Shared Prayer at St. Jude

We celebrate the sacraments and pray in order to encounter Christ and deepen our relationship with Him.

 
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Eucharistic Adoration

St. Jude offers Eucharistic Adoration immediately following daily Mass twice per week:  Wednesday until 9:00pm, and Fridays until 5:00pm.  All are welcome, and regular adorers are needed to commit to a time slot.  For more information, click here.

 

Church Environment

Our committee ensures our time of worship is as meaningful as possible by keeping the church clean and decorating it according to the Liturgical seasons. The church and cry room are vacuumed, windows are washed, and surfaces are dusted every week. We are on a rotating schedule, and no one is expected to work more than once per moth. Clean altar linens and flowers for Christmas and Easter seasons are taken care of as well. New ideas to enhance our worship space and draw us closer to our Lord are always welcome.

 
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Greeters

A simple smile and a word of greeting is important to everyone, whether a long-time parishioner or a newcomer. It only takes twenty minutes before your preferred Saturday or Sunday Mass.  It's simple and a wonderful way to be an active part of the parish.

 

Hospitality

This ministry hosts coffee and doughnuts after the 7:30am and 9:00am Sunday Masses. It's a simple yet important ministry to help our parishioners get to know each other, make new friendships, and become a stronger community. Commitment includes either setting up then serving, or serving then cleaning up.

 

PRAYER FORUM/CHAIN

The Prayer Forum is a group of St. Jude parishioners who pray on behalf of those requesting prayer support.  To submit a prayer request, click below.  If you wish to join the Prayer Forum group, submit your request here.

 
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Our Lady's Nursery

Our Lady's Nursery serves St. Jude's youngest parishioners and their families by providing walkers to 4 year olds a place to play  and pray during the 9:00am and 11:30am Sunday Masses. The nursery is looking for pre-teens, teens, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles to play and pray with our youngest parishioners. Volunteer Commitments are scheduled around your preferences. The register your child to utilize the nurse, complete and return the registration form.

 
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Ushers

This group of men and women provide a welcoming presence before, during, and after weekend liturgies by assisting parishioners in finding seats, taking up and securing the weekly collection, and handing out bulletins after Mass.

 

 
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Extraordinary Ministers of Communion

Parishioners may be formally commissioned to serve as Parish EMHC ministers. Properly trained and commissioned EMHC bring Holy Communion to sick and homebound members of our parish and/or help with distribution of the Sacrament of the Eucharist at our Parish celebration of Mass. To participate in preparatory workshops and join in this important lay ministry, please contact our pastor or Deacon Roger Hunter.

 
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Music

Our Music Ministry Program facilities the full, conscious, and active musical participation of our parish. The choir, cantors, and instrumentalists use their musical gifts as servants to help us sing God's praise with one voice - the voice of the Body of Christ. We accept new members into our various ensembles throughout the year: Adult Choir (9th grade to age 90+), Children's Choir (3rd to 8th grade), High School Wind Ensemble (8th to 12th grade), and cantors and instrumental accompanist.

 
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Lectors/Readers

Readers are lay ministers who read from sacred scripture during Masses and other Liturgies. Workshops are scheduled to prepare and to refresh our Parish Readers. Please contact the pastor or Deacon Roger Hunter to find out how you can become a part of this important lay ministry in our Parish.