Men’s Club Football Social
Join friends and football fans at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 at the Pavilion for a pre-game party prior to the Roncalli vs. Martinsville Homecoming game. Bring your own drinks and a side dish or dessert to share.
Rosary Makers Gathering
Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. Come join us in the Hospitality Room at Church to make rosaries for the missions throughout the world, helping to spread devotion to the Blessed Mother.
Young at Heart Mystery Trip!
Mark your calendar for our 1st MYSTERY TRIP on Monday, Oct. 10. We will depart St. Jude at 8 a.m. by bus and arrive back at St. Jude by 7 p.m.. The day’s events will include a mystery tour guide, tour of mystery location, lunch, gift shop, and some added surprises, plus drinks and snacks during the bus ride. The cost for this exciting day will be $32/per person and is payable to St. Jude YAH via envelope in basket at Mass (clearly marked), dropped off at Parish Center. We need to have payment no later than Monday, Sept. 26. Please contact Patti Collins at 317-507-3190 for more information.
Respect Life Sunday/Anointing Service
October is Respect Life Month and on Sunday, Oct. 2 at the 8:30 a.m. Mass only, anyone wishing to be anointed, especially those recovering from or facing surgery, the elderly, those dealing with medical or other health issues, will be invited to come forward during Mass to be anointed. Those needing to remain seated, as you come to Mass, please sit in the reserved seating that will be available in the front rows and Father will come to you at the anointing time.
Respect Life Sunday Life Chain—Sunday, Oct. 2
We have been invited as a parish to participate in the INDIANAPOLIS LIFE CHAIN to help mark Respect Life on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. The Life Chain is an impactful “one hour-once a year” interdenominational prayer, forming a 3-mile tall cross in the heart of Indianapolis. We have been assigned an established place for parishioners and friends of St. Jude to stand along the sidewalks of Meridian Street in prayerful and peaceful vigil for one hour from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Our established place is between the corners of 35th and 36th Streets along Meridian Street. Signs will be provided and all ages are welcome to participate. The life chain is a peaceful and non-confrontational show of support and prayer for the cause of saving the unborn from abortion. We hope to have a great and strong showing for this very important cause – if you would like to participate with St. Jude, click here to sign up online or there will also be a place to sign-up to participate at the Welcome Center in the Narthex of the church- you can indicate your intention to participate either way.
Caregiver Support Group forming
The role of an unpaid family caregiver can be confusing and isolating whether the family member lives with the caregiver or in a health facility. St. Jude will begin offering a monthly Caregiver Support Group on the first Tuesday of the month beginning October 4. We will meet in the Hospitality Room of the Church from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and begin with a light supper. We will use the 6-part video series developed by CICOA called Help and Hope for Family Caregivers. This 6-part video series offers practical advice from subject matter experts and real-life family caregivers to help you meet the emotional, physical and logistical demands of caregiving. Please consider joining us to support each other in this caregiver journey. For more information, please contact Pat Delph at 317-902-2868, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spiritual Adoption Program Signups—October 1/2
Members of St. Jude parish family will have the opportunity to “spiritually” adopt a child. Not all newly conceived babies are allowed to be born. More than 4,000 babies lose their lives to abortion each day. It is these babies you are asked to “adopt”. You may “adopt” a child individually or as a family by signing up at adoption table in the Narthex next weekend. You will be asked to name the child for whom you will be praying thereby giving the baby the humanity he or she deserves. You will be asked to pray for your unborn child and for all unborn children. You will receive monthly reports through the parish bulletin and website describing your baby’s development. Your child will be born in July 2017. At that time, you will have the opportunity to celebrate your baby’s birth with baby gifts that will be donated to St. Elizabeth/Coleman Adoption Center or Birthline.
United Catholic Appeal
Families will soon receive this year’s Archdiocese of Indianapolis United Catholic Appeal mailing. This appeal allows members of our parish to directly aid the Archdiocese’s efforts in fostering Catholic education and lifelong faith formation, encouraging vocations by educating our seminarians and deacons, providing retirement benefits for our priests, and caring for people most in need throughout our community. November 12/13 is our Intention Weekend for you to return your commitment card. Our parish goal is the same as last year, $123,927, and we are proud to say we have surpassed it for the last three years. Thank you for supporting the Archdiocese. Please prayerfully consider your gift to this year’s appeal.
Zumba Fitness at St. Jude!
You're invited to the dance party! Zumba class will be held on Thursdays in the cafeteria at 7 p.m. Bring water and be ready to move! All fitness levels welcome, age high school and up. Cost is $3 per class and your first class is free. Any questions, contact Christie Denzer at email@example.com.
BodyPump Fitness Classes time changes ...
Come Join Us! With school back in session and fall activities underway, we encourage you to join us for some fun, fitness and fellowship! Build strength and friendships. BodyPump is offered to accommodate both the early risers with classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings (note the change of days) at 5:15 a.m. and those that prefer to exercise at the end of the day with evening classes on Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Classes accommodate all fitness levels. BodyPump is a recognized and worldwide class offered at many gyms and fitness center. Volunteer instructors Debbie, Jen, Kathy and Alice have offered it right here at St. Jude for nearly 3 years. Fee is $3/class or 10 passes for $25. Equipment is provided. Contact Alice Susemichel with any questions (979-4363).
That Man is You!
Attention ALL men of St. Jude Parish! Year Two of the men’s spirituality program called That Man Is You! is set to begin on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 6 a.m. Each Tuesday morning for 13 weeks in the Fall and then 13 weeks in the Spring, men of the parish will gather together for breakfast, prayer, fellowship, and great spiritual content from the Paradisus Dei organization. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN YEAR 1 TO PARTICIPATE IN YEAR 2! All men are welcome, even if you are brand new to the program. If you have any questions or just want to know more, you are welcome to contact Bil Danner in the Parish Office (786-4371) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consider becoming a part of this men’s spiritual revolution this Fall!
St. Jude Fall Scripture Study – GALATIANS: SET FREE TO LIVE
Our Fall Scripture Study will once again be offered on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. and Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. starting on September 13 and 15. This Fall, we’ll have an 8-session study on Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. Paul’s letter to the Galatians speaks directly to the heart of Christians and addresses the most important question we can ask: “What must we do to be saved?” This fascinating letter reveals the merciful love that God the Father has for us, his children. It speaks of the extraordinary gift of salvation that Jesus has won for us, and it explains how we can unite ourselves to Christ’s redeeming sacrifice through faith and love. Galatians is a study that will reignite your love for God as you learn of the astonishing love God has for you. The cost for the materials will be $25 and registration is open now. Click here for registration form or pick one up at the Welcome Center in the Narthex. For more information, please contact Bil Danner at 786-4371 or email@example.com.
Introduction to World Religions Study – Tuesday Mornings, 10 a.m.
Often times while doing Catholic Scripture studies, various belief systems of the world are encountered and discussed, especially Judaism and Islam. To aid our study as Catholics, it’s important that we are informed about these varying religions so we can discover differences, and sometimes even similarities, between them and Catholicism.
Have you ever wondered about all the other religions that are in the world? Would you like to have an understanding of some of the basic tenets of such religions as Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and even various Christian denominations? Then please join us for an 8-part series where we’ll look at these and other belief systems with the goal of gaining a better understanding of their origins and practices. Click here for the registration form or call Bil Danner at 786-4371 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please know you are welcome to join the study at any time, even after our start date!
Connected in the Spirit— Adult Faith Formation with our friends at Nativity Parish…
In an effort to boost our connectedness with one another and the wider community, St. Jude and Nativity Parishes want to extend invitations to members of both parishes to attend any of our Faith Formation programs. Check out these links for information about programming offered at Nativity Parish:
BELOVED: Finding Happiness in Marriage - Registration open!
Part 1 - Six Sessions on Monday nights, 7-8:30 p.m., beginning on October 10
Part 2 - Six Sessions on Monday nights, 7-8:30 p.m., starting February 6
What if marriage is more than a simple contract between two people, based on romance, mutual fulfillment, and basic attraction? What if woven into the very design of your humanity is a purposeful desire for you to be united with your beloved, creating something new, mysterious, and holy? What if your marriage is designed to be a vital part of God’s work in the world? In 12 sessions, Beloved explores the essential realities of marriage, dealing with the deepest spiritual, emotional, and practical aspects of what the sacrament means for those preparing to get married as well as those who yearn for a richer married life. Through Scripture, Tradition, and Church teaching, God’s plan for marriage will come alive. You’ll see firsthand how to experience the mystery, happiness, and joy of this sacrament—from that first “I do” through the rest of your lives. Informative and inspirational, Beloved will help you live out the Sacrament of Marriage more profoundly, so that your love story is drawn ever more into the greatest love story of all… God’s own love for us. For more information, please contact Bil Danner, 786-4371 or email@example.com. Click here for the registration form.
Ministry of Mothers Sharing (MOMS)
Pulled in too many directions? No time for your own spirituality? Want to connect with other women who understand where you are? The St. Jude Ministry of Mothers Sharing group helps women rediscover the sacred vocation of motherhood while learning to nurture their spiritual lives and support one another. In a small group setting, mothers of all ages, in all stages of life, will develop new friendships, strengthen their relationships with God and their families, and renew their own spirituality. During 8 weekly sessions, you will gather with your group for two hours for prayer, journaling and sharing with others. A team of trained facilitators will lead you through the sessions with discussions from the book MOMS: A Personal Journey. Sessions are held on Tuesdays starting January 17, 2017 in the Children’s Liturgy of the Word Room in church. Choose from the morning session beginning at 9 a.m. or the evening session at 7 p.m. Childcare is available during the sessions.
Registration fee: $30.00.
Make your check payable to: St. Jude Parish
Mail registration with payment to: Jennifer Kolb, 9327 E. McGregor Rd, Indpls 46259
Registration Deadline: December 31, 2016
Questions? Contact: Jennifer Kolb at: jenniferkolb3@gmailcom or 317-502-6879 with questions.
Click here for the MOMS 2016-17 session Registration Form