St. Mary’s To Distribute Thanksgiving Baskets For Local Families

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

Father Jeff will be scheduling Altar Server Classes in the near future for new servers and a refresher class for current servers. Please call the parish office to sign up for the new server class or for more information..

Confirmation classes-Eighth grade has class, Nov 15 or 16. Seventh grade has class week Nov 8 or9.Classes areheldinSt. Jude School on Sundays: 10:10 to 11:20 a. m. or Mondays: 6:30 to 7:40 p. m. Please attend on your scheduled day. Call Pam at 474-6315 ext 228.

All parishioners are invited to join the Christmas Choir! The first practice will be held on Wednesday, November 11 at 6:30 p. m. For more information Keri 570-868-6420.

Students are invited to participate in the Christmas Eve program before 4 p. m. Mass. To sign up please return the sheet in last week’s Family Envelope or call the parish office.

Christmas Windowsill candles are available in memory of, or in honor of a loved one. To reserve your candle please call the parish office. Donation is $5.

Thanksgiving Raffle tickets are in the back of the Church. Please help us save on the cost of postage by picking up your tickets this weekend. Winner will be pulled Thanksgiving Day so please return your tickets by Nov 23 to be sure you are included in the drawing. Last year’s winner took home $1,650.

Our parish is again distributing Thanksgiving Baskets for local families. Items needed include anything for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, as well as, juices, dry beverage canisters, boxed desserts, and canned fruit. Turkeys or monetary donations for turkeys are also being accepted.

PLEASE, If you know a family that could use a basket this year, or if you are in need, please call the office with the family name and contact information. We do not know everyone’s situation. Your help is needed to ensure all families have a nice meal and a little less stress this Thanksgiving! Information is kept confidential.

Our Parish will have our semiannual blood drive on Sunday, November 29 from 8:30 a. m. to 1:30 p. m. Your time is valuable -help reduce your wait time by scheduling your appointment on the sheets in the back of the Church or call 1-800-Red-Cross. Be sure to bring your photo ID.

The Altar & Rosary Society’s Christmas party will be held on Sunday, November 22 at 1p.m. at Theodora’s Restaurant in Drums. If you are planning to attend all Pat at 570-379-3107.

The annual Turkey Bingo presented by Saint Theresa’s Guild will be held on Sunday, November 15 beginning at 1 p. m. Doors open at noon. The kitchen will be open for lunch! Entrance is $2. Specials, raffles, and door prizes!

Saint Theresa’s Guild supports programs and projects that benefit the children of our parish. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month. Questions: Terry 868-3461.

Children’s Christmas Party-Saint Theresa’s Guild invites all children of the parish from birth up to and including 10 years old to the Children’s Christmas Party. Children must be pre-registered. There are sign up sheets in the social hall. Deadline is November 15. Due to the nature of this event no late sign ups can be accepted. Thank you for your understanding.