St. Jude Parish
Proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to All
Welcome! Lent brings us a chance to enter into a deeper relationship with God. We are invited to focus ourselves on prayer, fasting and almsgiving. There are many opportunities to pray. Stations of the Cross on Friday evenings and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Monday nights are just a few to consider. Our parish website has many daily prayer and reflection sites with some that are even just for young family life. There are many ways of disciplining ourselves with fasting and abstinence or changing our behavior to become closer to God. Almsgiving is not just about being charitable through financial assistance but also about loving our brothers and sisters through works of mercy.
The Light Is On For You is an initiative of the Diocese of Scranton in which Bishop Bambera has asked every parish in the diocese to be open for the Sacrament of Reconciliation each Monday during Lent from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Confession is a good way to regularly examine our consciences and identify areas in our lives that need conversion. Metanoia is the Greek work for conversion which literally means,“a change of heart.” Come and be reconciled to God through the forgiveness that can grace us in this sacrament.
If we take our Lenten Journey seriously, others around us will notice something different about us. Let us not miss this opportunity as we prepare for Easter! Remember conversion does not happen once; rather it is something a Catholic Christian devotes an entire life by being like Christ in all we say and do!
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