St. Jude’s SocialAction Committee Sponsoring School Supply Drive

The Social Action Committee is sponsoring a School Supply Drive on July 26/27. Many families in the Mountaintop area are finding it difficult to provide the necessary school supplies for their children. The committee is asking for donations to help these families. Suggested items are backpacks, crayons, pencils, loose leaf paper, spiral notebooks, scissors, glue, glue sticks, markers, erasers, tissues, highlighters, index cards and rulers. Donations may be placed in the buckets marked “School Supply Donations” in the church. Distribution will be Saturday, August 2 from 11 a. m. until 1 p. m.

The youth of St. Jude Parish are inviting senior citizens for an afternoon of fun, food, and fellowship in the St. Jude School cafeteria. On Wednesday, July 30, seniors are invited to attend a Mass of Healing in the church at 11 a. m. A summer picnic and party will follow. Registration is a must! Call the Parish Center by July 23 to register.

The Pilgrim Virgin Statue will be at the home of Mark, Kathleen, Avery, and Aubrey Pisano through July 25. For more information, call Gloria at 868-5346.

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. until 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 further information.

Helping hands are needed to make haluski on Sunday, July 2 between 2:30 p. m. and 5:30 p. m. and Monday, July 28 between 9 a. m. and 4 p. m. in the St. Jude School cafeteria. Call Therese Smith for further information.

An evening Mass will be held Sunday, July 27 at 6 p. m. At this Mass, students who will be taking part in the Week of Service will be commissioned. All are welcome.

The following items are needed for the Mt. Top Food Bank: canned fruit, jelly, mayonnaise, peanut butter, coffee, tuna, and sugar. Please drop off the items in the annex part of our church. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

A Wine and Spirits Booth has been added to the picnic. Donations of various types of wine and levels of spirits are needed and may be dropped off at the Parish Center during regular business hours.

The deadline for religious education registration has passed. Registrations will now be subject to a late fee. Go to www.stjc.orgto register online or stop at the Parish

The Social Action Committee is collecting Pack-N-Plays, baby swings, high chairs, bath tubs, gates, and clothes up to 2 years old for Pennsylvanians for Human Life. No other items can be accepted. Anyone who would like to donate is asked to contact the Parish Center ext. 250 and leave a message.

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.