St. Mary’s of Dorrance is a welcoming church. The pastor of St. Mary’s is Reverend Joseph Evanko, and Reverend Gerald Shantillo, Assistant Pastor. The weekend Mass schedule is Saturday at 5:30 p. m. and Sunday at 9 a. m.
Office Hours: Please remember the office is closed on Fridays. The Saint Jude office closes at noon Fridays. If there is an emergency please call 474.6315 & follow the prompt for emergency. Your call will be returned by the on-call priest.
The office will closed on: Wednesday, June 26, Thursday, July 4, & Wednesday July 17, and the week of July 21-27.
The parish community will recite the Rosary every month on the 13th day at 11 a. m. in the Prayer Garden. In case of inclement weather recitation will be in the Church. All are invited and encouraged to attend.
Religious Education classroom volunteers are needed. Parents, siblings, and grandparents are invited to share your love of our faith with students in our parish. Catechists and assistants are needed.
Registration forms for Religious Education can be found in the back of the Church. The program is for children in Kindergarten through eight grade. Attending First Grade is mandatory for students who plan to receive First Eucharist in Second Grade. Kindergarten is optional, but encouraged.
For more information please call Patricia Heller 379.2647.
The Knights of Columbus will meet Wednesday, July 3, at 8 p. m. in the social hall. All Brother Knights are encouraged to attend.
The Altar & Rosary Society will meet Monday, July 15, in the meeting room. Ladies will start at 6 p. m. with a cookout. The monthly meeting begins at 7 p. m.
The next meeting of saint Theresa’s Guild is Tuesday, August 12 at 7 p. m. in the social hall. Ladies will be reading the bylaws. All ladies of the parish are invited to become members of the Guild.
Youth Group-Please check our facebook page for updates. Due to the age of our students this is an “invite only” page. If you would like to be added send a request. All youth entering grade 7 and older are invited to attend all meetings and activities.
Light the Fire is Wednesday July, 17. We will leave the church at 8 a. m. and return about 10 p. m. Papers are in the back of the church or in the office. Cost for Saint Mary’s youth and chaperones is $20. Permission form and payment due by Sunday, June 30. Drivers needed!!
West Virginia Update-Please remember your W. V. forms. They need to be mailed by mid June. Yes, we will be accepting donations for the trip, but not until after the Church Bazaar. Items needed are: breakfast items (cereal, pancake mix and syrup, granola bars, and juice), lunch items (snack size chips, cookies, and fruit cups), and dry canisters of iced tea and lemonade, water, plastic sandwich bags, & paper plates. Monetary donations are also being accepted.
Mark your calendar! All are welcome to attend the Diocesan Congress at the University of Scranton on Saturday, October 5. Information can be found in the back of the church. Fee $30 includes Friday night concert, full Saturday program and lunch at the University. Options are available for Friday night lodging. Additional information is available on the Diocesan website. Registration forms will be available July 1.
Mass in Remembrance of Victims of Violent or Tragic Death-The Diocese of Scranton is offering the annual Mass in remembrance of victims of violent or tragic death. This Mass is offered for the families and friends of those who have died in tragedy, especially murder, suicide, and accident.
The Mass is scheduled for Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 7 p. m. in Saint Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton. All persons who have lost a loved one through tragic and traumatic death are invited to this liturgy.
They ask that the names of deceased loved ones be submitted on registration forms which are available in the back of the Church or on the Service and Social Concerns webpage on the Diocese of Scranton’s website www.dioceseofscranton.org.
Questions concerning this Mass may be directed to the Office for Parish Life at 207.2213, ext. 1130.