What will we be studying?
Fr. Larry Richards book, Surrender! The Life-Changing Power of Doing God's Will.
The Parish Blood Drive is next Sunday, March 9th, from 8am until 3pm. Donate a pint of blood and the life that you help save might be someone you know. Any parishioner in need of blood can draw against the credits of our St. Jude account when in need. For every whole unit donated, up to THREE recipients may benefit – whole blood can be split into red blood cells, platelets, and plasma, plus other by-products can be used to help cancer patients between chemo treatments. Sign-ups in the Narthex this weekend. Walk-ins welcome! For more info, contact Mark Tuck at 214.914.7018.
St. Jude's participation in this 40-day vigil is next Sunday, March 9th from 7am - 7pm in front of the McKinney Planned Parenthood. Please consider signing up for a couple hours of peaceful, prayerful witness. Participants should stay on the public sidewalks. Please park at the Albertsons across the street. Volunteers can sign-up at www.vigilcalendar.com/mckinney.
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!
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FOR OUR PARISH MISSION APRIL 6 - 9, 2014 Fr. Paul Nomellini, a retired Diocesan Priest with more than 30 years experience comes to us from his home in Wisconsin to lead our Parish Mission. Fr. Paul’s presentations will focus on our journey of faith, our relationship with the Lord, our participation in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Mass AND help us answer "Where are you going...Heaven, Purgatory, or Hell?" Fr. Paul will speak at each of the Sunday masses on April 6, 2014 and the mission will be from 6:30pm to 7:00pm in the church. Plan to be there each night with your family for this opportunity to enrich your faith and grow in knowledge, understanding and wisdom! Watch for more details to follow!
Sunshine & Rainbows Early Learning Center (the preschool formerly known as Rainbow Days) offers an annual scholarship to high school seniors who graduated from a Rainbow Days four’s or five’s class in 2002. This year’s scholarship is for $500.00. Announcement of recipient will be at the St. Jude’s Senior Banquet in May. The application due date is April 15, 2014. Mail completed application to:
|Sunshine & Rainbows ELC|
|1515 N. Greenville Avenue|
|Allen, TX 75002|
For questions or more information Julie Buchanan at 214-644-2085
Spots still available for the 2014 Italy Pilgrimage with Fr. Eugene Okoli. On this beautiful pilgrimage, visit Rome, Assisi, Siena, Pompei, the Amalfi Coast, Cascia, Orvieto, and more...May 19-29, 2014. Attend a Papal Audience with Pope Francis, visit the Vatican and the major Basilicas of Rome, marvel at the Eucharistic Miracle in Orvieto, and render homage to many saints! For trip brochure, map of the tour, and registration form, go to http://www.catholicheritagetours.com/sjmb. For more information, contact Mary Boyle at ext. 2213 or call 1-800-290-3876.