St. Jude’s Cub Scout Pack 60 Plans Registration

Cub Scout Pack 60 at St. Jude Parish invites boys in first through fifth grades to join for a year of fun, learning, and family oriented activities.

The Cub Scout program is an excellent way for young boys to grow in character, citizenship, fitness, leadership, and outdoor skills. Registration will be held between 6 p. m. and 7 p. m. on Wednesday, August 31 in the hallway near the entrance of St. Jude School. New boys and parents should plan to attend Pack’s 60’s “Rocket into Scouting” meeting on Wednesday, September 14 at 6:30 p. m. in the St. Jude School, art room. Contact Cubmaster Christian Grandzol at pack60cubs@gmail.comfor more information.

Choir rehearsal will begin on Wednesday, August 31 in the church from 7 p. m. until 8:30 p. m. Anyone in eighth grade through adults of any age is welcome to join. Questions may be directed to Joe Dubinski, Music Coordinator, at 570-479-3856.

If you or someone you know is

interested in becoming a Catholic, please attend an inquiry session for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) in the St. Jude School library on Sunday, September 11 at 1:30 p. m. Formation sessions for RCIA will begin on Sunday, September 18 and will continue weekly through the celebration of Easter. Please email Father Jeff Tudgay at jtudgay@stjc.orgor call him at the Parish Office with any questions.

Religious Education is looking for a few teachers. We are in need of substitutes for the 2016-2017 school year. Substitutes must have all clearances and be willing to be added to our list for when catechists are unable to attend. Our catechists work so hard throughout the year. Please consider joining us to help them in their volunteer work. Please contact Erin O’Dea at eodeastjc@ stjc.orgor Carrie Grandzol at

Registration is underway for students who are in 7th and 8th grade and wish to take part in Religious Education classes in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Parents may register their children by going to the parish website at www.stjc.organd clicking on Education, Religious Education, and then Register now. Students will not be able to start classes until they are registered. Questions about Confirmation may be directed to Pam Urbanski at the Parish Office.

The Youth Ministry is planning a new fundraiser. Vouchers from the Old Post Farms will be sold to help raise money for the Youth Ministry events. The vouchers are $10 and can be used to purchase items such as a large variety of fall mums, pumpkins, straw, cornstalks, perennials, and more. The vouchers can be used at Old Post Farms from Saturday, September 3 until Sunday, October 2 when the selection is the nest. The Farms are located on St. Mary’s Road in Mountain Top and are open 7 days a week from 9 a. m. until 5 p. m. Vouchers may be purchased from the Parish Office during regular business hours or from a Youth Ministry member the weekends of September 11 and 18 after all Masses. Proceeds help sponsor retreats, March for Life, service opportunities, and teen nights.

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