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Janet Menting:  I hope many were able to catch the wonderful news spot on Janet (WSBT, August 3, morning and evening news).  So many of you/us prayed for Janet’s recovery from a near-fatal auto accident in which she was sitting in the back seat, and was critically injured.  That’s been a few years ago, as most of you know, but the news spot, connected with her work at Logan Center, was a wonderful tribute to the hard work on Janet’s part to “come back” from her injury, along with the wonderful skills of some very gifted doctors and therapists.

A Holy Day of Obligation

St. Jude Parish - Wednesday, August 15, 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
Sacred Heart Parish - Wednesday, August 15, 6:00 p.m. only

A great sign appeared in Heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon beneath her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. — Rev 12:1
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) will be starting in early September with preliminary “Inquiry Sessions” (repeated twice) wherein anyone who has questions about their interest in the Catholic Faith may come and ask—no strings attached, no commitment.  

Everything to do with RCIA will always be published well ahead of time in the weekly parish bulletin (so you know where to find info, apart from calling into the Office of Faith Formation at the parish office).

We are looking for Catechists for the 2018-2019 Religious Education Session.

We need some good men and women in love with their faith willing to share it with our parish children. No prior teaching background is needed, just an open heart willing to share your faith. Training will be provided for anyone interested in volunteering.

We are now enrolling students for the 2018-2019 Religious Education (RE) Program. Our RE program runs from September to April and is after the 10 a.m. Mass. Our program is for 4 year olds to 8th graders. To enroll your child please cut out and return the form included in the bulletin to the collection basket next week, or complete this online form.
If you have a child you would like to be baptized, the next Baptismal Prep class is on Wednesday, August 22.

To register for the course please contact Heather Buison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 574-291-0570.
The St. Joseph County St. Vincent de Paul Society presents Polish Palooza 2018 to be held Friday, September 28 at St. Hedwig. The evening will include a Polish style dinner, polka music as well as games and raffles. Tickets are $35 per person and include all you can eat dinner, beer and wine. Additional information can be found online at or by calling Stephanie at 574-234-6000, ext. 127. Grab your family and friends for a fun night out, and support your local SVdP Society!
The U.S. bishops urge our participation each Friday in a nationwide Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life, August 3–September 28. Participants will receive weekly email or text reminders to pray and fast, along with little-known facts about Roe v. Wade to share with others.

Sign up at!
St. Jude School is seeking candidates for two part-time positions: 
First, we are seeking an assistant to help with early morning supervision of students, which starts at 7:00 a.m. Qualifications for the role should include a high school diploma and some collegiate experience as well as work experience, preferably in an educational or child-care related field.