The Rosary Ministers of St. Jude parish would like to invite you to consider joining us in leading the recitation of the daily rosary before Masses on TUESDAYS through FRIDAYS. Our mission is to ask Our Lady of the Rosary to bestow upon us family blessings, to heal the evils of our times, to pray for the needs of the church, the nation, and the entire world, to obtain peace in the world and for our congregation to grow in holiness. If you can assist us in expanding our mission or you have questions you would like answered about this ministry, please call the parish office at 352-347-0154.
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ST JUDE LENTEN SEASON
All people who are 7 years of age and over should take advantage of the Sacrament of Reconciliation all year, but especially during Lent. Please attend the Sacrament during these times so that you are prepared for Holy Week and Easter. You may attend any Church you want to accept God’s love, understanding and forgiveness.
FAST AND ABSTINENCE:
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. Fridays of Lent are also days of abstinence. Fasting is to be observed by all 18 years of age and older up to their 59th birthday. On a fast day one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength may be taken according to one’s needs, but together should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juices are allowed.
Abstinence is observed by all 14 years old and older. No meat is allowed. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not apply. When in doubt, our Pastor should be consulted.
Fasting, alms giving, and prayer are the 3 traditional disciplines of Lent. The faithful should undertake these practices seriously in a spirit of penance and of renewal of baptism at Easter.
We are in need of a Catechist for the 3rd Grade class. If you would like to be a part of this very important ministry, please contact Linda Jones or Olga Miyar in Religious Education. (352) 347-0154.
We are in need of a Youth Director Volunteer. Are you an energetic individual who is able to engage with a broad diversity of teens? Then we need YOU. Call Linda at 347-0154 if you are interested in this position.
The parish community rejoices in the rebirth in the water of Baptism of children born into our families. Parents should contact the parish office to arrange a meeting and to receive information concerning the baptismal program expected of parents and godparents.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
Catholics wishing to be married at St. Jude must be registered at least 4 months prior to beginning preparation and must be a fully initiated, practicing Catholic. Before setting any dates, please call the Parish Office (352-347-0154) at the time of your engagement or at least 4 months in advance of selecting a possible wedding date.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS
- For adults who wish to grow in their faith
- For Those interested in the Catholic Church and how to become a member
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Whenever you are scheduled to be admitted to the hospital, or having a minor outpatient procedure, please make an appointment to be anointed. Father will anoint you at Mass or in private, if you wish.
- Hospital: Call the Parish Office 352-347-0154
- At home: Call the Parish Office during the week to make an appointment. We will visit and bring you Holy Communion on Sundays
We encourage all who attend St. Jude parish to register and become full members of our church family. In order to be married, to prepare your child for Baptism, to be considered as a Godparent or Sponsor, receive the Sacraments in a Catholic Church, etc. you must be actively registered in the parish. This means that you receive offertory envelopes or have made other arrangements to support your parish. Registration cards can be found in the Parish Office or on the rack outside the office. Please join the family of St. Jude parish. If you are already registered but your information has changed (address, name, etc.) please contact the office at 352-347-0154 and advise us of the change(s). Thank you.
Mass intentions are wonderful spiritual blessings / prayers for a loved one. It is recommended that the donor(s) of the Mass or the donor’s representatives take part in bringing up the gifts at Offertory and receive a blessing from the priest.
If you requested the Mass being celebrated or you are a living person for whom the Mass is offered and you would like to bring up the gifts, kindly arrive for the Mass at least 15 minutes early and inform the ushers so that adequate arrangements are made before Mass begins. Without this prior arrangement, the ushers will simply assign the role to someone else.