Our Lenten Journey
Following the Call of Christ" by Rev. Robert E. Barron
"7 Secrets of Confesssion" by Vinny Flynn
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St. Jude Church
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
St. Mary's Church
Thursdays at 7:00 PM
St. Jude Church
(except Holy Thursday)
First Encyclical Letter
of Pope Francis
Bishop's Pastoral Letter
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St. Jude Parish
Proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to All
Welcome to our website! Please take time to review all the different opportunities both personal and communal that are available in our parish. Lent is a season of being invited by God in a deeply personal way. “Come back to me, with all of your heart,” our Lord calls to us. "We will", we respond, but we aren’t quite ready yet, our hearts are not prepared. We want to squirm, evade, avoid. Our souls are not yet perfect. We are not ready for God to love us.
Yes, of course we want to have a deeper relationship with God, we tell ourselves earnestly. And we will….Soon. God calls to us again: Come back to me, with all of your heart.
Ok, ok, I really will. Just a few more things to do at work. Let me spend a little more time in prayer first. Let me get to Reconciliation. Let me clean my house, tidy my closets.
Come back to me, with all of your heart.
It is an extraordinary invitation to each one of us. To me in a personal, individual way. God invites me to drop the defenses that I hold up between myself and God. All God wants is for me to realize that my standards, my way of judging and loving are so very different from God’s way, and so much smaller. God offers an entire Lenten season, an entire lifetime, of loving me unconditionally, no matter what I have done or how much I think I have hidden from God.
From the first day of Lent, the Ash Wednesday readings make God's call to us clear: “Return to me with your whole heart.”
“A clean heart create for me, O God,” Psalm 51 offers. “Give me back the joy of your salvation.” That is exactly what our loving God wants to give us, the joy of salvation. That is the invitation of each day of Lent. Today is the day to accept it.
St. Jude Parish Mission Statement
Through our baptismal call in the Catholic Church,
we, the members of St. Jude Parish, accept the
challenge to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to all.
•to cultivate a welcoming faith community
•to work together as people of God to deepen our faith
•to be one with Christ in celebration of the Eucharist
•to respond to God's call by sharing our talents and gifts
with each other and all of God's people
Saturday Vigil Mass ~ 4:00 PM
Sunday ~ 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM & 12:00 Noon
Weekday Masses ~ Monday-Friday 7:00 AM
Novena to St. Jude ~ Tuesday after Mass
Sacrament of Reconciliation ~ Saturday 3:15 PM
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