Altar Server Training Scheduled at St. Jude’s

Students in third through twelfth grades who are interested in becoming an altar server must attend three consecutive training sessions which will take place at St. Jude Church. The dates and times for the sessions are as follows: Tuesdays, October 13, 20 and 27 from 5:30 p. m. until 6:30 p. m. If a student is unable to attend one of the sessions, they must contact Fr. Jeff to reschedule a make-up session.

Seventh grade students are invited to attend the Eckley Miners Village Halloween Tour on Friday, October

16. The walking tour lasts about one hour and has stops with some scary and funny Halloween characters as you walk through the streets and paths of a 19th century mining village by the light of lanterns. The cost is $10. Registration form and money is due Friday, October 9. Forms may be found on the parish website.

The Fall Adult Faith Formation Series is continuing . Session two will be held October 11 at 2 p. m. and Monday, October 12 at 6:30 pm. All sessions are held in the church. The topic is the Eucharist. You will explore how Christ is uniquely present in and through the Eucharist and how it is the source and summit of our lives. Session three will be held October 18/19.

Classes for the diocesan religious awards are forming. The “I Live My Faith” medal is for sixth grade students. “Mary, the First Disciple” is for seventh through ninth grade students. “Spirit Alive” is for tenth through twelfth grade students. All medals are for both boys and girls. Contact the Parish Center if interested.

Students in eighth through twelfth grades are invited to Halloween Haunt at Dorney Park on October

24. Leave St. Jude School at 1 p. m. and return approximately 11:30 p. m. The cost is $32 and includes rides and haunted attractions. Register on the parish website by October 19. A new, exciting, non-traditional

religious education program, entitled Altaration, is underway at St. Jude Parish. The program will be held three times a year. The first session is being held on Wednesday evenings and is continuing on October 14, 21, 28 and November 4 from 7 p. m. until 8:15 p. m. in the school. The first session, lead by Fr. Jeff, will help young people answer the question, “Why do I have to go to Mass?” Parents are asked to encourage their high school sons and daughters to attend this program, remembering at religious education does not end with Confirmation, but is a life-long process. Registration may be completed online at www.stjc.organd click on high school religious education. The cost for the entire year is $30. Contact Pam at the Parish Center for further information.

A candle lit living rosary will be presented by students in grades eight through twelve on Thursday, October 22 beginning at 7 p. m. Students will represent each bead of the rosary and as their bead is recited, their candle will be lit until the whole church is illuminated. Light refreshments will be served following the rosary.

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. The parish website is