05-09-19 St. Jude News: Mother's Day, fun for kids this summer, EITC, and more
The Easter Season lasts until the Feast of Pentecost. If you haven't seen the pictures from Easter Vigil, click the image above!
God Bless All Mothers
All mothers will receive a special blessing at the Masses this weekend.
Learn why we call Mary our Mother in Fr. Mike Schmitz's video in the Faith Formation section below.
St. Jude Bulletin Page
Highlights for May 12:
Monsignor's column - Passion Play in Germany, Newman Connection
All are invited to Priestly Ordination - 5/18
Memorial Day Mass for military and first responders - 5/25
Catholic Charities visit opportunities
Remain in My Love events nearby
The Role of Laity in Times of Crisis
Parent Help Tip of the Week
How to talk to your kids about substance abuse
This helpful video is local - Neshaminy and the Council of S.E. PA - and shows parents how to talk to their elementary and middle school aged children.
Help for Addiction
page for more helps.
ST. JUDE SCHOOL
EITC INFORMATION MEETINGS
Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)
You're already paying PA state taxes.
Now you can redirect your taxes
to St. Jude School
to enable a family in need to receive the Catholic education they desire for their children, while you earn up to
90% tax credit!
Please join us
Wednesday, May 15th at 7:00 PM or schedule a personal call.
No obligation, just come and learn.
Read this excellent article from the Inquirer about how
EITC helps ALL students in PA.
PA Speaker of the House on the value of EITC
Join our school and PREP children honoring the Blessed Mother with our May Procession and Crowning!
PREP: Monday, May 13, Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, at 4:35pm or 6:20pm
St. Jude School: Friday, May 17 at 9:00am along with the school Mass
Catholic Vacation Bible School
Children will have fun while they learn about Jesus and the Church.
for registration forms.
We also need lots of helpers to allow us to take as many children as possible!
Helper forms are also on the page.
Read the flyer below for more details and to register.
Summer Theater Camp 2019 flyer
The mission statement of St. Jude Church surrounds our parish logo in the new carpeting in the Narthex and the Chapel hallways.
The image and words have been beautifully rendered, reminding us of our three-fold purpose as followers of Christ and members of St. Jude parish.
Please consider helping to defray costs by sponsoring this or another memorial. Visit our
to view our
The Feast of Our Lady of Fatima
On May 13, 1917, the Blessed Mother appeared to 3 children in Portugal
, asking that people pray for peace in the world. (Read the
story of Fatima
.) The Blessed Mother made prophecies and warnings, and in October, before 70,000 witnesses, the promised miracle occurred -
the Miracle of the Sun.
In this article,
an American bishop tells of his aunt's eye-witness account of the Miracle of the Sun (she is in the picture above!).
"Why do Catholics call Mary their Mother?"
Have you ever gotten that question? Have you ever wondered that yourself?
Fr. Mike has a great answer.
PS - Remember to pass
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on Thursday, May 9 at 7:00PM