Youth Group Party Planned January 10 At St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s of Dorrance is a welcoming church. The pastor of St. Mary’s is Reverend Joseph Evanko, and Rev. Jeffrey Tudgay, Reverend Assistant Pastor. The weekend Mass schedule is Saturday at 5:30 p. m. and Sunday at 9 a. m.

Confirmation Classes-Eighth grade has class, Jan 24 or 25. Please note the class for Jan 3 or 4 has been cancelled. Seventh grade has class Jan10or11.Classes areheldinSt. Jude School on Sundays: 10:10 to 11:20 a. m. or Mondays: 6:30 to 7:40 P. M. Please attend on your scheduled day. Questions: Pam 474-6315.

The Youth Group’s annual Christmas Party -Sunday, January 10 in the dining room from 5:30 to 8 p. m. There will be a $10 gift exchange.

The 2016 offertory envelopes are ready for pick up in the social hall. Help distributing envelopes to family and friends is greatly appreciated.

Wedding Anniversary Celebration 2016-His Excellency, the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D. D., J. C. L., Bishop of Scranton, and the Office for Parish Life wish to invite couples celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary in 2016 to a diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, June 5. The event includes a 2:30 p. m. Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral followed by a reception. Requests for an invitation, with a mailing address, should be made through your parish office by March 7.

The trip to see “Samson” at the Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster will take place on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Cost is $90 payable to St. Mary’s Altar & Rosary Society. Price includes show, dinner, and transportation. A $45 non-refundable deposit is due with reservation. Payment in full is due by February 26. For more info call Alice at 379-2629.

Fr. Joe will be celebrating his 25th anniversary of ordination to the Priesthood on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 3 p. m.. Due to the ongoing construction of our new church and need of air conditioning at that time of year, the Mass of Thanksgiving forhisvocation willbeatFr. Joe’s home parish in Hazleton (St. Joseph Church) followed by a reception at Genetti’s of Hazleton. More information will follow.

Parish Meetings and Contact info: Community Outreach, first Monday of even months in the Meeting Room at 6:30p.m. Contact: Michele at 570-868-0168; Knights of Columbus, first Wednesday of the month in the Social Hall at 7:30 p. m. Contact: Tony 570-868-8401; St. Theresa’s Guild meets second Tuesday of the month in the Dining Room at 7 p. m. Contact: Terry 570-868-3461; Altar & Rosary meets the third Monday of the month in the Dining Room at 7 p. m. Contact: Maureen 570-379-3721.; Crochet Group Sunday in the Meeting Room at 6 p. m.