St. Mary’s Religious Ed Classes Holding Easter Candy Sale

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.

Youth Group meeting will be held on Sunday, February 26 from 6-8p.m. in the dining room. Forms will be available for our summer mission trip.

Looking for students who would like to go to the Pro-Life Center in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, March 4. Help is needed to prepare for their annual Flea Market. We would work from 9 a. m. -2 p. m. Permission sheets will be available at the next meeting. Parents welcome!

Gertrude Hawk Candy Sale-Our religious education students are selling candy for Easter. Our families are charged a minimal fee which does not cover all program expenses. Our Christmas & Easter fundraisers help to keep the cost to our families at a minimum. You’re going to buy candy anyway. Let’s support our families! Catalogs are in front of the cry room.

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% nonrefundable deposit is due with reservation. Payment in full is due by March 5, 2017. Sorry, absolutely NO REFUNDS. Questions: Alice Albertson 570-379-2629 between 6:30-8 p. m. (M-F).

Yarn Needed-We are accepting yarn donations for fourth grade student Cheyenne Straub, who with her mother Jackie are making scarves for those in need. Yarn can be any color or weight. They can be full or partial skeins. They are also willing to reclaim out of style or unused afghans and sweaters. Items may be left in the church or brought to the rectory. Yarn not used for the scarves will be used by the Crochet Group. This group meets Sundays at 6 p. m. in the meeting room. Stop by anytime. No need to call ahead.

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Health: During this time of cold and flu we kindly ask that all parishioners please remove their dirty tissues from the pews. There is a trash can in the sacristy and one in the main vestibule. Offertory Envelopes: It is would

very helpful if parishioners would put their check numbers, donation amount, and their name on their offertory envelopes. It saves time for the money counters and helps to record donations more accurately.

Cemetery: Please remove all winter flower/memorials from the cemetery by April 2. All remaining items will be discarded for spring clean up.

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. 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.

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.

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.

In case of emergency call 570-474-6315 and follow the prompt for emergency. Your call will be returned as soon as possible by the on-call priest.

If any parishioner or a loved one is hospitalized or homebound and he/ she would like a pastoral visit from our clergy, please call 868-5855.