The Women of St. Jude are sponsoring two $750 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 December 1, 2015 and January 31, 2016, 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
The Knights of Columbus will be selling Christmas Trees in the south parking lot beginning November 27th 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
1. Pick tags from the Giving Tree
2. Buy the gifts
3. Return gifts to the tree
Do not wrap the gifts, just contain them in a gift bag & include the Angel Name Tag.
December 13th - Sorting begins after Noon Mass.
December 14th - Delivering the gifts.
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mass times are Monday, December 7th at 6:30pm (Anticipatory Mass) and Tuesday, December 8th at 8:30am, Noon, 5:00pm and 7:00pm.
Immediately following the 7:00pm Mass, The Gospel of Life Ministry will host the National Night of Prayer. Adoration will begin in the chapel at 8pm with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight. All are welcome to participate in this event. For more information, contact Deacon Al Karcher.
The Announcement of the Jubilee
'I have decided to announce an Extraordinary Jubilee which has at its centre the mercy of God. It will be a Holy Year of Mercy. We want to live in the light of the word of the Lord: “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (cf. Lk 6:36). And this especially applies to confessors! So much mercy!
This Holy Year will commence on the next Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and will conclude on Sunday, 20 November 2016, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe and living face of the Father's mercy.'
A parish penance service will be held during Advent on Wednesday, December 9th in the church from 7 - 9pm. Several priests will be available to hear your confessions.
Start your holiday season celebrating the sounds of Christmas with the Allen Community Band. Their Christmas concert will be Thursday, December 10th at 7:30pm in the Parish Hall. Admission is FREE.
Pope Francis calls for “welcoming those who do not think as we do, who do not have faith or who have lost it…Welcoming the persecuted, the unemployed. Welcoming the different cultures, with which this land is so richly blessed…For that, it is necessary to keep doors open, above all the doors to the heart.”
The Diocesan-wide evening for Reconciliation will be on Wednesday, December 16th from 7-9pm in the Chapel. We're keeping the light on for you! Come home for Christmas.
Celebrate the coming of Christmas with the exquisite voices of Orpheus Chamber Singers on Sunday, December 20th at 7:00pm in an evening of new and familiar carols, ancient melodies & motets, and rousing carol sing-alongs with the choir and organ.
Box office opens at 5:30 in the St. Jude Narthex
Tickets: Priority Seating (front 12 rows of Nave): $40 Adult / $35 Senior (65+) / $15 Student (thru college)
General Admission (remainder of Sanctuary): $30 Adult / $25 Senior (65+) / $10 Student (thru college)
Visit www.orpheuschambersingers.org for tickets and information or call 214.871.5000. Tickets can be printed online, mailed to you (until 2 weeks in advance), or held at Will Call for pickup 90 minutes before the performance.
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!