St. Jude Parish Participating In Pro Life Collection Jan. 16/17

The Pro-Life Annual Baby Bottle Collection will take place on the weekend of Jan 16/17. Anyone who took a baby bottle last weekend, is asked to fill it with loose change and return it the weekend of January 9/10 or Jan 16/17. Your generosity will truly help support the lives of the unborn.

Parishioners are invited to join the Social Action Committee at St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, January 7 from 9 a. m. until 1 p. m. Carpools leave from the Parish Center at 8:45 a. m. Call Jody or Artie at 570-710-0137.

The next Parent Faith Discussion Group meeting will be January 10 at 10:15 AM in St. Jude School Library. After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, why not take a little time out for you!

Adult choir rehearsals will resume after Christmas beginning on Wednesday, January 13 in the church. New members are always welcome. Contact Joe Dubinski at the Parish Center.

Students in grades eight thru twelve will be knitting hats for children with cancer and for those who are homeless. They are asking for donations of yarn. Yarn can be dropped off for the month of January at the Parish Center or at the annex doors in church.

The Office for Parish Life will offer training for new Extraordinary ministers of Communion on February 2, 9, and 16 from 6:30 pm. until 9 p. m. in the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 330 Wyoming Avenue in Scranton. Please call the Office for Parish Life at 570-207-2213 or email David-Baloga@dioceseofscranton.org

to register. Candidates must attend all three sessions.

On June 5, the Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, D. D., J. C. L., Bishop of Scranton, will celebrate the Wedding Anniversary Mass at 2:30 PM in the Cathedral of Saint Peter, Scranton, for couples celebrating their 25th or 50th year of marriage in 2016. Couples will have the opportunity to renew their marriage vows.

A reception will follow in the Diocesan Pastoral Center, where anniversary couples will be able to have their picture taken with the Bishop. Eligible couples should give their names and an April mailing address to the Parish Center (570-474-6315) by March 7.

The following items are needed for the Mt. Top Food Bank: Boxed soup mix instead of Ramen Noodles, noodles, cream soups, baked beans, jelly peanut butter, canned fruit, tuna, mayonnaise, pudding, jello, chocolate and coffee.

First Sunday of each month is Food Bank Sunday! Please drop off items in the Annex part of church. Your generosity is appreciated.

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.