St. Jude’s Celebrating Feast OfTheAscension

Thursday. May 14 is the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord. This is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses will be celebrated at St. Jude’s on Wednesday, May 13 at 5:45 p. m., Thursday, May 14 at 7 a. m., 12:10 p. m., and 7 p. m. Masses will be celebrated at St. Mary’s on Wednesday, May 13 at 7 p. m. and Thursday, May 14 at 8 a. m.

A Teen Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, May 17 at 6 p. m. Teen Night will follow in the gym with food, games, and open gym.

St. Jude’s 4th Annual International Fest will be held Saturday, May 30 from 4 p. m. until 11 p. m. and Sunday, May 31 from noon until 9 p. m. Three raffle prizes are being offered: a dream vacation or $5,000 cash, custom LASIK procedure with Intralase, and one week beach house vacation (sleeps 12) in Emerald Isle, North Carolina.

Clean up in the grove for the International Fest will be Sunday, May 17 beginning at 1:30 pm. Volunteers are needed to help with light clean up. Bring work gloves, rakes, leaf blowers, brooms, rags, and cleaning supplies. This is a great project for families, scouts, and anyone willing to pitch in.

The Theme Basket booth is seeking donations of new or gently used baskets. Please contact Mandy Baab Jankowski at 570-592-7424.

This is a reminder that the last Holy Hour Monday will be May 18.

Volunteers are needed to help with the “pinching of the pierogies” for the International Fest. They will meet on May 19 at 5:30 p. m. in the school cafeteria.

It’s time to register for Vacation Bible School. Children three years old to students entering fifth grade are invited to register via the parish website. Forms are also available in the Parish Center. Bible school will run from June 22 through 26 from 9 a. m. until noon. The cost is $35 per child. This year’s theme is “Bible Blast to the Past”. The registration deadline is June 5 -NO exceptions. Volunteers are also still needed.

The Spiritual Care team at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center is offering a free bereavement support group series on Wednesdays during the afternoon and evenings. Afternoon sessions are 2 -3:30 -p. m. Evening sessions are 6 -7:30 p. m. Call 570-808-5539 for further info.

The following items are needed for the Mt. Top Food Bank: jelly, mayonnaise, peanut butter, canned fruit, coffee, noodles, jello, tuna, sugar, pudding, cream soups, baked beans, and boxed soup mix instead of Ramon noodles.. Please drop off the items in the annex part of our church.

Online giving is now available. Parishioners are now able to schedule recurring gifts or make one-time donations on the computer, tablet, or Smartphone. Visit www.stjc.orgto sign up or call Tracie Machalick at the Parish Center for more info.

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 9 a. m. to 1 p. m; closed on Friday and Saturday; Sunday from 8:30 a. m. to 12:30 pm.