Our High School Youth are leaving for a Mission Trip to New Orleans on June 28th where they will have the opportunity to complete service projects which could include painting, simple building projects, landscaping, working with low income children at a day care center, and many other types of service. They have been asked to bring donations of new hammers, hand saws, rakes, shovels, paint brushes, rollers, pans, and paint scrapers. We are asking your help to donate these items for our trip. Please bring your donations to the Reception Area no later than June 26th. Thanks for supporting our youth!
On Wednesdays at 7pm in the Lecture Hall, Dr. Hendry will present an exciting new summer series to help us better understand the recently published post-synodal apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis entitled, Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love. This timely, important and new papal teaching follows the dual Synod on the Family (2014, 2015) held in the Vatican to discuss the contemporary state of Christian matrimony and family life in the world, amidst the increasing tensions and challenges of growing secular trends and challenges toward traditional Christian values. Join us as we move beyond all the hype, the misunderstandings and the sensationalism in how this document was presented across contemporary news media – to what Pope Francis actually teaches in this text! Learn how the Holy Father has breathed new life into traditional teachings and helps us to better understand the human conscience, the sanctity of marriage, growing trends of divorce and remarriage outside the church, and what the church actually teaches about the internal forum and the process of annulments. We will discuss one chapter per week, nine chapters total. Pre-registration is required.
Pick up the text (available in English, Spanish, etc.) at local booksellers or download for free at: http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20160319_amoris-laetitia.html
Dr. Hendry will be offering a new introductory summer study series on three of the Pauline Epistles: Philippians, Colossians and Ephesians on Monday nights at 7pm in the Lecture Hall. If you have never taken an adult bible study before, or if you are looking to grow over the summer, this will be perfect for you! Join us as we travel the Mediterranean and Aegean seas, venture to the very first church community established on the shores of Europe, and learn to grow in the virtues of love, joy, peace, generosity and humility that were so necessary to live as followers of Jesus in an inconsistent and oppressive Roman Empire. No prior adult bible study required. Open to all adults at least 18yo and older. Bring a bible, a notebook and a friend! Geared toward anyone looking to grow in their spiritual life and knowledge of the bible over the relaxing summer months. Pre-registration is required.
During the month of July, the parish offices will close on Fridays at 3:00pm.
In the event of a pastoral emergency, please contact our answering service at 972.632.2382 and the priest on-call will contact you as soon as possible.
With praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God, the Diocese of Austin joyfully announces and invites you to attend the ordination of
Deacon Gregory Don Gerhart
to the Sacred Order of Presbyter through the imposition of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit by the
Most Reverend Joe S. Vasquez
Bishop of Austin
on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at 10:30am (The entrance procession begins at 10:15am)
St. Vincent de Paul 9500 Neenah Avenue, Austin, TX 78717 Reception to follow in the Parish Hall.
There will be a Mass of Celebration at St. Jude for Fr. Greg on Saturday, July 16th at 5pm. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. All are welcome.
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!
Registration is now open for ALL Religious Education classes (grades PreK - 12). If you have not registered your children, please do so now so we can plan and prepare for classes that begin next fall. Thank you!
Available Summer Programs