St. Jude Teens Travel To National Catholic Youth Conference

Thirty high school students and three adult chaperones are travelling to Indianapolis, Indiana for the National Catholic Youth Conference. The public is invited to watch the NCYC from the comfort of home. Many of the general sessions, as well as the closing Mass, will be live streamed. Many of the parent mega sessions will also be live streamed including: Helping Parents Find the Real Hunger Games: Feeding their family -body, mind, and soul; and Teens and Social media: What’s a Parent To Do?. The website for live streaming is

Lectors 2016 workbooks are available for pick up in the sacristy.

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: 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.

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. 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.

Parishioners are invited to attend an Annual Appeal Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton on Sunday, November 22 at 10 a. m. The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Bambera with a reception following in The Diocesan Pastoral Center at 316 Wyoming Avenue in Scranton.

Women of the parish are invited to Advent by Candlelight. This Advent journey will feature an evening of fellowship, spiritual reflection, desserts, and beautiful table settings. It will be held Friday, December 11 from 6:30 p. m. until 8:00 p. m. in the school cafeteria. Terry Tokach, founder of Mountain Yoga, will present the Advent reflection. RSVP to Theresa Kline 570-239-0959 or Suzanne Modrovsky at 570-578-3986.

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