St. Mary’s Bazaar 2015 Meeting May 28

St. Mary’s of Dorrance is a welcoming church. The pastor of St. Mary’s is Reverend Joseph Evanko, and Reverend Gerald Shantillo, Assistant Pastor. The weekend Mass schedule is Saturday at 5:30 p. m. and Sunday at 9 a. m.

The following children received the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist for the first time: Colin Cholewa, Cadence Erwine, Ryan Kosko, Daniel Marino, Cayden Moran, Joshua Mylet, Ashten Rinehimer, Maria Smith, Paige Smith, and Addison Walsh.

Please congratulate and praise them as they receive this most precious sacrament of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.

The Outreach Committee is raffling off a beautiful Hand Made Afghan! Chances are being sold after Mass for $1 or 15 for $10. The winning ticket will be drawn May 31 after Mass.

The Outreach Committee is collection gently used small medical equipment to be loaned out to people in need. Please call Michele Clark if you have walkers, tub chairs, canes, bedside toilets or other items you would like to donate, or if you would like to borrow any items.

An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Sunday, June 7 from 8:30 a. m. to 1:30 p. m. in the social hall. Appointment sheets are in the back of the church. Blood supplies are very low during summer months. Please give the gift of life. For more information pleases call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Bazaar 2015 will be held Saturday, June 27 from 4-11 p. m., and Sunday, June 28 from 4-10 p. m. Our next meeting is Thursday, May 28 at 7 p. m. in the dining room. Babysitting is available! Booth chairs needed for a few stands (Big 6, Animal Ring Toss, and Candy Toss) For more information call John at 570-379-3721.

Items Needed: we are accepting Theme Baskets and wine & spirits during office hours. Baskets may be donated by families and/or businesses. Need an idea? Call the office. Donating items early helps us budget our time and expenses more efficiently.

Rummage Sale items can be dropped off beginning Monday, June 8 during office hours. Please no clothing, shoes, or stuffed animals. Softly used household items, books, toys, holiday items, gym equipment, etc. will be accepted.

Raffle Tickets were mailed last week. If you did not receive yours please call the office to update your contact information. Get your tickets in by Wed, June 10 to be included in the Early Bird Raffle. You could win $100!

Pierogi Making: Help is needed for this huge project. We will be making pierogi on Sat/Sun, June 13 and 14 at 9 a. m., and Mon-Thu, June 15-18 immediately following Mass.

Cooking donations: We are again accepting donations for items needed to prepare food for the bazaar stand. Items can be dropped off beginning June 9 and are needed by Wed, June 17. Items needed: tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, clams, clam juice, decaffeinated coffee, Minute rice, vinegar, sugar, ketchup

By now, we hope everyone has noticed our new reflective sign! Thank you to the Knights of Columbus for installing the sign and for their very generous monetary donation. Donations are being accepted to help pay the balance of the cost of the sign. Donations may be dropped in the offertory basket, or you may call the parish office, or talk to Father Joe 570-474-6315 ext 227 for more information.

Altar Servers are still needed! To sign up for a class please call the parish office. Class is about an hour.

Our parish continues to participating in the Loaves and Fishes Program to benefit the Saint Vince de Paul Soup Kitchen. This month’s item: Non-dairy Creamer.

Parish Society Meetings and Contact information:

Community Outreach, Mon. of the month in the Meeting Room 6:30p.m., call Michele at 570-868-1068

Knights of Columbus, First Wed. of the month in the Social Hall at 7:30p.m., call Tony at 570-868-8401

Saint Theresa’s Guild, Second Tue. of the month in the Social Hall at 7p.m., call Terry at 570-868-3461

Altar & Rosary, Third Mon. of the month in the Dining Room at 7p.m., call Maureen at 570-379-3721

Crochet Group, Every Sunday in the Meeting Room at 6 p. m., call Wende at 570-760-3167.