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 -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.
The Pilgrim Virgin Statue will be at the home of Lisa and John Tinner and children Emile and Ethan through March 29. For more information, call Gloria at 868-5346.
High School Students are invited to Lenten prayer and reflection on the Sunday readings each Tuesday in Lent. Time is 6:30PM to 7:30PM in the Youth Room.
Parishioners are invited to join the Social Action Committee at St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, April 3 from 9 a. m. until 1 p. m. Carpools leave from the Parish Center at 8:45 a. m. Call Jody or Artie at 570-710-0137.
Anyone interested in serving as an Extraordinary Minister of Communion during the Triduum (Holy Thursday, April 17 at 7 p. m.; Good Friday, April 18 at 3 p. m.; Holy Saturday, April 19 at 8 p. m.) is asked to contact the Parish Center. Ministry assignments will be filled on a first-come first-served basis.
High School Students will present the Living Stations on Palm Sunday, April 13. Practice for stations will be Tuesday evenings 7:30PM to 8:30PM in the church.
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: canned fruit, jelly, mayonnaise, 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!
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.