Ever wonder why St. Jude is such a special place? Why people seem so warm and welcoming and why so many are hugging each other? In reality, there are many reasons - but one really big reason is CRHP. What is CRHP? It's an acronym that stands for Christ Renews His Parish. CRHP is a two day retreat, held at St. Jude twice a year, that starts on Saturday morning and ends Sunday afternoon. It is given by lay people who have attended the retreat themselves and have experienced a unique tool with which to enliven and deepen their own faith life. It is the gift that keeps on giving, as it continually renews and transforms our parish into the magnificent community we are today. So take a step back from the pressures of daily life with a weekend of spiritual renewal. You will also get to know many men of the parish. If you are looking for a way to expand your knowledge of our beautiful Catholic faith, while at the same time growing closer to Jesus, then sign up today!
33 Days to Merciful Love Retreat will be offered on Wednesday nights in PC 402 (Cry Room) from 6:30- 8pm from October 5th - November 9th with an introduction night on September 28th at 6:30pm. With the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Fr. Michael Gaitley shows us the power of just such offering to Merciful Love in the lives of the greatest saints of our time. He goes through to prepare us to follow their lead, and reveals what it can mean to us.
Week 1: What is Trust?
Week 2: The Little Way
Week 3: The Offering to Merciful Love
Week 4: Into the Darkness
Week 5: Synthesis and Review
Contact: Louis Murad at 972.699.9584
In honor of the Feast of St. Francis, all are invited to bring your pets to the church for a blessing from 9:15 - 9:30am on Saturday, October 1st. We gather in front of the Chapel for this event. Please have pets on leash or in hand for the blessing.
Dr. Hendry's seven-week series will introduce the Catholic adult to a proper understanding of the Catholic faith tradition in relation to other Christian traditions and to the major world religions. We will first explore the spiritual beliefs, gifts, values, and traditions commonly shared by our brothers and sisters in the other Christian communities, and then branch into a proper Catholic appreciation of the beliefs, values and spiritual traditions found in Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. To this end, we will explore the significant ecclesial renewal and approaches that Catholics have been formally called to embrace by the Second Vatican Council in two brief documents: the Decree on Ecumenism (Unitatis Redintegratio) and the Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions (Nostra Aetate), which both follow the doctrinal and ecclesial guidelines that were established by the universal College of Bishops in union with the Pope, set forth in the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (Lumen Gentium). Classes begin Wednesday, October 12th, at 7:00pm in the Lecture Hall. Pre-registration is required. Childcare is available by contacting Sara Walsh.