St. Jude Catholic Parish - South Bend, Indiana

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“Be assured that you are pleasing in the sight of God and that I shall help you when I am with Him.” —St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Young Kateri suffered misunderstanding and ridicule due to her counter cultural choices as a Mohawk to remain an unwed virgin for the love of Jesus Christ. Experience our first Native American Saint’s struggles to follow Our Lord within her

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Let's Celebrate!!

St. Jude Parish would like to invite all parishioners to a reception on Sunday, April 22 after the 10 a.m. Mass. We will be having a reception in honor of those who have been accepted into full Communion with the Catholic Church on Easter Vigil. These participants have worked hard over the past several months and the Vigil is not the end, but the beginning, of their journey with the Catholic Church.

Coffee and donuts will be supplied; However, if you would like to bring something to share, please contact Heather Buison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 574-291-0570.  We will be celebrating Bobbie Fraser, Brandon Fraser, Kristina Horner, Janet Mathia, Robert Morgan, and Jeffrey Hawkins.

Note: Sacred Heart is having their celebration on the same day!

Redeemer Radio Sharathon

Redeemer Radio’s Spring Sharathon is this Wednesday, April 18 through Friday, April 20 on 95.7 FM.

The St Jude hour is Thursday, April 19th, from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Tune into 95.7 FM for Sharathon and donate by calling 574-855-1587 or online at

A Note from Abe - Why Christians Sing

Over the next few weeks, I’d like to share a few of my thoughts about music and ministry so we can see how music fits into our call as a parish to become disciples of Christ. If ever you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear them. Please just email me here at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I might just write about it in the bulletin!

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A Retreat For Married Couples

An Encounter with the Beloved 

This is a diocesan retreat for married couples that will be held the weekend of April 28-29 at Lindenwood Retreat Center in Donaldson, IN. The price of the retreat is $195 per couple and includes overnight accommodations and all meals.

This is sponsored by the Secretariat for Evangelization & Discipleship. Contact: Lisa Everett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..​ More information online.

Vacation Bible School at St. Jude Parish - Volunteers Needed!

Shipwrecked: Rescued By Jesus! - This is the theme for this summer’s Vacation Bible School. It will be held Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. We will need YOUR help!

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St. Vincent de Paul Corner

This is a quick note to let you know how instrumental Martin’s Supermarket in Erskine Plaza is in the success of our conference’s mission. They provide all of the bread we supply to our clients free of charge! Based on how many loaves of bread we take on each delivery, this is a savings to us of about $200 a month! You can see that Martin’s is a big contributor in helping our conference serve the poor in our area. Thank you, Martin’s Supermarket !!

Tolton: From Slave to Priest

The powerful live production performed by actor Jim Coleman and directed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions, will be presented at Saint Joseph High School on Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.

Meet Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first African American priest, in this one-man multimedia performance. From his dramatic escape from slavery to his courageous struggle in the face of prejudice, Fr. Tolton’s inspiring life centers around his message

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From the Pastor - April 8, 2018

Continued Easter blessings! Today we are reminded through the Church of the Divine Mercy of Our Lord.  May we never doubt His abundant mercies.

Easter Vigil:  Many from Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish joined members of St. Jude Parish, this year for our Easter Vigil and it was with great joy that two families from Sacred Heart had immediate family members being received into the Church, becoming Catholic with us.  Kristina Horner and Janet Mathia.  It was so nice to see so many from Sacred Heart present to support them in this blessed decision and response to God’s calling to them.  Congratulations!   I know others from the parish will be sharing with them their joy as well.

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