St. Mary’s of Dorrance is a welcoming church. The pastor of St. Mary’s is Rev. Joseph Evanko, and Rev. Jeffrey Tudgay, Assistant Pastor. The weekend Mass schedule is Saturday at 5:30 p. m. and Sunday at 9 a. m.
Confirmation Student Information-Eighth Grade: April 23/24 and Seventh Grade: April 23/24. Please attend on your scheduled day. Questions for seventh and eighth grade please call Mrs. Urbanski 474-6315 ext 228.
St. Mary’s Spring Bingo will hold their Vera Bradley/Designer Handbag Bingo on Sunday, May 7 at 1 p. m.. Door open at noon. $20-20 games, all paper. There will be 2 specials and a winner take all cash coverall. Fall cash prize was $240.00. Kitchen will be open for lunch. Come enjoy a fun afternoon while supporting the children of our parish!
Catholic Social Services Fund Raiser-Catholic Social Service Family Center, 106 S. Church St, Hazleton is holding a Theme Basket Auction on Sunday, April 23. Doors open at 10 a. m. Drawing begins at 2 p. m. Lots of great baskets, lottery boards, and gift certificates. A light menu will be offered. You do not have to be present to win.
The Annual Pro-Life Flea Market will be held at: Wyoming Valley Presbyterian Hall, 2 Lockhart Street, South Wilkes-Barre, on Friday April 28: 2-6 p. m. and Saturday, April 29: 8 a. m.-4 p. m. (Saturday: $5.00/bag 2-4p.m. )
Special Pro-Life Town Hall meeting-Everyone is invited to a special meeting, sponsored by Wyoming Valley Pennsylvanians for Human Life and the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation on Tue, April 25, 7-9p.m.. at Best Western -Genetti Hotel, 77 East Market Street, Wilkes-Barre. Everyone is welcome. No registration or fee required. Information: Betty 826-1819 (day) or 474-6180 (evening).
Bazaar 2017-Saturday, June 24 4-11 p. m. and Sunday, June 25 4-10 p. m.
Meeting: Wednesday, May 3, at 7 p. m. -dining room. Needed are stand chairs, workers for booths needed, and pierogi makers. Dates will be set for pierogi making at this meeting. This is our biggest fundraiser. Many people are needed for the event to be successful. Please come to the meeting and volunteer your time either before the event, the weekend of or afterwards. Thank you!
Summer Mission Trip-our students and adult chaperones will be traveling to Rainelle, WV to volunteer with Potomac Highlands Fuller Center for Housing. WV was devastated by floods in June 2016. There were 12,000 homes destroyed and 700 businesses affected. Students entering seventh grade this fall and older are eligible. Date: July 23-29, 2017. Cost: $420. -with fundraising $200. There are fundraising opportunities available for all students. We also have a sponsor program. No student ever misses the trip due to restricted finances. Call the parish office for applications or more information.
Light the Fire-Please mark your calendar for Light the Fire, an all day Youth Rally for HS students! The day includes nationally known keynote speaker Noelle Garcia, workshops, Adoration, Mass, and an opportunity for confession and to meet other young Catholics from our Diocese. Permission slips will be available soon. Total cost $30. Youth Group pays $5. Students pay $25.
Hospital Visits-If any parishioner or a loved one is hospitalized or homebound and he/she would like a pastoral visit from our clergy, please call the parish office 868-5855.
Parish Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 9 a. m. -3 p. m., Tuesday and Thursday 9 a. m. –1 p. m.