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.
Religious Education classes are held Sunday mornings at 10 am. There is a two year mandatory prep for all sacraments. Please gather in the Church. Classes begin promptly at 10 am. Questions: Patricia Heller 3792647.
The parish will have a Candlelight Rosary Service on Sunday, October 6 at 5 pm at the Blessed Mother statue in front of the church. A Covered Dish Dinner will immediately follow at approximately 6 pm in the social hall. All are invited. There is a sign up sheet in the back of the Church. Questions: Michele Clark 868.0168.
Altar & Rosary Communion Sunday is October 15 at 9 am. The next meeting is Mon., October 16 at 7 pm. All ladies of the parish are invited to join the Altar & Rosary Society. Please call Michele Clark 868-0168 for more information.
The Knights of Columbus will meet Wednesday, October 2, at 8 pm in the social hall. All Brother Knights are encouraged to attend.
Parishioners are permitted and welcome to place flowers in the Sanctuary in honor of, or in memory of a loved one. Please be sure to call the office prior to ordering flowers to ensure there will not be other flowers or restrictions on flowers due to the liturgical calendar. The flowers do not have to be purchased. They can be lilacs, sunflowers, or any flower from your garden. Vases can provided. Please call ahead.
The next meeting of Saint Theresa’s Guild is Tuesday, October 8 at 7 pm in the social hall. Plans will be made for the Children’s Christmas Party. All ladies are invited to join the guild. Please call Julia Vencak for more information 379.3034
Lottery Calendars for the month of December are available from any member. Donation $5. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Christmas Party, First Holy Communion expenses, and other activities for the children of our parish.
Saint Mary’s Rosary Makers are making Mission Rosaries that will be given away locally and around the world. The group also repairs broken Rosaries. Place them in the basket near the votives in back of the Church with your contact info if you would like to have them returned to you. To get involved attend a meeting or contact Sandy 868-5795 or Wende 868-3151. Monetary donations are being accepted for postage.
The St. Mary parish community will recite the Rosary every month on the 13th day at 11am in the Prayer Garden. In case of inclement weather recitation will be in the Church. For more information please call Michele Clark 868-0168.
The parish is excited to host Frank Runyeon on Saturday, November 9 at 7 pm. He will present Sermon on the Mount and Hollywood vs. Faith. A light dinner will be served prior to the production. There is no charge for this event, but a free will offering will be taken. This event is for the entire family! There will be a sign up sheet beginning October 6.
The attendance of our weekly Holy Hour and Confession during last Advent and Lent were amazing! Many people have asked us to make a weekly Holy Hour with Confession available. There will be a Holy Hour and Confession every Monday at St. Jude from 7:30 pm until 8:30 pm through May 19, 2013. Please consider coming to pray on a regular basis. Feel free to arrive or depart at anytime during the hour. Let us spend time with the Lord and place our trust in Him.
Together, in this three hour and twenty minute film (shown in two parts, given its length), Saints Clare & Francis inspire countless others to follow their radical call to live the Gospel. Saint Jude Church -Part One, Tues, Oct 1 at 6:30pm and Part Two, Wed., Oct 2 at 6:30pm.
Saint Mary Church-Part One, Sun., Oct 6 at 2:00 pm and Part Two, Sun., Oct 13 at 2:00 pm
The parish office is closed on Fridays. In case of emergency after hours please call 474.6315 and follow the prompts for emergency.