Forget the fruitcake and nix the eggnog. If you're a Texas Catholic, you have tamales for dinner on Christmas Eve. They are part of the traditional Mexican celebration of las posadas, which commemorates Mary and Joseph's search for shelter before the birth of Jesus. The Knights of Columbus will be selling hand-made tamales after all Masses while supplies last on the weekend of December 20th-21st. Beef and pork prices are $11/dozen. All proceeds support parish programs.
Wednesday, December 24th
Children’s Masses with Christmas Pageant - 4pm*, 6pm, and 8pm
Contemporary Mass - 10:00pm
Traditional Mass - 12:00am Midnight
(Music begins at 11:30pm)
Thursday, December 25th
Christmas Day - 10:00am
*Simultaneous overflow Mass in the Parish Hall
Christmas Eve Nursery Reservations
Nursery will be offered at the 4pm, 6pm and 8pm Masses on Christmas Eve. Please stop by the nursery before December 21st to reserve a spot for your children.
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
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!