This Wednesday, March 25th, from 7 - 9pm (and again on April 1st), our priests will be available for confessions. This Diocesan program is for those who have not received Reconciliation in a while, to help prepare for the Easter celebration. The Church encourages us to make confession a regular part of our spiritual life, especially during the holy season of Lent, as we reflect on our baptism and repentance. Bishop Kevin J. Farrell is helping to make this experience possible by arranging for a Lenten initiative called The Light Is ON For You.
Our priests and others from the Diocese will be here to celebrate a Penance Service this Thursday, March 26th beginning at 7pm. This is the perfect opportunity for parishioners to make their Lenten Reconciliation prior to the Easter celebration.
"Don't be afraid of Confession. When you go into a confessional, you have so many emotions, including shame. But afterwords you feel free, great, beautiful and forgiven ... Each one of you should ask yourselves: When was the last time I went to Confession? If a lot of time has passed, then don't let another day go by. Go forward." - Pope Francis, February 19, 2014
Join us for a parish-wide Lenten Study & Discussion on Pope Francis’ The Joy of the Gospel—Evangelii Gaudium during six Wednesdays this Lent from 7:00-8:15pm in the Parish Hall. Nursery is available by reservation. Weekly presentations will be given by Eric W. Hendry, Ph.D. Download the FREE .pdf version.
|Schedule||Read & Discuss (Table Guide)
|Feb 25||Introduction||Session 1|
|Mar 11||Chapter 1 "The Church's Missionary Transformation"||Session 2|
|Mar 18||Chapter 2 "The Crisis of Communal Commitment"||Session 3|
|Mar 25||Chapter 3 "The Proclamation of the Gospel"|
|Apr 1||Chapter 4 "The Social Dimension of Evangelization"|
|Apr 8||Chapter 5 "Spirit-Filled Evangelizers"|
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Weather permitting, we will all gather in the Courtyard and enter the Mass together following the Crucifer at the Noon Mass on Palm Sunday, March 28th. This traditional observance is a powerful way to begin Holy Week with your family!
Ever wonder why St. Jude is such a special place? Why people seem so warm and welcoming and why so many are hugging each other? In reality, there are many reasons - but one really big reason is CRHP. What is CRHP? It's an acronym that stands for Christ Renews His Parish. CRHP is a two day retreat, held at St. Jude twice a year, that starts on Saturday morning and ends Sunday afternoon. It is given by lay people who have attended the retreat themselves and have experienced a unique tool with which to enliven and deepen their own faith life. It is the gift that keeps on giving, as it continually renews and transforms our parish into the magnificent community we are today. So take a step back from the pressures of daily life with a weekend of spiritual renewal. You will also get to know many men of the parish. If you are looking for a way to expand your knowledge of our beautiful Catholic faith, while at the same time growing closer to Jesus, then sign up today!
Sunshine & Rainbows ELC offers an annual scholarship to high school seniors who graduated from a Rainbow Days four’s or five’s class in 2002. This year’s scholarship is for $500.00. Download and complete the application and return to the school office by April 15th.
The Pines Catholic Camp has been dedicated to providing an exciting and spiritual summer camp experience for children in the Diocese of Dallas for over 25 years. The Kurt Russmann Pines Camp Scholarship has been started in memory of Kurt Russmann by his family. Kurt was a very active member of St Jude Catholic Church, especially in his middle and high school years. His philosophy in life was to always give back to others. This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need and will be subject to funds available. Recipients must be a registered member of St Jude Catholic Church. Recipients must fill out a registration form with The Pines Catholic Camp – this form DOES NOT register you with the camp. To register your camper, visit http://www.thepines.org/dates and complete the online form.
The scholarship is in the amount of $500. The remaining balance will be the responsibility of the applicant. Scholarship checks will be made payable to The Pines Catholic Camp. Please submit this form to business office at St. Jude – Attn: Russmann Scholarship, by May 19th. For more information, please contact Rose Tuck at ext. 2212.