This annual fundraiser for the Sandy Springs Community Assistance Center helps feed children during the summer months when they don’t have access to free or subsidized meals at school. Each dollar you donate purchases up to three pounds of food. Every dollar counts!
Category: Parish News
Honor or Remember a Loved One with Easter Flowers
Would you like to honor or remember a beloved family member or special friend this Easter season? Please make a donation toward the purchase of the lilies that adorn our altar. Please drop your envelope in the offertory, or set it up online here. Special envelopes are in your monthly offertory packet or you can pick one up in the church vestibule.
Donations may be any amount and will be used to purchase the lilies placed in the church. Baskets with the names of those honored or remembered will be placed under the altar during the Easter Masses.
Congratulations Alice Harris – Saint Jude Woman of the Year!
We are happy to announce that our Saint Jude Woman of the Year for 2023 is
Alice Harris! Alice will be honored at a special Mass Saturday, March 25 at
11: 00 am at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 319 Grayson Hwy. Lawrenceville, GA 30046.
Alice grew up near Jacksonville, Florida, attending a Catholic school run by the Sisters of St. Joseph. After high school, she came north to attend the University of Georgia. Upon returning to Florida after college, she met Bill Harris who would become her husband. Bill was in the navy reserves and was transferred to Atlanta at Peachtree Dekalb Airport (which used to be a navy reserve airport!) They settled in and raised their six children. During that time, Alice and Bill became founding members of Saint Jude and remember Mass being celebrated in classrooms at Sandy Springs High School! Alice attended the groundbreaking for the church building that still serves us today. When the school opened, she enrolled her three oldest children and never looked back.
As her children got older, Alice one day offered to fill in for a friend in the office at North Springs High School. She would stay there for 25 years! Still, she found time to volunteer at her parish, cooking for the “Bereavement Committee” (now called Helping Hands), helping sacristans, serving as president for Women of Saint Jude, and money counting on Monday mornings. At age 98, Alice can still be found each Monday morning counting money from the past weekend’s collection!
Alice’s family has grown over the years, with 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren! But that isn’t the extent of her “family”! In Alice’s words “Saint Jude is an extension of my family, and the parish means so much to me. Whatever I can do to help, I will. That’s what family does, and that’s what family is all about.” Congratulations to Alice Harris, who truly embodies the mission of our parish to be the church to others!
Take Our Campus/Facilities Survey
Our parish has been a spiritual home for countless families during our 62-year history. We are now looking at planning for our future so that we can continue to be that spiritual home for many more years to come. One of the first steps in this process is to hear from current parishioners like you! We have created a short survey about our parish campus and facilities. Please complete it – it is important that we hear from you! The survey can be anonymous if you choose – just don’t fill out the name field. Thank you in advance for your time and dedication to our parish.
Saint Jude Service Squad for Rising 6th and 7th Graders
During this summer camp, your rising 6th and 7th grader will learn about
organizations in our community, the work they do, and how we can help. The camp will be held the week of June 12-16.
We are Hiring – High School Youth Minister and Preschool Director
Come join our team! We have the following full-time employment opportunities available.
Celebrating Your 50th or 6oth Wedding Anniversary in 2023?
The Archdiocese of Atlanta would like to honor couples married in 1973 and 1963 with an invitation to a Golden/Diamond Wedding Anniversary Mass on Saturday April 1, at 12:00 pm, at Saint Brigid Catholic Church. A light reception will follow the Mass for the anniversary couples and their families. Space is limited. Please go to http://tiny.cc/anniversarymass to RSVP for this event and for additional information.
New Family Preschool Application
Thank you for your interest in Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic Preschool!
- All fees and tuition payments are non-refundable, even in the event of withdrawal from our preschool.
- Tuition is paid in 10 equal installments. The first tuition installment is due in July 2023 with the final installment due in April 2024.
Vacation Bible School (VBS) Registration Now Open
VBS returns the week of June 12-16 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm for kids age 5 (by 6/13/23) to rising 5th grade. Your child will enjoy faith-based lessons, music, games, crafts, fun activities, and more. The cost per child is $60 with a family maximum of $180. Our co-leaders are working hard to put together a fun and educational week but we will need adult and teen volunteers to help with a variety of activities. Our nursery will be available for parent volunteers with children age 4 and younger. Registration is now open.