebook






For Apple Dumpling & Whoopi Pie information,

Rummage Sale information,

and Trunk or Treat date & time.

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.

Diocesan Annual Appeal 2021


Men's Conference, October 30, 2021 

Religious Education

Our Faith


Parish Photos

Event Calendar

Map and Directions


link to your diocese



October 1st thru October 29th:   Join us every weeknight (Monday thru Friday) at 5:45p.m. during the month to recite the Holy Rosary. Enter and exit by the upper grotto door.  All are welcome!  Come join us in this beautiful devotion to Our Lady.    Thank You!


On Sunday, October 31st at the 10:30am  Mass, our Youth Group will be remembering the deceased members of our Parish from November 2019 to the present by a roll call of all names during the homily.  Candles will be pre-lit in the grotto for each soul.  Family members and friends are invited to attend. Eternal rest grant unto them, O, Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon them.  May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, Rest in Peace.  Amen.



A big thank you to all who made our annual Rummage Sale a huge success! To all who generously donated items or came out to purchase goods, thank you for your support.  A special thank you to Maureen and all of the ladies of the Madonna del Monte Sodality, who work so hard all year long to provide us with much needed funds. May God bless all of you abundantly.  Thank You!





COVID-19 Announcement for Most Precious Blood/Queen of Heaven, Hazleton

September 23, 2021



The health and safety of all children who attend religious education at our parishes is of critical importance to us.

Our parishes were notified on Thursday, September 23, 2021, that a student who was present at religious education class on Sunday, September 19, has tested positive for COVID-19. There have been no close contacts identified at this time. We are notifying all families involved in our religious education program in order to fully inform and protect our community.

In accordance with established protocols from the Diocese of Scranton as well as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, all children in our religious education program must wear masks while indoors to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Furthermore, all students are spaced at least three feet apart during religious education classes. Proper hand hygiene and cleaning procedures have also been established and are followed.

Everyone in our community is encouraged to know and keep alert for any potential symptoms of COVID-19, which may include (but are not limited to) fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle pain, headache or a loss of taste and smell. If anyone develops any of those symptoms, they should contact their healthcare provider.

Our parish community wishes to extend prayers for healing and comfort to the individual who is experiencing illness and for all those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Rev. Anthony J. Generose





Capital Campaign 2020 - Click here for more info



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:Saturdays 2:15-3p.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 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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