St. Jude Youth Group Plans Lenten Activities

High School Students are invited to Lenten prayer and reflection on the Sunday readings each Tuesday in Lent. Time is 6:30 to 7:30pm in the Youth Room.

High School Students will once again present the Living Stations on Palm Sunday, April 13. Practice for stations will be Tuesday evenings 7:30PM to 8:30PM in the church.

The Pilgrim Virgin Statue will be at the home of Melissa and Dean Tammarine and children Gabriele and Ellis through March 22. For more information, call Gloria at 868-5346.

Parishioners are invited to give the gift of life and support a Red Cross Blood Drive in loving memory of Sarah Yuscavage on Sunday, March 23 in the St. Jude School gym from 8:30 a. m. until 1:30 p. m.

Parishioners are able to see a priest for confession any Monday during Lent in any Catholic parish in the Diocese of Scranton between 5:30 p. m. to 7 p. m. Visit www.dioceseofscranton.organd see The Light Is On For You page for resources about confession and a directory of parishes by location.

The following items are needed for the Mt. Top Food Bank: tuna, mayonnaise, jelly, peanut butter, dressings, carrots, coffee, tea, canned fruit, noodles, syrup, hot chocolate, jello, popcorn, mustard, and macaroni and cheese. Please drop off the items in the annex part of our church. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

St. Jude ‘s Parish is inviting parishioners to gather each week to reflect on the call to conversion. In Conversion: Following the Call of Christ,” Fr. Robert Barron helps us to understand this call by examining six stories in Scripture. Each session is designed for approximately one hour. The majority of the session will focus on Fr. Barron’s DVD. There will also be a short presentation on one of the secrets of confession, based on the book 7 Secrets of Confession by

Vinny Flynn. It is not necessary to read the book for this presentation.

The dates and times for these sessions are as follows:

The Woman at the Well -Your Sin is Different From My Sin -2 p. m. on March 23 at St. Jude’s, 7 p. m. on March 25 at St. Mary’s, 7 p. m. on March 27 at St. Jude’s.

The Rich Young Man -Confession is Never Really Private -2 p. m. on March 30 at St. Jude’s, 7 p. m. on April 1 at St. Mary’s, 7 p. m. April 3 at St. Jude’s.

Jonah -You’ve Got Mail -2 p. m. on April 6 at St. Jude’s, 7 p. m. on April 8 at St. Mary’s, 7 p. m. on April 10 at St. Jude’s.

Journey of the Magi -New Wine Needs New Skin -You Have to Let Go of Your Chains -2 p. m. on April 13 at St. Jude’s, 7 p. m. on April 15 at St. Mary’s. Discussions will not be held at St. Jude’s on April 17 due to Holy Thursday.

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 information, call 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.