Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9
Abby of Gethsemani & Bourbon Trail, Kentucky
The Abbey of Gethsemani, the Trappist monastery where Thomas Merton was a monk, is nestled in the heart of the Bourbon Trail, the historical epicenter of bourbon production. Come renew your spirit on this young adult pilgrimage which will explore the intersection of faith and culture, sacred and profane, spiritual and physical refreshment.

Both Churches Easter Decorations:  as always, Easter decorations in both churches are done so well, so beautifully; so professionally!  Many thanks to the two parish’s volunteers who help keep the church sanctuary and entries seasonally beautiful and inviting!  I know that oftentimes the helpers are few and it is just the principal chairperson and one or two others who do all the work, so a very special thanks to those people. 

How blessed we are here at St. Jude to have a stained glass window with the image of the Divine Mercy. It seems only fitting that we make a special effort to celebrate this Divine Mercy Sunday.

At 3:00 p.m. this Sunday, we will pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, have a short talk on the Divine Mercy and finish with Eucharistic Benediction. Invite your friends and family, especially those who may have fallen away from the Church.

We invite all parishioners to a reception Sunday, April 28 after the 10:00 a.m. Mass in honor of those who have been accepted into full Communion with the Catholic Church at the 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.

St. Jude Choir
1.  You get to sing great repertoire
2.  It’s an excellent stress reliever
3.  You meet new people
4.  You learn to listen

April 20 - Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil
St. Jude Parish only 9:00 p.m.

April 21 - Easter Sunday!
St. Jude Parish 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish 9:00 a.m.

Wishing You All . . . and all your extended family who may be with you this Easter weekend, a blessed and joyous Easter.  From all our staff, parishes and school, may the hope that comes with faith in the Resurrection of Jesus be yours this Easter and lifelong.  The prayers of the Easter Masses and throughout the Octave will be for all of our parish members and families.  Please pray for Fr. Julius, staff, and me too.

Danny McShane, class of 2004, will be ordained a Roman Catholic priest on Saturday May 25 at the Cathedral of St. Mary's in Peoria, IL at 10:30 a.m. Danny graduated from Marian High School in 2008 and attended St. Jude School from K–grade 8.

Positions Open
St. Jude School is seeking a full-time teaching position for the 2018-19 school year: Middle School Social Studies with a background in Reading desired. Also a part time position is available: Visual Art Grades PreK – 8. A qualified candidate, preferred Catholic, will possess or show the ability to obtain an Indiana Instructional permit in the area and grades of instruction.