The High School Youth Group will meet Sunday, November 6 from 6 p. m. until 8 p. m. in the school cafeteria. The topic will be “Faithful Citizenship: Mixing Faith and Politics”. Realizing that you must be 18 years of age to vote, it is important for all high school students to look at how their faith can inform who they would/should vote for. Father Joe will lead a discussion on how we apply our Catholic faith to the political discussion in the United States. The evening will end with refreshments.
Parishioners are invited to join the Social Action Committee at St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, November 3 from 9 a. m. until 1 p. m. Carpools leave from the Parish Office at 8:45 a. m. Call Jody or Artie at 570-710-0137.
St. Mary’s in Dorrance will hold their annual Roast Beef Dinner on Sunday, November 5 from 3 p. m. until 7 p. m. The meal, served family style, includes roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn, cabbage slaw, pickled red beets, dinner roll, and beverage. The cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 -11, no charge for age 5 and under. Take out is available from 3 p. m. until 5 p. m. For more information, call the church office at 570-868-5855.
The Parent Faith Discussion Group will meet Sunday, November 6 at 10:10 a. m. in the school library. Parents are invited for faith and refreshments with Deacon Jim.
A VIRTUS training session is scheduled on Sunday, November 6 at Holy Rosary School in Duryea beginning at 4 p. m. Register on line at www.virtusonline.org/virtus.. VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children for Adults Program is a mandatory 3-hour training session for all employees and adult volunteers (18+) who work with or have direct contact or routine interaction with children in the Diocese of Scranton. This training focuses on ways to make and maintain a safe environment for all children. This class is mandatory for all religious education catechists, aides and substitutes, volunteers and chaperones.
Classes will begin soon for the “I Live My Faith” medal for sixth grade students, “Mary, the First Disciple” medal for seventh through ninth grade students, and “Spirit Alive” medal for tenth through twelfth grade students. These medals are for both boys and girls. Call the Parish Office with your name, grade, and phone number if interested.
The Giving Tree gives us an opportunity to remember the less fortunate and shut-ins of our parish and community at Christmas. Now is the time to call the Parish Office with the name, address, children’s ages, clothing sizes and any special needs. Names will be accepted until Nov. 13. All names will be kept confidential.
St. Jude’s is again coordinating with St. Paul’s Lutheran Church to participate in the Feed-A-Friend program. Suggested items for donation are boxes of stuffing mix, pie crust mix, Bisquick, Jello, pudding, instant potatoes, and hot roll mix. Also cans of vegetables, fruit, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin, applesauce, soup, and pie filling. No glass containers please! Food may be dropped off at the church until Nov. 18. .
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.