Take Time on Tuesday
September 12, 2017
And we’re off!!!! It was good to see all of you parents at Parent Orientation this weekend, both familiar & new faces. As Lynn mentioned, we’re blessed to have about 250 young people enrolled here at St. Jude’s Religious Education this year. On behalf of myself, Lynn, & all of our catechists, thank you for entrusting your children to us for this part of their education in the Faith. If there’s anything we can do to help you with your job as the first educators of the Faith, please let us know.
- Remember that there is no class this weekend. Instead, please come out to the Annual Parish Picnic this Sunday, September 17, after the 10:30 Mass. Don’t forget that we will be checking attendance, & that attendance is required. But hopefully you’ll come out for the food, the fun, & the fellowship. Please let the Parish Office know if you’ll be there & how many will be attending so the Knights of Columbus will know how many hot dogs & hamburgers to get (by the way, the Knights do a tremendous job, not only with the Parish Picnic but also with their support of our Religious Education program). You can contact the Parish Office by phone at (302) 644-7300 or by email at email@example.com.
- If you missed the Opening Day, please be sure to pick up your Family Handbook in the Gathering Space on September 24/25 and read through to find the school calendar and other important information about your child’s Religious Education Program!
- Important Dates Coming Up:
- September 17—Parish Picnic (see above)
- Important Feast Days Coming Up:
- September 13: Memorial of St. John Chrysostom (Our Saint was renowned for his dynamic preaching [“Chrysostom” means “Golden Mouth”]. Because of this fame, he was appointed bishop of Constantinople. As bishop, he initiated a number of reforms of the clergy & the upper class, many of which were unpopular & led to his exile.)
- September 14: Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (The Cross is a mystery of our Faith: how an instrument for execution can bring about our freedom, salvation, & life. On this Feastday, we rejoice in that mystery)
- September 15: Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows (This is the second Marian feast this week [September 12 is the Optional Memorial of the Holy Name of Mary]. It’s a reminder to us that even the Mother of God had to endure many sorrows in this life.)
- September 16: Memorial of Sts. Cornelius & Cyprian (Cornelius was a pope who had to face the question of whether Christians who renounced their faith in the face of persecution should be welcomed back into the Church after the persecutions ended. This started the Church towards the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Cyprian was a bishop of Carthage. Both suffered martyrdom.)
Last week’s trivia answer: Although St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa) spent the majority of her life serving the people of India, she was born in
- a) Albania. She once said, “By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun.” Our first correct answers this year came from Lauren Dickinson & Jennifer Mekulski.
This week’s trivia question (for Our Lady of Sorrows):
In Luke’s Gospel, when Mary & Joseph bring the Child Jesus to the temple to be dedicated, someone says to Mary, “You see this Child: He is destined for the fall & for the rising of many in Israel, destined to be a sign that is rejected--& a sword will pierce your [Mary’s] own soul as well…” Who said that?
- a) Zachariah b) Eli c) Simeon d) Pilate