Growing in Love, Community, Worship & Service
Since its establishment on December 12, 1973, St. Jude's Church has provided a home for our Eucharistic Lord for the entire community. The following are opportunities that our parish provides for you to know, love, and serve the Lord, as the light of Jesus continues to shine to others.
As each one has received a gift,
- Adopt-A-Garden provides for the planting and upkeep of the various Parish gardens.
- Altar Servers are students from fourth grade through High School who assist at liturgies.
- Boy Scout Troop #163 aids young men in becoming good citizens.
- Buildings and Grounds Committee provides all maintenance of the Church, Parish Center, and Rectory.
- Children's Mass Ministry plans a special monthly children's Mass.
- Christmas Fair brings together the talents of many people to display and sell their handmade crafts.
- Columbiettes are a Catholic women's organization.
- Food Pantry collects food at the Sunday Offertory and distributes it to the needy.
- Fun and Fellowship Committee plans parish social activities for the spirit of community.
- Healing Shawl Ministry members knit and crochet shawls for people in need of comfort and healing. Monthly meetings include time spent in spiritual reflection.
- Home and School Association strives to improve the appreciation of Catholic Education.
- Hospitality Committee provides refreshments once a month after Mass to enhance community among parishioners.
- Italian Festival is a fun-filled carnival to promote community and fellowship.
- Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization of Catholic men serving the community.
- Lectors represent the laity in the liturgy by personally proclaiming the Word of the Lord.
- Little Rock Scripture deepens the understanding of God's Word to His people.
- Liturgy Committee enhances worship through the Mass, special programs, and music selections.
- Mission Committee provides our sister parish in Whitley City, KY, with necessities from various drives throughout the year.
- Music Ministry uplifts the community's singing during all liturgical celebrations.
- Newcomer Welcome Ministry makes personal contact with families new to the parish.
- Parish Nurse Program promotes health and wellness in the parish.
- Parish Pastoral Council advises the clergy about the needs and concerns of the entire parish community.
- Prayer Lay Ministry offers intercessory group prayers and individual prayer.
- Pre-Baptism Program prepares parents to raise their children in the Catholic faith.
- Religious Education provides religious enrichment for our children from pre-school through eighth grade, as well as Sacramental programs of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation.
- Retired Priest Ministry enables parishioners to pray for and communicate with priests who have served our diocese.
- R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) prepares adults to receive the necessary Sacraments to become members of the Catholic faith.
- St. Jude School offers our children an excellent education from nursery school through eighth grades, as well as a firm foundation in our religion.
Scripture Study: Walking Toward Eternity Part 2: Engaging the Struggles of Your Heart by Jeff and Emily Cavins
meets on Thursday evenings. This is a study that can open your eyes to obstacles in our Christian walk such as greed, envy, fear and shame. Through prayer, reflection and guidance we continue toward our goal of union with Christ.
- Scripture Study: Little Rock: The Book of Genesis
meets on Friday mornings. A study of the book of Genesis is an invitation not only to contemplate the creation story, but to remember with the Israelites their ancestors in faith. The Little Rock format consists of individual study, group discussion and DVD wrap-up after each lesson.
- Scripture Study: Men's Study: Gospel of Matthew, a Scott Hahn study, followed by the Letter of James
meets on Saturday mornings. Bring your Bible.
- Senior Citizens Group gathers once a month for a social, video, and chat with Monsignor.
- Social Concerns visits the sick of the parish in hospitals and convalescent homes.
- Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the priest at the liturgy and bring Communion to the sick and the homebound of the Parish.
- Ushers assist the various needs of the congregation at liturgical functions.
- Youth Ministry, open to all students in grades 7-12, provides social, spiritual, educational activities for our future adults.
use it to serve one another
as good stewards of God's varied grace.
1 Peter 4:10
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