Catechists are needed for next year’s Religious Education program. Parishioners are invited to share their faith with the young people in this important ministry. Teamteaching opportunities are available for those who are unable to commit to a full year. Substitute teachers are also needed. Young adult and high school students are needed as aides for the lower grades. Please contact Erin O’Dea at the Parish Center to volunteer.
The next big event in the grove is a Cigar Sampling and BBQ on Saturday, September 5 at 6 p. m. The cost is $50 per person which includes Bar-B-Que dinner featuring beef brisket, pulled pork, quarter chicken and sides, draft beer, soda, water, and six cigar sampler pack. Tickets will be on sale until September 2 at the Parish Center during business hours, or by calling John Kotsko at 570-814-6436. You must be at least 18 years old to attend.
Boys in the first through fifth grades are invited to join the St. Jude Parish Cub Scout Pack 60 for a year of fun, learning-filled, family oriented activities. Contact Cubmaster Christian Grandzol at firstname.lastname@example.org more info. Register at 6:30 p. m. on Wed., September 2 in the hallway near the entrance to St. Jude School.
It’s a Family Matter -Living with Advanced Illness, Dying well, and the Importance of Talking About it with Family will be presented the Social Justice Committee of St. Therese’s Church on 64 Davis Street in Shavertown on Thursday, Sept. 10 from 7 p. m. until 9 p. m. in Fr. Sammons Hall in the basement of the church. The speaker will be Dr. F. Daniel Davis, PhD, Director of Bioethics for Geisinger Health System. Parishioners are welcome.
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.
First Communion parent meetings will be held for second graders from St. Jude School and the religious education program. Parents for St. Jude School students and Sunday CCD students are asked to meet on Sunday, September 13 at 10:10 a. m. in the school cafeteria. Parents of Monday night students are asked to meet on Monday, September 14 at 5:30 p. m. in the school cafeteria.
Seventh through twelfth graders are invited to become a part of the Young Family Ministry. The parish is looking to have middle and high school students work with and lead activities throughout the year aimed at the children of the parish. Students who are interested should contact Mrs. Grandzol at cgrandzolstjc@ gmail.comor attend an informational meeting on Sunday, September 20 at 11:30 a. m. in the school library.
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 information, call the Parish Center at 570-474-6315. 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.