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The Adult Choir rehearses weekly on Wednesday evenings September thru May at 7:00 pm in the school music room, and is open to anyone 9th grade or older. The adult choir usually sings at the 11 am Mass, but sings at 4:30 pm or 8:30 am Masses approxi...

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As adult Catholics, we are called to continually grow in our faith and enter into a deeper relationship with God. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Adult Faith Formation Team seeks to nourish this growth in knowledge, love, and communion wit...

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Altar Attendants assist the presider (and the community) during liturgical celebrations. Typically altar attendants are grade school age (5th grade and older), but an altar attendant can be any age. If you have an interest in becoming an altar atte...

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Art & Environment is the group responsible for the decoration, preparation and maintenance of our worship “space,” the church, especially during Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter. The sacristan (the person with overall responsibility...

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The Athletic Association was newly formed in 1992 to administer both the operations and the funding of the Parish Youth Athletics Programs. The Athletic Association runs youth soccer and baseball/softball, and track and field programs for grade K &nd...

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The Bereavement Ministry provides a very real opportunity to reach out to parishioners who have suffered the death of a loved one. We meet with the family to plan the Liturgy of Christian Burial and attend the liturgy and function as greeters, lector...

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St Jude Boy Scout Troop 871 is for young men aged 11 through 17 years of age. Your son does not have to be a student at St. Jude School to be one of our scouts. High school students can attend any high school in the area. The troop meets on Tuesday e...

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Cantors & Song Leaders lead the assembly in sung prayer at Mass.

Cantors serve dual roles at our Sunday Masses. The cantor sings or chants the verses of some songs (like the Responsorial Psalm, Alleluia verse, Lamb of God, and other parts the assembly customarily doesn’t sing); and the cantor supports the si...

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Be a part of our church’s fun– and faith-filled music ministry. Students in grades 3-8 are welcome to join. Choir members will lead music at School and Sunday Masses, be challenged to grow spiritually, improve their musical skills, and ta...

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The St. Jude Children’s Choir is open to parish students in grades 3-8.  Rehearsals are on Mondays from 2:30-3:30 pm in church.  The Children’s Choir usually sings at one 4:30 Mass each month, additional Masses during the C...

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St. Jude Scout Pack 871 is open to boys from grades 1 through 5. Your son does not have to attend St. Jude School to join. This is a FUN program that promotes the development of the core values of Citizenship, Compassion, Cooperation, Courage, Faith,...

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The Education Commission is responsible for educational planning and policy making for the entire parish. The Education Commission is composed of elected parishioners and pastoral staff who study present and future needs for education and formation f...

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Ensembles are welcome. Parishioners interested in forming a more structured group of this type, and being worked into a schedule, are encouraged to call the Music Office.

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Eucharistic Ministers distribute the Body and Blood of Christ to the assembly at Mass, and to those unable to attend Mass for health or physical reasons. Some brief training is required. If interested, please call the parish office. SUNDAYS - Assist ...

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The Finance Commission is responsible for forecasting, keeping track of and reporting the financial status of the parish. The Finance Commission helps the pastor in all major expenditure decisions. It is responsible for assisting in determining ho...

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No Catholic parish can survive in today’s world without aggressive fundraising activities. Those parishes with elementary schools feel this need even more acutely than others. At St. Jude, our four major sources of funding are our weekly bin...

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Our Girl Scout program meets the developmental, educational, emotional and social needs and interests of girls in Kindergarten through high school. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. ...

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Ministry of compassion to those who struggle physically, emotionally, or spiritually.    

The purpose of the St. Jude Youth Ministry is to draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the faith community, and empower them to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today, by fostering their person...

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Instrumentalists of all ages are invited to share their talents with the rest of the assembly. Organists, pianists, guitarists, bassists, percussionists, and woodwind players could be used on a regular basis; players of other stringed, and brass inst...

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Lectors proclaim the Word of God to the assembly at our liturgical celebrations. Lectors are normally scheduled once every seven weeks for the Saturday and Sunday Masses. If you would like to be involved in this ministry, please call the parish offic...

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Each liturgical celebration has a coordinator. This involves helping to set up the sanctuary area, preparing those items needed for the celebration, and removing items back to the sacristy for cleaning after the celebration has concluded. The coordin...

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The primary musical instrument in our worship is the human voice. Each of us are ministers of music at our liturgical celebrations as we all lift our voices together in sung prayer. The Music Ministry is involved in the leadership of these voices, an...

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A Pastoral (or Parish) Council is a consultative body that evaluates and responds to questions or issues brought to it by the pastor.  Council members give sound advice which allows the pastor to draw upon a broader base of knowledge and a pract...

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Are you a member of another Christian church who is interested in inquiring about the Catholic faith? Are you a Catholic who has not received the sacraments of Confirmation and/or Eucharist? Are you not baptized, but might be interested in learning a...

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The Adult Choir is open to anyone 9th grade and older. No audition is necessary. The Adult Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings. September-May at 7:00 p.m. in the music room. The Adult Choir usually sings at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sundays and other ...

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The St. Jude Boosters is the parish organization devoted to the successful planning and management of a comprehensive and well-rounded sports program that all parish children can benefit from. The St. Jude Booster ideals go beyond the playing field b...

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St. Vincent de Paul Society is founded on the two Great Commandments: Love God, and Love your Neighbor as Yourself. The society seeks to meet the more immediate needs of individuals and families who are dealing with difficulties. Outside the group...

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Parent Teacher Organization - The St. Jude Parent Teacher Organization is a body of parent representatives working with the school administration and faculty to keep parents abreast of recent trends and new developments in the St. Jude School. Its pu...

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Ushers and Greeters are those who perform one or more of the following services at Mass: Greeting parishioners at the doors as they arrive Helping seat the assembly Distributing programs, bulletins, and other handouts Taking up the collection O...

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The Worship Commission is responsible for the planning, preparation, and evaluation of our liturgical celebrations. Most activities of this commission are carried out through the individual organizations that, together, make up the commission. Please...

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The works of the Worship Ministries at St. Jude are many and varied, and offer opportunities for all parishioners to be involved with the spiritual life of the parish.  All are extremely important to proper and reverent worship in our parish.

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The Youth Choir is open to St. Jude parishioners in grades 7-12 as well as those in college. Choir members lead the music at the 11:00 Mass on the first weekend of the month and the 4:30 Mass on the third weekend of the month. Parish Youth are also...

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The purpose of the St. Jude Youth Group is to communicate to the youth of our parish their importance and their role in the larger parish community. Students are encouraged at the end of their eighth grade year to become part of a wide variety of ...

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