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.
Monday-Friday: 6:30 AM & 9:00 AM
Saturday: 9:00 AM & 4:30 PM
Sunday: 8:00 & 10:00 AM and 12 PM
Saturday: 3:30-4:15 PM
Sunday: 9:15-9:45 AM
St Jude Parish
News & Events
Ash Wednesday, March 1st, Services View
Ashes will be distributed at: 6:30 AM Mass, 9:00 AM Mass, 7:00 PM Mass and 4:30 PM Prayer Service
Lenten Schedule View
Stations of the Cross:
Fridays in Lent at 2:15 PM and 7:00 PM
Living Stations (PREP)
Sunday, March 26 at 6:30 PM
Living Stations (School)
Wednesday, April 12 at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM
Monday through Friday - 6:30 AM
Monday through Saturday - 9:00 AM
Thursdays throughout the day following the 9 AM Mass, with Benediction at 7:00 PM
Thursdays following the 9:00 AM Mass and at 7:00 PM
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions)
Saturdays: in the Chapel from 3:30 to 4:15 PM
Sundays: 9:15 - 9:45 AM
Parish Lenten Confession with Visiting Priests -
Monday, April 3rd from 6:30 until 7:30 PM
St. Jude Chili Cook-off Fiesta, Saturday, March 4th View
Y’all grab yer best flannel and blue jeans, then saddle up and meet up down at the ole St. Jude chuckwagon at sundown for the best chili cook-off this side of Texas!
$30 per family, $12 per adult, $5 per child. Cost includes: Chili, cornbread, tortilla chips, toppings, hotdogs, drinks & desserts
Please note: There will be no tickets issued. Your name will be at check-in. While Tickets can be purchased at the door, early responses assure we have the right amount of food! Please email email@example.com
The Areas Largest Mens' Spirituality Conference Saturday, March 4, 2017 View
Saturday, March 4, 2017 St. Joseph’s University
Conference Mission Statement “As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” (John 20:21) As Catholic men of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, we strive to make Jesus Christ Present in our lives. Called together, we seek God’s grace to strengthen one another and grow in commitment to our Catholic faith. Equipped as witnesses of the Gospel, we serve our
families and the Church.
To register for this year’s Men’s Conference please visit ManUpPhilly.com/registration or pick up a registration form from the Adult Faith Formation table outside the Chapel.
$50 per person includes lunch. Note: Special Early Bird Pricing and Student Pricing is available.
WOMEN’S SPIRITUALITY RETREAT March 10 - 12 View
THE MARIANIST FAMILY RETREAT CENTER
Cape May Point, NJ www.capemaymarianists.org
WOMEN’S SPIRITUALITY RETREAT March 10 - 12
Join other women in a creative exploration of your own story and stories of women in faith. Come alone, or with a relative or friend. A team of women has prepared this weekend of rest and renewal. Eucharist, other prayer experiences, beach walks, socials and fun are included. Cost: $135pp, double occ.
or call 609-884-3829
Some financial aid is available
Saturday Vigil Mass and Confession time change View
Effective, Saturday, January 7th, the Mass time for our Saturday Vigil Mass will change from 5:00 PM to 4:30 PM
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) will be offered on Saturday from 3:30 PM until 4:15 PM
Parish Financial Report 2016 View
October 30, 2016
My friends in Christ,
As I reflect on my first year as Pastor of St. Jude Parish, I am amazed and very grateful for all that we have
accomplished in such a short
Board of Limited Jurisdiction Announcement from Msgr. Beach View
St. Jude Parish
321 West Butler Avenue, Chalfont, PA 18914
October 14, 2016
Dear Parishioners and School parents/guardians:
Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, stated, when discussing Catholic Education:
"When we all come together to educate our children, we will be one step closer to creating a World of good.... We provide the values and support that can help people, especially young people, develop concern for the poor and for justice, and to contribute to the common good.”
St. Jude Parish remains committed to these ideals, recognizing the criticality of parochial Schools to not only parish life but to the world at large. As St. Jude parishioners, you have no doubt witnessed the treasure that our school is and the gift that it is for our community. We are extremely blessed and equally proud to have a Parish school that educates, nurtures and develops our students both spiritually and educationally, St. Jude School Continues to remain a vibrant, award-winning, faith-based School. As such, we are very excited to share some wonderful news regarding actions our parish will be taking to further support and strengthen our Parish school.
As you know, over the past 5 years, many parochial Catholic schools have had to close or have been consolidated. As a result, the pastors and principals of Bucks County formed the Bucks County Education Advisory Council to determine what proactive actions can be taken to assist our parish Schools. The Board analyzed the many challenges facing area Catholic education such as declining birth rates and changing demographics.
As a result, in collaboration with the Office of Catholic Education, the Board strongly recommended that all parish elementary schools form a "Board of Limited Jurisdiction" for the future sustainability of our schools. The primary goal of this Board is to invite parishioners and those Committed to Catholic education to become more involved in the planning and support of our parish elementary Schools.
As such, our schools will benefit from greater lay involvement and ownership. This will not diminish the ultimate responsibility and authority of the Pastor, in collaboration with the Principal, for the success of our Schools.
The role of a Board of Limited Jurisdiction includes setting non-curriculum policy for the school and is responsible to develop a strategic plan for the future of the school, including:
- Institutional Advancement, which includes development, recruitment, retention, marketing/communications, strategic planning, alumni/ae relations.
- Financial oversight, which includes budgets, tuition, financial aid, annual giving and endowments,
Over the past six months, we have reviewed this recommendation with our Parish Leadership Committee, Finance Council and Pastoral Council, who have been unanimous in their support.
We are pleased to announce that we have formed a Steering Committee to establish a Board of Limited Jurisdiction for St. Jude School. The members of the Steering Committee include: Monsignor Francis Beach, Sister Elizabeth, Deacon Tim and members of the St. Jude community: Mrs. Kathy Fuehr, Mrs. Kathy O'Neill, and Mr. Ed Wild.
We anticipate that the Board will be operational in early 2017.
Please keep us in your prayers as we continue in our efforts.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Monsignor Francis W. Beach, Sister Elizabeth Marley, R.S.M.
Saint Jude Parish has just been FORMED....
There is no financial obligation to register - only if you wish to purchase items from the program.
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.