the Church Office. St. Jude’s To Present The Christ Of

and Katie Wills. The icon is called The Christ of San Damiano because for ages it was hung in the little church of Assisi names San Damiano. The young St. Francis prayed there before this crucifix. Most people appreciate the beauty of an icon but do not enter into the profound message it speaks. This presentation will examine the icon’s wealth of rich teachings, the impact it had on St. Francis, and it’s influence on Pope Francis today. The presentations will be as follows: Wednesday, February5 at 6: 30 p. m. at St. Mary’s Church; Tuesday, February11 at 6: 30 p. m. at

St. Jude’s Church. The Pilgrim Virgin Statue will be at the home of Alison and Fernando Gomes through February 1. For more information, call Gloria

at 868-5346. Parishioners are invited to join the Social Action Committee at St. Vincent de Paul SoupKitchen in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, February 6 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. His Excellency Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, and the Office for Parish Life wish to invite couples celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary in 2014, to a diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, June22 at 2: 30 p. m. at St. Peter’s Cathedral followed by a reception. If interested in receiving an invitation, please contact Beth at the Parish Center

by February 10. If a marriage has become unloving and uncaring, or if a relationship has grown cold and distant, if there is little or no meaningful communication, or feelings of disappointment or despair, Retrouvaille can help. This program consists of aweekend and follow-up sessions. The next weekend scheduled is at Fatima Renewal Centerfrom February 14-16. For more information or to register, a confidential call may beplacedto1-800-470-2230. A website is alsoavailableat

www. retrouvaille. org. Holy Hour and Confessions are being held at St. JudeChurch from 7: 30 p.m. until 8: 30 p. m. every Monday. Parishioners are invited to consider spending time with the Lord

at Eucharistic Adoration. The Social Action Committeeiscollecting Pack-N-Plays, baby swings, high chairs, bath tubs, gates, and clothes up to 2 years old for Pennsylvanians for Human Life. Anyone who would like to donate one is asked to contact the Parish Center ext. 250 and leave a message. Parishioners ages 21

and older are invited to save the date of April 25 for a Night at the Races in the school cafeteria. Doors willopen at 6: 30 p. m. Post time will be 7 p. m. Ladies are invited to wear

their Derby hats. 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.