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.
Extraordinary Ministers, Lectors, and Altar Servers are asked to sign up for Holy Week and Easter Masses based on their availability. Sheets will be in the sacristy next weekend, or call the office to be added to the schedule. Please sign up early.
Calling all Singers!! Saint Mary’s Choir will have practice Wednesday, March 26 at 6 pm in the church. Men and women needed! The Choir will sing Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and at the Easter Masses.
The next meeting of Saint Theresa’s Guild will be Tuesday, April 8 at 6 pm in the dining room. To join the Guild or for more information call, Julia at 570-379-3034.
The Altar & Rosary Society will be Tuesday, April 22 at 7 pm in the meeting room. Please note the day change due to Easter. The ladies will not have a Communion Sunday in April.
The ladies are selling beautiful Palm Crosses very reasonably priced at $10. Crosses are available after Mass. For more information call Maureen 570.868.3721
The Altar & Rosary Society is taking orders for Easter Rolls; Apricot, Poppy Seed, Prune, and Nut will be available for $8. each. They would be a nice gift item for Easter. Pre-paid orders can be placed in the offertory basket or be made by calling Susan Miller 868.6983 before April 9. Orders can be picked up April 17 after 12 noon in the rectory meeting room.
The Knights of Columbus will meet on Wednesday, April 2 at 8pm in the social hall. For more information call 1-800-member call Tony 868.8401, or John 379.3721.
The Knights are fishing now for their annual Fish Fry Friday, April 18. Dinners served 3-7 pm. More details to follow.
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.
The parish is participating in CRS Rice Bowl, as a way to encounter Jesus through others, through the most vulnerable in our world. Rice Bowls are available at all exits.
The Pro-Life Center in Wilkes-Barre is in desperate need of cribs (sides must NOT go down), swings, high chairs, car seats (not over 4 years old), pack and plays, and white baby blankets for baptisms. Softly used or new. Please call Betty Caffrey for more information 570.826.1819.