St. Jude’s Youth Invited To ‘Light The Fire’ June 28

The “Light the Fire” Youth Rally will be held June 28 at Misericordia University in Dallas. Registrations opens at 9 a. m. Closing Mass is at 7 p. m. This is a high energy day filled with a variety of workshops, awesome music, adoration, reconciliation, new friends, and an amazing closing Mass with Bishop Bambera. Music will be by Full Armor Band. The keynote speaker is Noelle Garcia. Registration for “Light the Fire” is due June 25. No exceptions! The cost is $30 and includes lunch, dinner, and bus to Misericordia University. T-shirts can be ordered for an additional $10. Please include the extra $10 with registration fee and include size on registration form. The bus leaves St. Jude’s at 8:15 a. m. Parents are invited to join in the closing Mass at 7 p. m. Adults and young adults from the parish will chaperone. Call Pam Urbanski at the Parish Office or visit online at

St. Mary’s in Dorrance will hold their bazaar on June 24 from 4 p. m. until 11 p. m. and June 25 from 4 p. m. until 10 p. m. on their parish grounds. There will be homemade food and games for all ages. All parishioners are invited.

Mother Teresa Haven, the homeless men of Wyoming Valley, will be guests of the parish from June 26 until July 3. The help of parishioners is needed to feed these hungry men. Volunteers are also needed to serve each night. Please call the Parish Office with questions.

Due to the final stages of construction of the new church the following temporary changes will be in effect from Monday, June 19 until further notice:

Saturday and Sunday Masses at St. Jude will be in the school gym following the regular weekend schedule.

There will be only one daily Mass at St. Mary’s with a St. Jude intention and a St. Mary intention. The Church provides for two intentions at one Mass for emergency pastoral reasons and short period of time. This will enable the parish to not fall behind on daily Mass intentions.

All funerals, weddings, and baptisms will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church during this time.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated at 4:30 p. m. at St. Mary’s or by appointment. While Mass is being held in the gym, there will not be 3 p. m. confessions at St. Jude.

St. Jude Adoration Chapel will be closed until the new church is dedicated. The new chapel will open immediately following the Dedication Mass. The new hours will be 6 a. m. until 8 p. m. The last hour will conclude at 9 p. m. every day.

Gift cards may be picked up or purchased at the table in the hallway outside the main entrance to the gym, as usual, around the Sunday Masses.

Summer clean up at Calvary Cemetery will take place on July 5. Lot holders are asked to please remove all log planters, artificial flowers and holiday decorations from the graves prior to July 5. Only one live plant is permitted on the graves. All remaining items left on graves on July 5 will be removed and discarded by cemetery personnel. All questions may be directed to 570-788-2150.

Parish Office hours are Monday and Wednesday from 9 a. m. until 3:30 pm; Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a. m. until 1 p. m; closed on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The parish website is

For further information, call the Parish Office at 570-474-6315.