St. Jude Catholic Parish - South Bend, Indiana

From the Pastor - June 18, 2017

Recently, you may have been present to hear Patricia Falvey speak at all weekend Masses regarding the St. Jude Parish Legacy Society.  We are most fortunate to have someone with Pat’s background and knowledge regarding planned giving, to be helping us with this endeavor.  A Legacy Society is not something new to most parishes across the United States, and not new in our Diocese.  Many Fort Wayne-South Bend parishes have already began such.

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Vacation Bible School 2017

Online registration deadline: Thursday, June 22, 2017 (11:00 p.m.)

Parents: Send your kids on an imaginative, impacting adventure!

At Maker Fun Factory VBS, kids discover not only that God made them the way they are, but for a purpose too. Maker Fun Factory is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Sciency-Fun Gizmos™, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life.

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Mt. Calvary Cemetery

Spring Sale prices for niches in Sacred Heart’s Mount Calvary columbarium are in effect for the entire month of June. Niche sales are packaged with other services.

June Spring sale prices:  parishioners - $2500 vs $3,000 regular price, non-parishioners - $3,000 vs $3,500 regular price.

Please call Sacred Heart at 291-3775 or St. Jude 291-0570 for more information, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..      

School News - June 18, 2017

St. Jude is proud to announce that Mrs. Charlene Weber has accepted the position of 2nd Grade Teacher to fill the opening left by the retirement of Ms. Randi Dillon. Charlene has been a school parent, parishioner, and member of the St. Jude Faculty part time since 2012 including as Librarian, Resource, and Substitute teacher. Prior to this she taught 2nd Grade and other roles at Holy Family School for 9 years. We are excited for her to take on this role for what is a milestone year in our children’s spiritual growth.

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St. Vincent de Paul Corner

You may think that the summer months are comparatively slow when it comes to the food needs of our St. Vincent de Paul Society Conference. On the contrary, the summer is actually as busy, or busier, than other times of the year. During the school year, a number of children receive government subsidized meals at their respective schools. However, with school out until mid August, the families now have a greater need of assistance from the Society.

Please remember to continue your food and monetary donations to our conference during the summer months, too. As always, thanks for your tremendous support!

Prayer Gathering - June 12

You are invited to join us at the monthly Prayer Gathering in the sanctuary at St. Jude Parish from 7 to 8:30 p.m. this Monday, June 12.

This is a time to gather together and pray in the power of the Holy Spirit. There is no pre-requisite. If you are interested and available, please join us. The action of the Holy Spirit leads to experiencing union with God, inner transformation, deepening personal holiness, ministry empowered by the charisms for evangelization and service, and the building up of families and parishes that witness to a renewed Catholic life. Pope Francis refers to this action of the Holy Spirit as a current of grace in and for the Church. We welcome our Blessed Mother’s intercession and care.

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School News - June 11, 2017

We are saddened to share the news that former St. Jude teacher Mr. Keith Foley passed away last weekend after a months-long struggle with Leukemia.

Mr. Foley taught math at St. Jude from 2001-2008 and was instrumental in assisting the school through a time of transition between three different principals. He always maintained a calm, friendly, and warm rapport with students and co-workers. Mr. Foley had most recently been the assistant principal at Corpus Christi School in South Bend where his wife Teresa also teaches. His loss will have ripple effects throughout our community. In a touching story, he was Baptized and Confirmed in the Catholic faith shortly before passing away. We commend his soul to God’s care and pray for his surviving family and friends.

Mornings of Reflection

The diocesan Office of Worship will be hosting a "Mornings of Reflection" for liturgical ministers on Saturday, June 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Mishawaka (225 S. Mill St.).

Led by diocesan seminarians, this event can serve as an annual retreat for diocesan Extraordinary Ministers and Lectors, although anybody is welcome to attend.  It is free of charge, but pre-registration through the diocese is necessary.  The registration form can be downloaded at our website:   


Attention Young Adults! Holy Spirits Pilgrimage On The Bourbon Trail

Attention Young Adults!
Holy Spirits Pilgrimage On The Bourbon Trail
Friday-Sunday, July 7-9
Gethsemani Abbey & The Bourbon Trail, Kentucky

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