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MOM's Group • 8:45am - 10:15am
Ash Wednesday Masses
Ash Wednesday Mass times are 8:00am and 6:15pm.
2016 Welcoming Dinner
Welcome Dinner for new parishioners who joined St. Jude between February 1, 2015 and January 31, 2016, will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, February 28 in the Parish Hall. This dinner is sponsored by the Welcoming Committee and Parish Council. There will be games for the kids and door prizes for all ages. RSVP to the parish office at 838-1963 by Monday, February 22.
In partnership with Via Christi Health, St. Jude is proud to introduce "He Heals", a ministry focused on healing the hurts of body, soul and spirit through the sacraments, prayer and stewardship. In recognizing that true healing involves more than curing physical ailments parishioners will be provided opportunities to experience healing involves more than curing physical ailments parishioners will be provided opportunities to experience healing as patients, clinicians and caregivers through He Heals.
The He Heals retreat is scheduled for March 7, 2016.
The evening will include testimonies on stewardship, clinician perspective and prayer. A presentation on healing by Father Mainzer, followed by a Eucharistic adoration healing service. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick. In celebration of Jesus' ministry of healing through the sacraments, those assembled for the service will be invited to touch the veil of the Blessed Sacrament. Following the service, will be the opportunity to participate in individual or prayer and connect with fellow parishioners.
February Red Cross Blood Drive
Save the Date: Monday, Feb. 15th is St. Jude’s American Red Cross Blood Drive. It will be on the bloodmobile from 2:30-6:30pm in our parking lot. Please make plans to donate that day by calling 1-800 Red Cross to schedule an appointment.
St. Jude K of C Valentine’s
February 13th, 5:30 – 11PM, Parish Hall; 3030 N. Amidon, Wichita, Kansas $20/Person or $40/couple, $35/KofC member couple. Reservations required, please call for reservations: St. Jude Parish office 316-838-1963, Dan Wimberly 316-943-4906, Tom Depperschmidt 316-838-3793. Dinner, Desserts, Set-ups, Music, some Beverages provided!Social hour 5:30-6:30, Dinner served @ 6:30. Door Prizes, 50/50 Drawing; All are welcome; you may pay at the door!
Knights of Columbus-December 2015
In November, we held a breakfast for the Seminarian and our mission familyin Costa Rica. Unfortunately, we did not collect enough to support both of them. So, part or all of the proceeds from Breakfast with Santa will go to fulfill this pledge. Breakfast will be pancakes, ham eggs and hash browns. It will be from 8:30am to 12:30pm on December 6. The pictures below are from the November breakfast. The Meditation for January from the “Building the Domestic Church” goes as follows: From St, John Paul II’s general audience Sept 10, 1997, Mary appears therefore as the supreme model of personal participation in the divine mysteries. She guides the Church in meditating on the mystery celebrated and in participating in saving event by encouraging the faithful to desire an intimate, personal relationship with Christ in order to cooperate with the gifts of their own life in the salvation of all…” The Scripture Reading of the Month is Psalm 84:9-13. The Knight of the month for November is Adam McNeil and the family of the month for November is Mike and Barbara Lesperance.
See you at Breakfast with Santa!
RCIA CELEBRATES THEIR FIRST RITE
On November 15 at the 8:30 Mass Father Jim will conduct the Rites of Acceptance and Welcoming. Our Inquirers and their Sponsors will participate in these special Rites together. The Inquirers are: Frances Rathbun, Maya Maddox, Jonathan Denning, and Holly Smith.
Nov. 15 will also be 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 that 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.
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
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.