Knights of Columbus Virtual Holiday Food Drive

Leave No Neighbor Behind this Holiday Season! In lieu of the annual food collection drive that our Knights of Columbus Council sponsors each Thanksgiving for the Community Assistance Center (CAC), they are asking for monetary donations this year to collect funds to purchase food for those in need.  The drive begins the weekend of October 24-25.

Faithful Citizenship

During this election year, please see our resources to help you in your decision-making on candidates and issues.

Dispensation to Attend Mass Extended Indefinitely for Those with Health Reasons

The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass for persons with health reasons or concerns remains in effect for all in the Archdiocese until further notice. Because of this, those wishing to participate in Mass and receive Holy Communion can do so by attending any Mass any day of the week. The obligation to keep a holy Sabbath remains, and Catholics are reminded that, even while homebound, they are to devote themselves to, among other practices, personal prayer, meditation on the readings from the Sunday Mass and the making of a spiritual Communion.  While those who are at high risk or who care for someone at risk can and should stay home and participate in an online or televised liturgy, Archbishop Hartmayer encourages those who are healthy and are not burdened with the fear of being exposed to the virus to begin returning to Mass and receive the grace of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. Watching the celebration of the Mass on the computer or TV cannot become a substitute for receiving the sacrament.

We are Hiring! Full-Time High School Youth Minister

We have the following position available at our parish.  Please see the details below.

Full-Time High School Youth Minister

Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic Church – Sandy Springs, GA. is seeking a full-time High School Youth Minister. We are a vibrant parish in metro Atlanta with 2800+ families.  This position works in collaboration with the DRE and the Pastor to develop and integrate faith formation and youth ministry initiatives through our Life Teen program. The Youth Minister manages the Life Nights, Core Team development, Youth Retreats, and our Confirmation Program. The ideal candidate has excellent organization and communication skills, high energy, takes initiative, and must be comfortable with current technology applications for communication. Qualified applicants will be a practicing Catholic committed to the teachings of the Church. A degree in Theology or Religious Education preferred or a pertinent bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of two years of experience working in youth ministry or a related field. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with salary expectation and resume to Director of Religious Education, Mary Karen Keneally or fax 770-415-3567.


See Video on New Mass Procedures

Please watch this important video from Msgr. Joe about new procedures we will follow for all in-person Masses. To avoid confusion, watch this video before making your Mass reservations. 

Statement on Racial Violence and Protests

Statements have been issued by Pope Francis, Archbishop Hartmayer, and other Bishops within the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in the wake of the death of Mr. George Floyd and the protests which have broken out in Minneapolis and other cities in the United States.

See Archbishop Gregory Hartmayer’s statement from Saturday, May 30 denouncing all racism and calling all Catholics to seek and pray for true, peaceful justice.

See Pope Francis’ statement on the death of George Floyd: We cannot tolerate racism and claim to defend life.

See statement from the Bishops of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

See statement from Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

Pastoral Letter Against Racism from the USCCB 

Priest Reassignments

A message from our pastor, Monsignor Joe Corbett

Thank you Father Suarez!

As you will recall, on Friday, May 15, 2020, the Archbishop of Atlanta, Most Reverend Gregory John Hartmayer, OFM Conv, announced the 2020 priest assignment changes for parishes. Father Roberto Suarez, Chaplain to the Brazilian Community at Saint Jude the Apostle – and previously Parochial Vicar to the Hispanic and Anglo communities – has accepted a new assignment in the archdiocese. This is Father’s last weekend with us before he goes on vacation and taking up his new assignment as Parochial Vicar at Saint Lawrence Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia on July 1, 2020.

Unfortunately, at this time of pandemic it is not possible to host a public gathering for parishioners, clergy and staff to express our sincere appreciation to Father Suarez for his service to the Hispanic, Brazilian, and Anglo communities of our parish. We prayerfully extend to him every blessing and success as he accepts his next priestly assignment. Father’s new address will be: Father Suarez, St. Lawrence Church, 319 Grayson Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The phone number will be: 770-963-8992.

Father Vanderley Oliveira will be assigned to serve our Brazilian community. He is a priest of the diocese of Barra do Pirai-Volta Redonda in Brazil. He visited our community earlier this year. Presently, he is serving in a parish in Brazil while waiting for his visa. When it is granted he will take up his new assignment here in Atlanta. In the mean time we will have visiting priests each week to celebrate the Portuguese Mass.

God Bless You,
Monsignor Joe Corbett