Here are some “save the date” events that are on the 2021 calendar:

Sunday, August 15
Back to School Open House at St. Jude

Wednesday, August 18
First day of School at St. Jude

Friday, September 17
Autumn Fish Fry at Sacred Heart

Sunday, October 10
Fall Festival ~ Both Parishes

Friday/Saturday, November 5/6
Holiday Décor Sale at Sacred Heart

Saturday, November 20
Advent Family Night at St. Jude

Sunday, November 28
Potluck with Santa at Sacred Heart

Wednesday, December 15
Advent Penance Service

More information regarding each event will be published in the bulletin on a timely basis. Thank you for your participation in these parish events/fundraisers.
Imagine this – a camp setting on a beautiful lake where young boys and girls from the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, guided by enthusiastic, interested and kind adults, enjoy nature, engage in fun and meaningful outdoor activities such as archery, swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, crafts, the famous obstacle course, climbing wall, zip line and campfires.  At Catholic Youth Summer Camp, we integrate these activities with daily Mass, Scripture memorization, prayer and journaling, the experience of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and the opportunity to experience the Lord’s love in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We foster a deeper love for our Blessed Mother Mary and the Rosary.

This is the overnight camping adventure that awaits the children in our diocese if they are going into the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades in the fall of 2021! CYC is embarking on its 10th year.  We have been in existence long enough to experience the joy of previous campers applying to become junior counselors. 

Sponsored by St. Jude Parish (SB), Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish near Lakeville, and St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Fort Wayne, the camp will take place at Camp Lutherwald, July 18th – 23rd, 2021. The directors are Dave and Jan Torma, parishioners of St. Jude Parish. 

Campers from around the diocese have shared about their experiences at CYC.  The Hefty brothers from Immaculate Conception Church, Auburn reflect on their experiences at CYC:

Isaiah (4th grade), “My favorite memory is seeing the baby turtles on the blue raft in the lake while swimming.  I liked being able to go to Church every day.  It was fun having all the different Priests come and one was really funny.  I think other boys should go because it is a great experience. There aren’t a lot of campers and they know you. The food was very good and everyone will find something they like.”

Matthias (6th grade), “My favorite activity was running the obstacle course, going on the rock climb, swimming, and making friends.  The camp helped me stay connected to God.  I would encourage others to go because they will have a good experience and be outside with friends and grow closer to God.”

The theme of this year’s CYC is Abba, Father! Online brochures are available at  We have openings for boys going into the 4th and 6th grades and girls going into the 6th grade in the Fall.  The cost is $450 per child and additional sibling registration cost is $430.  The registration deadline is this Friday, June 4th. 

For more information, contact Dave and Jan Torma at      574-291-3381 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Download the 2021 Camp Brochure

The St. Jude Rosary Society has taken on the ministry of creating Prayer Blankets. These blankets have been blessed at Mass by Father Delaney and are intended for the sick, homebound, lonely or those in need of any type of healing. These gifts are to be given so that the recipients may gain comfort in knowing they are being prayed for.

If you wish to make a monetary donation to help with the cost of materials, just place an envelope with your donation marked PRAYER BLANKET in the collection basket or drop it off at the Parish office. This is an ongoing ministry, so your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Thank you and God Bless you,
The St. Jude Rosary Society
School families are invited to our Back to School Open House Sunday, August 15 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
St. Jude Home and School Association will hold the Race for Education Friday, June 4. The Race for Education is a walk-a-thon style event that allows family, friends, and community members to pledge their support for our students. The Race has typically been our most profitable fundraiser of the year, usually collecting between $15,000 and $20,000.

RE is for parish children, grades K-8, who are not enrolled in Catholic school. Sessions are held monthly on Sunday mornings at St. Jude Church. Please contact our Faith Formation Director, Heather Buison at (574) 291-0570 for further details.

Registration For The 2021-2022 School Year Is Now Open!

Classes will begin on Sunday, September 12th at 11am.


Our Religious Education program will be using the Christ Our Life series from Loyola Press. Christ Our Life features the original spiral curriculum — a teaching process that ensures consistent progress toward an accurate and thorough understanding of the faith.
St. Jude is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Enrollment is presently open to NEW STUDENTS ONLY (returning families will use a separate process): CLICK TO START. If you previously turned in an Intent to Enroll for any grade, please submit this form now. Thank you for your cooperation. Visit our website for more information about School Choice scholarship programs. If you are in need of financial assistance, check out On My Way PreK, or for K-8 students, go to FACTS and submit a Grant & Aid application. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 291-3820 with any questions.

Monday, May 31

8:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart
9:00 a.m. at St. Jude (no 5:30 p.m. Mass that day)
St. Jude School is trying to get the word out that expanded scholarship opportunities are available to students for the 2021-22 school year. If you or a family that you know earns income within the limits given below, you may qualify for nearly $6300 per child within South Bend Community School Corporation boundaries. Families within Mishawaka or PHM districts may qualify for up to $6000 and $5400 respectively. If concerns about tuition has caused you hesitation about enrolling in our Catholic school in the past, please call us to find out what help may be available to your child and how to apply: 574-291-3820.

Household size – 2020 Federal Adjusted Gross Income (effective July 1)

2              <$96,681
3              <$121,878
4              <$147,075
5              <$172,272
6              <$197,469
7              <$222,666
8              <$247,863