A Potluck Family Bingo Night will be held Saturday, January 30 from 6 p. m. until 8 p. m. in the school cafeteria. Families are invited to bring a dish to pass and win some great prizes. Please return registration form or contact Carrie at email@example.com register. The cost is $5 per person.
When a loved one dies, a support group setting offers many healing benefits. The Spiritual Care team at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical center will host two free “Living with grief” series on Wednesdays during the afternoon and evening. All sessions are at the Spiritual Center, 1000 East Mountain Blvd in Wilkes-Barre. It is recommended that participants attend all sessions. The first two sessions are Process of Grief and Bereavement: An Overview on February 2 and Caring for Yourself: Recognizing Emotion & Types of Grief on February 10. All sessions are from 2 p. m. until 3:30 p. m. or 6 p. m. until 7:30 p. m. Sessions will continue through March 9. A Memorial Service will be held March 16 from 6 p. m. until 7:30 p. m. only. If interested in attending please call 570-808-5539 or sign up online at www.geisinger.org/events.
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.
Parishioners are invited to join the Social Action Committee at St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, February 4 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.
Students in grades 8 thru 12 will be knitting hats for children with cancer and for those who are homeless. Donations of yarn are neeeded. Yarn can be dropped off for the month of January at the Parish Center or at the annex doors in church.
The Youth Ministry will hold a Krispy Kreme Donut Sale after all Masses the weekend of February 6/7 in the lobby of the school. You may select a dozen traditional glazed for $7, or 1/2 dozen chocolate iced glazed, glazed raspberry filled, glazed cream filled, or glazed lemon for $7.
Fr. Jeff will begin an Adult Faith Formation series on Sunday, February 21 from 4 p. m. until 5:30 p. m. in the St. Jude School cafeteria and Tuesday, February 23 from 6:30 p. m. until 8 p. m. at St. Mary’s in Dorrance for four consecutive weeks. The topic is “The Church According to Vatican II”.
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.