December 8 falls on the Second Sunday of Advent, so the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is transferred to Monday, December 9. The USCCB has affirmed that when this happens, it is NOT a holy day of obligation.
We made our goal! Thank you to all who gave pledges/one time gifts to this very worthy appeal!

We are still accepting pledges/cards.
All “ornaments” have been taken from the Giving Tree. Thank you! Cash donations are still be accepted for the adopted families by placing your donation in an envelope marked “Christmas Adopted Families” and placing it in the regular collection basket at the next Mass you attend.
Fostering the culture of Pentecost, our Prayer Gathering will take place in the sanctuary of our church from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Monday, December 9, preceded by a light potluck. This is a time to gather together and to pray in the power of the Holy Spirit. This month, there will be a potluck prior the Prayer Gathering.

St. Jude parishioner Scott Andrews (pictured left) just received his first degree with the Knights of Columbus Ave Maria Council 5521 on Tuesday, November 26.
Do you have a child that you would like baptized? The next Baptismal Prep Course is this Wednesday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Catherine of Siena Room, located just through door 1. To sign up for the course contact Heather Buison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
December 14 and 15 after all the Masses
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and
7:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday in the Keller Room
$5.00 a pound
We are also having a Prize Raffle*: buy 1 ticket for $1.00 or 6 for $5.00
Bring 3 non-perishable items for St. Vincent de Paul and receive a free ticket to the raffle.

Celebrate the season with Benjamin Britten’s delightful work, "A Ceremony of Carols," with the Chamber and Seraphim Choirs of the Notre Dame Children’s Choir in the magnificent Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Free and open to the public. Several children from St. Jude are in this choir.