"For where there are two or three gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them," Matthew 18:20. A newly formed group dedicated to prayer and the rosary will be gathering in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Garden for a short time each fourth Saturday of the month from 9:30 to 10:00. Although the grotto has short steps to sit on, you may prefer to bring a folding chair. 





St. Jude's Church would like to thank Chris, the manager at Johnson's Garden Center on West 13th Street. He has been very supportive of Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Garden. Johnson's Garden Center donated four large red crepe myrtle bushes for the north area of the grotto. They are blooming now and are so beautiful. Please visit the grotto to appreciate their generosity. 

Thank you to Ryan Jeffery of Westlake Ace Hardware (Westlink Shopping Center at Central and Tyler) for helping us to beautify Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Garden. Ace Hardware provided twenty-four beautiful Martha Washington geraniums which were planted on each side of Our Lady. Room for the flowers was made possible by the recent removal of twelve old cedar trees--which nicely opened up the area. In addition, Veronica Sunshine, colorful chartreuse, mat forming perennials were given and planted below the rosebushes on each side of the grotto. Their donation has tremendously helped to provid a beautiful area to relax, pray, or gather in small groups. We appreciate their generosity. 










Confirmation 2018 at St. Jude Parish - April 8, 2018

On Saturday, March 31, we saw the culmination of the RCIA process in the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation—Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist--as two new members joined our church and one Catholic received Confirmation.  Our Pastor, Father Jim Mainzer, conducted the Rite of Initiation with help from Donovan Bailey and the RCIA Directors, Mark and Loretta Miller. 

Our Catechumens who were baptized into our faith are:  Jesse Haskin and his Godparent is Joey Mies; and Fabiola Magana and her Godparent is Ricci Creekmore.   Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation was Lorena Sanabria Salazar, with sponsor Teresa Castellanos.  For those of you who were able to attend this ceremony, it was an amazingly joyous and happy occasion to witness.   The choir was in fine form and Lora King did an awesome job being our photographer.


A reception was held in the parish hall after the service, and all parishioners were invited for refreshments and to welcome our new members.  The parish hall decorations and reception table were set up and arranged by Melissa Holt and Jami Bailey and many helpers.  The food and drinks were donated by the RCIA team members, and many of them helped set up and clean up afterwards.  Thanks to all of them because the reception couldn’t happen without their contribution of time and talent.









If you were at the 8:30 Mass on Sunday, Feb. 18, you were able see an important ceremony for the RCIA class given by Fr. Jim and Mark Miller.   Our catechumens (unbaptized) and candidate (baptized) with their sponsors all signed the St. Jude Book of Elect during their Rite of Sending. 

           The Book of Elect was then presented to Bishop Kemme that afternoon at the Cathedral church.  Assisting in the ceremony at the Cathedal were Diana Wolfe, who read the names of the St. Jude class as each came forward to meet Bishop Kemme; and Chris Benefield, who helped as an Usher.   Those from St. Jude who participated in these ceremonies were:

     Catechumens:  Fabiola Magana and sponsor Ricci Creekmore

                              Jesse Haskin and sponsor Joey Mies

     Candidate:        Mary Lue Calkins and sponsor Tom Depperschmidt


          We ask the St. Jude parish family to surround the RCIA participants with prayers, so that our entire church can accompany them and help lead them to a strong and personal relationship with Christ.   Thank you for your continued prayers.       



Preschool, 3, 4 & 5 year olds.  Now is the time to register for 2018/2019 school year.  We offer; Tuesday/Thursday  3-4's 8-11am. Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4-5's 8-11am. Monday-Friday 4-5's 12-3pm. Please call the office 838-0800 or stop by for a registration form.





      On November 12 at the 8:30 Mass Father Jim conducted the Rites of Acceptance and Welcoming.  Father was assisted by Mark and Loretta Miller, Directors of RCIA.  Our Inquirers and their Sponsors participated in these special Rites together.  The Inquirers are:  Jesse Haskin and sponsor Joey Mies; Fabiola Magana and sponsor Ricci Creekmore; Mary Lue Calkins and sponsor Tom Depperschmidt; and Shaden Swaim and sponsor Alexis Cunningham.   

     Also attending RCIA to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation is Lorena Salazar.   Her sponsor is Teresa Castellanos.    Others attending the class are Pauline Lopez, Monica Lopez, and Cassandra Lopez.  

     November 12 was also 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 the 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.

     RCIA is a class for anyone who would like to learn about the Catholic Church.  Class meets every Tuesday evening from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.   For information call Mark Miller, 518-4372.   Please pray for our class and for those who are teaching them. 

 We are again collecting Leeker’s register receipts for the Leeker’s Apples For Students Program:. Receipts dated Sept. 1, 2017 - Mar. 3, 2018 are valid. Save your receipts. Send them to the school or drop in the box in the vestibule of the church. 





   We now have electronic doors located at the church main entrance and canopy entrance.  They will be on and operating for all the weekday and Sunday Masses.  We hope that our parishioners with canes, walkers and wheel chairs will find them to be helpful.  Each electronic door is identified by the blue and yellow “Automatic Door” sticker.  One may enter or exit by pressing slam plate marked “Push To Open”.  Slam plates are located both outside and inside the church.  When the slam plate is pressed the door will open for about 20 seconds.   

   There are two more things to keep in mind.  First, after the door has been activated, it will close automatically.  However, if it is set on “soft close” it may not latch.  In this case, the door will have to be pulled shut if you entered or pushed shut if you exited.


   Secondly, the doors will continue to be locked outside of the scheduled Mass or church service times.  In this case, the e-door switch will be in the off position.  Those who keep and adoration hour will still need to ring the doorbell to be let in.  Check to make sure the door has latched behind you as you enter – and pull it shut if it has not.  We cannot leave the power switch on with the doors locked, because activating the doors will stress the motor.





St. Jude part time Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs are having open enrollment for the 2017/2018 school year. Ages 3-5 year olds.  Please contact the office at 838-0800, or Denice Seely at 641-1269 for more information or to get registered.




Many employers sponsor matching gifts programs and will match an employee's charitable gift. If you work for a matching gift company please contact your human resource department and request a matching gift form.

Aetna,   Equiva   Motorola,   American Express,   Northrop Grumman,   Amgen,   Occidental Petroleum,  Anheuser Busch,   PepsiCo,   Bank of America,   Goldman Sachs,   Pfizer,   Bankers Life,   Oxy,   H&R Block,   Pitney Bowes,   Black & Decker,   Hallmark Cards,   Boeing,   Hewlet-Packard,  Burlington Northern Santa Fe,   Raytheon,   Case,   Intel,   Cessna,   Sherwin-Williams,   Coca-Cola,   Merck & Co.,   Merrill Lynch,   Union Pacific,   Vulcan,   Eli Lilly, Morgan Stanley.


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.





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.




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.




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

    School.    OR

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.


For Your Marriage:  http://www.foryourmarriage.org/  Spanish: http://www.portumatrimonio.org/

National Marriage Week:  http://www.nationalmarriageweekusa.org/

Marriage-Unique for a reason:  http://www.marriageuniqueforareason.org/

MaritalHealing.com:  http://www.maritalhealing.com/

Amazing Parish-Marriage and Family Resources:  http://amazingparish.org/marriage-family

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 Diana Gasche at 641-5602 if you can help us out.