Monthly Archives: January 2014


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.



We welcome donations of non-perishable food items and/or grocery gift cards for our food pantry throughout the year.   During Thanksgiving and Christmas, we provide special food gift baskets, including Turkeys for needy families.    Please feel free to drop off items at the Parish Office.   Please check the expiration dates on all items before bringing them in.    If you have any questions or comments, please see Midge, Frank or Nick (voluntary Food Pantry Staff).   Thank you.