TeenMassToBeCelebrated March11AtSt. JudeChurch

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. hollands@gmail.com.

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. For advance tickets contact Carrie Grandzol at cgrandzol@stjc.org.

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

Seventh Grade Confirmation Retreat, “Why Be Catholic” is scheduled Sunday, March 11. Students should arrive between 1:45 and 2 p. m. in St. Jude School cafeteria. Retreat includes 6 p. m. Mass. Families are requested to attend Mass with their child. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Urbanski at purbanski@stjc.org.

A Teen Mass will be celebrated March 11 at 6 p. m. Following Mass, students in grades 7th-12th are invited to bowling at Chacko’s. Cost is $15 and includes bus transportation, 2 games or bowling, sshoe rentals, 2 slices of pizza and soda. Permission slips must be handed in by Friday, March 9. Forms can be picked up on the table in the hallway of the Church or by requesting a form emailing purbanski@stjc.org.Drop

off completed forms in the Parish office, or after Masses or email to Mrs. Urbanski.

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.

A Grandparents Program will be held Sunday, March 18 at 12 noon –1 p. m. in the cafeteria. Grandparents are invited to bring their grandkids to learn about faith and family together. To register contact Carrie Granszol at cgrandzol@stjc.org

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


Vacation Bible School will be held June 18th-22nd. Registration and volunteers are now being taken. Children ages 3 years old through entering 5th grade are welcome to sign up online or at the Parish Office as campers. Students entering the 6th grade and up and all adults are needed to serve as volunteers and may download the volunteer registration or pickup at the office. No registrations will be taken for campers or volunteers after June 1st. Contact Carrie at cgrandzol@stjc.org.

The following 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 www.dioceseofscranton. organd

see The Light Is on For You page for resources about confession.