Faith, family, & fraternity make up the foundation upon which the Knights of Columbus stand. An international organization of Catholic men and their families, the Knights are dedicated to the concepts of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. The Knights promote the Catholic faith, support the clergy, promote charitable work among the faithful, and provide social fellowship among the members. Our programs make a difference in the community. The organization meets on a regular basis and is open to any Catholic man 18 years or older. Current Grand Knight is Joey King.
It is the privilege of each woman in the parish to belong to Altar Society. In order to promote a Christian family spirit, Altar Society sponsors and promotes several events throughout the year. Funds generated from activities are used for various parish needs; altar breads and wine, Christmas flowers and candles, etc. As funds permit donations are made for various items not covered by the parish budget. This is, in part, our way of striving to meet the mission of St. Jude Parish.
Funeral dinners provide an excellent opportunity to express sympathy, sorrow, and concern to the family of the deceased. In providing this service, we eliminate the burden this would place on the family. We allow them to bet- ter deal with their grief by having the support of friends around them, without the worries involved in preparing a large meal. Volunteers are needed to provide food and to help serve.
Harvest House promotes activities, fellowship and helps stimulate retirees to keep active in mind and body. Belonging builds a closeness to parish members. Any person 55 or any retired person is welcome to join. Notices of upcoming activities are in the weekly bulletin.
C.Y.M. draws youth to responsible fellowship, participation, and leadership in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic Church. An organization for all High School youth of the parish, C.Y.M. sponsors social functions, prayer and service activities, and low competition coed athletics. Activities at both the parish and diocesan level are part of the program. All St. Jude youth, 9th grade through 12th grade, are welcome and encouraged to participate.