Miscellaneous Announcements

-  ASH WEDNESDAY is this Wed, February 26th! Both Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics.  In addition, Fridays during lent are obligatory days of abstinence.


-  Before Lent begins, Come Celebrate Shrove Tuesday with a Pancake & Sausage Supper! Given by the Columbiettes on Tues., Feb. 25th, 5 pm to 7 pm in St. Jude's Church Hall.  Tickets sold at the door: Adults $6 & Children under 10, $3.


-  Beginning on Friday, Feb 28th and throughout Lent, Confessions will follow the 8 am Mass, and will also be every Friday afternoon from 2-4 pm in the Church.  Stations & Benediction will follow from 4-5 pm.   


-  Come have a Lenten Fish Dinner with the Knights each Friday evening during Lent in the Church Hall from 5:15 to 6:15 pm. The first of six dinners will be on Friday, Feb 28th and run through April 3rd.  All Dinners include Coffee & Desert - Cash Bar - Adults $12 & Kids $6.


The Prayer Blanket Committee welcomes requests from anyone experiencing a life-changing challenge, either for themselves or a family member.  Requests can be made by contacting a Columbiette facilitator.  The facilitators are listed on the brochure which can be found in the vestibule of the church, or online on the church website at www.stjudelewes.org, under Columbiettes.  All are welcome to join the Columbiettes the first Wednesday of the month from 9:00 to 11:30 AM, in the Christian Formation  Center.

-  Little Disciples are seeking additional volunteer "teachers" and assistants! Age 3-6 "Little Disciples" program meets with our youngest worshipers on Sunday's during the 10:30 a.m. Mass.  Contact Michael McShane ([email protected]) or (302-644-7413) at the Christian Formation Office.

-  Fabric Sale!!  Feb 29, the Prayer Blanket Ministry is having a fabric sale.  Click here for more information!

-  GUATEMALA PARTNERSHIP -  Deacon Marty says it's time to go into action.  Collection of medical supplies has started with items requested by Sisters Jane and Marylou for their clinics in Diocese of San Marcos. There are boxes for collection in the vestibules of the Church, the Office and the Christian Formation Office.  Please see page 5 of this weeks' bulletin for complete details.

-  It’s Always Distressing to Learn of Someone Who Should Have Been Receiving Eucharist at Home. Many times, the individual doesn’t want to burden others, or his or her caregiver doesn’t realize how happy and willing we are to visit.  We have many Priests, Deacons and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who are more than willing and able to ensure one can have the Eucharist every Sunday.  Please, please do not hesitate to contact the parish office if you desire the Eucharist, and/or you know of someone who is eligible but might be too shy to call himself or herself, let us know, and we’ll be glad to contact the individual.  Likewise, Anointing of the Sick, while never repeated monthly, may be received by one who has become advanced in years, before or after surgery, or when a physical condition has significantly worsened.  The prayers are beautiful and comforting, and we’d much rather administer the Sacrament while the sick or elderly person is still conscious.  The Rite of Commendation of the Dying (more commonly called Last Rites) is given when death is obviously near.

St. Jude’s Church is in need of more ushers for all  Masses.  This is a great opportunity for young adults, retired people or anyone who feels called to serve in this capacity.  If you can help with this important ministry, please call the parish office at 302-644-7300.

-  Eager to share your faith with those becoming Catholic?  Our RCIA team is looking for practicing Catholics familiar with reading the Catholic Bible, especially those who have already completed the RCIA Program. With enough volunteers, we could share so that no one would need to commit to every Sunday. Training can be provided by a member of the RCIA team.  Please contact Mary Body [email protected] or Karen P. Saracco [email protected].  You may also call the Parish Office at 302-644-7300