Abington Journal

Little Sisters of the Poor to kick off St. Patrick’s Day with celebration

SCRANTON — The Little Sisters of the Poor will kick off St. Patrick’s Day in the city at their fifth annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Dinner on Sunday, March 11, 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 D.J. Dr. Dragon – the Practitioner of Entertainment and Irish step dancing by the Crossmolina School of Dance.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 10 and younger, and may be purchased in advance by calling 570-343-4065, online at littlesistersofthepoorscranton.org or at the residence. They will also be available at the door.

In addition to the dinner, there will be a bake sale and raffles for gift baskets and gift certificates for area restaurants and businesses, as well as a 50/50 raffle.

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.

The Little Sisters also have numerous dinner sponsorship packages available which serve as advertising vehicles for businesses as well as a way to honor or remember a loved one.

For advance ticket purchases and sponsorship information, contact Jackie Galvin, director of development and communications, at 570-343-4065, ext. 3144 or scdevelopment@littlesistersofthepoor.org.

All proceeds will be used to purchase beds for the residents at Holy Family Residence.

The Little Sisters of the Poor 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Dinner Committee members are, from left, first row, Jackie Galvin, director of development and communications; Nancy Wilson and Mother Theresa Louisa, l.s.p., superior of the Little Sisters of the Poor’s Scranton community. Second row, Sister Marie Therese, l.s.p.; Mary Sheils, Carole Paswinski and MaryCarol and Pete Kanton. Also serving on the committee are Lisa Blaker, director of activities and volunteer coordinator; Charlie Butler, Karen Caruso, development assistant; Theresa Durkin, Faith Foley, Ann Kwak, Mary Jane Sheridan, Janet Skibinski and Lisa Sutter.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_ABJ-LSP-St-Pat.jpgThe Little Sisters of the Poor 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Dinner Committee members are, from left, first row, Jackie Galvin, director of development and communications; Nancy Wilson and Mother Theresa Louisa, l.s.p., superior of the Little Sisters of the Poor’s Scranton community. Second row, Sister Marie Therese, l.s.p.; Mary Sheils, Carole Paswinski and MaryCarol and Pete Kanton. Also serving on the committee are Lisa Blaker, director of activities and volunteer coordinator; Charlie Butler, Karen Caruso, development assistant; Theresa Durkin, Faith Foley, Ann Kwak, Mary Jane Sheridan, Janet Skibinski and Lisa Sutter. Submitted photo