St. Mary’s Youth Group To Meet Sept. 25

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-Seventh Grade student/parent meeting is September 20 or 22 from 6:30-8 p. m. in the Saint Jude Cafeteria. No RSVP needed for meetings. One parent must be present.

Youth Group the next meeting will be held on Sunday, September 25 from 6-8 p. m. in the social hall. Youth Group is for all students in seventh grade and older.

Hold the date: Designer Handbag-Polish Pottery Bingo on Sunday, October 2 at 1 p. m.

BackPack Meal Program-The CSD Elementary Schools BackPack Meal Program provides children who are in need with a bag of nutritious, easy to prepare food each Friday during the school year. The program fills the gap left when children do not have access to free or reduced priced school meals over the weekend. BackPack meals are distributed discretely and the participants are confidential. Items needed include small size portions of raisin, vegetables with pop top lids, peanut butter, tuna or chicken, mac & cheese, soup, cereal, granola or Chex/Trail mix. Please no glass jars. Questions: Wende 570-760-3167.

Medical Equipment-The parish has a supply of walkers, bedside commodes, shower chairs, and crutches. We are happy to loan them (or give them) to people in need. Please call the parish office if you would like to see what inventory is available. You do not need to be a parishioner to take advantage of this program.

Are you drawn to serve as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion? St. Mary’s and St. Jude’s will be commissioning new Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion on Sunday, October 9 at 9 am at Saint Mary’s and 10:30 am at St. Jude’s. Prior to the commissioning of new Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, aspirants are required to attend three consecutive training sessions. These sessions will focus on the nature of lay participation in priestly ministry, the theology of the Eucharist, and the liturgical aspects of serving as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion.

In addition to new Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, all current Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are required to attend the three consecutive sessions for continuing formation and adjusted serving procedures at both parishes. The sessions are consecutive and build on each other, attendance is mandatory.

Below is the remaining schedule for the formation sessions for all current & new Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Sept 20 -Sept 27 at 10:30 a. m. or 6:30 p. m. Each session is offered twice for convenience at Saint Jude Church. To register or for more information call Father Jeff 570-474-6315 ext. 226 or

Roast Beef Dinner-There will be a meeting on Monday, September 26 at 6:30 p. m. to begin planning our Roast Beef Dinner. The dinner will held on Saturday, November 5 from 3-7 p. m. Help is needed! If you are available please consider attending this meeting. Student volunteers are needed to help serve the dinners, for set up and clean up.

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