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.
Easter Choir Practice will be held on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p. m. in the Church. All are invited! For more information come to practice or see Keri after Mass.
Stations of the Cross: Saint Mary on Fridays at 7 p. m. , and Saint Jude on Fridays at 2 p. m. with SJS Students & 7 p. m.
Best Lent Ever-You can still sign up for the free daily Lenten email program presented by Dynamic Catholic. Don’t Give up Chocolate! Sign up at BestLentEver.com.
Seder Meal-The Community Outreach Group is hosting a Seder Meal on Thursday, April 6, at 5:30 p. m. in the social hall. There is a sign up sheet in the back of the Church. There is no charge but there needs to be a count for food and seating purposes. Donations will be accepted.
To volunteer to help with event or to join the Community Outreach Group call Michele 868-0168.
Blessing of the Easter Basket Foods-Father will be blessing baskets on Saturday, April 15, at 10a.m. in the social hall.
The blessed foods and their symbolic meanings are: Butter, Easter Bread, Horseradish, Eggs, Sausage, Ham, Bacon, Salt, Cheese, Candle, Wine, and Vinegar. Sheets outlining and explaining the custom can be found in the back of the Church.
Tax Help for Seniors-Simple FSt. Mary’s of Dorrance is a welcoming church. ederal, State and Property Tax Rebates. Contact Molly with your name & phone number.
Philadelphia Shrine Tour-Visit the shrines of Saint Rita of Cascia, Saint John Neumann, and Saint Katherine Drexel on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Bus departs from (former) Old Country Buffet at 7:30 a. m. and returns at approximately 7:30 p. m. Cost is $65 per person and includes bus, lunch, and admission. To reserve your spot call Barb 474-5531 or 706-5797. This may be your last time to see The Shrine of Saint Katherine Drexel as it is scheduled to close this year.
The Organizing Committee for the Diocesan Catholic Men’s Conference is planning the 3rd annual conference to be held on Saturday, May 6, at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre. The theme is “Be A Man: Mary’s Call to Battle,” inspired by this year’s centenary celebration of Our Blessed Mother’s appearances at Fatima. A trio of outstanding speakers has been booked: Father Andrew Apostoli, www.BeAManconference.com.For more information or to volunteer, please call or email Michael Kilmer at 570-746-0100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diocesan High School Event-XLT (Exalt!) High School, will be held Friday, March 24 from 7-9 p. m. at Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis Street, Scranton, PA. The event, sponsored by the Diocesan Vocation Office, will consist of Eucharistic Adoration, praise & worship music by Countless Wonders, a talk by Shannon Kowalski, youth minister at Saint Catherine of Siena Parish in Moscow, reconciliation, and a social. All are welcome to attend, but the speaker’s topic will be geared towards high school students. For more information, please contact Molly in the parish office.
The Scranton Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will conduct a Lenten Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, April 1, at the Diocese of Scranton Pastoral Center, 330 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, PA. The retreat begins at 9:00 a. m. and ends with Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Peter at 12:10 p. m. The speaker will be Megan Murphy, a dynamic woman of faith who will talk about the inestimable value of confession, prayer, suffering, and sacrifice. Megan is a parishioner of Christ the King Parish in Archbald and resides in Dunmore with her husband and four daughters. All Catholic women are invited to attend. A full breakfast will be served. The cost is $20. Please send your reservation with payment to: Helen Oravec, 814 Theresa Street, Peckville, PA 18452. The reservation deadline is Friday, March 24. Contact Judith Poltanis at 570-470-1536, Mary Lloyd at 570-578-6720 or Nancy Addley at 570-536-4466 if additional information is required.
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. Arrangements through TravelWorld 1-800-828-6029. Initial deposit : $500 per person to confirm. Full payment due June 24, 2017. A Valid US Passport is Required for this trip. Cost: $3,695 per person -double occupancy; $4,195 per person -single occupancy.
Few Tickets Remaining for Jonah -There are a few tickets remaining for “Jonah!” 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, and transportation. Call Alice 379-2629 between 6:30PM-8 p. m/ (M-F) for info/reservations.
Easter Rolls-It’s time to order rolls for the holidays. Altar & Rosary Society is continuing to use a Mountain Top area bakery, John with Simply Delicious Desserts. The rolls will be 12 oz. and cost $6 each. Please place your orders in the collection. Final orders are due by April 5. Delivery will be on April 13. Rolls can be picked up in the meeting room behind the rectory after 12 noon. Any questions call Susan at 868-6983.