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  • social justice projects

    Mass with Anointing of the Sick 
    Will take place on Saturday, May 18th at the 5:30 pm Mass, this anointing is for those who are seriously ill, infirm, or suffering and the advances of age. 


    Baby Bottle Project     
    Throughout the month of May, baby bottles will be available to receive your donation. Simply fill the bottle with your loose change and return it to the church. Proceeds benefit the local chapter of Pennsylvanians for Human Life. 

    St. Joseph Baby Pantry      
    Donations benefit the St. Joseph Center's Baby Pantry which provides necessary items for newborns and infants in needy families. Items needed: Baby clothes 0-6 months; Onesies or sleepers for newborns-3 month olds; baby socks and baby booties; receiving blankets, baby afghans, New Baby Bottles and bibs, Diapers (newborn-6) baby wash, baby lotion, baby shampoo and baby wipes.  

    Please support these efforts as your means permits. 

    DESSERT and STUDY for the EASTER SEASON 
    Dates:   May 8th 22nd 29th and June 5th 
    Time:   6-7:30pm 
    Place:   Fr Zolcinski Hall 

    As we celebrate the Joyful Easter season, we will continue our discussion on the way to holiness as laid out for us in the EASTER SCRIPTURES, Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation: "Rejoice and Be Glad" and Matthew Kelly's Book: "THE BIGGEST LIE IN CHRISTIAN HISTORY" 

    As we discuss these topics, we will feast on a smorgasbord of desserts each week to remind us of the sweetness of our life in Christ Jesus. 

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  • FAITH SHARING COMMUNITIES

    St. Andre Faithseekers   will meet with  Jackie Barkus at 6 pm on Monday, May 6, 2019 in the Fr. Murgas Meeting Room of the Parish Office

    Disciples of the Spirit of Jesus will meet with Sr. Madonna  on Saturday, May 18 at 10:30 am in the Fr. Murgas Meeting Room of the Parish office. There is still room in this group for anyone desiring to join.
     
    Sharers on the Journey with Christ  will meet with Rosemary Shedlock on Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 pm in the home of Elaine Snyder

    Anyone wishing to learn more about their Faith or seeking to join a Faith Sharing Community is asked to contact Sr. Madonna at 570-823-4988
  • Today's Readings

  • Ongoing

    ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT is observed in our parish on Thursdays from Noon until 6 pm.
    The day concludes with Vespers and Benediction at 6 pm.
    All Catholics are invited to join us in adoration of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament each Thursday.

    Religious Education Classes for our Young People at 9:30 am in Fr. Zolcinski Hall. For more information contact the parish office at 570-823-4988.

  • Calendar of Events

  • COMING EVENTS

    Spring Dance 
    Friday May 17th 6-10pm
    St Marys Social Hall 
    522 Madison St 
    Wilkes Barre
    music by Millennium 

    BYOB must be over 21 to attend 
    Tickets are $20.00 each contact 570-823-4988

    Bountiful Basket Raffle 
    Here's a listing of the Spring Baskets & great prizes that we are now selling chances for at the Spring Oldies Dinner dance on May 17th

    Tickets sell for $1.00 each, six for $5.00, thirteen for $10, thirty for $20 and may be purchased before or after Masses or by contacting the parish office at 570-823-4988

    1.  Relaxing on a Sunday morning 
    Knit throw blanket, Dunkin Donuts coffee, creamers, sugar, biscotti, and 2 coffee mugs 

    2. $50 Gift Card to Julie's Cozy Cafe 
    Enjoy breakfast or lunch on us at this excellent local cafe. 

    3. Let's Garden 
    All you need for gardening-tools, pruners, Raid, Off, gloves, kneeler, and Miracle Gro. 

    4. Great American Get Together
    $25 Schiel's giftcard and a generous assortment of snacks and patriotic picnic supplies. 

    5. $50 Lowes Giftcard 
    Buy decorative or vegetable plants, or some home fix-it item. 

    6. Hello Spring 
    "Welcome" sign, picture frame, 2 hand towels, lavender candle and hand soap, 2 candle holders, and tea cup flower decoration. Beautiful!

    7. $50 JC Penney Giftcard 
    From Spring clothing to housewares, we're sure you'll find something.

    8. Lets Party 
    $50 giftcard to Cork Restaurant, $25 giftcard to Wegmans, foil pans, party invitations, cooking supplies, recipes, towels, wine glasses, Caspari service for 8 and much more. 

    9. $50 Giftcard to Shiel's Family Market 
    Perfect for stocking up on groceries or BBQ supplies. 

    10. Have some cheese with that wine
    $50 giftcard to Wine and Spirits Shop, $50 to Wegmans, cheeseboard, slicing tools, rechargeable wine opener, napkins. 

    11. $100 Mad Money 
    A nice amount of moolah just in time for the warm weather. Spoil yourself!

    12. $100 Giftcard to Wegman's 
    Groceries galore just in time for your spring party!

    13. Lottery Ticket Basket 
    $100 scratch off lottery tickets from our wonderful Saint Andre choir. 

    14. $50 Giftcard to Olive Garden
    Treat yourself to dinner and drinks!

    15. Ready for a Mediterranean Feast 
    Olive oil container, oil/vinegar cruets, towels, cork bottle and more!

    16. $50 Giftcard to Price Chopper 
    Another opportunity to win groceries and/or spring cleaning supplies. 

    17. Dreamtime Warm Embrace Body Wrap 
    A heat/cold aroma therapy wrap to soothe you into relaxation. 

    18. Time to Plant 
    Garden tools, garden belt, seeds, gloves, 2 solar lights, decorations, plant labels, kneeler, and bamboo chimes. 

    19. Sunbeam Knife Block Set 
    13 piece assortment of knives heavy duty with serrated stainless steel blade. 

    20. $25 giftcard to Texas Roadhouse 
    Steak on us 

    21. Lets Celebrate
    $25 wine and spirits giftcard, $15 Schiel's giftcard, 5 piece stainless steel bar set and a ton of wine supplies, mixers, and drink accessories in the generously stocked basket. 

    22. It's Spring 
    $25 Lowe's giftcard, Sola wood flower wreath, organic kitchen herbs set, 2 flower pots, seed starting mix, 4 packs of vegetable seeds, seed blend, gloves and more. 

    23. Let's Picnic
    Large and small coolers, drink dispencer, paper plates, drink mixers, napkins and more 

    24. Spring Cleaning 
    Windex, Pledge, Clorox, Brillo, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, garbage bags and more 

    25. Cooks 6 Qt. Slow Cooker 
    Large capacity with 3 heat settings, tempered glass lid, and removable crock. 

    26. Laugh Love Live Grow 
    2 off the ground planters, star craft garland, 3 candles, potpourri. 

    27. Clean and Cash
    $100 Cash plus a generously stocked basket full of cleaning supplies. 

    28. Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Crockpot 
    4 Qt. oval shape with a clip tight sealed lid for spill resistance. 

    29. In the Kitchen 
    $25 Wegman's giftcard, hammered mixing bowls, kitchen towels, utensils. 

    30. Farberware Professional Microwave 
    1.3cu-ft. 1000 watt premium stainless steel design to complement your kitchen. 6 one touch auto settings with memory function. 
  • Administration

     
    . PARISH ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCILS

      ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
    Thursday, May 5
    Thursday, June 6

    1 pm

     CATECHETICAL COUNCIL
    To Be Announced


     
    FINANCE COUNCIL
    Thursday June 20
    6:00 p.m.
     
    LITURGICAL COUNCIL
    Thursday, May 2
    6:00 p.m.

    PARISH LIFE COUNCIL
    Thursday, May 30
    6:00 pm
     
    PASTORAL COUNCIL
    Thursday May 16
    6:00 p.m.

      SOCIAL JUSTICE COUNCIL
    Thursday, May 9

    6:00 p.m.
     
    All Administrative Councils will meet at 6:00 pm on Thursdays in the Church for Vespers. Meetings will follow immediately in the Fr. Murgas Room.
     
    PARISH COMMITTEE MEETINGS

    DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
    Monday, May 6
    Monday, June 3

    6:30 p.m.
    Lower Meeting Room

    All Parish Committee Meetings take place in the Fr. Murgas Room of the parish office, unless otherwise specified.

  • Word on Fire