St. Jude Grove Clean-Up Scheduled August 2

Grove clean up for the picnic will be Sunday, August 2 from 3 p. m. until 7 p. m. Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves, rakes, brooms, and rags. A light dinner will be provided. This is a great project for families, scouts, or anyone else willing to pitch in. Many hands make the work light.

A Rummage Sale will be held during the picnic. Donated items may include clean, usable household items, books, jewelry, furniture, dishes, toys, and exercise items. NO clothing will be accepted. Items may be dropped off Friday, July 31 from 5 p. m. until 8 p. m., and Saturday, August 1 from 9 a. m. until noon.

The music ministry of St. Jude Parish is seeking more cantors. Parishioners who are interested in becoming a part of this ministry are asked to contact Joe Dubinski at the Parish Center. Adult choir practice will begin Wednesday, August 26 at 7 p. m. in the church.

The parish picnic is August 7, 8, and 9. Parishioners are asked to contact the Parish Center to volunteer to work at a booth. Donations of wine and spirits are needed. This booth was a big success last year. Donations may be dropped off at the Parish Center.

Donations are also needed to fill up the plant booth again. Plant donations may be dropped off at the Parish Center now through picnic weekend. Arrangements may also be made to have the plants picked up. For further information, please contact Therese at 570-868-3458.

Theme basket donations are needed. All you need to do is provide the items for the basket. The committee will provide the basket and wrapping materials. Contact Mimi at 570-956-6057 for further information.

The following items are needed

for the Mountaintop Food Bank: boxed soup mix instead of Ramen noodles, cream soups, baked beans, jelly, peanut butter, canned fruit, tuna, mayonaisse, pudding, jello, sugar, and coffee. Please drop off donations in the annex of the church. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Online giving is now available for St. Jude Parish. This system provides parishioners with the opportunity to give to special collections in addition to regular offerings. You may choose to do a One Time Gift or a special remembrance, or you can set up regularly scheduled contributions that are withdrawn on the date you specify in the system. Even if you typically use your offering envelopes, you may wish to contribute online to a particular collection. It’s safe, easy and convenient. Go to our parish website at www.stjc.organd select Online Giving to sign up. Additional information is available by contacting Tracie Machalick at the Parish Center.

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 and Saturday; Sunday from 8:30 a. m. until 12:30 pm.