Nominations are currently being accepted for the St. Jude Parish Council. Selection of new members will be by discernment in the context of prayer with the help of our Pastor. Please prayerfully consider whether you or someone you know might be called to serve as a Parish Council member.
As I embark now on this mission here at St. Jude, I can say that this desire has only grown. I am excited to get to know all of you, and to be a priest for you. Know that I have been praying for all of you everyday and will continue to do so during our time together. Please pray for me, and if ever there is something you need let Fr. Henehan or myself know. We are priests for love of God and love of you.
If we accept this generous offer, we will have to load and move all of these items to the St. Joseph Furniture Bank and unload the items here. A truck has already been secured for the transportation of the items. This needs to happen when a Bergner's representative is available, which will be this coming Monday afternoon and Tuesday (May 14th and 15th).
The annual "Pennies for Life" collection will be taken up after all masses next weekend, January 20/21. This collection benefits the Family Resource Center, located at 415 NE Monroe Street, Peoria. The Family Resources Center offers thousands of educational and entertaining programs...
Did you know you can donate to scholarships for Catholic education and also get a tax credit? See the attached flyer for more details! There's still time left to improve your tax position for 2017.
The basics of prayer are simple. Throughout the ages, all kinds of people have learned how to pray. Why not you, too “For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy” (St. Therese of Lisieux). If you recognize your own thinking in any of those myths about prayer, examine the problem directly. You own it to yourself to come to terms with it!
We are all called to a personal relationship with Jesus, Our Savior, in the Blessed Sacrament. Without coming before Him in quiet moments of prayer, we are not living our Catholic Faith to the full. It’s by taking time out of our busy schedules to be with Him in the Blessed Sacrament that this relationship with Our Lord begins to increase, grow and blossom. If a husband and wife do not take time out to speak...
There can be fear and anxiety about committing to an hour because an hour of silence seems long, especially within those who are not used to spending regular quiet time in prayer. What am I supposed to do in that hour? The following suggestions, I have adapted from a publication on how one may go about “arranging” one’s Holy Hour. Please note that all of this is just a suggestion. Some people might have their own methods or styles; this is fine. The point is to enter into communion with God.