The World Day of Prayer for Vocations is next Sunday, May 12, also known as "Good Shepherd Sunday." The purpose of this day is to publically fulfill the Lord's instruction to, "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest" (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). Please pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord's call to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life, societies of apostolic life or secular institutes. You can find many resources to promote a culture of vocations on the USCCB Vocations webpage.
Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9
Abby of Gethsemani & Bourbon Trail, Kentucky
The Abbey of Gethsemani, the Trappist monastery where Thomas Merton was a monk, is nestled in the heart of the Bourbon Trail, the historical epicenter of bourbon production. Come renew your spirit on this young adult pilgrimage which will explore the intersection of faith and culture, sacred and profane, spiritual and physical refreshment.
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The Altar & Rosary Sodality has their annual Holiday Decor Garage Sale in November and would be grateful for any donations! Whether you’re down-sizing, having your own garage sale or just doing regular spring cleaning, if you have “stuff” to donate bring it to the church and put it in the Hall or the church basement after the Mass you attend OR call Barb Lemanski (784-2738) and she’ll arrange for pick-up!
Both Churches Easter Decorations: as always, Easter decorations in both churches are done so well, so beautifully; so professionally! Many thanks to the two parish’s volunteers who help keep the church sanctuary and entries seasonally beautiful and inviting! I know that oftentimes the helpers are few and it is just the principal chairperson and one or two others who do all the work, so a very special thanks to those people.
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We are having a reception this Sunday, April 28 after the 9:00 Mass in honor of those who have been accepted into full Communion with the Catholic Church at last Sunday’s Easter Mass. These participants, Craig Hartzell, Pam Malec, and Eve and Martin Miller, have worked hard over the past several months and the Mass is not the end, but the beginning, of their journey with the Catholic Church.
April 20 - Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil
St. Jude Parish only 9:00 p.m.
April 21 - Easter Sunday!
St. Jude Parish 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish 9:00 a.m.