Seeking Eucharistic Ministers St. Mary’s Youth Group Meeting, Christmas Dinner

Church Of Christ St. Mary’s of Dorrance is a welcoming church. The pastor of St. Mary’s is Reverend Joseph Evanko, and Reverend Gerald Shantillo, Assistant Pastor. The weekend Mass schedule isSaturday at 5: 30 p. m. and Sunday at

9 a. m. The next Knights of Columbus meeting is this Wednesday, January8 at 7: 30 pm in the social hall. For information on becoming a membercall Tony 868-8401, or

John 379-3721. Saint Theresa’s Guild will meet Tuesday, January 14 at 7 pm in the dining room. Ladies will planning their Valentine Luncheon at this meeting. The ladies of the guild work for the benefit of the children of our parish. To join the Guild or for more information please call

Julia Vencak 570.379.3034. Altar & Rosary Communion Sunday is January 19 at 9 am. The next meeting is Monday, January 20 at 7 pm in the dining room. All ladies of the parish are invited. Questions? CallMicheleat

570-868-0169. The Youth Group will havetheir next meeting/ Christmas Dinner Party on Sunday, January12 from 5-8 pm in the socialhall.Optional$ 5-$ 10 gift

exchange. All welcome! The youth group is collecting new or clean, softly used coats and blankets for Saint Vincent de Paul’s. Allsizes needed -children and adults. Boxes will be in the

social hall lobby. The parish is participating in the Loaves and Fishes Program to benefit the Saint Vince de Paul Soup Kitchen. This month’s item is Baked Beans. Donation baskets

are in Church. The next meeting of our newly established Social Justice Program is Wednesday, January 8 at 7 pm in the meeting room.

All are invited!! It is time to start thinking about cold weather. The crochet group will again be making hats, scarves, and gloves for those in need. To help with this mission please attend a meeting, or call for more information. Learn to crochet Sundays at 6 pm and the third Tuesday of the month in the meeting room. For information callSandyat 570-868-5795 orWendeat

570-868-3151. There will be a Nite at the Races meeting on Wednesday, January 15 at 7pm in the dining room. All are invited to help plan Party

Jan. 12 raiser!! The Rosary Makers

meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 6 pm. The group makes Cord and chain Rosaries. All are invited. Supplies provided. Monetary donations for supplies and postage accepted. For more information please contactSandyat 570-868-5795 orWendeat

570-868-3151. The 2014 Offertory Envelopes are in the social hall. If possible, please lend a hand by distributing remaining envelopes to your

family andfriends. The Pro-Life Center in Wilkes-Barre is in need of hand made white baby blankets to be given to babies for their Baptism. They may be dropped off at the Church

or the Center. Lecture on theSan Damiano Cross-The icon is called The Christ of San Damiano because for ages it was hung in the little church of Assisi named San Damiano. The young St. Francis was praying before this image when he heard a voice coming fromthe crucifix. “ Francis, go, repair my house, which as you see, is falling into ruin.” Francis took the words literally and began to repair the little chapel where he prayed. Later he understood that it was the great Church of Jesus that he had to repair. This presentation will examine the icon’s wealth of rich teachings, past and present on Wed.,February 5, 6: 30 pm at Saint Mary’s Church, and Tues.,February 11, 6: 30 pm at

Saint Jude Cafeteria. St. Jude and St. Mary 2014 group travel event will visit European shrines in Portugal, Spain andFrance October

13-25, 2014 Join Father Jerry in Europe to experience and explore the religious and cultural sites of Portugal & Spain as well as Lourdes in France. We will celebrate our faith as we visit historic Catholic shrines and famous pilgrimage sites while enjoying the art and culture

of Western Europe. The trip includes a 13 day tour with transfers, travel insurance, guided tours, daily breakfast, 7 dinners, daily Mass, and more!Cost is $ 3,845 per person, double occupancy. Singletraveler supplement $ 550.

Triple occupancy available. For details contact ourtour organizer Bobbi-Jo at Bright Life Travel 570.504.7575,orvisit