True Reformers
The Gospel of Matthew - Hear the Gospel Come Alive
You’ll feel truly present at the events of the earthly life of Jesus with this dramatized audio version of the Gospel of Matthew. This presentation will move the Good News of the Incarnate Lord from your head to your heart. Access code is MDJGCJ.
SCHOOL FAMILIES AND RELIGIOUS ED FAMILIES:  All parents with children in school or religious education classes should encourage their children to become Altar Servers.  It is a great way for children to “give back” to God in a very meaningful way; a form of ministry in the Church.  Training for new servers or those who want/need a refresher will be coming up soon.  Please parents, help us by teaching your children this particular way of being a good steward before God.

Religious Education starts Sunday, September 9. We ask that all RE families join us for the 10 a.m. Mass followed by orientation after Mass in the Keller Room (church basement). This will be a time where the students are able to meet their teachers.

Don’t let Judas keep you away from Jesus.

As the Church continues to be saddened and hurt from the recent events, let us take time to reflect on how we can build up the Church, and see what our diocese is doing to prevent this from happening in the future. Don’t let Judas keep you away from Jesus. For we know that even among Jesus' twelve closest friends, one betrayed Him. Let us not allow the recent betrayals turn us away from the Catholic Church where we are able to receive Jesus the fullest through the Eucharist. Let us be like Peter and say, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68). Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit let us be a strong leader in the Church, not a leaver. 

St. Jude will celebrate a special Labor Day Mass this Monday, September 3 at 9:00 a.m. We will not have the regular 5:30 p.m. Mass that day.

Mass at Sacred Heart is at 8:00 a.m.
The Religious Ed team seeks parishioners to serve as catechists, aids, or subs for our Sunday Religious Education Program (RE). RE nurtures the faith of our elementary and middle school students. Help make the faith come alive for our children by introducing them to Jesus and His Church through prayer, instruction and practice.

This past week I was in Cleveland for a family visit as well as an annual doctor’s check-up, then followed by a wedding in Fort Wayne for a cousin which took me away from Saturday Mass in the parish.  The good thing is we are always blessed with some wonderful priests who help us when needed, both CSCs as well as some from religious communities who have clergy doing graduate studies at Notre Dame.  It IS a blessed commodity that the Fort Wayne side of the diocese doesn’t enjoy in the same way we do. 

Janet Menting:  I hope many were able to catch the wonderful news spot on Janet (WSBT, August 3, morning and evening news).  So many of you/us prayed for Janet’s recovery from a near-fatal auto accident in which she was sitting in the back seat, and was critically injured.  That’s been a few years ago, as most of you know, but the news spot, connected with her work at Logan Center, was a wonderful tribute to the hard work on Janet’s part to “come back” from her injury, along with the wonderful skills of some very gifted doctors and therapists.

A Holy Day of Obligation

St. Jude Parish - Wednesday, August 15, 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
Sacred Heart Parish - Wednesday, August 15, 6:00 p.m. only

A great sign appeared in Heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon beneath her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. — Rev 12:1