Wednesdays through Fridays. New Year’s Mass Schedule Announced

Mary’s Lists Activities Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God, is a Holy Day of Obligation. The Mass times are as follows: Tuesday,December 31 -Vigil Mass at 4 p. m; Wednesday,January 1 -8 a. m. and

10 a. m. The Parish Office will be closed on December 26and will re-open at 9 a. m. on December 27. The office will close at noon on December 31 and will be closed on January 1. Theoffice will re-open on January 2 at

9 a. m. The parish is in dire need of two Eucharistic Ministers to help take communion to Smith Nursing Home on Sunday morning once a month. If you are able to help, please contact Deacon Gene at

the Parish Center. Young adultsages 18 -23 years old are invited to the annual Christmas Gathering, Sunday, December 29 at 4 p. m. at Januzzi’s Pizza in Mountaintop. Those attending will discuss the Christmas message for young Catholics and enjoy food, music, and new and old friends. RSVP encouraged by December 27 but last minute decisions are OK. EmailPamatpamurb806@ aol.

com if attending. The Pilgrim Virgin Statue will be at the home of Molly Columbus through December 28. For more information, callGloria

at 868-5346. All St. Jude Church contributions for 2013 must be received or postmarked by December 31, 2013 in order for your tax deductible contributions to show on your 2013 statement. Your continued use of the envelope system or electronic giving are the only method we have to correctly

itemize your gifts. St. Jude and St. Mary’s 2014 group travel event features European Shrines in Portugal, Spain, andFrance, 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. The travel eventincludes a 13-day tour with air, transfers, travel insurance, guided sightseeing, daily breakfast, 7 dinners, daily Mass andmore. Save $ 100 per person with reservations made by December 31. For more information,goto

www. StJudeEurope. com. Parishioners are invited to join the Social Action Committee at St. Vincent de Paul SoupKitchen in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, January 2 from 9 a. m. until 1 p. m. Carpools leave from the ParishCenter at 8: 45 a. m. Call Jody orArtie at

570-710-0137. The Social Action Committeeiscollecting Pack-N-Plays, baby swings, high chairs, tubs, gates, and clothes for up to 2 years old for Pennsylvanians for Human Life. Anyone who would like to donate is asked to contact the Parish Center ext. 250 to make arrangements for pick up. No other items

can be accepted. Weekday Masses at St. Jude’s are Monday through Friday at 7 a. m. andWednesday 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. SundayMasses are 7: 30 a. m., 9a. m., 10: 30 a. m. and noon at St. Jude’s and 9 a. m. at St. Mary’s. For further information, call the ParishCenterat

570-474-6315. Parish Center hours are 9a. m. -7 pm.on Mondays; 7: 30a. m. -4 p. m. on Tuesdays; and 9a. m. -4 p. m.