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 & 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 & 10:00 AM and 12 PM
Saturday: 3:30-4:30 PM
Sunday: 9:15-9:45 AM
St Jude Parish
News & Events
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass Schedule View
Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Wednesday, December 7th - 7:00 PM Vigil Mass
Thursday, December 8th - 6:30 AM, 9:00 AM & 4:30 PM
Storytime with Santa View
STORYTIME WITH SANTA
Sunday December 11th
Join us after the 10:00 Mass in the school cafeteria for crafts, carols and
a special story reading from the big guy himself!
Don’t forget to bring your camera!
Raffles for handmade Christmas wreaths and take home treats for the kids
This is a free event, but please respond to
email@example.com to reserve your spot.
**Be sure to include # of children attending**
Hosted by the School Enhancement Team
COLLEGE-AGE RETREAT January 6 – 8, 2017 View
January 6 – 8, 2017
The Marianist Family Retreat Center
417 Yale Avenue • Cape May Point, NJ
This retreat is designed to bring young
people together of college-age (17-22). So whether
you are in college or working come join us to
renew your spiritual life, deepen your relationship
with God and to meet new friends. Our time will
be filled with prayer experiences, peer group
discussions, Eucharist and lots of fun!
Cost: $130 per per son, double occ.
Register at: www.capemaymarianists.org or call
Some financial aid is available
* Current Year High School Seniors are welcomed
Theology on Tap View
All young adults ages 21-39 are invited to a special Theology on Tap with Archbishop Charles Chaput on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 second-floor terrace of the 'Stove and Tap' restaurant (329 W. Main Street Lansdale, PA). The event is hosted by Metanoia Young Adults of Montgomery County. Archbishop Chaput will speak about his new book, "Strangers in a Strange Land," about living the Catholic faith in contemporary American culture.
Food and drink will be available for purchase beginning at 7 p.m., and Archbishop Chaput will speak at 7:30 p.m., followed by time for Q&A. For more details and to register, please visit: metanoiayoungadults.weebly.com/archbishop
Saturday Vigil Mass 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
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.