Puzzle Challenge

As part of the fundraising efforts of the 2021 Diocesan Annual Appeal, the Puzzle Challenge is an exciting new opportunity to support the Appeal while also creating a unique work of art for our parish! The goal of the Puzzle Challenge is to build a fully-sponsored 500-piece puzzle depicting a beautiful image of our church just in time for #GIVINGTUESDAY on November 30th. Not only will we have a nice new picture of the church to display, but each sponsor will be asked to mark the back of their piece(s) with an initial or image so the reverse side of the puzzle is also a special work of art representing the amazing stewardship of our parish community.

Puzzle pieces can be sponsored at the church after weekend Masses, at the Parish Office during the week, or online through #iGIVECATHOLIC (linked below).
As a special incentive for those who participate in the Puzzle Challenge, all sponsors will have the opportunity to win several PRIZES compliments of our parish and the Diocese of Scranton. At our parish, every puzzle piece also comes with a sheet of 25 tickets to be entered into a Parish Puzzle Challenge Raffle. Parish raffle prizes include (5) Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary puzzles with handmade rosaries, (5) CASH CLUB tickets, (1) set of AirPods Pro wireless earbuds, and (1) GoPro HERO9 action camera.
The Diocese of Scranton is also doing their own prize drawings and every sponsor will be entered for a chance to win!! The listing of awesome Diocesan level prizes for both individuals and parishes is available HERE.
If you haven't donated to the Annual Appeal before, this is a great opportunity to do so! The Appeal has a tremendous impact on the Diocese and all its parishes, including ours. To show our appreciation to those who have already made a gift to the Appeal, all current Appeal donors who participate in the Puzzle Challenge will receive DOUBLE ENTRIES toward BOTH parish and Diocesan level prize drawings. Thank you for supporting the 2021 Diocesan Annual Appeal!


Any questions can be directed to Becky at 570-322-5935 or media.stannrcc@gmail.com
  1. I have already donated to the 2021 Diocesan Annual Appeal. Do I need to participate in the Puzzle Challenge, too?
    • Thank you for your donation! The Puzzle Challenge is simply another option for giving to the Appeal, with a little added "fundraising flair". To acknowledge those who donated to the Appeal prior to the Puzzle Challenge, specially marked puzzle pieces will be included in our completed parish puzzle. HOWEVER, anyone who has already donated to the 2021 Diocesan Annual Appeal AND chooses to participate in the Puzzle Challenge will receive DOUBLE ENTRIES for our parish raffle as well as the Diocesan prize drawings (e.g. $25 purchase = 1 puzzle piece, 50 parish raffle tickets, and 2 entries for the Diocesan prize drawing).

  2. I made my Puzzle Challenge donation online through #iGIVECATHOLIC. How do I get my puzzle piece(s) and raffle tickets?
    • Thank you for your donation! Anyone who makes a donation online can pick up their puzzle piece(s) and raffle tickets at the Parish Office during the week (Monday through Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM) or at the church after weekend Masses (Saturday 4:30PM; Sunday 7:30 & 10:00AM). If neither of these options suits your needs, please contact the Parish Office at 570-322-5935.

  3. When will the winners of the Parish Puzzle Challenge Raffle be drawn? How will I know if I've won?
    • Winners will be announced during a special "Lunch Time Live" drawing on Friday, December 3rd at 12:00PM. The event will be live streamed on our parish Facebook page and website. Winners will be contacted via telephone Friday afternoon and can claim their prizes beginning after Masses the weekend of December 4th & 5th.

  4. When will the winners of the Diocesan prize drawing be selected? How will I know if I've won?
    • We do not have details from the Diocese at this time. We will update this page as information becomes available.

To learn more about the Diocesan Annual Appeal, please click the image above.