usually prior to 6: 30am. St. Mary’s Church To

conducted at 1: 00 pm. 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 Massschedule is Saturday at 5: 30 p. m. and

Sunday at 9 a. m. New Altar Server Classes will begin soon. Please call the parish office to sign up. A

one hour class is required. The parish community will recite the rosary on the first Saturday of the month at 5pm in the

Church. Questions: Michele Clark 570.868.0168. The next Knights of Columbus meeting isWednesday, January 8 at 7: 30pm in the social hall. All members are encouraged to attend. For information onbecoming a member call ( 570) Marc 868.8566,

Tony 868.8401, or John 379.3721. Saint Theresa’s Guild will meet Tuesday, January 13 at 7pm in the dining room. All ladies are invited to join the guild. Please call Julia

Vencak for more information 570.379.3034. Anyone interested in servingas a liturgical minister ( altar server, lector, or extraordinary minister) atone of our Christmas and/ or New Year’s Masses is asked to sign up in the sacristy

or contact the Parish Office. Father Joe & Father Jerry will be hearing confessions on Thursday, December 19 beginning at 6 pm. Confessions are alsoheard onSaturdaysfrom

4: 30 -5: 15pn. Children who are participating in the Family Mass on Christmas Eve have practice Sunday, December 22 duringtheir religious

education class, 10-11 am The Church will be decorated on Sunday, December 22 at 11am. At 10am we will start decorating the outside of the Church. All are invited to come and help, especially students in need of service hours. Jobs

for all ages and abilities. The next meeting of our newly established Social Justice Program is Wed., Jan. 8 at 7pm. in the meeting room. Social Service involves performing one or more of the corporal works of mercy; giving alms to the poor, feeding the hungry, clothing the

naked, etc. All are invited!! It is time to start thinking about cold weather. The crochet group will again be making hats, scarves, and gloves for those in need. To help with this mission please attend a meeting, or call for more information. Learn to crochet Sundays at 6pm and the third Tuesday of the month in the meeting room.

Sandy 570.868.5795 or Wende 570.868.3151. Join Father Jerry in Europe to experience and explore the religious and cultural sites of Portugal and Spain as well as Lourdes in France. We will celebrate our faith together as we visit historic Catholic shrines and famous pilgrimage sites while enjoying the art

and culture of Western Europe.The trip includes a 13-day tour with transfers, travel insurance, guided tours, daily breakfast, 7 dinners, daily Mass,and more! Cost is $ 3,845 perperson, double occupancy. Save $ 100 with reservations made by December 31,2013. Single traveler supplement

$ 550. Triple occupancy available. For detailscontact our tour organizer Bobbi-Jo

at Bright Life Travel 570.504.7575. St. Mary’s is participating in the Loaves and Fishes Program to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen. This month’s item is canned fruit.

Donation basketsare in Church. The Pro-Life Center in Wilkes-Barre is in need of hand made white baby blankets to be given to babies for their Baptism. They may be dropped off at

the Church or the Center. The youth group is collecting clean, new or softly used coats and blankets for Saint Vincent dePaul’s. All sizes needed -children and adults. Boxes will be

in the social hall lobby. For everyone’s safety, if the Crestwood School District cancels classes, or has a delay due to inclement weather, daily Mass is cancelled. This information is on all local televisionstations