Thanksgiving is just around the corner. 
Every year I seem to think that time is passing faster than the year before.  School no more than starts and we are already hearing Christmas songs in the stores. Scary.  Must be my age. 

At Thanksgiving each year, it has been the custom at St. Jude to have Holy Mass the evening before and follow it by a dessert and coffee reception in the Keller Room. 

Help us, dear God, to see Your face in every veteran we encounter.  Guide us as we imagine new ways to support veterans and their families.  Bring healing and peace to all who have been wounded physically, mentally and spiritually during wartime. 

Help us bring Your saving grace to heal the invisible wounds of war.  We ask this in Jesus’ Holy Name.  Amen.
St. Jude Parish
Sunday, November 11,  4:00 p.m.

We will remember in a special way those who have died this past year from November 2017 to November 2018. All are invited to participate in this Prayer Service. Please invite your family and friends. This is not a Mass.
Saturday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Knights of Columbus on S. Ironwood
$20 per Ticket (advance sale) $25 at the Door
Must be 21 or older with valid ID

Do you have a child who is in the need of Baptism? If so, contact Heather Buison to sign up for the next Baptismal Prep Course this Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. Contact information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 291-0570.
Congratulations to the following St. Jude Class of 2016 graduates who were recently inducted into Marian High School's chapter of the National Honor Society: Dylan Anderson, Tyler Hammons, Anne Henry, Elizabeth Moryl, and Ethan Schramm.

For Both Parishes: In the next week or so, you will notice a little change in our opening greeting and welcome.  The following wording will be in place:

Welcome to St. Jude Parish/Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish! As we prepare for our Sacred Liturgy, we ask that all cell phones be silenced. 

Bishop Rhoades and bishops nationwide are joining in seven days of prayer and fasting prior to their general assembly in November, where they will make critical decisions regarding the tragedy of clergy abuse.

A letter with more details from Bishop Rhoades is available here. Read more on Today's Catholic here.
Each election offers an opportunity for Catholics to put their faith into action ... Too often however politics becomes a contest of powerful interests, partisan attacks, sound bites and media hype. The Church calls for a different kind of political engagement that is shaped by moral convictions of a well-formed conscience, focused on the dignity of every human being, the pursuit of the common good and the protection of the weak and vulnerable.