Two of the most precious gifts you could ever share are the gifts of your time and your faith. We invite you to prayerfully consider sharing both of these very precious gifts with our most precious family members, our children and youth. Sharing your faith with our children and youth can be very rewarding on many levels, and most volunteers tell us that their own faith was deepened and strengthened through volunteering to be in a religious ed classroom. How else do our children learn to share their faith, except by seeing the adults in their lives model that for them?
We are so excited to be hosting a community art show in conjunction with the St. Jude Parish Carnival to be held September 11-13, 2015. We welcome original art submissions from the community. Please share your artistic talents with us. Open to All Community Members...
Adults Ages 18 and Older
Teens Grade 7 Through 12
Kids Grade 1 through 6
The show will be juried, meaning that not every piece will be displayed, AND we will have ribbons and medals awarded to the judge’s favorites.
Gather your family and friends and make plans to attend our 9th annual St. Jude Carnival on September 11th -13th. That’s right three days of fun! In addition to our traditional Courtyard Carnival on Saturday, September 12th, again this year Talley Amusements will set up rides, concessions and a midway in the field to the south of our campus, all three days. Jumper Bee Entertainment will return for the fourth year bringing fun inflatables to our courtyard and front parking lot. Our parish campus and buildings will be filled with excitement everywhere you look!
After the Noon Mass on Sunday, September 13th we will be hosting an ice cream social and art show with live entertainment in the Parish Hall from 1-3pm in honor of the 125th Anniversary of the Diocese of Dallas.
Our entertainment stage is always free and features a variety of local bands, dancers, and demos. Of course, our ever popular raffle also returns, as well as the Knights of Columbus delicious burgers, hotdogs and more! So come on out and enjoy a day, an afternoon, or all three days! There should be something to fit everyone’s budget! Discounted pre-sale ticket packages are available now at stjudecarnival.brownpapertickets.com. IMPORTANT: Keep in mind, Tally Midway and St. Jude Courtyard require separate tickets. Watch for Raffle ticket and discounted ticket packages on sale in the Reception Area and Courtyard beginning the weekend of August 15th.
We are looking for volunteers to make this year's carnival a success again. They are more than 580+ volunteer positions to be filled, and we need your support to fill them all! Volunteer Now and fill an open slot(s). Please select the applicable tab on the top, ADULT volunteers or TEENS volunteers. We appreciate any time you are able to donate. Thank you for volunteering!!!!
Being able to fund worthy causes is an exciting bonus from the carnival weekend. Each year our raffle ticket profits have benefited St. Cecilia Catholic School in Oak Cliff, providing improved classrooms, grounds, much needed supplies. This year we will continue to help meet the needs of St. Cecilia, but will also continue our support to Santa Clara in Dallas as well as assisting with educational needs within our own Allen community.
Carnival Hours: Friday Midway: 4pm -11pm; Saturday: Courtyard: 12pm-8pm and Midway continues to 11pm; Sunday Midway: 1pm -10pm. If needed, overflow Shuttle parking will be at Allen High School. Masses are offered at their regular times so please plan accordingly. Food is cash only on the midway. Two ATM's will be available on the midway. For your safety the Allen Police Department has asked us to not allow backpacks again this year.