First Holy Communion Slated May 18At St. Mary’s Church

First Holy Communion students ha St. Mary’s of Dorrance is a welcoming church. The pastor of St. Mary’s is Reverend Joseph Evanko, and Reverend Gerald Shantillo, Assistant Pastor. The weekend Mass schedule is Saturday at 5:30 p. m. and Sunday at 9 a. m.

First Holy Communion students will have their final practice on Saturday May 17. First Holy Communion is on Sunday, May 18 during 9 a. m. Mass.

If you have not already done so, please return your Religious Education registration forms next weekend. Books for next year need to be ordered. New student forms are in the file folder in the front vestibule Questions: Mrs. Heller 570-379-2647.

The choir will be singing for the First Holy Communion Mass on Sunday, May 18 at 9 a. m. Practice will be Tuesday, May 6 at 6 p. m. in the church.

The Pro-Life Center in Wilkes-Barre will be having their annual Carnation Drive Mother’s Day Weekend of May 10/11. Carnations will be available for a minimal donation of $1. Pre-order bouquets available. Please call the parish for more information.

The next meeting of the Altar & Rosary Society is Monday, May 19 at 7p.m. . in the meeting room. Members are asked to bring donations of kitchen/baking items for the Theme Basket Raffle for our church bazaar. Donations are needed by June 8.

Knights of Columbus will meet Wednesday, May 7 at 7:30 p. m. in the social hall. For information on becoming a member call Tony 868.8401, or John 379.3721.

Bazaar Meeting will be held Monday, May 19 at 7 p. m. in the dining room. Raffle tickets & letters are in front of the cry room. Please help reduce the cost of postage and take your letter home with you after Mass. We are currently accepting “Business Stand Sponsors.” For more information please call the parish office.

St. Mary’s Community Outreach Team is Wednesday, May 14 at 7 p. m. in the meeting room. The group is raffling off two beautiful hand made afghans to raise money for their projects. The afghans are on display in the back of the Church. Chances are $1 each or 6 for $5 and there will be two separate raffles. The winners will be drawn on Mother’s Day.

Rosaries are made prior to the Wednesday meetings beginning at 6 p. m. The Crochet Group meets on Sundays at 6 p. m. Questions regarding the Team Michele: 570-868-0168. Questions for crochet or rosaries: Sandy: 570-868-5795 or Wende: 570-868-3151.

Can you hold a hand, read a book, or simply be a listening presence? Celtic Healthcare is looking for dedicated volunteers to visit patients in their homes in Mt. Top area, local nursing homes and at the W-B Inpatient Unit. Please contact Kelly at 570-718-4569 or mcandrewk@

If any parishioner or a loved one is hospitalized or homebound and he/she would like a pastoral visit from our clergy, please notify us at 570.868.5855 or 570.474.6315.

St. Mary’s Office Hours will be as follows: Monday and Wednesday, 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. Tuesday and Thursday Molly will be working out of St. Jude Office. All calls and business will be forwarded to St. Jude’s office. Closed on Friday.