St. Jude Youth Invited To ‘Light The Fire’ July 2

The 2014 Summer Youth Rally, “Light the Fire”, will be held Wed., July 2 at Misericordia University in Dallas. This rally is for students entering 9th through 12th grade in the fall. The cost is $30. The day will include time with friends, exploration of faith, Reconciliation, music, and a closing Mass at 7 p. m. with Bishop Bambera. For information, visit www.light-the-fire.orgor contact Pam at the Parish Center.

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 Scholarship Program. For more information, contact Olivia at St. Jude School at 570-474-5803.

St. Jude Parish will once again host the homeless men from June 30 through July 6, through the Mother Teresa Haven program. Parishioners are asked to please continue their support of this endeavor by signing up for the various ministries including food prep, serving, hospitality, etc., on the posters that are hanging in the main church.

Online giving is now available for St. Jude Parish. This system provides parishioners with the opportunity to give to special collections in addition to regular offerings. You may choose to do a One Time Gift or a special remembrance, or you can set up regularly scheduled contributions that are withdrawn on the date you specify in the system. Even if you typically use your offering envelopes, you may wish to contribute online to a particular collection. Go to our parish website at www.stjc.orgto sign up. Information is available by contacting Tracie Machalick at the Parish Center.

Everyone is invited to join Fr. Jerry Shantillo in Europe to explore and experience the religious and cultural sites of Portugal and Spain as well as Lourdes in France. There will also be visits to historic Catholic shrines and famous pilgrimage sites while enjoying the art and culture of Western Europe. The trip will be October 13-25, 2014. The cost is $3,485 per person, based on double occupancy, which includes 13-day tour with air, transfers, travel insurance, guided sightseeing, daily breakfast, 7 dinners, daily Mass, and more. For details, visit online or contact the tour organizer Bobbi-Jo at Bright Life Travel: 570-503-7575, or

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 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.