St. Jude Youth Groups Sending Care Packages

The Youth Group will be making and sending care packages to college students, who are parishioners of St. Jude Church, during finals week. If you would like a care package sent to someone you love, please email the college student’s name and address. The deadline to send a name is November 30. Contact Pam at the Parish Center with questions.

The Parish Center will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of Thanksgiving. The office will reopen on Monday, December 2 at 9 a. m.

The Pilgrim Virgin Statue will be at the home of Betty Caffrey through November 30. For more information, call Gloria at 868-5346.

Parishioners are invited to join the Social Action Committee at St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, December 5 from 9 a. m. until 1 p. m. Carpools leave from the Parish Center at 8:45 a. m. Call Jody or Artie at 570-710-0137.

The Youth Group will be selling poinsettias after all Masses the weekend of December 7 and 8. The flowers will be available in medium size pots for $8 and jumbo pots for $16. The plants will be wrapped in Christmas foil.

The Giving Tree remembers the shut-ins of the parish and the less fortunate on our community at Christmas. The tree has many tags requesting gifts and plants. Parishioners are encouraged to select a tag from the tree, purchase the gift, wrap it, and then label the gift with the same tag. Please note that the white angel tags, the white snowman tags, the gingerbread, and the food gift certificate tags request that the gifts be unwrapped. Please cover all plants to protect them from the cold. To ensure that the agencies and families receive their gifts on time, all gifts must be placed under the tree by Sunday, December 8. Distribution to some of the agencies begins on December 9. Questions may be directed to Lisa Ayers at 570-760-3716.

The St. Jude School eighth grade class will be selling Church Christmas ornaments after Masses the weekend of December 14/15. The ornament is $10 and depicts a picture of the church with angels. Call the school at 570-474-5803 with questions.

St. Jude and St. Mary’s 2014 group travel event features European Shrines in Portugal, Spain, and France, October 13-25, 2014. Join Fr. Jerry to explore the experience the religious and cultural sites of Portugal and Spain as well as Lourdes in France. Save $100 per person with reservations made by December 31. For more information, go to

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 Center hours are 9 a. m. -7 pm. on Mondays; 7:30 a. m. -4 p. m. on Tuesdays; and 9 a. m. -4 p. m. Wednesdays through Fridays.