Join us this Fall as we offer a brand new bible study on St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans: A Catholic Approach, led by Eric W. Hendry, Ph.D., on Monday nights in the Parish Hall from 7:00pm to 8:15pm.
In this study, we will look at Paul's hope for the new house-churches in Rome, his interaction with the Greco-Roman culture and society of his day, and how his message of the good news and the mercy of Jesus clashed with the oppressive political regime and dominating pantheon of the Roman Empire. We will uncover exactly why his instructions gave hope to those who had already begun to follow the Way of Jesus Christ - and why these same instructions can give contemporary Catholics so much hope today. Bring your bible and a notebook - and perhaps a friend, a neighbor, or a loved one! No previous biblical knowledge is required; perfect for parishioners looking to try a Catholic bible study. Newcomers always welcome!
Please register online so we can plan accurately. This study will be advertised widely and opened up to folks from across the Diocese of Dallas.
Catechist Credit: This series will count towards diocesan certification for all those involved in catechetical ministries.
Reserve optional child care / nursery by contacting Sara Walsh.
St. Jude Gospel of Life Ministry has adopted October 11th to cover the vigil from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM. The vigil is being held at Southwestern Abortion facility at 8616 Greenville Ave, Dallas, (northeast corner of Greenville and Royal Lane.) The St. Jude Knight of Columbus will be assisting to provide coverage during the hours of 12am - 7am and 7pm – 12:00am. Would you be able to sacrifice one hour or more of your time to pray? Sign up today!
The Knights of Columbus are hosting their annual Clergy Appreciation Dinner following the 5pm Mass on Saturday, October 17th. The evening includes a live auction, and dinner catered by Carraba’s Italian Grill. Tickets are $30 per person. Register online at stjudekofc.com/cad. Proceeds benefit our seminarians and deacons in formation, as well as special initiative that support our priests and deacons.
St. Jude, known as Thaddaeus, was a brother of St. James the Less, and a relative of Our Saviour. St. Jude was one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus. Ancient writers tell us that he preached the Gospel in Judea, Samaria, Idumaea, Syria, Mesopotamia, and Lybia. According to Eusebius, he returned to Jerusalem in the year 62, and assisted at the election of his brother, St. Simeon, as Bishop of Jerusalem.
Jude is invoked in desperate situations because his New Testament letter stresses that the faithful should persevere in the environment of harsh, difficult circumstances, just as their forefathers had done before them. Therefore, he is the patron saint of desperate cases and his feast day is October 28. Saint Jude is not the same person as Judas Iscariot who betrayed Our Lord and despaired because of his great sin and lack of trust in God’s mercy.
We begin our St. Jude Novena (nine days of prayer) at Masses on October 20th. Begin considering the prayer requests you have of St. Jude. Envelopes will be distributed for our prayer requests.