Due to icy roads, bridges, parking lots and sidewalks, St. Jude Catholic Church is closed until further notice. Stay in. Be safe. In the event of a pastoral emergency, please contact our answering service at 972.632.2382 and they will page the priest on call.
This year, December 8th falls on the Second Sunday of Advent. In the United States, The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is transferred to Monday, December 9th as the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. As a solemnity, the obligation to attend Mass is not transferred.
Parishioners will have the opportunity to make their Advent reconciliation on Thursday, December 12th at 7:00pm in the Church. Currently we have eight Priests scheduled to hear confessions. There will be no liturgy, just the Sacrament of Penance.
Forget the fruitcake and nix the eggnog. If you're a Catholic in Texas, you have tamales for dinner on Christmas Eve. The Knights of Columbus will be selling hand-made tamales for ONE WEEKEND ONLY after all Masses the weekend of December 14-15th. Prices are $10/dozen for pork; $11/dozen for beef. All proceeds support parish programs.
You are now invited to select an ornament tag detailing the needs of individuals in our community who will have little or no Christmas this year. Recipients needs are so very simple. They have been given to us through the following agencies:
If you are aware of a family that needs assistance this year, please contact Jeanne Girsch at ext. 2215. If you have been exceptionally blessed this year, please consider donating gift cards to Wal-Mart, Target or Kroger also. These can be used to provide for those who do not receive gifts from the tags on the trees.
Please return wrapped gifts (with the identifying tag attached) to the Giving Tree no later than 9:00am on December 15th for sorting. Gift delivery will take place the following day.