Little Sisters of the Poor Plan St. Patrick’s Day Dinner


COMMITTEE MEMBERS planning the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day celebration and dinner for the Little Sisters of the Poor are, first row, from left: Theresa Durkin, Lisa Sutter, Carole Paswinski, and Nancy Wilson. Second row: Karen Caruso, development assistant; Pete and MaryCarol Kanton; Sr. Marie Therese, l.s.p.; and Jackie Galvin, director of development and communications.

Also serving on the committee are Lisa Blaker, director of activities and volunteer coordinator; Charlie Butler, Faith Foley, Ann Kwak, Mary Sheils, Mary Jane Sheridan; Janet Skibinski, and Mother Theresa Louisa, l.s.p.

The Little Sisters of the Poor are kicking off St. Patrick’s Day in the city of Scranton at their fourth annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Dinner on Sunday, March 5, 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, D.J. Dr. Dragon – the Practitioner of Entertainment, and Irish step dancing by the Crossmolina School of Dance.

Tickets for adults are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets for children 10 and younger are $6. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (570) 343-4065 or online at

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 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 are great advertising vehicles for businesses as well as a way to honor or remember someone you love.

For advance ticket purchases and sponsorship information, please contact Mrs. Jackie Galvin, M.S., director of development and communications, at (570) 343-4065 ext. 3144 or

All proceeds will be used to purchase patient lifts and standing and raising aids for the residents at Holy Family Residence.

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