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RCIA Class • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Sarah's Hope Dinner at St Jude
16 Annual Sarah’s Hope Foundation Dinner and Silent Auction, March 4th here at St. Jude. Vicki Tiahrt will be the featured speaker. Guests of Honor will be Bishop Carl Kemme, Fr. Jim Mainzer and Todd Tiahrt. Doors open at 6pm. A catered meal will be served at 6:30pm. Cost is $20 per person. For reservations call 316 209-5029.
Bishop Carroll Meeting
If your child will be attending Bishop Carroll next year, you will be required to attend a meeting on January 25 or January 26 at 7:00pm in St. Joseph’s Hall. Parish Family Agreements will be signed at that time. All students, no matter what grade, are required to have a Parish Family Agreement. Both parents and student are required to sign.
Pro-Life Collection Thru 2/19
Gently used and new baby clothes, baby equipment, maternity clothes, formula, and diapers will be collected in the vestibule of the church through February 19th. Place items in the playpen located in the church. Items will be distributed to women who changed their minds at the gate of Wichita’s abortion clinic and to Birthline crisis pregnancy center. Please be generous as we approach the anniversary of Roe v Wade and 44 years of legalized abortion.
2016 Parish Mission
2016 Parish Mission with Fr. Greg Schmidt
2016 Parish Picnic
RCIA Celebrates the Rite of Acceptance and Welcoming On Sunday Oct. 23 at the 8:30 Mass St. Jude had seven non-Catholic Inquirers who came forward to receive the Rite of Acceptance and Welcoming. During this ceremony each one told Father Jim what they asked of God’s Church, they each received “Signing of the Senses” by their sponsors, and received a cross and a Bible. Those who participated were: David Smith, sponsor David Walsh; Jami Bailey, sponsor Sherry Fowler; Jeanne Federico, sponsor Wayne Gile; Paul Bryan, sponsor Yvonne Bryan; Trenton Lloyd, sponsor stand-in Chris Benefield; Tammy Miller, sponsor Carolyn Nungesser; and Lester McGuire, sponsor Sharon Campbell. Other members of our class are Kaylee Killgore and Twyla Kreiner. Every Sunday at 8:30 Mass the RCIA participants gather in the front pews and then are dismissed after the homily. When they leave Mass with an RCIA team member, they are going to St. Theresa’s room to discuss the Mass readings and homily. This is to help them understand and experience more fully the impact of the scriptures in our everyday lives. This time together every Sunday is known as “Breaking Open the Word.” Please pray for the RCIA process and those who are on this journey of faith. Diana Wolfe.
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St. Jude Food Pantry
It’s that time of year again. In a few weeks many of us will be sitting down to a meal and giving thanks for our blessings. We would do well to remember that not all are as blessed as ourselves. There are those among us that struggle to provide a daily meal for their loved ones. Your continued support helps in our mission to assist those individuals. Last year we assisted over 250 families by providing turkeys and “extras” for their Thanksgiving dinner. We anticipate that number again this year. We currently need cake mixes, pumpkin or other pie fillings, evaporated milk, and jello. What would Thanksgiving be without all the wonderful desserts; won’t you help? “The generous will be blessed, for they share their food with the poor”. Proverbs 22:9
Are You Interested in Joining RCIA
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process established for the universal Church for individuals to become Catholic and receive the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist. The Rite speaks of conversion as a “spiritual journey.” Centered on fostering a deep relationship with Jesus and the Church He founded, this journey takes place through distinct stages over a period of time suitable to bring about a significant experience of the parish community, and commitment to the liturgical and moral life of being a Catholic. There is no obligation involved for those who attend our casual and informal sessions. Our Inquiry Sessions begin Tuesday, Sept. 13, in St. Theresa’s Room.
Who is RCIA for?
Adults in need of Baptism.
Those baptized in another Christian tradition who desire to become Catholic.
Those baptized Catholics in need of First Communion and/or Confirmation.
Practicing Catholics who wish to learn more about their faith.
Catholics who have lapsed in their faith and want to return to good standing.
For more information call Diana Wolfe, 838-1113.
Totus Tutus 2016
Totus Tuus was held at St Jude this year, Sunday July 17th—Friday July 22nd. They spent the week learning and sharing with each other and on Friday they had a celebration of dessert, water balloon fights & popsicles on the playground. Since they were all smiling, we knew they had a good time.