St. Jude Usher’s Room/Communication Room: Some may notice that (in the next couple of weeks) there will be some new cabinets in the Usher’s room. Did we spend money we don’t have, some may ask? Nope! We are finally using what remained of the kitchen cabinets from the old rectory kitchen, thanks to the efforts of Bob Swick & Joe Molnar, and any others they may have asked to help them in this endeavor.
Many Thanks: To the ladies who are members of both Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish and St. Jude Parish Altar and Rosary Sodalities, a very sincere and heartfelt thank you for your beautiful cards and very kind and generous Christmas gifts. Both sodalities do so much and are still very active in each parish to provide many things so often behind-the-scenes, but so important to the good of the parish and fostering the spirit of community. We are blessed in both parishes to have an active sodality who put both prayer and service before themselves.
St. Jude Home and School is still offering the complete orthodontic plan of treatment from Dr. Sean Long. We have had several interested parties but no takers. This is a complete treatment plan valued at $5000 including all phases: evaluation, braces, retainers, and follow-up. At the fall auction a reserve amount of$2500 was set as the minimum bid that could be accepted for this item to sell and return meaningful profit to HASA.
With a contribution to the Scholarship Granting Organization of Northeast Indiana (SGONEI) the donor (individual or business) becomes eligible for a 50% credit (i.e.-REFUND!) against their State of Indiana tax liability. The SGO scholarship allows St. Jude School to give scholarships to qualifying students. Our goal this year is to raise almost $50,000 in support of 28 students.
One week before Christmas, in special preparation for the feast, many Catholics begin praying the O Antiphons. They are so called because each one begins with an “O” invoking the coming of Christ by appropriate titles derived from the Old Testament prophecies.