St. Mary’s Confirmation Candidates Class February 23

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.

Confirmation candidates have an extended class next Sunday, February 23. Class will be held from 10 am to 12 noon.

Students are selling Gertrude Hawk Candies. Booklets are in the back of the Church. Pre-paid orders are due by Sunday, March 9. Candy will be delivered the weekend of April 6.

For weather related cancellations please refer to our Facebook page: Saint Mary’s of Dorrance or on line at WNEP community cancellations.

Need prayers? A group of parishioners who have formed a prayer chain. The group will pray religiously for you and your intentions. To have your prayer requests included please call Michele Clark 868-0168 or Maureen Baab 379-3721 or e-mail your requests to you would like to become a prayer warrior, please contact the ladies.

The Knights of Columbus will meet on Wednesday, March 5 after 7 pm Mass in the social hall. Thank you to all Brother Knights for your hard work and dedication to ensure another successful Sweet Heart Dance. Thank you to everyone for attending this event. For information on becoming a member call Tony 868.8401, or John 379.3721.

The next meeting of Saint Theresa’s Guild will be held Tuesday, March 11 at pm in the dining room. Thank you to Karen Gogick for making the beautiful center pieces for the Valentine Luncheon. To join the Guild or for more information call Julia 570.379.3034.

If any parishioner, or a loved one is hospitalized or homebound and he/she would like a pastoral visit, notify us at 570-868-5855.

The next meeting (Social Justice) is Wednesday, March 12 at 7 pm in the meeting room. This group will meet permanently on the second Wednesday of the month. This team now incorporates the Crochet Group and the Rosary Makers. Rosaries will be made at this meeting. The Crochet Group will continue to meet on Sundays at 6 pm. Questions regarding the Team Michele: 570.868.0168. Questions for crochet or rosaries: Sandy: 570.868.5795 or Wende: 570.868.3151.

Members of Girl Scout Troop 33320 are currently working on their Bronze Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouting. With the help of the community, they will be collecting household items to be placed in gift baskets. The baskets will then be gifted to the women of Ruth’s Place, an emergency housing shelter for homeless women in Luzerne County, upon successful attainment of their own housing. Items needed include brooms, laundry baskets, cleaning supplies, clothes hangers, etc. The collection will continue through April 2014.

Shroud of Turin-SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church share an opportunity to venerate an image of the body of our Crucified Lord. A Vatican sanctioned replica of the Shroud of Turin will be on display from March 2-15. The replica is the exact size, shape, and color as the one kept in the royal chapel of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist Church in Turin, Italy. Services and times are on sheets in the back of the Church, on our Facebook page.

The Lecture on the San Damiano Cross has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 25 at 6:30 pm in the church.

St. Mary’s is participating in the Loaves and Fishes Program to benefit the Saint Vince de Paul Soup Kitchen. This month’s item is Sugar/ Sweetener. Baskets are in Church.