The Young Vincentians of St. Jude School are collecting travel-sized toiletries. The children are going to pack them into care bags to be distributed to the homeless. Please help by bringing in items and placing them in the box in the lobby. This is a great time to clean out all of those “unopened” shampoo, lotion, and soap bottles that you have collected from traveling. Other items of interest are toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, razors, etc. The children are also creating prayer cards to go into the bags.
Participate in a live Stations of the Cross with Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades on Friday, April 3 at 7 p.m. All are encouraged to "join in this great prayer which our diocese will offer up to the Lord for an end to the coronavirus epidemic, relief for those who are afflicted, and eternal salvation for those who the Lord has called to Himself."-Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades. To join, visit the Diocese of Fort Wayne South Bend You Tube or Facebook pages. Search"@diocesefwsb." or click on one of the links below: YouTube
Mark your calendars for a SVdP Stuff-A-Truck event at St Jude the weekend of March 28th and 29th. The St Vincent DePaul Society of St Joseph County works in collaboration with Goodwill Industries to provide clothing and household items at no charge to the clients of SVdP. Please begin collecting your unused clothing and household items now and help us stuff this truck for a worthy cause.
In light of suspension of the Holy Mass and other public liturgical services as we wait out the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Jude has established a YouTube channel for live streaming and recording its services. We urge our parishioners and faithful Christians to continue emphasizing prayer, fasting, and almsgiving during the season of Lent, as practiced in your homes, the domestic church. If you wish to make an appointment with Fr. John or Fr. Julius for receiving sacraments such as Reconciliation or Anointing of the Sick, please call the St. Jude Parish Office during normal business hours.
You are invited to participate in Catholic Relief Services’ Operation Rice Bowl! Please take home a Rice Bowl packet located in the vestibule of either church and follow this simple yet powerful Lenten practice.
"You Can Lend a Hand" coupon books are for sale by students or from the school office. For only $3, these contain coupons for Papa Vino's, Chili's,Burger King, South Bend Cubs, Kroc Center, Potawatomi Zoo, and the Compton Ice Arena. Sale of You Can Lend a Hand booklets will help fund the cost of our Spring Musical production of Annie.