Dunmoreans to Star in Annual Nutcracker Ballet

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Ballet Theatre of Scranton and Marywood University will present the 42nd annual free performances of The Nutcracker Dec. 26, 27 and 28th at the Marywood Sette LaVerghetta Theater at 2 and 7:30 p.m. each day.

General public free tickets are available two hours prior to the specific performance at the Marywood box office.

Pictured are Dunmore residents, Celia Eagen on floor, and Isabella Luciani, standing.  

Joanne Arduino, also a Dunmore resident is Artistic Director.  Another dancer , Elizabeth Conway of Dunmore, will perform the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Holiday Auction Set for December 7th

Arc holiday auction picThe Rotary Club of Scranton Holiday Auction scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 7, will benefit The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

For information regarding tickets, sponsorships and baskets, call Carol Trapper at (570) 346-6337.

Shown from left are: Don Broderick, Arc executive director; Eileen Rempe, Arc director of public relations and development; Gerard Hetman, Scranton Rotary president, and Tom Lynch, Scranton Rotary president-elect.

 

Dunmorean Ordained as Deacon in Diocese of Scranton

Andrew A. Fazio Sr., a resident of Dunmore, was among 11 permanent deacons ordained by Bishop Joseph C. Bambera on Saturday, Nov. 25, in the Diocese of Scranton. The newly ordained deacons will join the ranks of clergy who minister to the faithful in parishes and other settings throughout the Diocese.

During the Mass of Ordination in the Cathedral of St. Peter, Bishop Bambera ordained the following men to serve permanently in the Order of Deacon:

Carl S. Albright, Pleasant Mount; Paul J. Cooper, White Mills; Herbert W. Cruikshank, Mountain Top; Andrew A. Fazio Sr., Dunmore; Maxime E. Francois, Bushkill; Michael M. Golubiewski, Nanticoke; Leonard Jinselli Jr., East Stroudsburg; Ronald D. Maida, Hallstead; John P. Musyt, Olyphant; James M. Rebarchick, Hazleton; and Robert J. Warnock, Honesdale.

These men have completed a five-year formation program and will become members of the threefold ordained ministry that consists of bishops, priests and deacons.

The deacon’s service has three aspects: word, worship and charity. He can perform certain ministerial functions such as administering baptism; serving as the deacon at the Mass, including proclaiming the Gospel, preaching the homily and distributing Holy Communion; bringing viaticum to the sick; presiding at wake services, funeral liturgies and burial rites; and with permission by the pastor, may celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony.

He ministers to the needs of families, single parents, students, the aged and infirmed, the imprisoned, and those who suffer from poverty or addictions.

Fazio, 63, is a resident of Dunmore and a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in the borough.

A 1972 graduate of Dunmore High School, Mr. Fazio has received extensive training in automobile mechanics, completing courses at the Lackawanna County Vocational Technical School, Johnson School of Technology and the Chrysler/Dodge Motor Company.

Since 1977, the deacon-candidate has served as a state-certified inspection mechanic for light/medium and heavy-duty vehicles and licensed/certified small-engine mechanic.

Self-employed for 38 years as owner of Andy’s Service Center, Towing and Power Equipment in Dunmore, Fazio and his wife Ann Marie are married for 40 years and have four children.