St. Jude Catholic Parish - South Bend, Indiana

From the Pastor - October 15, 2017

Members of BOTH Parishes:  In order to help us update our e-mail records for you (so many change carriers from Comcast to G-mail, or from AOL, or whatever) please put your name and current e-mail on a separate slip of paper, in with your envelope this week, or if donating “on line” or with cash or check, please write it down on a slip of paper and simply drop it in the collection basket as it is passed by.  Please do this for our record-keeping. Your e-mail is used so that we may more easily reach you since so many are on the go and not easily reached by phone.

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School News - October 15, 2017

St. Jude School is excited to announce that it has been rated an “A School” by the Indiana Department of Education for the 2016-17 school year. Our ISTEP scores rebounded strongly, which we attribute in part to our close monitoring of student progress through formative assessments such as NWEA. We have provided differentiation of instruction, intervention, and support plans to students so that they can all show growth and improvement. One of the reasons for our excellent rating was that the lowest 25% of our students, as compared to the year prior, showed strong growth. Overall, our students showed above average growth compared to ISTEP’s projection from the year prior.

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The Parish Mission: Say YES My Lord!

"Yes, Lord.  I have come to believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, te one who is coming into the world."
— John 11:27

October 22-25, 2017
Come for an evening...or better yet, for all four sessions!
Starting at 7:00 p.m. every evening. Childcare available.

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Men’s Welcome Weekend and Knights of Columbus Information Night

Friday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Council on South Ironwood

Learn more abut these 2 great Men’s Ministries!

Pizza and beverages provided
For more information: Art Sears at 574-210-0253, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saint Ignatius of Antioch on

Born in Syria, Ignatius converted to Christianity and eventually became bishop of Antioch. In the year 107, Emperor Trajan visited Antioch and forced the Christians there to choose between death and apostasy. Ignatius would not deny Christ and thus was condemned to be put to death in Rome.

Ignatius is well known for the seven letters he wrote on the long journey from Antioch to Rome. Five of these letters are to churches in Asia Minor; they urge the Christians there to remain faithful to God and to obey their superiors. He warns them against heretical doctrines, providing them with the solid truths of the Christian faith.

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Youth Group News

Meeting With Meaning
Knowing the Saints to be a Saint

Saturday, October 21
3:00 p.m. -  4:30 p.m.  at St. Jude

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Panera Fundraiser!

Panera on Ireland Road will donate to our school a portion of the proceeds from your purchase Wednesday, October 18 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. when you show them the flyer available in this week's bulletin.

Sacred Heart Craft Fair

The Sacred Heart Altar and Rosary Sodality presents...THE CRAFT FAIR

Saturday, October 21 
9:00 a.m. -  2:00 p.m.
in the Sacred Heart Parish Social Hall

We have a wonderful variety of home-made arts and crafts!
Also check out the Bake Sale and Luncheon menu!

Rosary Sodality News

We are looking for 5 more helpers for the Parish Mission on Tuesday October 24.  If you are planning to attend that night, and willing to help, please contact Christy McCarty at 299-1422. Thank you.

Our next meeting is on Wednesday, November 8th at 7:00 p.m.  Details in a future bulletin!

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