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35Th Annual Garage Sale
35th Annual Altar Society Garage Sale: Workers needed for the following days: Sunday, May 28 - setting up tables, sorting & pricing donated items
Monday, May 29 - sorting & pricing donated items
Tuesday, May 30 - sorting & pricing donated items
Wednesday, May 31 - sorting & pricing donated items
Thursday, June 1 - day of sale
Friday, June 2 - day of sale
Saturday, June 3 - day of sale, tearing down & cleaning area. We work in two shifts, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and lunch is provided. If you can help, 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 28 - 11am to 3pm
Monday, May 29 - 8 am to 6 pm
Tuesday, May, 30 - 8 am to 6 pm
Wednesday, May 31 - 8 am to 2 pm
Accepted - books, clothing, collectibles, furniture, glassware, hobby/craft/sewing items, holiday decorations, jewelry, kitchen items, linens, pictures and frames, small electrical appliances, toys.
NOT accepted - artificial Christmas trees, garden hoses, gas cans, household paint, luggage, microwave ovens, tires, tube-type televisions. We need brown paper bags & plastic bags. All donations should be clean and in good working condition Please considerhelping out this year either by donating items, donating food for the workers or volunteering your time to work. All funds from the sale are used to support St. Jude.
RCIA 2017 - Rite of Sending
On Sunday, March 5, at the 8:30 Mass, the RCIA catechumens (unbaptized) and candidates (baptized) received their Rite of Sending from Father Jim. They came forward, along with their sponsors, to sign the St. Jude Book of Elect. This book was taken to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 4:30 for the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion. This ceremony was presided over by Bishop Kemme and included 19 parishes in the Wichita diocese.
Those who participated in the ceremony and are seen in the photos are:
David Smith; sponsor, David Walsh
Jami Bailey; sponsor, Sherry Fowler
Trenton Lloyd; sponsor, Shawn Stockemer
Jeanne Federico; sponsor, Wayne Gile
Paul Bryan; sponsor, Yvonne Bryan
Tammy Miller; sponsor, Carolyn Nungesser
Lester McGuire; sponsor, Sharon Campbell
Also attending were Father Jim, Diana Wolfe, and Frances Rathbun.
Catholic class members to be confirmed are Kaylee Killgore and sponsor Cory Kroupa; Matt Bailey and sponsor, Sherry Fowler. Also attending class is Twyla Kreiner.
The RCIA class is now The Elect and will receive their Rites of Initiation—Baptism (if needed), Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist—at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday, April 15, at 8 p.m. This will be followed by a reception for family, friends, and the St. Jude parishioners. Please plan to attend this reception and welcome them into the Catholic Church. Also continue to pray for them, their sponsors, and the RCIA team. Thank you!
Anyone who is still interested in taking photos for our Parish Directory,please contact Syndi Larez at 316-208-8848. If we have enough interested, we will be scheduling another day with the photographers here at St. Jude.
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.
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.
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?
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.