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A Message from St. Jude Finance Council

Our parish is blessed with the most generous parishioners. We are extremely appreciative of your support.

With the absence of weekend masses and their related offertory, the parish is experiencing a significant lack of income. It appears this will last for at least an additional month plus what has already passed. Please know that the expenditures to maintain our parish continue much the way they do for each of us.

Please consider your continued financial support. Offerings can be made by way of mail or your alternative method of payments. By mail, please send your church envelopes with your offering to our address at 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes DE 19958-1689. Also, online giving is available through the WeShare system. Please click Online Giving on the St. Jude’s website to access WeShare. If you have any questions regarding any form of giving, please call the Parish Office at 302-644-7300 or email [email protected]

Thank you for all you do. We will all be exuberant when we can see each other and be present at the celebration of the Eucharist. Until we can gather together, be assured that you and your intentions are remembered daily at the altar by our priests.

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Spiritual Communion

As we adjust to this unprecedented time of challenge, please consider Spiritual Communion in lieu of attending mass.  Even when mass does resume, it can be a worthy practice before mass. 

Spiritual Communion

During these days in which we are unable to receive Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, it is recommended to make a Spiritual Communion: a prayer that invites Jesus to come into our hearts as the next best option. Here is one such prayer: 

"My Jesus, I believe you are present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things, and desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen." 

Here are other helpful resources: 

https://www.ourcatholicprayers.com/spiritual-communion.html

https://www.virgosacrata.com/spiritual-communion.html

https://www.ncregister.com/blog/armstrong/if-you-cant-receive-communion-make-a-spiritual-communion

 Lastly, here is some sound advice from a cloistered nun on social distancing!

 Some Thoughts on How to Best Live These Times of Social Distancing

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Mass Times

After prayerful consideration and with the advice of his senior staff, deans, medical, and government officials, Bishop Malooly has taken the extraordinary step of cancelling all public Masses in the Diocese of Wilmington until further notice, effective immediately. This effort is designed to help safeguard the public and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus

All other activities have been suspended due to COVID-19 and the Delaware State of Emergency

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Closed for lunch 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Parish Offices are closed until further notice.

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USCCB News

President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Releases Message for Holy Week 2020

WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued the following statement for Holy Week.

Archbishop Gomez’s full statement follows:

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Bishop Chairmen Issue Statement on Rationing Protocols by Health Care Professionals in Response to Covid-19

WASHINGTON— Recent news reports have highlighted policies and practices relating to rationing protocols in response to the COVID-19 virus, prompting a response by three committee chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Doctrine, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, issued the following statement:

“Hospitals and health care systems are the true epicenter of this pandemic and our health care professionals – doctors, nurses, technicians, administrators, and support staff – have all demonstrated courage, compassion, and truly remarkable professional care in a time of growing crisis. This pandemic has highlighted the fact that we have limited resources and therefore may be facing some difficult decisions ahead. At all times resources are limited – there are only so many beds and so many supplies – but this crisis has and will continue to challenge us greatly.  

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Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Bishop Edward Braxton of Belleville; Names Father Michael McGovern of Archdiocese of Chicago as Successor

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Edward K. Braxton, 75, from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Belleville and has named Father Michael G. McGovern, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago as Bishop-elect of Belleville.

The appointment was publicized in Washington, D.C. on April 3, 2020 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

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Dialog

St. Edmond’s Academy adjusts distance learning to meet needs of pre kindergarten students, their families

There’s no question that 4-year-olds are much different from 13-year-olds, so it only makes sense that approaches to teaching them via distance learning will vary as well. At St. Edmond’s Academy in north Wilmington, the pre-kindergarten teacher and school administrators have worked to make sure their youngest boys are getting an education as close to […]

The post St. Edmond’s Academy adjusts distance learning to meet needs of pre kindergarten students, their families appeared first on The Dialog.

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Reflections of Diocese of Wilmington seminarians: Video from Peter Schirmer — Our Catholic mission does not stop

The Dialog news operation is providing special alerts to readers of the Angelus e-newsletter. Sign up here for a free subscription to the Angelus. Father Norman Carroll, Diocese of Wilmington vocations director, has encouraged local seminarians to be creative in this time of turmoil in the lives of so many. Peter Schirmer, above, offers this video reflection. Brennan Ferris reflection. […]

The post Reflections of Diocese of Wilmington seminarians: Video from Peter Schirmer — Our Catholic mission does not stop appeared first on The Dialog.

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Sign says it all — WE MISS YOU — outside Cathedral of St. Peter School in Wilmington

The sign — WE MISS YOU — says it all outside the Cathedral of St. Peter School in Wilmington. Elementary and secondary schools in Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland are treating this time of closed schools as a cyber day or one where schools are closed for inclement weather, said Lou De Angelo, […]

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