Gather your family and friends and make plans to attend our 8th annual St. Jude Carnival September 5 -7. That’s right three days of fun! In addition to our traditional Courtyard Carnival on Saturday, September 6th, this year Talley Amusements will set up rides, concessions and a midway in the field to the south of our campus, all three days. Jumper Bee Entertainment will return for the third year bringing fun inflatables to our courtyard and front parking lot. Our parish campus and buildings will be filled with excitement everywhere you look! For your safety the Allen Police Department has asked us to not allow backpacks again this year.
Being able to fund worthy causes is an exciting bonus from the carnival weekend. Each year our carnival profits have benefited St. Cecilia Catholic School in Oak Cliff, providing improved classrooms, grounds, much needed supplies. This year we will continue to help meet the needs of St. Cecilia, but will also lend our support to Santa Clara in Dallas as well as assisting with educational needs within our own Allen community.
Our carnival has grown and evolved throughout the years to include sponsorship levels and a silent auction. Our entertainment stage is always free and features a variety of local bands, dancers, and demos. Of course, our ever popular raffle also returns, as well as the Knights of Columbus delicious burgers, hotdogs and more! So come on out and enjoy a day, an afternoon, or all three days! There should be something to fit everyone’s budget! Discounted pre-sale tickets are available at brownpaperticket.com and after each weekend masses through August 31st. After these dates and during the Carnival tickets will be regular price.
Carnival Hours: Friday Midway: 5pm -11pm; Saturday: Courtyard: 11am-7pm and Midway continues to 11pm; Sunday Midway: 1pm -7pm. Overflow Shuttle parking will be at Allen High School. Masses are offered at their regular times so please plan accordingly.
Many, many volunteers are needed to make the carnival a success. Please sign-up online NOW!
St. Jude Men mark your calendars. That Man is You! begins September 10. Modeled on some of the country’s leading men’s programs, That Man Is You! combines Scripture, solid secular research and a little fun to address the pressures and temptations facing men in our modern culture. It seeks to form leaders who will be capable of transforming homes and society.
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?