St. Jude School
The St. Jude School Board would like to introduce our four new 2014 members who were sworn in at the June meeting. The school board ended the year with 4 open seats, for which 4 nominees were willing to run. In years when the number of candidates is equal to or less than the number of open seats, a parish-wide election is not held. This year's new members were nominated and confirmed by the outgoing board, with the approval of Fr. John. Here is a brief introduction to our new members:

The St. Jude Religious Education Team is excited to continue walking with families in your faith journey.  
Keeping in mind the safety of our families, while still helping you grow closer to Christ, we have been exploring faith-at-home programs for the upcoming Religious Education year. We are working out the details and making plans to provide opportunities to learn, deepen your faith, and connect with your community from the comfort and safety of your home. 
We feel that this will provide the most fruitful and effective means of transmitting the faith to our children, especially during these challenging times. The Family of Faith Program will provide clearly designed lessons and activities for the whole family to do at home, and then once a month families will come together for enjoyable events and activities.  
Registration for the 2020-2021 Religious Ed. year is open and can be found on our website: https://stjudeparish.net/
For more information, or if you have any questions please contact Heather Buison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   
St. Jude is looking to fill two important staff positions. PreK Aide and Sanitization Assistant

Congratulations to our First Holy Communicants from St. Jude and Sacred Heart parishes:

William Armenteros, Addison Block, Chase Bowen, Lucas Casteel, Max Chilcote, Callista Clark, Camryn Curtis, Chase DeVliegher, Brooklyn Dillon, Cecilia Figueroa, Madelyn Harris, Tess Hiller, Collin Hintz, Gabriella Hintz, Caleb Horner, Gavin Johnson, Liam Kubiak, Christian LaSane, Henri Ledee, Lukas Lurie, Montana Mester, Leighton Mink, Pierce Riggs, Maxwell Shook, and Ava Vitale.
Dear Friends and Parishioners of St. Jude,

As we celebrate the sending of the Holy Spirit upon the Church this weekend, we give thanks to Christ for His gift to the church. Personally, I would like to thank you for welcoming me to the neighborhood and parish community.

Come celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with Father Julius Friday, June 19 with "Mass On The Grass" at 6 p.m.
This year St. Jude will host a virtual Round-up event for our registered and prospective incoming classes. Both events will be available to join as a Google Meet.

We want to give you a heads up! For over 10 years now, The Race for Education has been a source of tremendous school spirit as well as a major fundraising activity sponsored by our Home and School Association. (INTERESTED IN MAKING A DONATION? USE THE FORM LINKED HERE!)

This event combines the best of family partnership with community spirit. “The Race” itself (as we call it for short) is a one hour walk-a-thon style event where families are asked to provide names and addresses for 5 or more family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, or community acquaintances who will make a flat donation (pledge) on their behalf. Once we have that information,the HASA Board, Race coordinator, and volunteers take care of the rest. For those veteran families who have participated in the Race for Education in past years, here are some things that will be different this year due to the school closure and business disruptions caused by COVID-19:

• The Race itself will be held “virtually” during a date range we will later announce. This means that families (or at least the students) will agree to conduct and certify that they participate in one hour of continuous activity such as walking, running, or biking. We may add some fun elements such as a
way to share photos of your family doing this together.

• There will be no sticky label sheets to fill out and return. (Hopefully most will find this to be a plus).We will provide access to an online submission form to provide your donor names and addresses.

• Mailing of pledge forms will be handled by volunteers only. Instead of students writing a customized message during school, we will print the pledge cards with a message that you provide during the label submission. This too should come as a relief to families. (We are going to stay traditional with the mailing, however; as it adds a genuine touch for the donor and avoids the risk of emails to donors becoming labeled as junk if we were to attempt an online only campaign.)

• We are reducing the required number of labels from 15 to 10 for students to qualify for the prize drawings. This is to allow families more discretion to omit names they may have submitted in thepast if their contacts are experiencing financial distress. We will also add language to the pledge cards to ensure donors know we are grateful for their prayers and support, even if a financial contributions  is not within their ability this year. 

You may direct any questions to the HASA Board (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and we will share them with the necessary persons to get you a response. Thank you for taking the time to learn about this.  ~St. Jude HASA