In light of suspension of the Holy Mass and other public liturgical services as we wait out the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Jude has established a YouTube channel for live streaming and recording its services. We are excited to announce that parishioners may also register to attend limited seating weekend Masses starting on May 23-24. USE THIS LINK TO RESERVE YOUR MASS TIME NOW. (Please carefully read and review all restrictions and limitations and make sure that you fully agree to the rules before submitting your registration.)
Indiana's School Choice legislation now makes it possible for qualifying students in Grades K-12 to attend St. Jude and receive significant financial support. For example, a family of 5 making less than $85,100 may qualify for at least 50% of their tuition paid. A family of 5 earning less than $113,500 may qualify for an SGO scholarship. There are many pathways for students to qualify. Visit the DOE website for details about the program and eligibility requirements. Be sure to schedule a personal visit if you would like to discuss enrolling at St. Jude. Our annual lottery date is May 1 or the first business day thereafter.
The Young Vincentians of St. Jude School are collecting travel-sized toiletries. The children are going to pack them into care bags to be distributed to the homeless. Please help by bringing in items and placing them in the box in the lobby. This is a great time to clean out all of those “unopened” shampoo, lotion, and soap bottles that you have collected from traveling. Other items of interest are toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, razors, etc. The children are also creating prayer cards to go into the bags.
Participate in a live Stations of the Cross with Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades on Friday, April 3 at 7 p.m. All are encouraged to "join in this great prayer which our diocese will offer up to the Lord for an end to the coronavirus epidemic, relief for those who are afflicted, and eternal salvation for those who the Lord has called to Himself."-Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades. To join, visit the Diocese of Fort Wayne South Bend You Tube or Facebook pages. Search"@diocesefwsb." or click on one of the links below: YouTube
Mark your calendars for a SVdP Stuff-A-Truck event at St Jude the weekend of March 28th and 29th. The St Vincent DePaul Society of St Joseph County works in collaboration with Goodwill Industries to provide clothing and household items at no charge to the clients of SVdP. Please begin collecting your unused clothing and household items now and help us stuff this truck for a worthy cause.
"You Can Lend a Hand" coupon books are for sale by students or from the school office. For only $3, these contain coupons for Papa Vino's, Chili's,Burger King, South Bend Cubs, Kroc Center, Potawatomi Zoo, and the Compton Ice Arena. Sale of You Can Lend a Hand booklets will help fund the cost of our Spring Musical production of Annie.
Last year we served 65 campers from 18 parishes. Our Dollar Sunday* fundraiser for CYC takes place in a second collection at this weekend’s Masses. Your donations are very helpful and much appreciated! Our brochure will be posted on the St. Jude website at www.stjudeparish.net. If you are interested in sponsoring campers, call the parish office and speak with Mary Krisch or contact Dave and Jan Torma at 291-3381. Sincerely in Christ, Dave and Jan Torma
* If you want to make a donation but can’t this weekend, please place your donation in an envelope marked “Catholic Youth Camp” and place it in the Offertory Basket at the next Mass you attend.