Note from Fr. O'Brien

Note from Fr. O'Brien

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. 

SVDP Needs Your Help

SVDP Needs Your Help

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).

Ask Father, Part 3 of 3

Ask Father, Part 3 of 3

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!

Ask Father, Part 2 of 3

Ask Father, Part 2 of 3

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...

Ask Father, Part 1 of 3

Ask Father, Part 1 of 3

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.