IOH Giving Tree in Church Vestibule

Interfaith Outreach Home (IOH), a ministry of our parish, empowers homeless, working families to achieve self-sufficiency. Founded in the 1980s by our parish along with several other churches and synagogues, IOH houses families and gives them the necessary tools to grow savings, give their children stability, and ultimately purchase their own homes. Each of these families has a full-time working adult who desires to achieve what most of us already have – a stable home life for their family. The most valuable gift you can give to the families of IOH this Christmas is the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty and achieve stability. You can do so with our IOH Giving Tree by contributing to the costs of housing and serving these families. By ensuring the sustainability of IOH, you give the most precious gifts of all to families in crisis: Hope, Haven & Healing.

The IOH Giving Tree will be displayed in the church vestibule through Christmas.  Parishioners are encouraged to stop by to choose an ornament representing their intended donation and donate online.

Archbishop’s Annual Appeal – Time to Send in Pledge Payments

If you pledged to give to the 2022 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, now is the time to send in your pledge payment if you have not already. Our parish goal is $274,700 and to date, the archdiocese has received $226,903 on behalf of our parish. This shortfall of over $47,000 will come out of our offertory as the Archdiocese requires us to pay any deficit out of our operating funds.
Saint Jude has always risen to our share of this archdiocesan-wide campaign. You can also make a donation without having made a pledge!

Advent Resources

During the four weeks of Advent, we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth through prayer and reflection. We contemplate the First Coming of Jesus as Savior, and anticipate his promised Second Coming. And amid the flurry of Christmas preparations, we look for practical ways to observe the holiness of the season in our everyday lives.

See our Advent Resources page to learn about  programs, videos, books etc. to help you wait and prepare for the coming of our Lord.

 

Sign Up to Light the Advent Wreath

Advent begins Sunday, November 27.  At all Sunday Masses  (including Saturday Vigil) during this season, we have a family, couple, or individual light the Advent Wreath  on our altar. We invite you to sign up and be a special part of our Masses during Advent.

Knights of Columbus Monastery Gift Sale

Our Knights of Columbus are holding their annual Monastery Gift Sale virtually this year. Products include fudge, biscotti, coffee, and honey. 70% of the gift sale proceeds go directly to the Monastery and the balance to our council. You can purchase online now. We will also have an in-person sale the weekend of December 17 – 18 and your online purchases will also be available for pickup at that time.

 

Catholic High School Open Houses

Is your child applying to Catholic high school for 2023-24?

Learn more about scheduled open houses for area Catholic high schools.  Click on the links below for additional information on their academics, athletics, and fine arts programs, financial aid, and school tours and shadowing.

Blessed Trinity High School
Sunday, October 30 – 1:00-3:00 pm

Holy Spirit Preparatory School
Open House Dates – TBD.  Tours by appointment

Marist School
Sunday, December 4 – 1:00 – 4:00 pm

St. Pius X
Sunday, November 6 – 1:00 -4:00 pm