The parish offices will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 1st. The 8:30am Mass will be the only Mass of the day. In the event of a pastoral emergency, please contact our answering service at 972.632.2382. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!
Gather your family and friends and make plans to attend our 8th annual St. Jude Carnival September 5 -7. That’s right three days of fun! In addition to our traditional Courtyard Carnival on Saturday, September 6th, 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 third year bringing fun inflatables to our courtyard and front parking lot. Our parish campus and buildings will be filled with excitement everywhere you look! For your safety the Allen Police Department has asked us to not allow backpacks again this year.
Being able to fund worthy causes is an exciting bonus from the carnival weekend. Each year our carnival 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 lend our support to Santa Clara in Dallas as well as assisting with educational needs within our own Allen community.
St. Jude Men mark your calendars. That Man is You! begins September 10. Modeled on some of the country’s leading men’s programs, That Man Is You! combines Scripture, solid secular research and a little fun to address the pressures and temptations facing men in our modern culture. It seeks to form leaders who will be capable of transforming homes and society.
Jesus for Contemporary Catholic Christian Adults - a new Fall, adult Bible Study on the Gospel of Mark, taking the Good News of St. Mark seriously and spiritually, led by Eric W. Hendry, Ph.D. Classes begin on Monday, September 15th at 7:05pm. Drop your kids off at RE and head to the Lecture Hall. This class is specifically designed for busy adults in 50-minute sessions that are conveniently structured to coincide with your student’s faith formation. So grab a cup of coffee, bring your bible and dive deep into this early Gospel. Mark is rich with symbols and metaphors; he left some questions unanswered and others up for interpretation so that his readers would be confronted with the most significant question: Do You Believe? Sign-up NOW! For more information, contact Eric Hendry at ext. 2254.