Holy Name Society Gathers for Annual Communion Breakfast

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Saints Anthony and Rocco Parish Holy Name Society, Dunmore held its 62nd Annual Communion Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 3, at La Buona Vita.

The day began with 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church celebrated by the Reverend David P. Cappelloni, pastor.

Music was provided by the parish choir under the direction of Joseph Moffitt.

Teddy Michel, Regional Director of Ignatian Volunteer Corps of NEPA  and principal speaker, at right was presented with society’s Pio Ferrario Christian Witness Award by Father Cappelloni, left.


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Breakfast speakers and committee members for the SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish Holy Name Society, included, seated from left: Rev. David P. Cappelloni, pastor; Teddy Michel, principal speaker and honoree, and Atty. Frank Castellano, toastmaster.

Standing, same order: Robert McCormack, president, who gave opening remarks, and Rick Sabato, general chairman.

Also on the committee were: Dennis Lalley and Carlo Pisa, cochairmen; Michael Colangelo and James Colangelo, raffle, and Robert McCormack, president.

“Standing Room Only” Plans for First Reunion Event

Standing Room Only - Committee

Members of ‘Standing Room Only’ Community Theater ensemble will gather for their first reunion at La Buona Vita in Dunmore on Saturday, Oct. 28.  A cash Bar will open at 5:30 followed by a fabulous buffet dinner. The cost is $30.00 per person.

This popular group performed major musicals, dinner theater and children’s theater from 1979-1995 at various venues in Scranton.  

SRO was  truly a community theater effort with mostly all volunteers.  

Some of the major shows were Fiddler on The Roof, Bye Bye Birdie, Hello Dolly, Mame, West Side Story, George M, and The Pajama Game, to name just a few.  The troupe presented five Valentine’s Day dinner theater productions through the years.

Standing Room Only - Hello Dolly

“Hello, Dolly!” (1982)

SRO was also known for their original musicals and exceptional children’s theater presentations.

People from Dunmore and all areas of our community were a part of the troupe, from youngsters to senior.  SRO was the true meaning of the term ‘community theater’.

 The large musicals would drawn hundreds to each of the six performances.  Both the Dinner theater and children’s theater productions were “sell outs.”

Former members are sending out the call to anyone who worked with SRO over the years.  This includes performers, technicians, stage crews, musicians, costumers, props, lighting, sound personnel, carpenters, reservations and all other jobs associated with this successful theater group.

If you are reading this story and know of any SRO friends, please share the information.

A mailing list for invitations is being developed.  Please send all information to fplfjazz@gmail.com or call 570-585-6991 for information.


Committee members planning the first ever reunion of members of the Standing Room Only Players are shown above.

Seated from left: Debbie Jennings, Lisa Benedict and Gina Michaels.

Middle row, same order: Cindy Vettorel, Cathy Struch, Bunny Adams, Cindy Gowell, Theresa Kaplan, Pat Foresman, co-chairman; Joe Caputo and Matt Moyer.

Back row: Brad Morgan, Tom Adams, Mary Alice Fenwick and Chris Yevitz.

Not pictured is Tony Nicosia, co-chairman.