Each parishioner has a gift to bring to our parish: being a Usher, Lector/Proclaimer, Altar Server, Cantor, Greeter, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, taking Communion to the homebound, joining the choir, helping out with various parish events, cooking for funeral luncheons, hosting Sunday morning coffee and donuts, donating goods and services, praying for our church family...the list goes on.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Every year I seem to think that time is passing faster than the year before. School no more than starts and we are already hearing Christmas songs in the stores. Scary. Must be my age.
At Thanksgiving each year, it has been the custom at St. Jude to have Holy Mass the evening before and follow it by a dessert and coffee reception in the Keller Room. We all have so much to be thankful for, it would be great to make
Help us, dear God, to see Your face in every veteran we encounter. Guide us as we imagine new ways to support veterans and their families. Bring healing and peace to all who have been wounded physically, mentally and spiritually during wartime.
Help us bring Your saving grace to heal the invisible wounds of war. We ask this in Jesus’ Holy Name. Amen.
We will remember in a special way those who have died this past year from November 2017 to November 2018. All are invited to participate in this Prayer Service. Please invite your family and friends. This is not a Mass.
For Both Parishes: In the next week or so, you will notice a little change in our opening greeting and welcome. The following wording will be in place: Welcome to St. Jude Parish/Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish! As we prepare for our Sacred Liturgy, we ask that all cell phones be silenced.