LIBRARY/PARISH MEDIA CENTER
PARISH MEDIA CENTER
The St. Jude The Apostle Media Center is located in the Religious Education Center. The hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM and during Religious Education classes Sunday, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM.
The circulating collection is self-service and includes an interesting and growing variety of books and audio-visuals to be enjoyed by the whole family on spirituality, prayer, sacred scripture, sacraments, family life, church history, art, biography, fiction, and literature. There is also a special section for children and youth. The library materials, books and media, can be loaned for a period of 3 weeks.
In addition to the circulating materials, we have a non-circulating reference section for your convenience, which includes encyclopedias, bibles, concordances and periodicals.
St. Jude The Apostle Catholic Church
Library Donation Policy
The goal of the Library Committee of St. Jude The Apostle Catholic Church is to develop a quality collection of current and classic books and audiovisual materials related to Catholicism and Christianity in order to provide users with spiritual inspiration, information, and guidance.
The Committee expresses its appreciation for the generosity of the many parishioners and other individuals who have offered donations of books, audiovisual materials, monetary gifts, furniture, supplies, and “adopted” books for our library. As a result, our library has a wonderful array of topics for you to enjoy and bookshelves that are almost filled to capacity.
Due to limited space, the Committee has developed the following criteria for donated items:
An item must have a copyright date no older than 10 years, unless it is a religious classic with a current reprint date.
The Library does not accept cassette recordings, VHS, videotapes, or pamphlets.
The Library can only shelve 2 copies of a particular title.
Items concerning Catholic faith and morals must have an imprimatur and nihil obstat, the official sanction of the Catholic Church.
Items must not have any markings, underlining, highlighting, or pages that are yellowed.
Items must be clean and in a condition that would be inviting to users.