St. Mary’s ChurchAnnounces Schedule

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.

Religious Education-Last call for Gertrude Hawk orders. Orders can be phoned in until this Thursday, February 25.

Confirmation Information: Eighth grade has class this week, February 20/21. Seventh grade has class next week, February 27/28. Please attend on your scheduled day.Info:Pam 474-6315 X 228.

New Altar Server Class-All children in third grade and older who have received their First Holy Communion are invited to become altar servers. Father Jeff has scheduled classes for Wednesday, March 2 & 9, from 6-7 p. m. Families choose to be added to the Saturday or Sunday schedule. Please call the office to register.

Our Youth Group will continue the collection until February 28. Thank you to everyone who has already made a donation.

Lent 2016-As Catholics part of our sacrifice for Lent is abstaining from meat on Fridays. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Catholic Church from age 14 onwards. Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence. The norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal.

The choir will practice on Wednesday, February 24 at 7 p. m.

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 invite couples celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary in 2016 to a diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, June 5. To register or for more information call the parish office by March 4.

Adult Education Series Starts

this Week!! Father Jeff invites all parishioners to a lecture series on: The Church according to Vatican II. Saint Jude: Sundays at 4 p. m. in St. Jude cafeteria on Feb. 28 and March 6 and 13, and at Saint Mary on Tuesdays at 6:30p.m. in the Church on March 1, 8, and 15.

Everyone is invited to attend a Bazaar Meeting Feb. 25 at 7p.m. in the Dining Room, and on Fri, Feb 26, Stations of the Cross are scheduled at 7p.m. in the Church.

Easter Roll Orders-Altar & Rosary is selling Easter Rolls. Altar & Rosary uses profits from their fund raisers to pay for hosts, wine, linens, and other liturgical expenses. Thank you in advance for your support. Pre-paid orders are due by Sunday, March 13. Questions: Susan 868-6983.

Parish Office Hours are Monday and Wednesday from 9-3:30 p. m., Tuesday and Thursday from 9-1 p. m. or by appointment.