St. Jude Catholic Parish - South Bend, Indiana

Lectors

When the Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself is speaking to his people, and Christ, present in his own word, is proclaiming the gospel. The readings of God's word must therefore be listened to by all with reverence; they make up a principal element of the liturgy. In the biblical readings, God's word addresses all people of every era and is understandable to them, and a fuller understanding and efficacy are fostered by a living commentary on it, that is to say, by the homily, understood as an integral part of the liturgical action (GIRM 29).

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Greeters

These ministers welcome all who enter the doors of the Church. They are the first people that newcomers to our parish encounter. This ministry is important as it shows how friendly and welcoming we are as a parish. It is mentioned frequently as the reason people chose to join St. Jude parish.

Altar Servers

Altar Servers give glory to God and enhance the dignity and prayerfulness of the celebration of the Eucharist.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion - Sick and Homebound

These persons are provided education and training to assist in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ to the sick, the hospitalized and the homebound. They are helpers to the priest who is the ‘ordinary’ minister. Their own personal lives must be lived in the light of the sacramental character of the work they do and must therefore be practicing Catholics.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

These persons are provided education and training to assist in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ at the Eucharistic Table. They are helpers to the priest who is the ‘ordinary' minister. Their own personal lives must be lived in the light of the sacramental character of the work they do and must therefore be practicing Catholics. Parishioners who feel called to this ministry should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sacristans

Sacristans care for the sacred spaces, vessels and objects at St. Jude parish. They prepare the altar with the items needed for Mass and other liturgies. Sacristans must have an understanding of the demands of the liturgy and must know what items are needed and know where those items are stored.  Anyone who feels called to serve the parish as a Sacristan should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Director of Liturgy and Music