Bazaar 2016 Planning Meeting SlatedApril 26At St. Mary’s

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.

The last religious education class for students (excluding second grade) is Sunday, May 1 providing all class work is completed. Second grade students and students needing to make up work will have class Sunday, May 8.

Registration Forms: Registration forms can be found in the file holder in the vestibule of the church. Religious education is for all children in first through twelfth grade. Ninth through twelfth grade students fulfill this obligation by attending youth group and youth group sponsored activities.

Catechists and Aides are needed at Saint Mary’s for the 2016-2017 school year. Please call Mrs. Heller if you can donate your time to teach our young Catholics or for more information.

First Holy Communion will be celebrated in our Church on Sunday, May 15 during 9 a. m. Mass. Practice will be held on Saturday, May 14 at 9 a. m. in the Church.

The Choir has been invited to sing for First Holy Communion. Practice will be held on Thursday, April 28 at 7 p. m.

Pennsylvania law requires employees and adult volunteers who work around children to obtain background checks. This includes our Bazaar volunteers. Many people already have these because of the new law. If you have clearances please send a copy to our parish office to keep on file. Applications can be found in the file folder in the vestibule. For more information please call the office.

The Knights will be cleaning up Saint Mary’s Road on Saturday, April 23 at 9 a. m. There is a sign up sheet near the lectern in the front of the Church. A minimum of six men are needed to complete the job.

The Knights will sit as a body the weekend of May 21 & 22. Pews will be reserved up front for all Knights.

Bazaar -June 25 & 26-The next meeting is Tuesday, April 26 at 7 p. m. in the dining room. We are looking for a few booth stand chairs and people who can work a stand for just a few hours. Please call the office if you can help. No experience needed!!

Rummage sale items, hand crafts, truckload of groceries, theme baskets, and wine & spirits donations are being accepted beginning June 4.

St. Mary’s is again participating in the Baby Bottle Collection for the Pro-Life Center in W-B. Bottles are at all doors. Please return bottles by May 1. Carnation Sale is Mother’s Day. The Pro-Life Center is always in need of new or very gently used baby (up to 12 months) and maternity clothes. They also need white Christening blankets. For more information call 826-1819.

Vera Bradley/Polish Pottery Bingo will be held Sunday, May 1 at 1 p. m. Doors open at noon. Lots of great prizes! Proceeds benefit the Youth Group summer mission trips, Light the Fire, and World Youth Day Stateside. Entrance $20. Includes 20 games -all paper, plus specials. Kitchen will be open for lunch! Come support the kids!