Mass Times

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

Confession Times

3:30-4:05 PM
30 minutes before Mass
Monday, August 31st

Tuesday, September 1st

Wednesday, September 2nd

Altar Society • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
CYO • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, September 3rd

Friday, September 4th

Services for Roger York

The Rosary for Roger York will be Sunday, August 30th at 3:00pm.  His Funeral Mass will be Monday, August 31st at 11:00am.

Both will be at St. Jude.

Services for Julianne McLean

The Rosary for Julianne McLean will be at 6:30pm Friday, August 28.  Her Funeral Mass will be at 10:30am on Saturday, August 29.  Both will be at St. Jude.




I asked this question of RCIA members, and here are some of their responses:


 “I like how the Catholic faith focuses on personal responsibility and accountability.  I had been frustrated for some time with my former church in that I felt the focus had turned to judging others.  I am really impressed on how welcoming and respectful Catholics are to members of other faiths, and how much the Wichita Catholic Diocese does to help people in the community.”  J.M. 2013


 “Absolutely.  I had always been led to believe that Catholics did not read the Bible.  Not true.  I read the Bible more now than ever before.”  J.W. 2015


 “I enjoyed going to the RCIA classes, and even though it took time out of our busy schedule, I truly felt at ease about going.  I enjoyed listening to people’s stories and learning more about the Catholic faith.  In all the previous years of my wife and I trying to find a church home, Sunday mornings were a chore for me.  Going with my wife and three children to Mass each Sunday is a wonderful experience for all of us.”  R.M. 2013



“Mass felt RIGHT.  Familiar, in a way, since it was so close to what I was use to in the Episcopalian faith, but it was kind of like “Episcopalian PLUS.”  Also, the idea of going to Reconciliation sounded GREAT to me.  The idea of taking your spiritual burdens, relieving them on a trusted soul who would not only grant you forgiveness if you were truly repentant, but would also give you helpful counsel as part of the deal? Where do I sign up? I still to this day LOVE the whole idea of Reconciliation, it’s one of the main things that made me fall in love with this faith.”  A.R. 1998 


 I love these stories.  They are so beautiful and sincere and each person is now a member of St. Jude Parish.  I truly enjoyed helping them travel their faith journey that culminated at the Easter Vigil Mass.   If you know anyone who would like to check out the Catholic Church, please tell them to call me; and remember the RCIA team members in your daily prayers!   Thank you, Diana Wolfe – 838-1113; or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Brand New Church Bulletin- Coming Soon!!!!

 Starting in October, St. Jude will be completing and starting a brand new Church Bulletin. During the week of August 24th Liturgical Publications will be working on setting up the advertising for our new bulletin. Please consider advertising in the bulletin since the revenue from the ads is what makes the bulletin possible at no cost to the parish. It’s a terrific way to get you name in front of the families, business owners, and visitors at the church. If you are interested or just curious as to prices and want more information, please call Jon Becker: 800-950-9952 ext. 2536. Feel free to email him at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 


Week of Prayer and Fasting

Priests for Life and a coalition of religious and pro-life groups have announced a Week of Prayer and Fasting to end the Evils of Abortion and Planned Parenthood, from August 22-29, 2015.  At, several prayers have been posted to utilize during this week. These prayers include the intentions of repentance for our nation, an end to the killing of children and the selling of their body parts, healing for those wounded by abortion, conversion of abortionists, and strength and perseverance for pro-life activists.  Please use and promote these prayers (available in English and Spanish) among your friends, families and social media contacts.  Those who are participating are asked to sign up at The Wichita demonstration will be in front of Planned Parenthood of Wichita located at 2226 E. Central at 10:00 am on Saturday August 22nd.  You  can make your own signs. "Defund Planned Parenthood" would be good one.  "We love babies WHOLE not in parts" would be another good sign. Come, pray together. Let's keep after Planned Parenthood until they are just a footnote in history books.

VIRTUS Session


 A 3hr. VIRTUS Training Workshop will be held on Sunday evening, Aug. 30th from 6-9pm in the Parish Hall. All employees & volunteers working with children in our schools and Diocese are required to attend a session. Babysitting provided. To preregister, visit and click-on Registration. For questions, call 838-0800 or 755-1616.




Sand Volleyball Tournament


 Jersey’s Grill, Aug. 29th, games to start at 8:30 am. $20 person and teams of 6-8 players, (adult teams to have at least 2 females on their team) Money goes towards new volleyball uniforms for the 8th grade girls and hopefully nets for the school as well. Contact Lara Smarsh (8th grade volleyball coach) 518-4288




St. Jude Knights of Columbus- August 2015

Hello, hope you had a good summer. School has started and we will soon start RCIA and PSR at the parish. September also is the time for your Stewardship, showing your time, talent, and treasure with the parish. For this, here are the last of the gifts of the spirit.

Generosity – sharing one’s own gifts and goods with others-

Is your heart growing larger or shrinking?

Do you give your time, treasure, and talents to God and others?

Do you ever find yourself giving the least amount you can to your ministry?

September is also the time of our parish picnic. The Knights will be serving hamburger, hot dogs, and beer brats. There will also be a bounce house for the kids, soccer challenge, bingo, and fellowship with fellow parishioners. The parish picnic will be on September 20 this year with a request of the parish to bring side dishes and desserts. The list of what to bring will be listed in the bulletin before the big day.

10 Ways to Love

  • Listen without interrupting. (Proverbs 18)
  • Speak without accusing. (James 1:19)
  • Give without sparing. (Proverbs 21:26)
  • Pray without ceasing. (Colossians 1:9)
  • Answer without arguing. (Proverbs 17:1)
  • Share without pretending. (Ephesians 4:15)
  • Enjoy without complaint. (Philippians 2:14)
  • Trust without wavering. (1 Corinthians 13:7)
  • Forgive without punishing. (Colossians 3:13)
  • Promise without forgetting. (Proverbs 13:12)

Hope to see you at the picnic!

The Knight of the month for July is Mike Webert, and the family of the month for July is David and Arleen Banowetz. Vivat Jesus, Alex Federico


I asked this question of my RCIA members. Here are some responses:

“I felt called by the priest in Meade, Kansas that baptized our youngest grandson. A majority of our friends are Catholic and our son joined the church before he was married, and he was going to raise his children in the Catholic Church. God called and I finally listened.”

J.W. class of 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.

St. Jude Catholic Church

3030 N. Amidon
Wichita, KS 67204



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