Catechists facilitate and/or lead faith formation sessions using age-appropriate material provided. Catechists should be comfortable in large and small group settings and have a love of children, a good sense of humor, a willingness to share their faith and an openness to further their own personal faith growth.
Knights of Columbus
This fraternal men’s organization is open to all over the age of 18. Their purpose is to give witness to the faith through word and deed. The local Council, Ave Maria Council #5521, is located at 61533 S. Ironwood Road. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. The cooperative action of the membership hosts a Fish Fry on the 1st Friday of each month and every Friday in Lent. During the summer, they sponsor a Golf League on Wednesday at Robin Hood Golf Course and, during the winter, they sponsor a Bowling League at Chippewa Bowl on Wednesday nights. For more information, call 291-2740.
The Rosary Sodality
This organization, designed for the women of the parish, meets on the first Wednesday of the month. Their involvement in spiritual and social activities fosters a greater devotion to our Blessed Mother and helps establish a ‘sense of community.’
St. Vincent DePaul Society
This group men and women seeks to grow deeper in Christ by building relationships with and offering first-hand service to those in need. SVdP meets regularly in Christian fellowship to pray and reflect upon their experiences. At St. Jude our group has a strong focus on spirituality and sharing their faith.
Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month in the school library.
Saturday with the Saints – Blessed Frederic Ozanam, Founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and Apostle of Charity
Annual Parish Festival
The Festival is a fun-filled event for all ages. It is held in the beginning of the summer. Events include crafts, food and beverages, pig roast, adult and children games, 3-on-3 volleyball tournament for adults, teens, and children, live music for dancing.