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.
Hospital Visits-It has been called to our attention that parishioners have been hospitalized and didn’t get a visit from our clergy. We are not always made aware of one’s hospital stay. Please call our Parish Office at 570-868-5855 if you wish a pastoral visit.
Registration for Religious Education classes will be held after Masses the weekend of July 26 and 27. Registration forms are in the vestibule of the Church in the file folder. Call Mrs. Patricia Heller at 570-379-2647 with any questions.
St. Mary’s parish community will recite the Rosary every month on the 13th day at 11 a. m. in the Prayer Garden. In case of inclement weather recitation will be in the Church. All are invited and encouraged to attend.
St. Theresa’s Guild will meet on Tuesday, August 12 at 7 p. m. in the social. To join the Guild or for more information, call Julia at 570-379-3034.
The next meeting of the Knights of Columbus is Wednesday, July 2 at 7:30 p. m. in the social hall. For information on becoming a member call Tony at 570-868-8401, or John at 570-379-3721.
St. Mary’s Community Outreach Team will meet Wednesday, July 9 at 6:30 p. m. in the meeting room. Rosaries are made prior to the Wednesday meetings beginning at 6 p. m. The Crochet Group meets on Sundays at 6 p. m. Questions regarding the Team can be directed to Michele at 570-868-0168. Questions for crochet or rosaries can be directed to Sandy at 570-868-5795 or Wende at 570-868-3151.
Mark your calendars for July 2! Light the Fire will be held at Misericordia University on July 2. Cost is $30 -our students pay $25 due to our fund-raising. Forms are available at the next meeting. For more information come to a youth group meeting or call the parish office.
Our students will be traveling to West Virginia to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. Students will leave on Sunday, July 20 and return on Saturday, July 26. Cost of the trip is $400. Saint Mary’s students will pay $150 with fundraising. Please return completed applications ASAP.
The office at St. Jude School will be open now through August 15 from 9 a. m. until 2 p. m. on Monday through Friday. Beginning August 18, the office will return to regular business hours of 8 a. m. until 3 p. m. Registrations are still being accepted for three-year-olds through eighth grade students. Contact the office at 570-474-5803 for further information.
VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children for Adults Program is a mandatory 3-hour training session for all employees and adult volunteers who work with children throughout the Diocese of Scranton.
A VIRTUS training session is scheduled for our parish on: Monday, June 30 from 6:30-9:30 p. m.
Employees and adult volunteers who work with children are required to attend this training session. You must also complete a background clearance. Call the Parish Office to register or for more information.
The Mt. Top Diabetes Support Group will be held on Thursday, June 26th.
Topic for this meeting is: “Eating Out” at King’s Restaurant. You must pre-register to attend since there is limited seating. There is no regular meeting at St. Jude’s this month. Call Triangle Pharmacy at 570-474-6590 for information or to register.