St. Mary’s Church Announces 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 Registration Forms: Registration forms can be found in the file holder in the vestibule of the church. Classes for children in Kindergarten through sixth grade are held at Saint Mary’s. Seventh and eighth grade classes are held at Saint Jude.

Catechists and Aides are needed next year at Saint Mary’s. For more information call Mrs. Heller 570-379-2647. Pennsylvania law requires employees and adult volunteers who work around children to obtain background checks. All background checks must be completed and on file in the office by July 1, 2016. If you already have clearances please send a copy to our parish office. Applications can be found in the file folder in the vestibule. For more information please call the office.

What’s Going On? In recent weeks there has been a unusual amount of people racing Father down the aisle after Mass. In addition, there is a lot of chatter during this time. People have complained that it is distracting. Please be considerate and more importantly respectful of the Mass, other parishioners, and our priests. Mass is not over until the last note of the last song has been played. Thank you.

Mass of Remembrance -Thursday, July 14 at 7 p. m. for Victims of Violent or Tragic Death-The Diocese of Scranton has its annual Mass for the families and friends of those who have died in tragedy, especially murder, suicide, and accident. The Mass will be in Saint Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton. All persons who have lost a loved one in this manner are invited to this liturgy. Names of deceased loved ones can be registered by calling the parish office or accessed on the Service and Social Concerns webpage at, about this Mass: Office for Parish Life at 570-207-2213.

Our parish sells Carone’s and Weis Markets gift cards. Our parish receives a percentage from all sales. Use them same as cash. This is a very easy fundraiser for our parish. To order cards call the office, or place your order in the offertory basket. Cards come in denominations of $25, $50, and $100.

Medical Equipment-We have quite a few walker, wheel chairs, crutches, potty chairs, and shower chairs. All items are available to parishioners, their family and friends. Items do not have to be returned. Please call the parish office to make arrangements to pick up needed items.