Seventh Grade Confirmation Candidates To BeAcceptedAt St. Mary’s Mass Jan. 25

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 is Saturday at 5:30 p. m. and Sunday at 9 a. m.

Religious Education-Students in seventh grade will be accepted as Confirmation Candidates at the Saturday, January 25 Mass. They will not have class on Sunday, January 26.

The next Knights of Columbus meeting is Wednesday, February 5 at 7:30 pm in the social hall. For information on becoming a member call Tony at 868-8401, or John at 379-3721.

The Knights of Columbus will have their annual Sweetheart Dance on Saturday, February 8 from 6-11 pm. Tickets are $17.50 per person. Please call Marc Mickowski for tickets or for more information at 570-868-8566.

Saint Theresa’s Guild will meet Sunday, February 9, in conjunction with the Valentine Luncheon. 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 at 570-379-3034.

The parish will be volunteering at the Saint Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen this winter. The first date is Wednesday, January 29. Confirmation candidates receive credit for service hours. Please call the office if you would like to volunteer or for more information.

The next meeting of our newly established Social Justice Program is Wednesday, February 12 at 7 pm in the meeting room. All are invited!!

Nite at the Races will be held on Saturday, March 1 at 7 pm. Doors open at 6 pm. Cost of horse is $10. Information will be mailed this week. To volunteer call the parish office.

The Rosary Makers will meet this month on Tuesday, January 28 at 6 pm The date was changed due to the conflict with the “Movie of the Quarter.” The group makes Cord and chain Rosaries. All are invited. Supplies provided. For more information please contact Sandy at 570-868-5795 or Wende at 570-868-3151.

St. Mary’s is participating in the Baby Bottle Project to benefit the Pro-Life Center in Wilkes-Barre. Please return all bottles by February 2. The Pro-Life Center 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 the San 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 from the 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 on Wed., February 5, 6:30 pm at Saint Mary’s Church, and Tues., Feb. 11, 6:30 pm at St. Jude Cafeteria.