Mass Times

Chalice
Lord's Day Mass
Sat 4:30 PM
Sun 8:30 AM
11:00 AM
Daily Mass
Mon,Tues
8:00 AM
Wed 6:15 PM
Thur,Fri 8:00 AM
See the bulletin for details
 

Confession Times

Saturday
3:30-4:05 PM
Weekdays
30 minutes before Mass
Confession
 
Thursday, January 18th

Friday, January 19th

Saturday, January 20th

Sunday, January 21st

Ultreya • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Monday, January 22nd

Invitation From Sister John Patrick

OPEN HOUSE

Dear Parishioners, Sister John Patrick (formerly Sister Loretta) is having an open house at Our Lady of the Trinity Priory, the “first home” for the Servants of the Trinity. The priory is only a residential home, appropriate for “beginnings.” However, several people expressed interest in a visit since her recent move and she is glad to open the doors! All are welcome to stop in for a visit!

1:30-4:30 p.m.

January 6, 7, 13, or 14

4746 N Baja St., Wichita

 

Pro-Life Collection thru Feb. 14

Desperate for diapers, all sizes!  Formula from Walmart, (Parent's Choice brand with the blue lid)
Gently used and new baby clothes, maternity clothes,  are being collected. Place the items in the playpen located in the church vestibule thru February 14th. Items will be distributed to women who changed their minds at the gate of Wichita’s abortion clinic and to Birthline crisis pregnancy center. 
We are  approaching the anniversary of Roe v Wade and 45 years of legalized abortion but more importantly, a possible upcoming Kansas Supreme Court ruling stating that the Kansas Constitution guarantees a women's right to abortion. Such a ruling would null and void all previous pro-life legislation.

 

Kapaun's Men

 

Attention men of St. Jude: do you desire to make a difference in the world?  Servant of God Father Emil Kapaun was an ordinary man who made an extraordinary difference to the people around him, and he is a great example as to how we all can do the same.  To help achieve this, St. Jude is starting a Kapaun’s Men group geared just to the men of the parish.  The Kapaun’s Men Virtue Series features video on the life of Father Kapaun and opportunity to grow in friendship with your fellow men.  It will be an 8-week series starting in late January.   We will meet weekly here at St. Jude. Time and room is to be determined.  Stay tuned for additional details in the weeks to come.  Whether you know a lot or a little about Father Kapaun, we invite you to attend.

 

 

 

RCIA 2017-18 First Rite

RCIA CELEBRATES FIRST RITE

      On November 12 at the 8:30 Mass Father Jim conducted the Rites of Acceptance and Welcoming.  Father was assisted by Mark and Loretta Miller, Directors of RCIA.  Our Inquirers and their Sponsors participated in these special Rites together.  The Inquirers are:  Jesse Haskin and sponsor Joey Mies; Fabiola Magana and sponsor Ricci Creekmore; Mary Lue Calkins and sponsor Tom Depperschmidt; and Shaden Swaim and sponsor Alexis Cunningham.   

     Also attending RCIA to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation is Lorena Salazar.   Her sponsor is Teresa Castellanos.    Others attending the class are Pauline Lopez, Monica Lopez, and Cassandra Lopez.  

     November 12 was also the beginning of the “Breaking Open the Word” phase of the R.C.I.A. process, every Sunday at the 8:30 Mass.  The Inquirers will be dismissed after Father Jim’s homily to further discuss the message of the week’s Liturgy of the Word.  To “Break Open” God’s Word means to discover newness or a beauty in Scripture that we never saw before.  Our Breaking Open the Word sessions do two important things: 1) learning the content of our readings to teach us to know God; 2) this deeper friendship with God pushes us to act and live these readings during the coming week.

     RCIA is a class for anyone who would like to learn about the Catholic Church.  Class meets every Tuesday evening from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.   For information call Mark Miller, 518-4372.   Please pray for our class and for those who are teaching them. 

March for Life

 

March for Life will be  January 16-21, 2018.  For information, contact Bonnie Toombs at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. DioceseofWichita.org

 

 

 

Apples for Students

 We are again collecting Leeker’s register receipts for the Leeker’s Apples For Students Program:. Receipts dated Sept. 1, 2017 - Mar. 3, 2018 are valid. Save your receipts. Send them to the school or drop in the box in the vestibule of the church. 

 

 

 

HOW TO USE THE ELECTRONIC DOORS

 

   We now have electronic doors located at the church main entrance and canopy entrance.  They will be on and operating for all the weekday and Sunday Masses.  We hope that our parishioners with canes, walkers and wheel chairs will find them to be helpful.  Each electronic door is identified by the blue and yellow “Automatic Door” sticker.  One may enter or exit by pressing slam plate marked “Push To Open”.  Slam plates are located both outside and inside the church.  When the slam plate is pressed the door will open for about 20 seconds.   

   There are two more things to keep in mind.  First, after the door has been activated, it will close automatically.  However, if it is set on “soft close” it may not latch.  In this case, the door will have to be pulled shut if you entered or pushed shut if you exited.

 

   Secondly, the doors will continue to be locked outside of the scheduled Mass or church service times.  In this case, the e-door switch will be in the off position.  Those who keep and adoration hour will still need to ring the doorbell to be let in.  Check to make sure the door has latched behind you as you enter – and pull it shut if it has not.  We cannot leave the power switch on with the doors locked, because activating the doors will stress the motor.

 

 

 

Enrollment for St. Jude Pre-K

 

St. Jude part time Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs are having open enrollment for the 2017/2018 school year. Ages 3-5 year olds.  Please contact the office at 838-0800, or Denice Seely at 641-1269 for more information or to get registered.

 

 

 

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gifts programs and will match an employee's charitable gift. If you work for a matching gift company please contact your human resource department and request a matching gift form.

Aetna,   Equiva   Motorola,   American Express,   Northrop Grumman,   Amgen,   Occidental Petroleum,  Anheuser Busch,   PepsiCo,   Bank of America,   Goldman Sachs,   Pfizer,   Bankers Life,   Oxy,   H&R Block,   Pitney Bowes,   Black & Decker,   Hallmark Cards,   Boeing,   Hewlet-Packard,  Burlington Northern Santa Fe,   Raytheon,   Case,   Intel,   Cessna,   Sherwin-Williams,   Coca-Cola,   Merck & Co.,   Merrill Lynch,   Union Pacific,   Vulcan,   Eli Lilly, Morgan Stanley.

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?

 

  1. Adults in need of Baptism.

  2. Those baptized in another Christian tradition who desire to become Catholic.

  3. Those baptized Catholics in need of First Communion and/or Confirmation.

  4.  Practicing Catholics who wish to learn more about their faith.

  5. Catholics who have lapsed in their faith and want to return to good standing.

    For more information call Diana Wolfe, 838-1113.

 

St. Jude Catholic Church

3030 N. Amidon
Wichita, KS 67204

316.838.1963
sjoffice@stjudewichita.org

 

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