Welcome to the St. Jude Church website. We are committed to helping people to "Live, love, and serve in the image of Christ". We welcome those that are looking for a home to grow closer to Christ in His word and His Sacraments.
Join us every weekend for Mass: Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. and Sundays at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 12:00 noon.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 215-822-0179 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to meeting you.
There is no 6:30 AM Weekday Mass during Summer months
Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM
Saturday: 9:00 AM & 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 & 10:00 AM and 12 PM
Saturday: 3:30-4:30 PM
Sunday: 9:15-9:45 AM
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Parish Family Picnic View
Saint Jude Parish has just been FORMED....
There is no financial obligation to register - only if you wish to purchase items from the program.
Pope Francis' Year of Mercy View
THE JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY STARTS TODAY!
Seeing a great need for mercy and healing in the world, Pope Francis called for the Year of Mercy. This is a special time for us as individuals and as a Church to take an entire year to study and reflect on mercy, receive mercy, and be merciful towards others.
At Dynamic Catholic, we are passionate about helping you grow spiritually. That’s why we have put together 8 simple yet powerful ways to experience the Year of Mercy. Check out all our great resources for the Year of Mercy at DynamicCatholic.com.
JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY
Archdiocese of Philadelphia—archphila.org/mercy
Theme for February 2016:
Confession, Sacrament of Mercy
“Through the ministry of the Church, may God give you pardon and peace…”
Each time the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Penance is celebrated, the priest begins the formula of absolution with these words. They express the profound reality that is taking place. First, there is the recognition that the Church mediates God’s loving activity of forgiveness of sins. Jesus intentionally created the Church to extend his victory over sin. Second, this Sacrament, like all the others, begins with God’s initiative. Long before we recognize our need for God’s mercy, he is already calling us to him, extending his offer of grace. That, of course, is what the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Penance is all about: God’s love which overcomes even our sins. There is nothing that we can do in life that will cause God not to love us. As Pope Francis has said so well, it is not God who tires of forgiving us; rather, it is we ourselves who tire of asking for forgiveness! But we never should give up on our desire for holiness. God will forgive us if we approach the Sacrament with sincere contrition. There is no need to be afraid!
In this Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has called on the Church to throw open the doors of mercy, to show the vultus misericordiae – the face of mercy – to all those who need it. Whether one receives this Sacrament regularly (a commendable practice) or has not been to Confession for many years, let this Year of Mercy be a time in which we take
advantage of this generous offer of “pardon and peace.” –Eric Banecker, Seminarian, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Quote from Catholic Tradition: “In the life of the body a man is sometimes sick, and unless he takes medicine, he will die. Even so in the spiritual life a man is sick on account of sin. For that reason he needs medicine so that he may be restored to health; and this grace is bestowed in the Sacrament of Penance.” -St. Thomas Aquinas “When you approach the confessional, know this, that I Myself am waiting there for you. I am only hidden by the priest, but I Myself act in your soul.” -Jesus to St. Faustina, Diary of St. Faustina 1602
To continue reflecting on this theme, consider:
Recommended Book for the Month: 7 Secrets of Confession, Vinny Flynn
Parish Financial Report View
St. Jude Children's Choir View
St. Jude Children's Choir - Sing a Joyful Song - The St. Jude Children's Choir invites all children of the parish in grades 3 through 6 to join us as we praise God through song. No experience necessary- we will teach you all you need to know.If interested, please come to choir practice from 6 pm until 7 pm in the church choir loft or after school from 3:30 until 4:30 pm in Mr. Meade's Music Room.
Camp Heart View
Several St. Jude Parish high school students are taking part in Catholic Heart Work Camp, or Camp Heart. The first group went to the Dover area, the second group went to an area near Pittsburgh and our third group went toward Newark, NJ.