St. Mary’sAltar & Rosary Christmas Party Nov. 23

St. Mary’s of Dorrance is a welcoming church. The pastor of St. Mary’s is Reverend Joseph Evanko, and Rev. Jeffrey Tudgay, Reverend 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. Call the parish office to sign up or for more information..

The next Youth Group meeting is Sunday, November 22, from 6-8 p. m. in the rectory dining room. All students in seventh grade and older are encouraged to attend. Service projects can be used for Confirmation, school, or scout requirements. Adults welcome!

All parishioners are invited to join the Christmas Choir! Practice this week will be held on Thursday at 6 p. m. For more information see Keri after Mass or call 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.

All remaining Thanksgiving Raffle tickets have been mailed. 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.

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

The next Saint Theresa’s Guild meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 1 at 6 p. m. in the social hall. The ladies will be setting up for the Children’s Christmas Party. Please notice this meeting is a week early.

The Annual Wafer Dinner hosted by Saint Theresa’s Guild will be held on Sunday, December 14 at 6 p. m. The Guild will provide hors devours and beverages. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish for the meal. Please RSVP to the parish office by December 7 to ensure we have enough plate settings.

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 trip to see the show “Samson” at the Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster will take place on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. The cost will be $90 payable to St. Mary’s Altar & Rosary Society. This price includes the show, dinner, and transportation. A $45 non-refundable deposit is due with reservation. Payment in full is due by February 26, 2016. This event is open to the public on a first come, first serve basis. If interested call Alice at 570-379-2629 before November 23 between 3 and 7:30 p. m. Reservations and payments may be dropped in the offertory basket at Mass.

Table/Chair Rental-Our parish rents tables and chairs to our parishioners for a donation on a first come -first serve basis. During certain times of the year we receive multiple requests.

With the upcoming holidays please be sure to reserve items at least 10 days in advance. All items must be signed in and out, and arrangements must be made to have the door open.