The Week of Service, Week of Hope is for students in grades eight through twelve. It will be held July 18-21, taking the 2016 Mercy Challenge by helping others in our community. Students will gather each morning between 8 a. m. and 8:15 a. m. for prayer and music. They will travel to work sites to include nursing homes, Ruth’s Place, CEO Kid’s Camp, St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen, YMCA park program and more. Students may be picked up between 4 p. m. and 4:15 p. m. each day.
The cost for the week is $30 which includes a t-shirt and a pizza party on the last day. Registration forms and additional information for this project can be found on the parish website at www.stjc.organd click on Youth Ministry. Money and forms must be handed in to the Parish Office by Monday, July 11. Checks may be made out to St. Jude Church. Late registrations will not be accepted. Contact Mrs. Urbanski at firstname.lastname@example.org further questions.
The men from the Mother Teresa Haven program will be guests through July 4. Food/meals, snacks, and beverages will be needed for these men. The menus will be on the wall of the church. Volunteers are needed to serve each night. Contact Deacon Gene at the Parish Office if you can help.
Summer clean up will take place on Tuesday, July 5 at Cavalry Cemetery. Parishioners are asked to please remove any kind of log planters, artificial and plastic flowers and holiday decorations from the graves prior to July 5. Only one live plant is permitted on the graves. All remaining items left on the graves on July 5 will be removed and discarded by cemetery personnel. They will not be responsible for items not claimed prior to clean up. All questions may be directed to the cemetery office at 570-788-2150.
A Mass of Remembrance for victims of violent or tragic death will be held Thursday, July 14 at 7 p. m. in Scranton. This is the annual Mass celebrated by the Diocese of Scranton for the families and friends of those who have died tragically especially murder, suicide, and accident. The Mass will be in St. Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Avenue in Scranton. All persons who have lost a loved one in this manner are invited to this liturgy. Names of deceased loved ones can be registered by accessing www.dioceseofscranton.orgor calling the St. Jude Parish office. The deadline is July 9. Questions about this Mass may be directed to the Office for Parish Life at 570-207-2213.
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 Office 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, Saturday, and Sunday. The parish website is www.stjc.org.