Two of the most precious gifts you could ever share are the gifts of your time and your faith. We invite you to prayerfully consider sharing both of these very precious gifts with our most precious family members, our children and youth. Sharing your faith with our children and youth can be very rewarding on many levels, and most volunteers tell us that their own faith was deepened and strengthened through volunteering to be in a religious ed classroom. How else do our children learn to share their faith, except by seeing the adults in their lives model that for them?
We are so excited to be hosting a community art show in conjunction with the St. Jude Parish Carnival to be held September 11-13, 2015. We welcome original art submissions from the community. Please share your artistic talents with us. Open to All Community Members...
Adults Ages 18 and Older
Teens Grade 7 Through 12
Kids Grade 1 through 6
The show will be juried, meaning that not every piece will be displayed, AND we will have ribbons and medals awarded to the judge’s favorites.
The parish offices will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 7th. The 8:30am Mass will be the only Mass of the day. In the event of a pastoral emergency, please contact our answering service at 972.632.2382. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!
St. Jude Catholic Church will host its 9th annual Parish Carnival the weekend of September 11-13. The three-day event will include a midway with rides and concessions set up by Talley Amusements in a field south of the parish campus; inflatables set up by Jumper Bee Entertainment in the courtyard and front parking lot; burgers, hot dogs and other popular food items provided by the Knights of Columbus; and an ice cream social and art show with live entertainment set up in the Parish Hall in honor of the 125th Anniversary of the Diocese of Dallas.
The hours for the 2015 St. Jude Parish Carnival on each of the three days will be:
Friday, September 11 - 04:00-11:00 PM, Midway only
Saturday, September 12
Noon to 08:00 PM - Parish Courtyard Activities
Noon to 11:00 PM - Midway
Sunday, September 13
01:00-03:00 PM - Ice Cream Social and Art Show with Live Entertainment in the Parish Hall
01:00-10:00 PM - Midway
Separate tickets will be required for the Talley Amusements Midway and the St. Jude Parish Courtyard activities. Two ATMs will be available on the Midway because food will be sold on a cash only basis. If needed, overflow shuttle parking will be at Allen High School.
Proceeds from the 9th Annual St. Jude Parish Carnival will be donated to St. Cecilia School in Oak Cliff and Santa Clara School in Dallas to provide improved classrooms, grounds and supplies. In addition, St. Jude Parish will be assisting with educational needs within the Allen, TX community.
Join us this Fall as we offer a brand new bible study on St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans: A Catholic Approach, led by Eric W. Hendry, Ph.D., on Monday nights, beginning September 21st in the Parish Hall from 7:00pm to 8:15pm.
In this study, we will look at Paul's hope for the new house-churches in Rome, his interaction with the Greco-Roman culture and society of his day, and how his message of the good news and the mercy of Jesus clashed with the oppressive political regime and dominating pantheon of the Roman Empire. We will uncover exactly why his instructions gave hope to those who had already begun to follow the Way of Jesus Christ - and why these same instructions can give contemporary Catholics so much hope today. Bring your bible and a notebook - and perhaps a friend, a neighbor, or a loved one! No previous biblical knowledge is required; perfect for parishioners looking to try a Catholic bible study. Newcomers always welcome!
Please pre-register online so we can plan accurately. This study will be advertised widely and opened up to folks from across the Diocese of Dallas.
Catechist Credit: This series will count towards diocesan certification for all those involved in catechetical ministries.
Reserve optional child care / nursery by contacting Sara Walsh.
The Ignatian Solidarity Network invites you to The Pope Goes to Congress Watch Party hosted by St. Jude Catholic Church. On Thursday, September 24th, join Jesuits institutions around the U.S. in watching an historic moment unfold: Pope Francis will address the U.S. Congress. The Parish Hall opens at 8:00am. The simulcast begins at 8:20am CST. Coffee will be provided. #Pope2Congress