Be moved to pity, O Lord, at our earnest prayer, and heal our illnesses of body and soul; so that experiencing thy mercy we may ever rejoice in the blessing.
We beseech you, O Lord, grant us a hearing as we devoutly raise our petitions to you, and graciously turn away the epidemic which afflicts us; so that all mortal hearts may recognize that you are Lord of Heaven and Earth, and hold us all in your loving hands.
July 9 Update: Face Masks
Per Mayor Hogsett’s issued mandate, face coverings will be required in all public indoor spaces, effective Thursday, July 9th. For those of you who have been reluctant to wear masks, we ask you to please comply with Mayor Hogsett’s directive. The following changes to Mass procedures will go into effect beginning July 9th:
Signage will be posted in church communicating the requirement to wear a face covering. A limited number of face coverings will be available for those who do not bring their own
Face coverings will now be required for Altar Servers and Eucharistic Ministers
Youth Participation & Safety Forms:
St. Jude Career Support Group
Are you unemployed? Looking for a job? Trying to hire employees, but struggling to find them? On Sunday, April 26 from 7-8pm a virtual career support group will begin meeting weekly. Opportunities for networking and additional help will be provided by participants and multiple career planning professionals who will be present to answer questions. To sign up and receive a link to attend, email Beth Haggenjos.
Public Masses are suspended until further notice. Attending virtual Mass with the rest of your St. Jude community allows us to be united in prayer.
Livestream Mass Schedule:
Saturday at 5pm
Sunday at 9:30am
Wednesday at 8:30am
Our Masses are livestreamed on Facebook, so please make sure you “like” or “follow” our page. This is the best way of staying connected. However, you can watch and participate without a Facebook profile (or without logging in). We will post the link to the livestream on our website homepage when it is available, about 5 minutes before the scheduled Mass time.
Every Mass has infinite spiritual value, but having Mass from home is a different experience. Just like when at church, it takes some intentional effort to make it prayerful and more than just passive watching. Below are some tips on how to make it a prayerful experience.
Light of the World
With this pandemic and people being out of work, there are families facing true financial hardships. If that's you, know that our prayers are with you. As St. Jude staff, we understand the difficulty of that. We've had to slim down our budget expenses over the last few months.
Our staff continues to work hard to provide for the needs of this community. We continue to offer communal worship in the Mass, care and attention to the sick and lonely, opportunities for you to connect and grow in faith virtually, and more. We have already heard from many of you sharing that these opportunities have been a beacon of light in your day-to-day!
But as you probably know, we rely heavily on your Sunday offerings to be able to carry out this mission and work - that is, the mission and work of Jesus Christ! That's why we're asking, if you're able, to please either mail in or drop off your weekly giving envelopes to the Parish Office (5353 McFarland Rd). Alternatively, you can sign up to give online at the link below. Your gift - no matter the amount - will create a glow for others to see and be blessed by. During this time of darkness, we need your light to make our St. Jude community a light to the world!
Thank you for your sacrifice.
ONLINE SPIRITUAL RESOURCES
St. Jude Small Church Communities (SCCs) - Meet virtually to pray, share faith experiences, socialize, and provide support to one another.
St. Jude Family Life Facebook Group - Reflections, Parish updates, prayer chain, craft ideas, etc. for families with children.
St. Jude Children's Liturgy of the Word - videos for every Sunday Mass
ArchIndy website - Daily Mass being recorded and uploaded and the Criterion news articles.
Prayer & Study Resources:
FORMED.org - Like Catholic Netflix. This has many great films, scripture studies, and more, for people of all ages!
Magnificat - offering free online access to their publication during this time.
Livestream Adoration Chapels - Coming from churches around the world!
Word on Fire - Led by Bishop Robert Barron, this site has videos, blog articles, podcasts, and more.
Ascension Press - Several livestream opportunities each day: Mass, Rosary, bible studies, & more.
St. Paul Center - a hub for video studies, books, a podcast, and more from Scott and Kimberly Hahn.
The Sunday Website - a resource for diving deeper into prayer, the Sunday readings, and music.