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carrots, canned pasta. Catechists are needed for the parish religious education program. Resources and training will be provided. Parishioners are asked to consider giving their time to share their faith with the young people in this important ministry. Team teaching is available. Substitute teachers are also needed. Contact Erin O’Dea at the Parish Center if you are

available to help. The Spiritual Care team at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center will hosttwo free “ Living with Grief” support group series on Wednesdays during the afternoon from 2 p.m. until 3: 30 p. m. or during the evening from 6 p.m. until 7: 30 p. m. 6 in the Spiritual Center at Geisinger Wyoming Valley, 1000 East Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre. The interactive sessions will be completely confidential. Light refreshments will be served. Topics andschedule are: Re-Socialization; Coping with Special Events ~ Wed., Aug 20; Guilt & Depression; Facing Emptiness ~ Wed., Aug 27; Anger ~ Wed., Sept 3; How to Keep Growing; Spirituality ~ Wed., Sept 10; Memorial Service ~ Wed., Sept 17 will be 6 p.m. until 7: 30 p. m. only. If interested in attending, please callGeisingerat 570-808-5539 or sign uponlineatwww.

geisinger. org/ events. The Pilgrim Virgin Statue will be at the home of Betty Caffrey through August 22. For more information, callGloria

at 868-5346. The next big event in the grove willbea Cigar-B-Que on Saturday, September 6 at 6 p. m. The Notre Dame vs. Michigan game will be on in the grove. Thecost is $ 40 per person which willinclude a five-cigarsamplepack, Bar-B-Que dinner from Maer’s BBQ featuring beef brisket, pulled pork, quarter chicken and sides, beer, soda, and water. Must be 18 years old to attend. Tickets must be purchased in advance by September 2 at the Parish Center or by calling JohnKotskoat 570-814-6436. Tickets will also be available after all Masses the weekendof

August 23/ 24. The adult choir will begin rehearsing on Wednesday, September 3 at 7 p. m. in the church. Anyone interested in joining, high school freshmen through adults of any age, are welcome. Contact Joe Dubinski, music coordinator,at

570-479-3856. This year will mark the 22nd Anniversary of Eucharistic Adoration at the parish. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will becelebrated at 10: 30 a. m. on Sunday, September 11. Breakfast will follow immediately after Mass at Blue Ridge Golf Club. Thecost is $ 11 per person. All parishioners and friends of St. Jude’s and St. Mary’s are invited to the Mass and breakfast. Reservations are necessary for breakfast by September 2. Contact the Parish Center

for further info. The Social Action Committeeiscollecting 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. andWednesday 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. SundayMasses are 7: 30 a. m., 9a. m., 10: 30 a. m. and noon at St. Jude’s and 9 a. m. at St. Mary’s. For further information, call the ParishCenterat 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;