St. Jude’s First Communion Families Retreat Set March 10

St. Jude’s Catholic Church services are Saturday: 4 p. m. and Sunday: 8:30 a. m. and 11 a. m. Parish office hours are Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a. m.-3 p. m.; Friday and Saturday: closed and Sunday: 9:30 a. m.-12:30 p. m.

Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is open daily from 6 a. m. to 9 p. m. For more information or to sign up for an hour a week please call Mary Ann or Rob at 570-474-0734 or email mary.

St. Jude Parish/School Family Night will be held at Skate-a-way on Thursday, March 8 from 6-8:30 p. m. Advance tickets are $5. Tickets at the door are $7. $2 skate rental is not included. Tickets will also be sold after Religious Education classes March 4 and 5 in the lobby of Saint Jude School. For advance tickets contact Carrie Grandzol at

First Communion Families Retreat is scheduled March 10 from 12noon to 5 p. m. All students must attend with a parent.

The 2nd St. Jude Fish Fry is planned Friday, March 23rd from 4 to 8 p. m. Pre-order tickets is encouraged. Walk-ins will be taken on a limited basis. Take out or sit down options available. Dates will be announced when tickets can be purchased through Parish Office and after Masses.

Wedding Anniversary Mass-The Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D. D., J. C. L., Bishop of Scranton, and the Office of Parish Life invite couples celebrating their 25th or 50th anniversary in 2018 to a diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass on June 10, 2018. 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 called into the Parish Office, 570-474-6315, no later than March 12, 2018.

Save the date: Calling all High Rollers and Queen of Hearts-Casino Night will be held April 7, 2018 at 6 p. m. in St. Jude School cafeteria. The evening will feature casino games, basket raffle, prizes, silent auction, open bar, and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Casino Night supports St. Jude School Artist in Residency Program. Contact Bobby Cloutier at bjcloutier@hotmail.comwith any


The following food items are

needed for the Mt. Top Food Bank: boxed soup mix, noodles, cream soups, baked beans, jelly, peanut butter, canned fruit, tuna, mayo, pudding, Jello, sugar, hot chocolate and coffee.

If a parishioner or loved one is hospitalized or homebound and he/ she would like a pastoral visit from the clergy, please call 570-474-6315.

Priests are available for confession any Monday during Lent in any Catholic parish in the Scranton Diocese between 5:30 and 7 p. m. Visit

and see The Light Is on For You page for resources about confession and a directory of parishes by location.