St. Jude Youth Group Selling Easter Flowers

St. Jude’s Youth Group will be selling Easter flowers on March 23 and 24 after all Masses. The selection will include tulips, hyacinths, lilies, mums, hardy azaleas, pansies, and daffodils wrapped in colored foil.

All parishioners are invited to a Spring Fling Craft and Vendor Fair to be held at St. Jude School on Saturday, March 23 in the cafeteria from 10 a. m. until 4 p. m. Over 35 crafters and vendors will be there. Food will be available for purchase. Basket raffles will also be available.

The Pilgrim Virgin Statue will be at the home of Rachel and Thomas Buff through March 23. For more information, call Gloria at 868-5346.

Every Monday evening during Lent, priests are available for confessions in any Catholic parish in the Diocese of Scranton between 5:30 p. m. and 7 p. m. (last one on March 25). Visit www.dioceseofscranton.organd

see The Light Is On For You page for resources about confession and a directory of parishes by location. Confessions will also be available at regular scheduled Saturday times at both churches or by appt.

On Palm Sunday, March 24, parishioners are invited to experience the stations like never before and walk with Jesus on the Way of the Cross. The Youth Group will bring Sacred Scripture to life by presenting the Living Stations at 5 p. m. in the church.

All the faithful of the Diocese are invited to attend the Chrism Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton on Tuesday, March 26 at 4 p. m. At this Mass, priests from the diocese will renew their priestly promises before the bishop, and the oils to be used for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Anointing of the Sick, and Holy Orders will be blessed.

All Extraordinary Ministers of Communion, as part of their special ministry, are invited to attend the Holy Thursday liturgy on March 28 at 7 p. m. and be part of the “Honor Guard” for the procession with the Blessed Sacrament to the chapel of Reposition in Father Nolan Center. Please contact the Parish Center if you are able to attend.

Classes will begin soon for the Diocesan Religious Award called “The Family of God”. This award is for third grade boys and girls. If interested in having your child earn this medal, or if you have questions, leave your name and number at the Parish center by April 3.

If any parishioner or a loved one is hospitalized or homebound and he/ she would like a pastoral visit from the clergy, notify the Parish Center.

Stations of the Cross will be as follows: St. Jude’s –Fridays at 2 p. m. and 7 p. m.; St. Mary’s –Fridays at 7 p. m.; Living Stations of the Cross, presented by the Youth Ministry on Sunday, March 24 at 7 p. m.

St. Jude Parish Center hours: Monday -9 a. m. until 7 p. m.; Tuesday –7:30 a. m. until 4 p. m.; Wednesday through Friday –9 a. m. until 4 p. m.

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 474-6315.