The First Annual St. Jude Parish Rummage Sale will be held August 8, 9, and 10 in the St. Jude School gym during the 2014 church picnic. The rummage sale will be limited to clean, usable household items, books, jewelry, toys, exercise items, furniture, and dishes. No clothing items will be available. Donations may be dropped off at the following times: Friday, July 25 and Friday, August 1 from 4 p. m. until 8 p. m.; and Saturday, July 26 and Saturday, August 2 from 9 a. m. to 1 p. m. The sale is being organized by Boy Scout Troop 60 Mountaintop. Contact Evette Koshinski at Evette1127@ gmail.comor 570-793-1188 for information.
St. Jude Parish is once again hosting the homeless men 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 hanging in the church.
The Pilgrim Virgin Statue will be at the home of Theresa, David, Morgan, and Noah Long through July 4. For more information, call Gloria at 868-5346.
The Parish Center will be closed on Friday, July 4. The office will reopen Monday, July 7 at 9 a. m.
Week of Service...Week of Hope (July 28 through 31) is open to students in grades 8 through 12. Everyone will gather each day at 8 a. m. Each day, the students will go out into the community to serve those in need at places like the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, nursing homes, CEO Kid’s Camp, VOA, Ruth’s Place, and SPCA. The cost for the week is $30 which includes a t-shirt, bus transportation, snacks each day, and a pizza party on the last day. Registrations are due at the Parish Center by July 11. None will be accepted after this date. The opening prayer service for one parent and student will be Sunday, July 27 at 6 p. m. Following the prayer service, information on the week will be discussed. An ice cream social will follow.
Booth sponsorships for the annual picnic are still being accepted from businesses and families. The Silver Level is $100 to $499. The Gold Level is $500 and above. Each level includes a professionally made 18” x 24” sign. Call the Parish Center for more information.
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.