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.
Students in seventh grade will be accepted as Confirmation Candidates at the Saturday, January 25 Mass. They will not have class on Sunday, January 26.
The parish community will recite the rosary on the first Saturday of the month at 5 pm in the Church. Questions? Call Michele Clark 570-868-0168.
The next Knights of Columbus meeting is Wednesday, February 5 at 7:30 pm in the social hall. For information on becoming a member call Tony 868-8401, or John 379-3721.
The Knights of Columbus will have their annual Sweetheart Dance on Saturday, February 8 from 6-11 pm Tickets are $17.50 per person. Please call Marc Mickowski for tickets or for more information 570-868-8566.
Altar & Rosary Society Communion Sunday is January 19 at 9am. The next meeting is Monday, January 20 at 7 pm in the dining room. All ladies of the parish are invited. Questions? Call Michele at 570-868-0169.
The Sanctuary Candle is available “in memory of’ or “in honor of” a friend or loved. Suggested donation is $5 per week. There are many weeks are available for 2014.
The next meeting of our newly established Social Justice Program is Wednesday, February 12 at 7 pm in the meeting room. All are invited!!
The Outreach Program is looking for a sewing machine in good working condition. If you have one please call Michele at 570-868-0168.
The cold weather is here! Learn something new in the New Year. Learn to work in the round. Granny Square, hats, and mittens. Meetings are Sundays at 6 pm. Call Sandy at 570-868-5795 or Wende at 570-868-3151.
A Nite at the Races meeting is scheduled this Wednesday, January 15 at 7 pm in the dining room. All are invited to help plan this fun fundraiser!!
The Rosary Makers meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 6 pm. The group makes Cord and chain Rosaries. All are invited. Supplies provided. For more information please contact Sandy at 570-868-5795 or Wende at 570-868-3151.
St. Mary’s is participating in the Baby Bottle Project to benefit the Pro-Life Center in Wilkes-Barre. Please return all bottles by February 2. The Pro-Life Center 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.
Movie of the Quarter-This is the epic story of the 1920’s Cristero War, the daring people’s revolt that rocked the 20 the Century in North America. The 150 minute movie will be shown in both Churches on the following dates: Tues., January 21, at St. Mary’s at 6:30 pm and Sun., January 26, 2pm at Saint Jude. Lecture of the San Damiano
Cross-The icon is called The Christ of San Damiano because for ages it was hung in the little church of Assisi named San Damiano. This presentation will examine the icon’s wealth of rich teachings, past and present on Wed., February 5, 6:30 pm at Saint Mary’s Church and Tues., February 11, 6:30 pm. at Saint Jude Cafeteria.