St. Mary’s Church Notes Christmas Mass Schedule

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.

Religious Education classes sresume Sunday, January 3, 2016.

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.

Youth Group-Mark your calendars for our annual Christmas Party -Sunday, January 10 in the dining room. Time: TBA. Check out our Facebook page for updates.

2016 Offertory Envelopes-The new offertory envelopes are ready for pick up in the social hall. Help distributing envelopes to family and friends is greatly appreciated.

Wedding Anniversary Celebration 2016-His Excellency, the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D. D., J. C. L., Bishop of Scranton, and the Office for Parish Life wish to invite couples celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary in 2016 to a diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, June 5. The event includes a 2:30 pm mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral followed by a reception. Requests for an invitation, with a mailing address, should be made through your parish office by March 7.

Samson-The trip to see “Samson” at the Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster will take place on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Cost is $90 payable to St. Mary’s Altar & Rosary Society. Price includes show, dinner, and transportation. A $45 non-refundable deposit is due with reservation. Payment in full is due by February 26, 2016. There are a few seats available. To reserve your seat or for more info call Alice at 379-2629.

Fr. Joe will be celebrating his 25th anniversary of ordination to the Priesthood on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 3 p. m. Due to the ongoing construction of our new church and need of air conditioning at that time of year, the Mass of Thanksgiving forhisvocation willbeatFr. Joe’s home parish in Hazleton (St. Joseph Church) followed by a reception at Genetti’s of Hazleton. Please save the date and more information will follow.