romanmissal 160The Roman Missal, 3rd ed. will be implemented in the United States of America on the First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2011. We have gathered resources and information to help parishoners understand and feel comfortable with the changes in the words we will hear and speak at Mass.

Our Time to BuildDue to the generosity of so many people we have updated our "Wish List" to include items that were not on the original plans but that we still need:

Bike rack $1,000
Pews, long $2,000  |  Pews, short $1,000
Chairs (we need 80 for the cry room) $165

If you would like to sponsor part of a stained glass window, contact the Parish Office. Please talk to Mary or Fr. John for more details about any of the above.

Thank you for your support!

Here is a brief history of Divine Mercy Sunday to compliment the stained glass window in the church at St. Jude.

On the first Sunday of Lent, February 22, 1931, Our Lord Jesus Christ is reported to have granted a vision of Himself to St. Maria Faustina Kowalska of the Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in the city of Plock in Poland.

She saw Him clothed in an ankle-length white garment, His right hand was raised in blessing: the left was touching His garment at the breast where, from beneath the garment lightly drawn aside, two large rays were coming forth as though from His heart. The ray to the left of the onlooker was red in color; the ray to the right was pale, that is colorless, like a clear crystal.

After St. Faustina had gazed intently at the vision for a while with emotions of deep reverence and great joy, Jesus gave her these instructions:

Paint an image according to the pattern you see, with the signature: Jesus, I trust in You! I desire that this image be venerated, first in your chapel, and then throughout the world. I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish. I also promise victory over enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I Myself will defend it as My own glory.

Upon the request of her spiritual director, St. Faustina asked whether the words "Christ, the King of Mercy" could be the inscription on the image. Jesus gave her this answer: I am the King of Mercy. I desire that this image be displayed in public on the first Sunday after Easter. That Sunday is the Feast of Mercy. St. Faustina then heard these words coming from God the Father: Through the Word Incarnate I make known the bottomless depth of My mercy.

Further, in prayer she received the inner understanding that these words must be clearly in evidence on the image: "Jesus, I trust in You."

When her spiritual director asked about the meaning of the rays, she received this explanation from the Lord: The two rays denote Blood and Water. The pale ray stands for the Water which makes souls righteous. The red ray stands for the Blood which is the life of souls. These two rays issued forth from the very depths of My tender mercy when My agonized Heart was opened by a lance on the cross...Happy is the one who will dwell in their shelter, for the just hand of God shall not lay hold of him.

cemetery2017 2Columbarium Niches:

Include engraving 
All opening and closing costs 
Each niche can hold 2 urns of ashes

Sacred Heart & St. Jude Parishioners:
Until November 30, 2017:  $2500 
After November 30, 2017:  $3000

Until November 30, 2017:  $3000 
After November 30, 2017:  $3500

sacred heart cemeteryCemetery Plots:

Sacred Heart & St. Jude Parishioners:  $650
Non-parishioners:  $750

For More Information:

Call Mary at (574) 291-0570 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The News Events of this past weekend:  have left us all very saddened, angry, remorseful, devastated, and the list of adjectives goes on.  One young person, anywhere, is one too many, as we would all agree, but the numbers released by the AG and media regarding Pennsylvania, dating all the way back to WWII, were indeed overwhelming to all, and not least of all, the many, many good priests and religious around the world who serve the Church well and have for decades.  These are very hard and difficult days for all of us who proudly bear the name Catholic and know of the immense good the Church has done since the beginning of Christianity.  

An upright food freezer:  Does anyone have a freezer (not chest type though) that they would like to donate to the school kitchen?  It would be great if it was a self-defrosting or at least new enough that it is economical to have on all the time.  If so, please give the office a call and let Emily know.   It doesn’t have to be really large either.  Mostly used for ice and few odd items otherwise, unless doing a special event in the kitchen, at which time we can also use a small chest freezer that we have in the bar area of the Keller Room. We can arrange for pick-up.  Thanks so much. ~Fr. John

Stewardship In Action!

Our parish is made up of active, concerned individuals and families. These generous persons give of their time and energy to help others. We hope the following information will help all parishioners to be informed of the many good works that are being done in Christ’s name at St. Jude and Sacred Heart Parishes; and, hopefully, this listing will serve as an encouragement to foster more involvement.

Become a ‘steward.’ Grateful for what God has given you in the first place, give of your time, talent and treasure.

Mission Statement:
The music ministry at St. Jude Parish strives to proclaim the goodness of our God in song, and to support the singing of the entire parish family. In joy and thankfulness, we bring the best that we have to offer, a gift service and praise.  

As a musician there is no greater privilege than to have the opportunity to give one’s gifts in the house of God.  Sometimes we forget this; the concert stage is more glamorous and rock stars are more famous.  Yet the church is a special place for music making.  It is a place for family, for worship, and for transformation.  We believe in the transformative powers of music, to move us to tears, both of joy and sorrow.  Music can help us express the deepest longing of our souls, and express them in a unity and harmony that speech cannot give.

There are many opportunities to be involved in the music ministry at St. Jude Parish. Regardless of what your musical gift is, there is a place for you to serve. Browse the links on the right side of the page for more information about each ensemble or contact the office directly about getting involved.

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