Our St. Vincent de Paul Conference works with a local business by the name of Cultivate Culinary School and Catering.  They gather edible food that would otherwise go to waste from places such as restaurants, grocery stores, produce markets and dining facilities. 

St. Jude is seeking additional help for our aftercare program. A qualified individual should have educational background and/or experience in the direct care of children in a school or home setting. Hours range from 3:00 – 5:30 on weekdays that school is in session. This is a part time position. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to inquire about an application.
Scholastic Art competition
Once again St. Jude School had a couple of students who received awards from the Scholastic Art Competition.

Left: Cash Carruthers(8th) received an honorable mention for her drawing Kaleidoscope.
Right: Bryanna Ellis(8th) received an honorable mention for her painting Stellar.
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. 
 

You are invited to begin this evening of prayer with our regularly scheduled 5:30 p.m. Mass followed by light refreshments in the Narthex.

Our next Prayer Gathering is Monday, January 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. 
We hope you will join us!

St. Jude wants to thank all the parishioners who voted and helped us win the Redeemer Radio broadcast. St. Jude finished second in the voting for the South Bend area. Our broadcast will be recorded on January 29 and will air between January 30 – February 1 during Catholic Schools Week.
Mishawaka Columbus Club
114 W 1st Street, Mishawaka
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a Catholic speaker series for young adults in their 20s & 30s, single and married, to share in food, fellowship, and faith!

Series Theme: Confronting a Broken World
February 5: Sexual Abuse Crisis: What Can We Do?, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

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. 

As we look to the beginning of the New Year 2019, let us keep in mind that all the resolutions we list to “begin anew” can be summed up simply: love God and love your neighbor as yourself!
  
May this new year bring you closer to God.
May you know His Goodness, Joy, Peace,
Blessings and Light!