New APPortunity for St. Jude parishioners!
Have you downloaded the St. Jude Parish APP yet? By downloading the APP to your mobile device, you will be instantly engaged in the latest news and information about St. Jude, receive important emergency updates and have at your fingertips daily Mass schedules, scripture readings and prayers, ministry schedules, staff contact information, newsletters, bulletins and so much more! To download the St. Jude Parish APP: If you are an Apple phone user, text the message "app23" to phone number 555888 (then follow the commands). If you are an Android phone user, text the message "app24" to phone number 555888 (then follow the commands). Be sure to allow "push notifications" to get text alerts for important reminders or emergency updates. For more information, contact Kim Pohovey.
Young at Heart monthly meeting
Mark your calendar for this Thursday, Oct. 27 when Young at Heart members will attend the John Michael Talbot Concert at Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi Church. If you would like to join us, please meet at St. Jude at 6:15 p.m. near the SVDP bin. It should be a fun evening of praise and fellowship. Please contact Patti Collins at 317-507-3190 or email@example.com to RSVP.
Our annual Family Memorial Altar Cloth will be available in the Narthex the weekend of October 30 on which families may place the names of deceased loved ones. It will then be placed on the Altar beginning with our All Saints and All Souls Masses and throughout the month of November, honoring all who hold a special place in our hearts.
Cub Scout Pancake Breakfast
Hosted by Pack 51 is next Sunday, Oct. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the St. Jude cafeteria. All parishioners are invited. The scouts just ask for a free will donation. Come join us for some good food and fellowship.
St. Jude Monthly Caregiver Support Group
The group will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. after the All Saints Mass in the Hospitality Room at church. The topic this month is Ducks in a Row- Assembling and Understanding Key Documents. Monica Woodsworth who facilitates the monthly Archdiocese Caregiver Group at St. Mark's will be available for discussion. Please join us for soup, dessert and support. Contact Pat Delph at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-902-2868 for questions.
All Saints Holy Day of Obligation—Tuesday, Nov. 1
The Anticipation Mass will be held on Monday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. Holy Day Masses will be hold on Tuesday, Nov. 1 with the school children at 9 a.m. and in the evening at 6 p.m. The Holy Day collection will benefit St. Philip Neri Parish.
All Souls Memorial Mass and Reception—Wednesday, Nov. 2
St. Jude Ministry of Fellowship and Hope invites all families of those who have lost a loved one, especially within this past year, to our Memorial Mass at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2. You are welcome to invite family members and friends who might also wish to attend. Immediately following the Mass, there will be a reception for everyone in the Narthex.
Flag Retirement Ceremony
Boy Scout Troop 51 is planning a Flag Retirement Ceremony. Donations of American flags that need to be retired would be appreciated. The flags can be left in a marked box in the foyer of the Family Youth Center. If you have any questions, please contact Theresa Nees at 317-783-6852.
Job opening: St. Jude Communication Coordinator
St. Jude Parish seeks a fulltime Communication Coordinator. The primary function of this position is to creatively maintain the quality and branded image of parish. It is the duty of this position to work in collaboration with all parish staff and ministry leaders to effectively communicate the mission, activities and programs of the entire parish community in a timely manner. This individual will act as writer, editor, photographer and designer for parish newsletters and weekly parish bulletin, act as webmaster for the parish website, and oversee parish social media. He or she maintains parish photography, creates video elements for collaborative parish projects and maintains the parish image archives. This individual must be self-motivated, creative, have excellent written and verbal skills, able to work as a team member, exhibit time management skills and possess the ability to meet deadlines and multi-task. The position requires website management experience, Microsoft Office proficiency, photography skills, video production and desktop publishing experience. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in communications, marketing or related field preferred. Three to five years’ experience in a Catholic Church, education environment or related experience preferred. Knowledge of Catholic parish life either through work or volunteer experience helpful. For more information or to submit a resume, contact Fr. Steve Banet at email@example.com or St. Jude Parish, 5353 McFarland Road, Indianapolis, IN 46227.
Exercise for Seniors
Low impact exercise that is geared for Seniors, but open to all ages for only $3.00 per class—starting October 17. Silver Sneakers Classic will be offered on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. in the Youth Center. This 45-minute class offers a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength and range of motion. Elastic tubing with handles and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support. Silver Sneakers Yoga will be offered on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. (after Mass) at the Youth Center. Move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses during this 45-minute class. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement and final relaxation exercises will promote stress reduction. All equipment provided. Bring water to drink and pay for each class as you come. For more information, contact Pat Delph at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Opening: St. Jude Administrator of Volunteer Services
St. Jude parish is actively seeking a fulltime Administrator of Volunteer Services. The Volunteer Administrator will provide direction, coordination, and consultation for all active members of the parish. This person will help identify parishioners who want to actively serve the parish of St. Jude and connect them with the appropriate parish ministries. This will require a strong understanding of database structures, use and manipulation. This individual will also need to be comfortable with online communication tools and working in the cloud. Education Associates Degree in Database Management or demonstrated job experience. Working in this position will require some nights and weekends. For more information or to submit a resume, contact Annette Calloway at the Parish Center at email@example.com, or St. Jude Church, 5353 McFarland Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46227.
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 every month. We will meet again on November 7 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.
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.
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
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!
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: