Parish offices will be closed Wednesday, November 26th at 12:30pm, Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. On Thursday, the only Mass for the day will be at 9am. There will no Adoration, Reconciliation or evening Mass. On Friday, the only Mass for the day will be at Noon. All regularly scheduled activities will resume on Saturday. If you have a pastoral emergency, please call our answering service at 972.632.2382 and they will page the priest on call.
Sunshine and Rainbows ELC will be closed the week of November 23rd. Classes resume on Monday, December 1st. Have a blessed holiday with your families!
The Knights of Columbus will be selling Christmas Trees in the south parking lot for the parish families and community while supplies last.
Hours of Operation:
Open on Friday, November 28th from 9am to 9pm
Weekends, 9am - 9pm, until and including December 20th. Weeknights, 6-9pm.
Lot closes December 21st at 1pm.
5’ to 6’ tree - $55
6’ to 7’ tree - $65
7’ to 8’ tree - $75
8’ to 9’ tree - $85
Nativity with Light $50
Three Wise Men with Light $50
Donkeys - $15
Camels - $10
Sheep - $5
Does the craziness of Christmas shopping already have you stressed? Join us as we take a break… breathe deeply… pray… and discover why Jesus can still be the reason for the season! Come away by yourselves and rest a while …
Sign up for at two-part Advent Bible Study led by Eric W. Hendry, Ph.D. on Thursday, December 4th and December 11th from 9:15am to 10:30am in the Lecture Hall (PC406). At our first session we will explore the readings set aside for the Spiritual journey across the four different Sundays of Advent. At our second session, we will explore the readings set aside for the Four different Christmas Nativity Liturgies (Vigil, Night, Dawn & Day). For more information, contact Dr. Hendry.
The Women of St. Jude annual Christmas Luncheon on Friday, December 5th, 2014 from 11:30am - 2:00pm. Luncheon reservations are now closed. You may still make childcare reservations by contacting Sara Walsh by next Tuesday, December 2nd.
Children's Ministries, Life Teen Youth, and the Knights of Columbus team up to offer families an opportunity to begin the season of Advent together as a community. We will gather for the 8:30am Mass on Saturday, December 6th. Breakfast begins at 9:00am in the Parish Hall. After the breakfast, there will be an opportunity for the children to make Advent crafts. Reservations are necessary so food preparations can be made. Registration forms were included in the Children’s Ministries RE folders and forms are available outside the RE office - or register online below. The event is very popular and fills quickly.The cost is $10/family.
I want to Register online and use PayPal.
I want to RSVP now and pay at the door.
Contact Julie Buchanan for more information.
Please stop by the Giving Tree in the Parish Hall and adopt an angel today. Gifts will need to be wrapped and returned under the tree not later than noon on December 7th, so don't delay.
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mass times are Monday, December 8th at 8:30am, Noon, 5:00pm and 7:00pm. There is no Anticipatory Mass for this feast because it falls on a Monday.
A parish penance service will be held during Advent on Wednesday, December 10th in the church from 7 - 9pm. Several priests will be available to hear your confessions.
The Women of St. Jude are sponsoring two $500 scholarships, open to all St. Jude parishioners who will be incoming freshmen at a Catholic High School in the fall of 2015. Applicants will need to submit an essay (2500 words or less) between December 1, 2014 and Jan. 31, 2015, on the following topic:
How will a Catholic high school education assist you in living out your mission as a Catholic in today's world?
Essay submissions should be in Word document format, e-mailed as an attachment WITHOUT giving any personal information in the essay itself. The e-mail should contain the following contact information:
NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER
The link for essay submissions will be available beginning December 1, 2014. Winners will be announced March 6, 2015.
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. There are still spots available for the women’s retreat. 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!