St. Mary’s Knights Of Columbus Annual Sweethearts Dance Feb. 6

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.

Altar Server Classes -Father Jeff has scheduled New Altar Server Classes on Wednesdays, March 2 and 9, from 6-7 p. m. in the Church. Please call the parish office to sign up or for more information.

Seventh Grade Retreat-Seventh grade parents should have received an email about the seventh grade retreat. The retreat is either Friday, Feb 5 from 5-9 P. M. or Saturday, Feb 6 from 10 a. m. -2 p. m. Please direct Confirmation questions to: Pam 474-6315 ext 228.

The Knights of Columbus Annual Sweethearts’ Dance will be held on Saturday, February 6 at 6 P. M. in the social hall. Cost is $20 per person. Tickets are available after Mass or from any Brother Knight. The evening includes dinner, beverages, and live music.

Altar & Rosary Society’s Valentine Treats for Shut-ins-The members of the A & R Society are collecting, baking, and packaging cookies for our shut-ins. Parishioners are invited to help with this project. Cookies will be packed on Saturday, February 13 at 11 a. m. in the rectory. Cookies and treats may be dropped off that morning or for your convenience during the week in the meeting room or the parish office.

The Boy Scouts will host a Blood Drive on Sunday, March 13 from 10 a. m. to 3 p. m. at St James Church in Hobbie. One donation can help to save up to three lives! Call 1-800-RED CROSS to donate or for more information.

Scout Sunday will be celebrated in our Church on Sunday, February 7. Save the Date-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 for his vocation willbeatFr. Joe’shome parish in Hazleton (St. Joseph Church) followed by a reception at Genetti’s of Hazleton. Please save the date and more information will follow.

Our Youth Group is collecting items for the Wilkes-Barre VA Hospital. Items will distributed to veterans in need. Boxes are in church and the social hall. Needed items are Clothing: new socks, underwear, shirts, pants, & jackets for men and women. Home goods: new towels, sheets, pots, pans, utensils, etc Recreational items: books, puzzles, sketch pads, paint by # kits, word finds, large-print playing cards, etc., Hygiene items for men and women -no hotel samples, Gift Cards to restaurants, Target, and Walmart.

The students will have a “Bake Sale” February 6 and 7 to raise money to purchase items.

Adult Education Series-Father Jeff invites all parishioners to a lecture series on The Church according to Vatican II. The series will be held at Saint Jude Sundays at 4 p. m. in St. Jude cafeteria on Feb 21 and 28 and March 6 and 13 and at Saint Mary’s on Tuesdays at 6:30 p. m. in the Church February 23 and March 1, 8, and 15.