St. Jude’s Celebrating ‘Soup-er’ Bowl Sunday

On Super Bowl Sunday, February 5,we will once again be celebrating our annual “Soup-er Bowl” Sunday. To help others enjoy a zesty meal, we’ll be collecting cans of soup to stock the shelves of the local Mountain Top Food bank at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Parishioners are invited to participate and help warm the hearts (and stomachs) of our neighbors. Bins will be located at the doors of the church the weekend of February 4-5. Please continue to bring non-perishable items to the monthly food collection.

The next Caring Kids Club meeting is Wednesday, February 1 from 4 p. m. until 5:30 p. m. Kids in grades one through six are welcome. Contact Carrie Grandzol at cgrandzolstjc@gmail.comto sign up or for more information.

Parishioners are invited to join the Social Action Committee at St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, February 2 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.

A First Communion Retreat will be held Saturday, February 4 from noon until 5 p. m. All students must attend with an adult.

Scout Sunday will be celebrated Sunday, February 5 at the noon Mass. All local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are invited to attend. Please contact pack60cubs@gamil.comfor more information or to participate.

A Retrouvaille weekend will be held at the Ramada Inn in Clarks Summit on February 24-26. This is a weekend program for married couples who may be experiencing tension, stress, and loneliness in the marriage relationship. The program helps couples, even those separated and divorced, to communicate better and resolve conflicts in their relationships. The cost for the program is by donation. Registration is required. For more information, or to register, call 1-800-470-2230 or visit www.helpourmarriage.org.All calls are confidential.

On June 11, the Most Rev. Joseph

C. Bambera, D. D., J. C. L., Bishop of Scranton, will celebrate the Wedding Anniversary Mass at 2:30 PM in the Cathedral of Saint Peter, Scranton, for couples celebrating their 25th or 50th year of marriage in 2017. Couples will have the opportunity to renew their marriage vows. A reception will follow in the Diocesan Pastoral Center, where anniversary couples will be able to have their picture

taken with the Bishop. Eligible couples should give their names and a mailing address to the Parish Office (570-474-6315) by March 7.

The Diocese of Scranton Third Annual Catholic Men’s Conference will be held Saturday, May 6 from 8 a. m. until 3 p. m. in the King’s College Scandlon Gym at 149

N. Main Street in Wilkes-Barre. Anyone interested in serving as a Parish Captain or as a volunteer at the conference should contact Michael Kilmer at 570-746-0100 or MKilmer@thekilmergroup.com. More details will be forthcoming on registration information.

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.