Ministry of Moms Sharing
M.O.M.S. is a ministry providing social opportunities for moms to make friends, find support in the ministry of motherhood, and inspire spiritual growth for women and their families. Through our program, we offer social “field trips” for moms and their kids, an evening speaker series on parenting and faith and monthly summer days. Through these events women enjoy an opportunity to weave faithful practices into their family life, while finding a core of support based in spirit of Catholic tradition.
Our aim is to provide a welcoming environment of support, entertainment and spirituality for women and their children; to foster a lifelong connection to the Church community. Join M.O.M.S. as we gather in an informal setting each month to share food, friends and fun. Enjoy this opportunity to meet other moms in the parish, and give your kids a chance to make some new friends! M.O.M.S. participate in a variety of activities including DVD speaker series, book discussions, games, crafts and other themed events. Bring new ideas. Bring your friends, and bring your kids or come alone. Snacks and toys are available for the children’s enjoyment. All are welcome!
Summer 2013 Calendar of Events
Monday, June 10th
Monday, June 17th
Lion’s Den Park 520 S. Cedar Road
Tuesday, June 25th
10am-12 noon Freedom Park
Charleston and Liberty Drive
Tuesday, July, 2nd
Splash Station Waterpark-Joliet
Non-Resident General Admission
$13, ($9 for children under 48”)
(Children 3 under age 3 are Free!!)
RSVP to Denise to set meeting spot
MORE DATES TO COME FOR JULY AND AUGUST!! WATCH THE BULLETIN AND NEWSLETTER FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact Denise at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 815/463-4292!
Bring a friend, bring your kids, Bring Sunscreen, snacks and drinks for your family !!!
Come get to know the wonderful women of St. Jude parish,
and allow your kids to make some new friends while enjoying some fun in the sun.
All are welcome!!
Registration is available for the 2013-2014 School Year in the Parish Office. We are accepting Volunteer Registrations forms for the 2013-2014 Pre-School year! Many thanks to our wonderful catechists and aides for their hard work and dedication to this ministry. May God Bless you and your families throughout the summer months. We hope to see all of our catechists back again next year, new volunteers are also welcome!
Children’s Liturgy of the Word, CLOW-Children’s Liturgy of the Word, offers children 5 years old through 3rd grade the opportunity to hear the Liturgy of the Word (Readings and Homily) at an age appropriate level during Mass. Children arrive at Mass along with their families for the Entrance Hymn and Opening Prayer then the children age 5 years old through 3rd grade are invited forward to receive a blessing along with the trained CLOW volunteers. The children are taken to Franciscan Hall where they hear the same readings we hear at Mass, and a Homily prepared for them at a level they can understand. Children are returned to their parents during the Liturgy of the Eucharist Preparation of the gifts for the remainder of Mass. Many thanks to our Children’s Liturgy of the Word volunteers, who help our young children understand the Liturgy of the Word at their own level. It is a joy to see the young children actively engaged in the Mass, thanks to your generous efforts. We will resume Children’s Liturgy of the Word in September 2013!
Homilists, Readers and Angels are scheduled on rotating schedule.
CLOW is offered during the 9am and 11am Masses, September through May.