St. Jude Vacation Bible School ‘Jungle Safari’ Needs Volunteers

The theme for Vacation Bible School this year is Jungle Safari -Explore the Nature of God. VBS will be held June 23 through 27 from 9 a. m. until noon. Adult and student volunteers from grades six through twelve are still needed for VBS. A registration form is available on the parish website. Adults are invited to share their talents in the Safari Stations including PreK, Bible story, music, crafts, snacks, and outdoor rec. Hours worked by students may be counted towards Confirmation hours or Holy Redeemer service hours.

Student volunteers are also needed to help create scenery from June 16 through June 20 between 4 p. m. and 8 p. m. in the school cafeteria. This qualifies for service hours. Contact Diane Egan at 570-332-2164 to sign up.

Parishioner donations are needed in the following areas: small clear plastic water bottles (clean and dry) with caps, toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, and small plastic yogurt containers (clean and dry). Food store gift cards would also be appreciated to supply snacks and drinks during VBS. Donations may be dropped off at the Parish Center during regular business hours.

There will be an important meeting for parents of students who will be in seventh grade this coming school year to discuss a revised two-year Confirmation program. This pertains to St. Jude School and Crestwood Middle School students. Parents who did not attend the meeting on June 10 must attend on June 12 at 6:30 p. m. in the school cafeteria. This meeting is for parents only. Questions should be directed to Pam Urbanski at the Parish Center.

The Pilgrim Virgin Statue will be at the home of Ann, Anthony, Helena, Aiden, and Olivia Jardine through June 13. For more information, call Gloria at 868-5346.

St. Jude’s 25th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 27 at Sand Springs Golf Course in Drums, PA. Shotgun start will be at 1 p. m. The cost is $90 per golfer (earns a $25 tuition credit); $75 per junior golfer, under 18 (earns a $10 tuition credit). Hole sponsors are available for $100 (earns a $10 tuition credit). The cost includes green fees, a golf cart, beverages, snacks, and a wonderful dinner with dessert at Sand Springs Club House. All proceeds will benefit the St. Jude School family scholarship program. Please register by June 14. For more information, please contact Olivia at St. Jude School at 570-474-5803.

Parishioners are please asked to note the change in the hours of operation of the Parish Center. The new office hours are: Monday and Wednesday from 9 a. m. until 3:30 pm; Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a. m. until 1 p. m; closed on Friday.

Photographs of the First Communion students taken in the school cafeteria by Photography by Jay are ready to be picked up at the Parish Center during regular business hours.

Weekday Masses at St. Jude’s are Monday through Friday at 7 a. m. and Wednesday at 12:10 p. m. Weekday Masses at St. Mary’s are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 8 a. m. Saturday Vigil Masses are 4 p. m. at St. Jude’s and 5:30 p. m. at St. Mary’s. Sunday Masses are 7:30 a. m., 9 a. m., 10:30 a. m. and noon at St. Jude’s and 9 a. m. at St. Mary’s. For further information, call the Parish Center at 570-474-6315.

Parish Center hours are 9 a. m. -7 pm. on Mondays; 7:30 a. m. -4 p. m. on Tuesdays; and 9 a. m. -4 p. m. Wednesdays through Fridays.