Most of us never worry about being able to regularly brush our teeth, wash our hair, wash our hands, clean with soap, wear deodorant, and have access to menstrual hygiene products, clean underwear and socks. Yet there are some in this community who struggle with this daily.
You are invited to attend the Rejoice! Women’s Retreat, November 30th - December 2nd, 2018 at the Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center in Plymouth. Dr. Mary Healy, professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, will be our featured speaker.
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.