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  • St. Jude Parish April 5, 2020

  • St. Mary’s, Dorrance Liturgy Schedule

    Monday, 4/6 Joseph J. Jacobs—George Jacobs, Jr.

    Tuesday, 4/7 Joseph Pawlowski, Sr.—Joe & Gerry Pawlowski

    Wednesday, 4/8 No Mass Thursday, 4/9 Holy Thursday Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper Friday, 4/10 Good Friday Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion Saturday, 4/11 Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Sunday, 4/12 Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord Robert Ambrose In Honor of Jaxon Jones, Happy Birthday

    St. Jude Parish Liturgy Schedule

    Monday, 4/6 Tom Basar—Joe & Toni Furcon Tuesday, 4/7 Sylvia Dugan—Bill & Irene Dugan Wednesday, 4/8 Agnes Gregory—Gasper Family Maggie Wojcicki—St. Jude Faculty & Staff

    Thursday, 4/9 Holy Thursday Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper Friday, 4/10 Good Friday Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion Saturday, 4/11 Holy Saturday Easter Vigil

    Sunday, 4/12 Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord Alan Carroll & Bee Herie—Family Henry & Joan Nork—The Family Parents & Grandparents—Boguslawa Poltorak

    St. Jude & St. Mary’s scheduled Mass intentions above

    will be said by one of our own priests at their private Mass.

    The Churches of St. Jude & St. Mary are closed until further notice.

    Many parishioners have asked how they can support the Church financially during this time as many expenses are fixed. We provide the following options:

     Mail in your weekly envelope  Online Giving

    You can sign up for Online Giving on our web- site: www.stjc.org or please call Tracie at the Parish Office for guidance, 570-474-6315, ext. 223.

    Thank you in advance for your generosity!

    Despite the suspension of public Masses, a private Mass will be celebrated daily in the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Scranton, and made available on CTV: Catholic Televi- sion of the Diocese of Scranton:  On weekdays, Mass will be broadcast at 12:10 PM,

    3:30 PM and 7:00 PM  On weekends, the Saturday Vigil Mass will be

    broadcast at 4:00 PM and rebroadcast on Sunday morning at 10:00 AM.

    The Masses will also be streamed on the Diocese of Scranton’s website (www.dioceseofscranton.org), made available on the Diocese’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and will be accessi- ble on the Diocese of Scranton’s YouTube channel. Additional resources to help to deepen your faith during Lent :  Word on Fire: wordonfire.org  US Conference of Catholic Bishops: usccb.org  You can also watch the Sunday Mass on

    EWTN, offered at 8 AM and 12 Noon this Sunday.

    The Adoration Chapel is closed at this time, however, there is a ten minute video of Adoration and Simple Benediction

    for people to pray, on our parish website www.stjc.org.

    http://www.stjc.org http://www.dioceseofscranton.org), http://www.stjc.org.

  • EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY!

    ALL parish public Masses, gatherings, and activities are cancelled.

    To learn more about Bishop Bambera’s decision, go to www.dioceseofscranton.org.

    To listen to Fr. Joe’s Homily and other prayer resource links,

    please log on to our website, www.stjc.org.

    Dear Parishioners,

    Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is a beautiful way to pray and a signifi-

    cant part of our parish history. Many parishioners from St. Jude and St. Mary spend time before the Blessed Sacrament in our Adoration Chapel. I wanted to give everyone an opportunity, through the gift of technology, to spend time with the Blessed Sacrament by clicking on a 10 minute video posted on our websites. It provides everyone the experience of Adoration and Simple Benediction while staying at home. Remember, we are still united as a parish. Jesus invites you into His Presence. Be Still and know that Jesus is always with us.

    God Bless, Fr. Joe

    HOLY WEEK ON THE WEBSITE

    Holy Week will be different this year but still Holy Week!

    You are invited to pray with us throughout the week on our website and Facebook pages.  The Palm Sunday Liturgy will be available 4PM

    on Saturday and throughout the weekend.  Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be

    available beginning at 5PM on Holy Thursday.  Celebration of the Lord’s Passion will be

    available beginning at Noon on Good Friday. This gives you ample opportunity to experience the Sacred Triduum when you are able on those days.

     We will provide a video for the Easter basket blessing at 10AM on Holy Saturday Morning for you to pray at your convenience.

     Bishop Bambera invites us to join him for the Holy Saturday Vigil from the Cathedral.

     Easter Sunday Mass will be available beginning 8AM.

    This is a great opportunity to enter into the Paschal Mystery.

    Jesus Christ is Risen! Indeed He is!

    Eucharistic Adoration

    “God loved us before we were born and God will love us after we die. In Scripture God tells us “I will love you with an everlasting love.” Whether we be- lieve it or not we belong to God from eternity to eter- nity. Life is just an opportunity for us, during our few short years to say “I love you too God!”

    ~ Henri JM Nouwen

    We are in the final days of Lent when Jesus proved God’s love for us by suffering and dying for us.

    The Adoration Chapel is closed at this time, however, there is a ten minute video of Adoration and Simple Benediction

    for people to pray on our parish website, www.stjc.org.

    This week, the Sanctuary Lamp is lit in memory of Tom Basar by Family

    College Care Packages

    St Jude Youth Group is still planning to send care packages to our parish’s college students. (They really could use them this year!)

    If you have or know of a college student who could use a little treat during finals week,

    email Tricia, [email protected] or call the Parish Office with their school name,

    school address AND home address. Please give as much detail to where you think they will be for finals. We will keep checking to follow which schools are online and which are starting back on campus.

    Please send the information by April 14.

    We are at the doorsteps of Holy Week where we stand with Jesus. The sacred scriptures reveal how Jesus has humbled himself and let go of everything, emptying himself for us. How have we joined him during this time of tension and disquiet? Have our prayers, much altered daily life, penitential practices and almsgiving moved us to humble ourselves before the Lord? Have we been able to let go of our daily preoccupations to make the ways of Christ Jesus our first priority? As disciples of the Lord and stewards of His gift of faith, it is time to evaluate our lives under his cross.

    http://www.dioceseofscranton.org. http://www.stjc.org. http://www.stjc.org. mailto:[email protected]

  • Gifts for God Parish Sacrificial Giving Summary

    March 22, 2020

    Weekly Envelopes: $ 3,831 Online Giving: $ 3,659 Total Contributions: $7,490

    Thank you for your generous gifts!

    Thank you to all who have helped support our parish through these troubled times.

    Your support is greatly appreciated.

    We also thank all those who committed to our “We Are Changing Lives” program.

    Please don’t forget to update your Online Giving account.

    Not an Online Giving user yet? Now is a great time to sign up!

    Questions? Check out our website at www.stjc.org or

    call Tracie Machalick 570-474-6315, ext. 223.

    Fiscal Year Financial Report

    Week ending March 22, 2020

    Weekly Profit: $ 151.50 Fiscal YTD: $18,356.63

    At this time we would like to thank all of our faithful gift card users.

    We appreciate your support with this very important program. All gift card sales have been suspended due to the office clo- sure and for everyone’s safety.

    Please pray for our church,

    country, families, friends and neighbors!

    Word of Life ~ “Like us, Christ entered the world through the womb of a woman. He willingly experienced the fullness of human suffering. He breathed his last on the Cross at Calvary in order that He might save us. Therefore, ‘God is the foundation of hope: not any god, but the God who has a human face and who has loved us to the end’(Citing Pope Benedict XVI, Spe salvi 31).”

    Lenten Reflections and Prayers by Teresa Keogh, Advisor for Stewardship,

    Archdiocese of Southwark, England 1. We hold in our hearts the sorrow of those

    who have lost loved ones to the Coronavirus. May those who have died now rest in the presence of the Lord who suffered with them.

    2. We pray for those who are feeling ill at this time and those who are caring for them. May the Lord show them his healing love and give them peace.