The next Teen Mass will be celebrated Sunday, November 15 at 6 p. m. Following Mass, teen night is held in the school for grades seven through twelve. There is food, open gym, and other activities. The cost is $5. The evening ends at 8:30 p. m. Parents are encouraged to have their sons/daughters attend this night. It is a great place for young people.
The Spiritual Team at Geisinger Medical Center, 1000 East Mountain Blvd. in Wilkes-Barre, is offering two free “Living with Grief” support group sessions on Wednesday afternoons from 2 p. m. until 3:30 p. m. or evenings from 6 p. m. until 7:30 p. m. Topics include: Caring for Yourself: Recognizing Emotion & Types of Grief on Wednesday, November 11; Re-Socialization: Coping with Special Events on November 18; Guilt and Depression: Facing Emptiness on November 25; Anger on December 2; How to Keep Growing Spiritually on December 9. Close with evening Memorial Service on December 16 at 6 p. m. Call Geisinger to register.
The next Charismatic Mass and Healing Service will be held at St. John Bosco Church in Conyngham on Thursday, November 12 at 7 p. m. Parishioners are invited.
St. Mary’s in Dorrance will hold its annual Turkey Bingo on Sunday, November 15 at 1 p. m. in the social hall at 3529 Saint Mary’s Road in Wapwallopen. The doors open at noon. The kitchen will be open for lunch. In addition to regular bingo, there will be specials, raffles, and door prizes. Admission is $2. The bingo is presented by the St. Theresa’s Guild whose mission is to support programs and projects for the benefit of the parish children. For information, please call Terry at 570-868-3461.
St. Jude Parish is joining again with St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in the Feed-A-Friend program that helps to supply Thanksgiving food bags for families in need in the Mountain Top area. Suggested nonperishable food items include the following: boxes of stuffing mix, pie crust mix, Bisquick, Jello, pudding, instant potatoes, and hot roll mix; also cans of vegetables, fruit, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin, applesauce, soup, and pie filling. No glass containers please. Food may be dropped off at the church and placed in the buckets marked Feed-A-Friend until Friday, November 20.
Volunteers are needed for the following tasks for Feed-A-Friend: Friday, November 20 from 1 p. m. until 3 p. m. to transport boxes from St. Jude’s to St. Paul’s and set up at St. Paul’s; Saturday, November 21 from 9:30 a. m. until 11 a. m. or 11 a. m. until 12:30 p. m. to sort food at St. Paul’s. Anyone who can help is asked to call the Parish Center.
The Social Action Committee is collecting Pack-N-Plays, baby swings, high chairs, bath tubs, gates, and clothes up to 2 years old for Pennsylvanians for Human Life. No other items can be accepted. Anyone who would like to donate is asked to contact the Parish Center ext. 250 to arrange for pick up.
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 www.stjc.org.