With the start of a new year we want to kick-off the building of our young adult community with an opportunity for you to come together to hear about the young adult vision, ask questions, have questions answered, get to know a few new people, and do all that over food! In the Lecture Hall on Tuesday, January 24th at 6:30pm. We will provide a meal and a presentation on the St. Jude Young Adult Community vision. This does not lock you into anything! But it does give you an opportunity to learn more, meet other individuals who want to walk their faith journey with you, and opens your heart to prayerfully consider if God is calling you to be a part of this ministry. We’re looking forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP to Bridget at if you plan on attending. In your RSVP, please also indicate if you will need child care for the evening.
Dr. Hendry will continue his new series on the Catholic Epistles, Monday nights at 7:00pm in the Lecture Hall. The term “Catholic Epistles” has traditionally been used to designate a group of seven New Testament writings, specifically: James, I & II Peter, I, II & III John and Jude, as distinct from the Epistles attributed to St. Paul. The term “catholic” was used in the east to designate that these were “universal” letters circulated to churches throughout the Mediterranean; in the west, these seven canonical epistles were approved for reading in Christian liturgical celebrations. When St. Athanasius of Alexandria issued his Easter letter containing his list of New Testament books c.367, these “Catholic Epistles” were placed immediately after Acts of the Apostles and before the Epistles of St. Paul, which may indicate their traditional order. But the very significant role of St. Jerome’s Latin Vulgate ultimately played a unique role in establishing these letters in the particular sequence we follow today as Catholics. Join us as we learn the universal scope of these teachings by the Apostles James, Peter, John and Jude.
Beginning January 11th, Dr. Hendry will begin a catechist series on Liturgy and Sacraments each Wednesday at 7:00pm in the Lecture Hall. This course constitutes an introduction to the history, theology, and practice of the Catholic liturgy and sacraments, and their celebration within the Church. As believers, we need to be aware of the historical development and pastoral practice of these ritual celebrations. At the same time, we need to know what the Catholic Church teaches and celebrates in these channels of grace and the self-revelation of God to us.
Catechists will receive ten (10) CCF credits for completion of all 10 hours and a written evaluation. Limited Seating! Pre-register to reserve your seat today! Nursery / Childcare is available by contacting Sara Walsh.
Beginning Sunday, February 5th, Dr. Eric W. Hendry will lead a four-session course on Christology each Sunday in February from 10-11:15am in the Lecture Hall (PC406).
Who do you say I am? This is a fundamental question for Christians, not only because of its context in the four Gospels, but for the very fact that the Catholic Church has been answering this question right from the very beginning – by teaching and defending Jesus’ full humanity and full divinity, and by expressing its truths through 21 Ecumenical Councils, Church Tradition, doctrines, liturgies, sacraments, spirituality, images, and faith surrounding the life, passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This course will present the origins and developments of our historic, Catholic theology about Jesus Christ, true God and true Man, from the apostolic age onward.
Catechists will receive five (5) CCF credits for completion of all five hours and a written evaluation. Seating is limited, so pre-register now! Childcare is available by reservation. Contact Sara Walsh at ext. 0.
The Women of St. Jude are sponsoring two $1,000 scholarships, open to all St. Jude parishioners who will be incoming freshmen at a Catholic High School in the fall of 2016. Applicants will need to submit an essay (2,500 words or less) between January 15 and February 15, on the following topic:
How will a Catholic high school education assist you in living out your mission as a Catholic in today's world?
Essay submissions should be in Word document format, e-mailed as an attachment WITHOUT giving any personal information in the essay itself. The e-mail should contain the following contact information:
NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER
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