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ATTENTION CYM members! Confirmation candidates and Sophomores who need stewardship hours: CYM is helping Altar Society clean up after the Quilt Bingo this afternoon. If you would like to help, be at St. Jude at 3:45 PM. We will help fold up quilts for winners, then put away tables and chairs and sweep the floor. If you need a stewardship form signed, please bring it with you.
Saint Jude Knights of Columbus- October
Hello, the month of October is turning out to be a busy one. We have the Tootsie Roll Weekend. We will be setting up after all Masses at the church and at Leaker’s Family Foods in Valley Center on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 9, 10, and 11. We will also setup at Dillon’s at 21st and Amidon the following weekend on October 16, 17, and 18. 20% of the money collected goes to the State Council to help in the sponsorship of the Special Olympics. The rest is split among New Hope, Starkey, ARC of Sedgwick, and Ministry for Disabilities of Wichita Diocese. On October 18, we will host a Pro-life Breakfast and several pro-life groups will be present to answer your questions on life. The menu is eggs, pancakes, hash browns, and sausage. The proceeds of this breakfast will go to the pro-life groups. Cost for this feast is FREEWILL DONATION.November 15, we host a breakfast for our seminarian and missionary family. December 6, we host “Breakfast with Santa.” The menus for these two events have not been set at this time. We’ll see you during the Tootsie Roll Weekend and the breakfast on October 18. The Knight of the month for September is Tony Stutey, and the family of the month for September is Walt and Rita Hansen. Vivat Jesus, Alex Federico, FS
Novena to Close South Wind
Oct. 1st to Oct. 31st - Novena to Close South Wind Abortion Center & Planned Parenthood
Altar Society's Quilt Bingo
St. Jude Altar Society Quilt Bingo, Sunday, October 11. Doors open at 12noon for lunch. Bingo starts at 2pm. Twenty beautiful quilts for bingo. With an additional quilt for raffle. Baby quilts for sale.
New Church Bulletin
The new Church Bulletin starts in October. If you submit items for the bulletin, they will need to be in the office by 9am on Monday mornings.
Benefit Garage Sale
A Benefit Garage Sale will be held to help support parishioners, Blair and Donovan Bailey who are missionaries for Family Missions Company serving in Costa Rica. The sale will be held on Friday October 16th and Saturday October 17th from 7am-5pm at 1717 N Kessler in Wichita. Donations are gladly accepted. A bake sale will also be held, so any baked good donations are also gratefully accepted. To donate, please contact Debi Rohr at 773-4556. To learn more about the Bailey's Mission, go to http://www.baileyfamilymissions.blogspot.com/
God has blessed each and every one of us with our own unique talents. Each parishioner has talents they can share with our parish family. St. Jude will have our annual Stewardship Renewal Weekend on September 26 & 27 during all Masses. Please pick up your packet on your way into Mass. If you feel you would need more time to fill it out, you may wish to pick it up on the weekend of September 20/21, just please remember to bring it back with you the following weekend. During the Parish Picnic, there will be members from the ministries here at St. Jude to answer any questions you may have. We are all called to be stewards of the gifts that God has entrusted to us – Thank you for being a steward.
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
Interested in Joining the Catholic Church?
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. Our Inquiry Sessions begin Tuesday, Sept. 15, 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.
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.