‘Covered Dish’ Meeting For St. Mary’s Religious Education Catechists, Aides

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

If any parishioner or a loved one is hospitalized, homebound, or in a nursing home and he/she would like a pastoral visit from our clergy, please notify us at 868.5855.

There will be a “Covered Dish” meeting for all returning Religious Education catechists and aides, and anyone interested in volunteering with our Religious Education program this year. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 19 at 6 p. m. in the social hall. Questions and RSVP: Patricia Heller 570-379-2647

All employees and volunteers 18+ who come into routine contact with our students need (mandatory) VIRTUS training. There is a class scheduled for Thursday, August 20 from 6-9 p. m. at Saint Jude School. Please call 474-6315 x 221 to register.

The next Altar & Rosary Society meeting will be Aug 17 at 7 p. m. in the social hall. Before the meeting members will enjoy a “hoagie social” at 6 p. m. If you are planning to attend please call Pat Osisek at 570-379-3107.

All members of the Altar & Rosary Society are invited to celebrate Margaret Baker’s 95th Birthday immediately following Mass on Saturday, Aug 15. This celebration, in honor of our oldest member, will be held in the rectory dining room.

Saint Mary’s Chicken BBQ & Craft Show will be held Saturday, August 22. DJs, Carol & J. T. will be spinning and supplying Karaoke equipment. So... bring your appetite and your voices! Crafters Wanted!!

Only $20 per table! Please call the parish office to reserve your table. All activities will be outside, weather permitting.

St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen is accepting donations of school supplies: Backpacks, Notebooks, Binders, Paper, Pens, Plastic Scissors, Pencils, Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, and Crayons. Items will be collected until Aug 18. Donations accepted at the soup kitchen or at Saint Mary’s.

School Supply Distribution

Volunteers are needed for distribution at Our Lady of Hope, 40 Park Ave, Wilkes-Barre on Wed, Aug 26 from 9a.m. -12 noon. and 3-6 p. m. Please note the time changes for pick up. Please contact Deb at 570-822-7118 ext 305 if you can help.

Saint Mary’s parish families that need help with School Supplies can call the parish office to sign up to receive supplies. Deadline is August 18.

Office Hours are Mon. and Wed. from 9 a. m. to 3:30 p. m., Tues. and Thursday from 9 a. m. to 1p.m., and on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday closed or by appointment.

The office will be closed the weeks of Aug 9-15 and Sept 6-12.

For immediate assistance during these weeks please call 474-6315 ext 221. Lori will be happy to assist you.

In case of emergency please call 570-474-6315 and follow the prompts for emergency. Your call will be returned as soon as possible by the on call priest.

This month’s item for the Loaves & Fishes Program to benefit The Saint Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen in W-B is Peanut Butter.

The Youth Group members will be helping the Community Outreach Team with the Johnson Home Picnic on Saturday, August 15 from 12-2 p. m. We will be helping to serve lunch and playing games. If you are available please call or text Molly 570-262-4628.