St. Mary’s Youth Group Christmas Party Jan. 7

WELCOME! We warmly welcome all visitors! If you are new to our parish community, contact the parish office if you would like to become a member of our parish

The weekend Mass schedule is Saturday at 5:30 p. m. and Sunday at 9 a. m.

Mass Schedule-This year, The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God, is not a Holy Day of Obligation.

The Mass schedule is as follows: Sunday, December 31 4 p. m. St. Jude Monday, January 1

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

8 a. m. St. Mary’s 9 a. m. St. Jude

Saint Mary’s Parish Office Hours-The Parish Office will be closed:

Dec. 29, 2017 -Jan. 1, 2018. T he office will reopen Tues., Jan. 2 at 8:30 a. m.

Food Collection: St. Mary’s continuing to collect non-perishable food items for our local families in need. Can goods (veggies, soup, fruit), peanut butter & jelly, Mac and cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, crackers, granola, cereal, etc.

Winter Weather Advisory: For everyone’s safety, classes will be cancelled if we have severe weather conditions. Parents should use their judgment on attendance based upon their local road conditions in the event classes are not cancelled. For safety daily Mass at Saint Mary’s will be cancelled if Crestwood SD delays or cancels classes.

An Altar Server Class is planned in the near future. All youth who have received their First Communion are invited to serve at the Table of the Lord. Families decide the Saturday or Sunday schedule. Please call the parish office to sign up for the class.

Pastoral Care: If any parishioner or loved one is hospitalized or homebound and he/she would like a pastoral visit from our clergy, please notify us at 570-868-5855. If a parishioner needs anointing of the sick call the parish office -if after hours call 570-474-6315 and follow the prompts for emergency. Please understand putting a name on the sick list in Church is for prayers; not visits or emergencies.

Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass: His Excellency, the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D. D., J. C. L., Bishop of Scranton, and the Office for Parish Life wish to invite couples celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary in 2018, to a diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, June 10. The event includes a 2:30 p. m. mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral followed by a reception. Requests for an invitation, with a mailing address, should be made through your parish office before March 12.

The Youth Group will meet for their Christmas Party on Sunday, January 7, from 5-8p.m., in the dining room. Dinner, games, and an optional $10 gift exchange. Parents welcome at all meetings. Please RSVP. Questions: Molly at 262-4628 or 868-5855, or our Facebook page.

TAX 2017: All donations received by, or postmarked by December 31, will be included in your 2017 statements. CONTACT INFO: Please be sure we have your correct address on file. Also, many families have disconnected their land lines. Please be sure to update that information as well.

In case of emergency please dial 570-474-6315 and follow the prompts for emergency.