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Red Cross Blood Drive: June 6
The next Blood Drive will be on Monday, June 6th from 1:30-6:30pm on the Bloodmobile. If you would like to donate, please call 1-800-RED-Cross to make an appointment. Thank you for helping make someone’s life much better.
“Summer Encounter with Christ” Programs for adults will be presented at St. Jude
Catholicism-The New Evangelization will be June 8-13 in St. Theresa’s Room. You will have a choice of coming at 12 noon or 7:00pm. Cost is free. Please register by May 25th.
Consoling the Heart of Jesus will be June 7- August 9 at 7:00pm in St. Theresa’s Room. Cost is $11 for book. Please register and pay by May 25th. Registration forms can be found in the vestibule or the parish office.
Totus Tuus will be coming to St. Jude this summer for Grades 1- 12. For Grades 1-6, it will be held July 18-22 from 9:00am-3:00pm. For Grades 7-12, it will be held July 17-21 in the evenings. Cost for Totus Tuus will be: 1 Child-$10; 2 Children- $20; 3 or more-$25. Forms can be found in the church vestibule or the parish office.
Register and pay by May 25th.
Calling all volunteers……calling all volunteers. Come join the fun and have lunch on us. Our success depends on YOU. Help us to help others throughout the year. All funds from the sale are used to support St. Jude Parish. If you have any comments or questions, please call Martha Donohue, 755-2535 or Sue Iniguez, 831-0809. For further information log onto stjudewichita.org and click on the organizations tab then go down to Altar Society.
Donation drop-off dates and times
Sunday, May 29 - 12 noon to 3pm :
Monday, May 30 - 8 am to 6pm
Tuesday, May, 31 - 8am to 8pm
Wednesday, June 1 - 8am to 2pm
Garage sale times
Thursday, June 2 - 8:00am till 6:00 pm
Friday, June 3 - 8:00 am till 6:00 pm
Saturday, June 4 - 8:00am to around 1:00pm
The Easter Vigil The Holiest of Nights
On Saturday, March 26, we saw the culmination of the RCIA process in the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation—Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist--as four new members joined our church, one Catholic received Confirmation, and a married couple had their marriage blessed.
The Catechumen who was baptized is Holly Smith. Her Godparents are Dee and David Smith. The Candidates joining our faith were Francis Rathbun, sponsor Carol Ingle; Jon Denning, sponsor Maureen Roos; and Maya Maddux, sponsor Shaun Berning. Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation was Heather Wall, with sponsor David Wall. Our couple who had their marriage blessed into the Catholic Church is Holly and Corey Smith. For those of you who were able to attend this ceremony, it was an amazingly joyous and happy occasion to witness. Kitty Michot and Kelly Benoit beautifully sang the “Litany of the Saints”, and the choir and musicians were wonderful. I also thank Lora King for being the photographer for all the RCIA Rites this year.
A reception was held in the parish hall after the service, and all parishioners were invited for refreshments and to welcome our new members. The parish hall decorations and reception table were set up and arranged by Mary Goetz and her helpers. The food and drinks were donated by the RCIA team members, and many of them helped set up and clean up afterwards. Thanks to all of them because the reception couldn’t happen without their contribution of time and talent.
Your prayers are an important part of the RCIA process. Thank you, Diana Wolfe
Do You Have Any St Jude Sports Uniforms?
Parents, please check closets and drawers!! We are missing some St. Jude sports uniforms. Please bring them to the school office as soon as possible.
What is SCRIP?
SCRIP is a fundraising method popular with non-profit organizations. With SCRIP, retailers offer gift certificates/cards to non-profits at a discount. The non-profits sell the gift cards to families at full face value. The families redeem them at full face value, and the discount or rebate is retained by the non-profit organization as revenue. The parish/school office has SCRIP available to local grocery stores, restaurants and department/retail stores. Purchasing SCRIP is easy. You choose the gift cards you want to purchase and pay either by check or cash. As each gift card is sold the school receives a percentage of the sales. The percentage may be as small as 1% or as large as 16% depending on the retailer. Every little bit adds up. The profits from the sale of SCRIP go to the PTO account to be used for funding of events, repairs and purchases for the school. So next time you read the Bulletin and see, “We sold $5,175.00 last week for a profit of $204.77; with 20 families participating”, you may understand a little more what it means.
HOW DID THE RCIA PROCESS HELP YOU IN YOUR FAITH JOURNEY?
I asked this question of RCIA members, and here are some of their responses:
“Spiritually I am now a soldier of Christ whereas before I was not.” R.R. 2015
“The RCIA class was a wonderful thing the church provides. It teaches you the truth about the faith, and explains why we believe what we do, and clears up any misconceptions. My experience with Protestant churches had been just say you wanted to join and you were in. No training on what that denomination believed and why. I love the Catholic Church. When we are out of town and cannot attend mass at St. Jude, we always attend where we are, and feel like a part of that church while attending mass, not a visitor. It is truly heartwarming.” J.W. 2015
“My deepening dating relationship with my fiancé, the pull of Reconciliation, the beauty of the Mass itself and the fact that I was actually feeling spiritually FED…all these things pulled me in to RCIA. RCIA isn’t a one-lane, no-stops trip to becoming a Catholic. It’s part of an inquiry process, and there’s no “obligation” to join at the end if you’re still of inquiring mind. But I knew—at least for me—that once I was in, I was a goner for the Church.” A.R. 1998
“The RCIA program has been what I hoped it would be. The entire team has been great and full of knowledge. They are all able to clarify questions or confusion. We have a lot of great resources available to us. Thanks to everyone on the RCIA team who has been committed to make this a positive and wonderful experience.” C.T. 2013
“RCIA has been helpful to me for many different reasons. The different parts of the Mass have been broken down for us. We learned how the Catholic Church is organized. Knowing that so many volunteers are prepared and waiting for us every class night helps keep me motivated to learn. My daughter and I both make sacrifices every week so that I can attend RCIA, but I walk out of class feeling that those sacrifices are worth it.” J.M. 2013
“RCIA ushered me into falling in love with the Church. Some of the relationships that began in those weekly classes are still very precious to me and have helped me realize how lucky I am to be a Catholic woman. I have made lifelong connections, and they are not of the shallow variety that life so often presents us with. The dedication of the volunteers and teachers is a powerful testimony to how beloved our faith is, and also illustrates what a gift it is to be the recipient of the knowledge, humor, support, love and guidance of all the wonderful people who serve with RCIA. I LOVE my Church. I would not be making it through these hard, long days caring for my very seriously ill Mom without the faith cradling me and helping me pray when I don’t have words.” B.L. 2015
Dillon’s Community Rewards Program
Replacing the current Dillon’s Reloadable Cards: Beginning Feb. 1, you will be able to use your Dillon’s Plus Shoppers Card to support St. Jude Catholic School.
1) Go to www.dillons.com/communityrewards
2) Sign in or create an account
3) Enroll your Plus Shoppers card. There is a 12 digit
number on the back of the card or you can use your
alternate ID (which is your 10 digit phone number.)
4) Select number 10422 to support St. Jude Catholic
1) Call customer service at 1-866-221-4141
2) Give them your Plus Shoppers card number
3) Ask them to select number 10422 to support St. Jude Catholic School.
Thank you for taking the time to enroll. Each time you use your Plus Shopper’s card, Dillon’s will give back to St. Jude Catholic School a percentage on a quarterly basis. Some restrictions apply.
Great Websites to Strengthen Marriages and Families
National Marriage Week: http://www.nationalmarriageweekusa.org/
Marriage-Unique for a reason: http://www.marriageuniqueforareason.org/
Amazing Parish-Marriage and Family Resources: http://amazingparish.org/marriage-family