St. Mary’s Knights Of Columbus Plans Annual Sweetheart Dance

St. Mary’s of Dorrance is a welcoming church. The pastor of St. Mary’s is Rev. Joseph Evanko, and Rev. Jeffrey Tudgay, Assistant Pastor. The weekend Mass schedule is Saturday at 5:30 p. m. and Sunday at 9 a. m.

Hazardous Weather Conditions-In the event that Crestwood closes or delays school due to inclement weather daily Mass will be cancelled.

On Sundays, families will receive a phone call if Religious Education classes are cancelled. If school is cancelled on a Monday classes at Saint Jude are also cancelled.

Please know that safety is always our first priority. If your roads are bad and classes have not been cancelled please keep your children safe and miss class if necessary. You can call your child’s teacher to get the class assignment and homework.

Grocery Gift Cards -Help our parish just by buying groceries! Carone’s and Weis cards are available from the parish office. Use same as cash! Our parish gets a percentage of each purchase.

Sanctuary Candles-There are Sanctuary Candle intentions still available for 2017. Candle intentions may be placed “in memory of” or “ in honor of” a friend or loved one. Donation is $5. Please call the parish office for availability.

The Knights of Columbus will be hosting their Annual Sweethearts’ Dance on Saturday, February 11 beginning at 6 p. m. The evening includes dinner, dancing, and refreshments. Tickets will be available soon.

Bishop Leading Pilgrimage to Spain and Portugal for Our Lady of Fatima Centennial-Bishop Joseph C. Bambera invites the faithful to join him on a special pilgrimage to Spain and Portugal in honor of the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima’s appearance to three young shepherd children in 1917. The pilgrimage will take place September 18-26, 2017 and will include Masses celebrated by the Bishop and visits to many sacred and historic sites, including nearly two days in Fatima where the Marian apparitions occurred.

The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, appeared six times to the children –Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta –near the town of Fatima, Portugal between May 13 and October 13, 1917. Cost: $3,695 per person -double occupancy; and $4,195 per person -single occupancy. Initial deposit : $500 per person to confirm. Full payment due June 24, 2017. A Valid US Passport is Required for this trip. Arrangements through TravelWorld 1-800-828-6029.

Looking for an original “Valentine’s Gift?” Or, a great day trip with the girls? Reserve your tickets for “Jonah” before it’s too late. The show is at the Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Cost $125 per adult and $70 per child (3-12) includes the show, dinner at Hershey Farms, and transportation. A 50% non-refundable deposit is due with reservation. Payment in full is due by March 5, 2017. To reserve your seat fill out the reservation coupon below and place in the offertory basket. Please make check payable to the Alter & Rosary Society. Sorry, absolutely NO REFUNDS. Questions: Alice Albertson 570-379-2629 between 6:30-8 p. m. (M-F).

Holy Redeemer High School Grade 8 Placement/ Scholarship Test Result Night and Registration Night for incoming Freshmen will be held January 25 at 7 p. m. in the Auditorium. (snow date Jan. 26) Appointments for class scheduling for new students for the 2017-2018 school year will be held on February 2, 7, and 8 from 3 to 6 p. m. Call Holy Redeemer High School’s Guidance Department at 570-829-2424 to set an appointment.

Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass & Celebration-His Excellency, the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D. D.,J. C. L., Bishop of Scranton and the Office for Parish Life wish to invite couples celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary in 2017 to a diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass to be held on Sunday, June 11, 2017. The event includes a 2:30 P. M. Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton followed by a reception. Requests for an invitation, with a mailing address, should be made through your Parish Office before March 13.