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Interested in RCIA?
Interested in Learning about the Catholic Faith? If you or someone you know is curious about the Catholic Church or interested in becoming a Catholic, our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process you need. Current Catholics are also welcome to learn more about their faith. Call Diana Wolfe for information, 838-1113. Please pray for our future RCIA class members.
Help Needed at Lord's Pantry
Lord's Pantry is in need of persons that can help unload the food trailer and move goods to the pantry basement. Items may weigh up to 50 lbs. If you can help do this please come to the rectory basement on Monday mornings at 9 am and find Sharon.
Totus Tuus is coming to St. Jude!!
Totus Tuus Needs Your Help: Parishioners needed to provide housing and meals for the TotusTuus team members who will visit our parish July 17- 22. We are in need of one host family for two female team members and one host family for two male team members Lunches for the week for the team members and families to host the team for dinner on Mon., Tues. and Wed., in their home. Many hands make light the work!” Also, any high school students interested in volunteering for the Totus Tuus grade school program must schedule day and times with Syndi Larez. Please contact Syndi Larez at 316 208-8848 if you are interested in hosting or helping.
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
Bailey Family Missionaries
A message from the Bailey Family (Catholic Foreign Missionary Family at St. Jude): We are so excited to let you all know that we are going to Costa Rica in May! We leave Wichita on May 4th to drive to Big Woods (Family Missions Company home base). We will spend a week there praying and preparing for our new mission. We fly out of Houston for Costa Rica on May 12th. Please pray for this time of transition and for our new mission post. Consider becoming a monthly mission partner through your prayers and financial support. Donor cards are in the back of church. Donations can also be made online through our blog. We love you all! - See more at: www.baileyfamilymissions.blogspot.com.
Lord's Diner Help Needed
Looking for a great stewardship project? Please consider working at the Diner. St. Jude’s day is the 4th Tuesday of each month. We have a few people who work the evening shift, but we don’t have anyone working the day shift. Call David Mendoza at 304-9665 if you can help us out.