St. Jude’s Vacation Bible School Volunteer Registration Underway

Vacation Bible School at St. Jude’s will run June 19 through June 23 from 9 a. m. until noon each day. Volunteer registration is now open. Forms are available at www.stjc.orgunder the Education tab. Parishioners are asked to please consider helping out. Many adults are needed in a variety of areas.

Parishioners are invited to join the Social Action Committee at St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, April 6 from 9 a. m. to 1 p. m. Carpools leave from the Parish Office at 8:45 a. m. Call Jody or Artie at 570-710-0137.

All the faithful of the diocese are invited to attend the Chrism Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton on Tuesday, April 11 at 4 p. m. The priests will renew their priestly promises before the bishop, and the oils to be used for Baptism, Confirmation, Anointing of the Sick, and Holy Orders will be blessed. For reserved seating, contact Diane Franklin at 570-207-2213 or

On Tuesdays during Lent from 7 p. m. until 8:15 p. m., high school students are invited to pray and reflect and learn from Jesus. Sessions will continue April 11. Figure out what to fast from –fear, excuses, worry, the need to please everyone. Registration is not required. Invite a friend. Meetings will be in the music room of the school.

Living Stations of the Cross will be held Good Friday, April 14, beginning at 7 p. m. in St. Jude Church. Parishioners are invited to experience the stations like never before. The youth of the parish will bring scripture to life.

Parishioners can see a priest for confession any Monday during Lent in any Catholic parish in the Diocese of Scranton between 5:30 p. m. to 7p.m.. Visit www.dioceseofscranton.organd see The Light Is On For You page for resources about confession and a parish directory by location.

Bulk candy is needed for the annual St. Jude Easter Egg Hunt. Candy may be dropped off now through April 19 at the Parish Office. Peanut free candy only please! Candy should be able to fit inside plastic Easter eggs.

Volunteers are needed on Wednesday, April 19 from 4 p. m. until 5:30 p. m. to stuff Easter eggs for the annual hunt. This is a great way to earn service hours. Kids’Club will be in the school cafeteria making signs and filling eggs. Come and join them. To volunteer, contact Carrie at

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Sunday, April 23 at 11:45 a. m. in the school gym/playground. Children ages 0 to 10 are welcome. Young adults (fifth grade and up) and adults are needed to help. The hunt is free to enter. A collection for the Mountain Top Food Pantry will be available at the door. To register, contact Carrie at cgrandzolstjc@

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