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 "the Good News is no mere matter of words... Its is about leaving ourselves behind and encountering others."  Pope Francis

2017 Lenten Project

This Lent our community is participating in CRS Rice Bowl, a faith-in-action program that invites us to encounter anew ourselves, our neighbors and our God.  As we come together this holy season, it is especially appropriate to come together as a family, reflecting on the  role we each have to play in building up God's one human family.  Please join us in a special CRS Rice Bowl Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 31st at 7 PM in the Church, as we connect in prayer with our Global Community. 




Exciting Opportunities to Serve
our Brothers and Sisters in Need
and Grow Closer to the Lord

Join us at Mass this weekend and pick up a copy of our Parish Bulletin for more information on the exciting things happening in our Parish.




If you are an adult, who is considering becoming Catholic, we would love to assist you in your faith journey through an exciting and deeply enriching  process in the Catholic Church called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults - commonly referred to as RCIA.

We are willing to meet with you to discuss any questions you might have.

Click here for contact information.



Mass Schedule

Saturday Evening: 5:00 pm
Sunday: 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am, 7:00pm
Monday thru Saturday: 7:30am
Wednesday: 8:30 am,

St. Jude School Mass during school year: Thursday: 9:30am 

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

Saturday: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

September thru May: Wednesday: 6:30pm - 7:00pm  

March 02
Thursday 1:00 PM
All women of the parish are invited to hear Carol Surowiec, daughter of our own parishioner, Nancy & John Techman, share with us her 6 trips visiting Our Lady of Medjugorje, also known as the Queen of Peace. Carol will show a short video and discuss what Our Lady's messages are asking us to do. Refreshments will be served. Also at this meeting, our " Woman of the Year" will be announced. Thanks to all who participated in and supported the Annual CCW Bake Sale. It was s great success! If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Kinsey at 815-717-8082
Franciscan Hall Room 3&4
March 03
Friday 5:00 PM
Franciscan Hall- Gym
March 04
Saturday 6:00 PM
The choices we make as consumers have the potential to impact the lives of individuals, families, and communities across the globe. Most of us are disconnected from the realities of the workers who grow, harvest, and produce the goods we use. Fair trade allows us to enter into a network of human relationships that respect dignity, promote economic justice, and cultivate global solidarity in a way that more closely resembles the kingdom of God. Pope Francis urges us to "encounter every person, not for profit, but for love.
Thank you for your continued support of fair trade.
March 07
Tuesday 9:15 AM
How do we as spiritual seekers, travel along and experience the journey of Lent in the most meaningful and fruitful manner?
Presented by Doris Santschi and Denise Utter. Click on Get Involved -under Jr. Women's Club- Lenten Retreat to register
Franciscan Hall Rooms 3& 4
March 09
Thursday 1:00 PM
All St. Jude parishioners, 55 years and older, are invited to our St. Patrick's Day celebration. After a short meeting, we are off to the races. Bring an extra dollar if you want to place a bet. We will continue to support the Caritas Food Pantry, so please bring your donation of non-perishable food items. Also, any treat that you bring for our snack table is always appreciated. Come join us for an afternoon of fun, games and laughter. New members are always welcome and dues are only $5.00 per year. For more information, call Barbara Kinsey at 815-717-8082
New Lenox VFW 323 Old Hickory Road
March 10
Friday 5:00 PM
Franciscan Hall- Gym
March 17
Friday 5:00 PM
Franciscan Hall- Gym
March 18
Saturday 6:00 PM
Our St. Joseph's Table is a FEAST, and will hold an abundance of Italian main dishes and side dishes and a table full of delectable desserts. Main dishes provided will include mostaccioli and meatballs, sausage, peppers and potatoes, and fish. All other food is contributed by the St. Jude families attending. There will be a cash bar. The blessing of food will take place after 5pm mass and the meal will begin immediately following. As a delightful and entertaining accompaniment to the meal, music will be provided by "Rewind" featuring Ray Malmgren. Gift baskets will be raffled. We need a family head count and an idea of the selection of food being brought, therefore and RSVP by Thursday March 16th to one of the following ladies would be greatly appreciated.
Main Dishes-Sue Bement 815-485-3410
Appetizers/salads/hot&cold sides-Joanne Gesell 815-462-1977\nDesserts- Sandy Quigley 815-485-3578 or Bernie Madoch 815-735-8172
Franciscan Hall- Gym
March 24
Friday 5:00 PM
Franciscan Hall- Gym
March 25
Saturday 10:00 AM
Elizabeth Ministry invites moms who have been blessed with a baby this past year to join in a morning of friendship. We are hosting a Tea to bring new moms and experienced moms together with their newest little bundle of joy (newborn barbies through 12 months old). Please register on the parish website: www.stjudes.org. If you have questions about the event or Elizabeth Ministry, you can contact us at ElizabethministryStJudeNL@gmail.com
Franciscan Hall