Many more parishioners are now taking advantage of the Building Bucks Gift Card program offered through the parish. They have come to realize that this is an easy way to financially assist the parish in its endeavor to build a much needed new church building. The program has been implemented to continue the legacy of St. Jude’s Parish on the mountain by helping to create the funds necessary to grow into the future. A significant amount of financial resources will be required to accomplish this goal. The St. Jude Gift Card program has been designed with convenience in mind. Committing to this program requires only a couple of minutes each week.
One way to support this program is by buying gift cards in the room across from the sacristy after weekend Masses. The following cards are available: Carone’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, King’s Restaurant, Luigi’s, Price Chopper, Red Lobster/ Olive Garden/Logan’s, Sheetz, Target, Walmart/Sam’s Club, Wegman’s, and Weis.
Hundreds of other businesses are part of this program. Visit the church website at www.stjc.organd click on About Us and Building Bucks Gift Card Program for further information or contact Tracie Machalick or Michelle Foust at the Parish Center.
Any liturgical ministers who do not access their ministry dates online are asked to submit any “can’t serve” dates for the spring Liturgical Ministry Schedule (or changes to your Mass preferences or contact information) to David Baloga at the Parish Center by February 14.
The Pilgrim Virgin Statue will be at the home of Eric, Shannon, Brayden, and Kadyn Hernandez through February 15. For more information, call Gloria at 868-5346.
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 a weekend and follow-up sessions. The next weekend scheduled is at Fatima Renewal Center from February 14-
16. For information or to register, a confidential call may be placed to 1-800-470-2230. A website is also available at www.retrouvaille.org.
The Spiritual Care Team at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center will host a support group series on Wednesdays during the afternoon or evening. Afternoon sessions are from 2:00 pm. until 3:30 p. m. Evening sessions are from 6:00 p. m. until 7:30 p. m. All sessions are held in the Spiritual Center, 1000 East Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre. The topics and schedule are: Re-Socialization: Coping with Special Events -February 19; Guilt and Depression: Facing Emptiness -February 26; Anger -March 5; How to Keep Growing Spiritually -March 12; Memorial Service -March 19. Anyone interested in attending is asked to please call the Spiritual Care Department at 570-808-5539 or sign up online at www.geisinger.org/events.
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.