St. Jude’s ContinuingAdult Faith Formation

Fr. Jeff will continue an Adult Faith Formation series on Sunday, March 6 from 4 p. m. until 5:30 p. m. in the St. Jude School cafeteria and Tuesday, March 8 from 6:30 p. m. until 8 p. m. at St. Mary’s in Dorrance . The last sessions will be March 13 at St. Jude’s and March 15 at St. Mary’s. The topic is “The Church According to Vatican II”. All parishioners are welcome.

Parishioners are invited to join the Social Action Committee at St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, March 3 from 9 a. m.-1 p. m. Carpools leave from the Parish Center at 8:45 a. m. Call Jody or Artie at 570-710-0137.

In preparation for Easter, women of the parish are invited to a special evening for a journey of renewal and hope. This event, Lent by Candlelight, will be held March 4 beginning at 6:30 p. m. until 8 p. m. in the St. Jude School cafeteria. To register, contact Theresa Kline at 570-239-0959 or Suzanne Modrovsky at 570-578-3986.

Confessions will be held on Mondays during Lent in any Catholic parish in the Diocese of Scranton between 5:30 p. m. and 7 p. m. Visit www.dioceseofscranton.organd see The Light Is On For You page for resources about confession and a directory of parishes by location.

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.

A VIRTUS training session is scheduled on Monday, March 14 at Misericordia University Insalaco Hall Room 219 from 4 p. m. until 7 p. m. VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children for Adults Program is a mandatory 3-hour training session for all employees and adult volunteers who work with children in the Diocese of Scranton. This training focuses on ways to make and maintain a safe environment for all children. Volunteers must also complete a background clearance. To register please contact Dr. Steve Broskoske at 570-674-6761 or sbroskos@misericordia.edu.

Anyone who is planning on being a part of the Vacation Bible School team this summer and is 18 years of age and over, must have the following information in to Carrie in order to volunteer: Child Abuse Clearance, Criminal Background Check and (if living outside the state in the past ten years) Fingerprinting, as well as have completed VIRTUS training. Please contact Carrie at cgrandzolstjc@gmail.comif you are thinking about volunteering or if you need more information.

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.