St. Jude Parish
Proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to All
Welcome! These weeks of Ordinary Time call us to enter more fully into the mystery of Christ in our lives. In order to enter the mystery, we need to understand more about how God is present in history. Recently I quoted a homily of John Claypool entitled “What Can We Expect of God? Many people have asked for the quote of how God enters into history and our lives. I offer his words now for reflection to keep our Ordinary time in focus.
Sometimes, for God’s own purposes He breaks in from beyond and does something for us. At other times, for God’s own purposes, He comes alongside us and offers to do something with us. But there are sometimes, my friends, that the help that God offers us in history is simply the power to endure what cannot be changed, to allow the change to take place within us and our attitude rather than in the outward circumstances that we face.
But to be given strength to endure what you cannot change, to stay in the midst of something that is as hard as a thorn in the flesh, and not to blow up in anger or to give down into despair – that too, is one of the ways that God enters into our history. (This Incomplete One by John Claypool, edited by Michael D. Bush)
Use this time to keep close to God and experience the presence of Jesus in each other. Then we will feel God’s warmth and we will be in a better place spiritually.
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