Each shoebox brings joy, hope, and smiles to a child whose life has been haunted by poverty, disaster, disease, or war. More than that, each box brings the true meaning of Christmas - God's gift to mankind
Did you know that fellow St. Jude parishioner just landed a World Record? It's true!
Brian Lock just completed the fastest marathon while dribbling a soccer ball. His time was 3:29:03, and if you're an avid marathon runner you know this is a good time WITHOUT dribbling a soccer ball. Lock did this even this past weekend at the Peoria Whiskeydaddle Marathon.
I think often of the words of St. John Paul II, and of Christ himself, “Do not be afraid.” Often when first hearing the call to priesthood or consecrated life, there can be fears of perpetual loneliness and dissatisfaction, but these are unfounded. There is nothing in life as wonderful as falling in love with God and following His will.
The most important, and the most challenging, thing I have learned in seminary is that truly loving Jesus, committing to knowing Him personally through daily prayer and good works, changes everything. It gives life to study, prayer, and service. It provides the strength and motivation necessary to overcome hardship.
St. Jude Catholic Church has a new online calendar on our website. The best part is your can also download a copy of the calendar to your favorite app via a .ics file, or if you're a Gmail user you can add the calendar to your profile and view it right next to your personal calendars.
The process to become a priest depends on whether you enter seminary immediately after high school or after earning a bachelor’s degree. I entered immediately after high school, so I went to Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, a college seminary in Winona, MN....
Entering seminary is no guarantee that God is calling one to the priesthood, but it is a time of more intentional discernment of the priesthood. At Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary (IHM), I was blessed to have challenging courses in philosophy, excellent priests to help form me in virtue...