Saint Jude School has been selected to create an exhibition of artwork for the Sandy Springs Library, to be displayed throughout the month of January. We are so proud of our artists-in-training and of the inspired work they have created under the guidance of Mrs. Molnar. Be sure to stop by the Sandy Springs Library this month to see the display, “Art Through the Ages.”
Now that we are into cold weather months, cases of flu and other viruses have begun and will be on the rise until spring. This is a reminder that you are excused from attending Mass if you are sick. (Reference CCC 2181: The Sunday Eucharist is the foundation and confirmation of all Christian practice. For this reason the faithful are obliged to participate in the Eucharist on days of obligation, unless excused for a serious reason (for example, illness, the care of infants). In addition, if you are recovering from a contagious illness, you should refrain from shaking hands, taking Holy Communion on your tongue or from the Cup. Let’s all work together this winter to do our best to prevent the spread of viruses at our parish.
Post Abortion Treatment and Healing(PATH) is here to help. PATH will be facilitating a Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend retreat on February 14-16. This weekend retreat helps women and men who are struggling with the grief of abortion find peace and inner healing. There are additional weekends scheduled throughout 2020.
Our Boy Scout Troop 623 will be taking orders after all Masses on the weekend of February 1-2 for California Navel oranges, California Cara Cara oranges, and Texas Star Pink grapefruit. Orders will be delivered to your home (8 mile radius of Saint Jude) on Sunday, February 9.
Applications for our parish preschool will be available on January 7, 2020. We provide a nurturing, loving, Christian environment for our children. Our structured classrooms are the setting for a curriculum which begins with socialization and progresses to school readiness skills. The program runs September to May from 9:00 am -12:30 pm.
The ARTSY Market, our annual Women of Saint Jude Spring Art and Gift show, will be on Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13. The show highlights gifts for spring events such as First Communion, Mother’s Day, and Graduation. Vendor applications are due on February 15.
Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2019 is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” Learn more about our National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence here.
On Wednesday, January 22, our nation will mark the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal throughout the United States. Learn more about our parish activities, Archdiocesan events and USCCB resources.