Little Sisters’ St. Patrick’s Day Dinner to be Held March 11th

Little Sisters dinner committee

The Little Sisters of the Poor are kicking off St. Patrick’s Day in the city of Scranton at their fifth annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Dinner on Sunday, March 11, at Holy Family Residence,  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 noon 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 and Irish step dancing by the Crossmolina School of Dance.

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

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 beds for the residents at Holy Family Residence.

Committee members are shown in photo above. Seated from left: 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.

Back row, same order: Sister Marie Therese, l.s.p.; Mary Sheils; Carole Paswinski, and Mary Carol 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.


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