Little Sisters of the Poor to kick off Scranton’s Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations with Third Annual Celebration and Dinner


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Little Sisters of the Poor 2016 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Dinner Committee members from left, first row, Ann Kwak, Theresa Durkin and Mary Sheils. Second row, Sr. Marie Therese, l.s.p.; Lisa Blaker, director of activities and volunteer coordinator; MaryCarol Kanton and Janet Skibinski. Third row, Charlie Butler; Pete Kanton and Jackie Galvin, M.S., director of development and communications. Also serving on the committee are Dolly Densevich; Faith Foley; Carole Paswinski; Mary Jane Sheridan; Lisa Sutter; Nancy Wilson; Karen and Howie Wyandt and Mother Theresa Louisa, l.s.p.


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SCRANTON — The Little Sisters of the Poor will kick off St. Patrick’s Day in the city with the third annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Dinner on Sunday, March 6 at Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., located adjacent to Marywood University.

The event will begin with Mass at 11 a.m. with a bagpipe processional and recessional in the chapel followed by the dinner and entertainment from 12 to 4 p.m. in the auditorium.

The menu includes ham and cabbage with potatoes and carrots, rolls and butter, vanilla ice cream with mint or chocolate syrup, and beverages. The entertainment for the afternoon includes the Kearns Drum and Pipe Band, E.J. the D.J., and Irish step dancing by the Crossmolina School of Dance. In addition to the dinner, there will be a bake sale, which will include the Sisters’ famous homemade scones and an assortment of other baked goods. There will also be raffles for gift baskets and gift certificates for area restaurants and businesses and a 50/50 raffle.

All proceeds will be used to assist the Little Sisters in replacing the nightstands in each resident’s room at Holy Family Residence.

Tickets for adults are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets for children 10 and younger are $6. Dinner sponsorship packages are available, as advertising vehicles for businesses or a way to honor or remember a loved one.

There will be plenty of free and convenient parking in the residence’s parking lot or via a handicap accessible van providing shuttle service from the Marywood University parking lot on the corner of Adams and University Avenues to the dinner.

For advance ticket purchases and sponsorship information, contact Jackie Galvin, M.S., director of development and communications, by calling 570-343-4065, ext. 3144 or emailing scdevelopment@littlesistersofthepoor.org or visit littlesistersofthepoorscranton.org.

Little Sisters of the Poor 2016 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Dinner Committee members from left, first row, Ann Kwak, Theresa Durkin and Mary Sheils. Second row, Sr. Marie Therese, l.s.p.; Lisa Blaker, director of activities and volunteer coordinator; MaryCarol Kanton and Janet Skibinski. Third row, Charlie Butler; Pete Kanton and Jackie Galvin, M.S., director of development and communications. Also serving on the committee are Dolly Densevich; Faith Foley; Carole Paswinski; Mary Jane Sheridan; Lisa Sutter; Nancy Wilson; Karen and Howie Wyandt and Mother Theresa Louisa, l.s.p.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-LSPStPatrick.jpgLittle Sisters of the Poor 2016 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Dinner Committee members from left, first row, Ann Kwak, Theresa Durkin and Mary Sheils. Second row, Sr. Marie Therese, l.s.p.; Lisa Blaker, director of activities and volunteer coordinator; MaryCarol Kanton and Janet Skibinski. Third row, Charlie Butler; Pete Kanton and Jackie Galvin, M.S., director of development and communications. Also serving on the committee are Dolly Densevich; Faith Foley; Carole Paswinski; Mary Jane Sheridan; Lisa Sutter; Nancy Wilson; Karen and Howie Wyandt and Mother Theresa Louisa, l.s.p. Submitted photo

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