St. Jude Catholic Parish - South Bend, Indiana

Children's Christmas Choir

Parents of children from grades 1st - 8 who are interested in singing at the 4 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass may sign up by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with name, age of child, and contact information. Rehearsals are Saturdays, Dec. 9 & 16 at 3 p.m. and Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. Please be sure to register, so that music is prepared for your child.

Tweens, Teens and Above
Anyone interested in joining the Adult Choir for the Advent Season and 10:30 p.m. Christmas Mass is welcome to attend rehearsals on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 for the season. If you are interested in singing at the 6 p.m. Christmas Mass, contact Betsie (above), rehearsals TBA. INSTRUMENTALISTS with at least high school proficiency are welcome at any Mass. Please contact Betsie.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS CHOIR

Parents of children from grades 1st - 8 who are interested in singing at the 4 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass may sign up by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with name, age of child, and contact information. Remaining rehearsals are Saturdays, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. and Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. Please be sure to register, so that music is prepared for your child.

TWEENS, TEENS AND ABOVE

Anyone interested in joining the Adult Choir for the Advent Season and 10:30 p.m. Christmas Mass is welcome to attend rehearsals on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 for the season. If you are interested in singing at the 6 p.m. Christmas Mass, contact Betsie (above), rehearsals TBA. INSTRUMENTALISTS with at least high school proficiency are welcome at any Mass. Please contact Betsie.

From the Pastor - December 10, 2017

The Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Mass:  An oddity this year that even has me confused to a point!  They ARE two separate obligations that are to be fulfilled--they pray two different liturgies, with different readings, obviously.  The Sunday obligation can be fulfilled by the usual attendance of Saturday Mass or a Sunday morning Mass, or technically, any time Sunday (That's the oddity as far as I'm concerned.)  Even though Sunday evening's Masses will all be Christmas Masses, not the Mass of Sunday, you can count it as your Sunday Mass, and then go again on Christmas Day to fulfill the Christmas obligation.  Yes, it seems silly to attend two Christmas Masses and think of one as counting as the obligation for the Fourth Sunday of Advent--there are times where I too, agree with all of you).
       

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The Cookie Walk

It’s that time of year. The St. Jude Altar & Rosary Sodality’s Annual Cookie Walk where you can purchase different kinds of cookies for your holiday parties, etc.
 
December 9 and 10 after all the Masses
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 7:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday in the Keller Room
$5.00 a pound
 
We are also having a Prize Raffle: ~ buy 1 ticket for a $1.00 or 6 for $5.00. Bring 3 non-perishable items for St. Vincent de Paul and receive a free ticket for the raffle.
 

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Prayer Gathering - December 11

You are invited to our monthly Prayer Gathering in the sanctuary of St. Jude Church from 7-8:30 p.m. this Monday, December 11.

We invite you to begin this evening of prayer with our regularly scheduled 5:30 p.m. Mass, followed by light refreshments in the Narthex. If you have questions, call Dave and Jan Torma at 291-3381.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie Night

When: This Friday, December 15th 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
What: movie, snacks, and activities
Who: St. Jude School students, Pre-K through 7th Grade
Why: We are raising money for the 8th grade field trip.
How much: $15 for one child, $10 for additional and $30 max per family

Do you need a night to shop or just enjoy a few hours to yourselves? The 8th grade parents and students have the answer! We will watch your kids while you enjoy yourselves! Plus, your child(ren) will enjoy watching “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (animated version) and participating in some fun holiday activities.

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Christmas Concert

St. Jude Kindergarten - 4th Grade students will present their Christmas concert “Around the World at Christmas” at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 21 at the Kroc Center in South Bend. Members of the parish community are invited to join us for this free performance!

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True Reformers
“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” or, at least that’s the assumption based on that familiar holiday song. But what does that look like at your house? Most of us anticipate the great sales at the mall on the day after Thanksgiving, string lights on the outside of our house, and decorate the inside of our homes. But how exactly are we preparing our hearts for the greatest gift we’ve ever been given?

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Young Adult Retreat

Saturday, January 13, 9:00 a.m. - Sunday, January 14, 1:00 p.m.
Sacred Heart Parish Center, South Bend
Theme: Speak Lord, Your Servants are Listening
 
When you pray, does the Lord respond? Can you sense God speaking to you in any way? Would you like to hear the Lord more clearly?

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Rekindle The Fire 2018 - Mark Your Calendar!

8th Annual Diocesan Men’s Conference
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum