The Knights of Columbus and our CSI Committee will kick off a coat drive on Saturday, October 18th, collecting coats for kids, and also coats and sleeping bags for adults. Please consider giving a coat to a child or adult that doesn’t have one this winter. We are asking all parishioners to bring a new coat to fit kids ages 5-15. The adult coats, sizes S - XL and the sleeping bags can be gently worn.
From Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, comes an extraordinary 33-day journey to Marian consecration with four giants of Marian spirituality: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta and Pope Saint John Paul II. Fr. Michael masterfully summarizes their teaching, making it easy to grasp and simple enough to put into practice. More specifically, he weaves their thoughts into a retreat that will bless even the busiest of people. The parish is invited to participate in the six-session retreat beginning on Thursday, October 30th, the group will meet from 7 - 8:30pm in PC402. Contact Mary Boyle at ext. 2213 or Deacon Robert at ext. 2219 if you have questions.
The 2014 Craft Fair
The Women of St Jude will be having their annual Craft Fair on November 7th - 8th. This is a great time to start (or finish) your Christmas shopping. We will have 100+ vendors and will be serving our famous soups, baked potatoes, and homemade desserts. Sunshine and Rainbows will be having their fabulous raffle and bake sale. We will also be giving away a free recycleable shopping bag to fill with your purchases. This is a great opportunity to make new friends and for teens to get service hours for Confirmation. We need many volunteers and donations to make this a success! Sign up online now or in the Narthex after all Masses beginning October 18th.
|Hours:||Friday, November 7th, from 9:00-5:00, and|
|Saturday, November 8th, from 9:00-4:00|
The faithful should be advised of their individual responsibility in taking the Precious Blood, which depends on their own personal health situation. If Catholics suspect the onset of influenza [or any other infectious illness] or are simply not feeling healthy, then they should make the decision to refrain from receiving the cup. Receiving the Body of Christ (consecrated host) is advised until the person feels well again. Pastors are encouraged to continue to offer Holy Communion in its “fuller form” (cf. GIRM, n. 281) since there is no clear evidence of any epidemic. Personal common sense regarding the sacramental species is the best course of action. Copies of the Bishop's full Statement on the Liturgy and the Ebola Virus are available in the Narthex.