St. Mary’s Church Youth Group Schedules Upcoming Activities

WELCOME! We warmly welcome all visitors! If you are new to our parish community, please be sure to introduce yourself to Fr. Joe. 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.

Youth Group Summer Mission Trip-Our students will be traveling to Franklin, WV, to volunteer with the Fuller Center for Housing. This program was started by Milton Fuller, who also founded Habitat for Humanity. The group will leave Sunday, July 15, and return Saturday July 21. Adult chaperones welcome! Cost for Saint Mary’s students is $200, with fund-raising. No child is ever excluded for ability to pay. For more information come to a YG meeting or call the office.

Snow Tubing: Friday, March 2. This is a tentative date. Please call the parish office if you would be interested in this trip.

Meeting: Sunday, March 4, 6-8 p. m. in the dining room to fill Easter Eggs and Goodie Bags for the Egg Hunt.

Tax Help for Seniors: Need assistance filing your 2017 taxes? Help is here! Call the office with your name and phone number to receive help with your Simple Federal, State, and Property Tax, and Property Rebate taxes and forms. Please don’t wait until the last minute.

Carone’s & Weis Gift Cards-Gift cards are available form the parish office in denominations of $25, $50, and $100. Use same as cash. Our parish gets a percentage of all sales. This is a very easy way for parishioners to help raise funds for our parish. Call ahead and your certificates will be ready for pick up after Mass.

Prayer Partners Students: Prayer Partners are needed for our Confirmation students. All students receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in either eighth or ninth grade. The prayer partner’s role in the candidate’s journey is to support the candidate in his or her faith and help him or her to live as a disciple of Christ. Please call the office to sign up or for info.

Handmade Baptismal Bibs: The Crochet Group makes our Baptismal Bibs. Help is needed. Too busy to attend Sunday evenings, no problem. Patterns are on the table in front of the Cherub Room and in the file holder in the church vestibule. Have a question with the pattern call Wende 570-760-3167.

Phone Messages: When leaving a message on the office answering machine and the emergency line please be sure to speak slowly and clearly. We often receive messages that we have to play back numerous times trying to catch information. Mobile phones sometimes leave voids in the middle messages so repeating information is appreciated.

Annulment Process: In the Diocese of Scranton, the annulment process is now more “user friendly” than you might expect, and there is no longer a processing fee. Please contact your pastor or the Diocesan Tribunal Office (570-207-2246) to begin a conversation. It is possible to get clear answers to these questions and to renew your connection with the Church.

Parish Society Meetings and Contact information:

Community Outreach -First Monday of even months in the Meeting Room at 6:30p.m. (Michele at 570-868-0168)

Knights of Columbus-First Wednesday of the month in the Social Hall at 7:30p.m. (John at 516-241-5297)

Saint Theresa’s Guild -Second Tuesday of the month in the Dining Room at 7 p. m. (Terry at 570-868-3461)

Altar & Rosary-Third Monday of the month in the Dining Room at 7 p. m. (Julia at 570-379-3034)

Crochet Group-Every Sunday in the Meeting Room 6 p. m. (Wende at 570-760-3167)