Forget the fruitcake and nix the nog. In Texas, it wouldn't be Christmas without tamales. The Knights of Columbus will be selling Tamales (pork and/or chicken) after all Masses the weekend of December 10th and 11th, for $10/dozen while supplies last.
Fr. Andrew and Fr. Abraham invite every parishioner to join them for a special Mass at 7pm on Monday, December 12th, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Mary, under this title, was declared the Patroness of the Americas by Pope Pius XII, which includes North America as well. To celebrate that Mary appeared on our continent, and that she has brought so many to the Catholic faith through her appearance, we are celebrating this special evening Mass. Mark your calendars and join us as we honor Our Lady. Reception follows.
All parishioners are invited to attend the parish penance service for Advent on December 15th at 7pm. Our priests and a number of priests from around the Diocese will be here to assist you in making your confession before Christmas.
The Knights of Columbus are selling Christmas Trees in the south parking for the parish families and community while supplies last.
Hours of Operation:
Weekends, 9am - 9pm.
Weeknights, 6pm - 9pm.
Lot closes December 18th.
5’ to 6’ tree - $60
6’ to 7’ tree - $70
7’ to 8’ tree - $80
8’ to 9’ tree - $90
Nativity with Light $50
Three Wise Men with Light $50
Donkeys - $15
Camels - $10
Sheep - $5
Wednesday, December 21st, from 7 - 9pm, our priests will be available for confessions. This Diocesan program is for those who have not received Reconciliation in a while, to help prepare for the Christmas celebration. The Church encourages us to make confession a regular part of our spiritual life, especially during the holy season of Advent. The church invites you to come home for Christmas.
"Don't be afraid of Confession. When you go into a confessional, you have so many emotions, including shame. But afterwords you feel free, great, beautiful and forgiven ... Each one of you should ask yourselves: When was the last time I went to Confession? If a lot of time has passed, then don't let another day go by. Go forward." - Pope Francis, February 19, 2014
Ever wonder why St. Jude is such a special place? Why people seem so warm and welcoming and why so many are hugging each other? In reality, there are many reasons - but one really big reason is CRHP. What is CRHP? It's an acronym that stands for Christ Renews His Parish. CRHP is a two day retreat, held at St. Jude twice a year, that starts on Saturday morning and ends Sunday afternoon. It is given by lay people who have attended the retreat themselves and have experienced a unique tool with which to enliven and deepen their own faith life. It is the gift that keeps on giving, as it continually renews and transforms our parish into the magnificent community we are today. There are still spots available for the women’s retreat. If you are looking for a way to expand your knowledge of our beautiful Catholic faith, while at the same time growing closer to Jesus, then sign up today!
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