ST. JUDE PARISH

17 MOUNT OLIVE ROAD, BUDD LAKE, NEW JERSEY

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Vision

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The vision of St. Jude is to welcome everyone to

become ONE catholic family, with fullness of life,

living the Paschal Mystery, in the Holy Spirit,

with Mary as our companion.

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Pastor’s Corner

Celebrating Advent at St. Jude

Advent is the season of quiet preparation and joyful anticipation for the coming of Jesus Christ on Christmas. With the busyness and noisiness of our modern culture the idea of quiet preparation might be lost and odd for some people. But in the Liturgy we need quiet moments to listen to God. That will be our challenge to be quiet at some moments in the Liturgy during the four weeks of Advent to prepare the coming of our Lord at the end of time and to welcome Him as the infant on Christmas.

As we enter the second week of Advent, the days are short and getting colder. The nights are long and everything is quieter. As each day gets shorter and nights longer, we are reminded that we are preparing for the coming of the Light that will shine in the middle of darkness. The time is spent wrapping gifts for family and friends, decorating the home, the Christmas tree, etc. But set apart time to still your heart and your mind to make a place for the divine light in your life.

As we see the Church, many things are different: the colors, the music, the readings, and the environment. All of these changes are meant to aid us in our quest for quiet reflection as we prepare for the coming of our Lord. The four weeks of Advent have a threefold purpose: first, to prepare the birth of Jesus at Christmas; second, to focus on our reception of the Lord in Eucharist and last but not the least, to be ready to meet the Lord at the final coming.

During the season of Advent we spend more time in quiet reflection during our weekend Masses. There is a period of silence after the homily and after Communion in order to give a reflective moment and we only have instrumental music during the preparation Rite.

Opportunities to Deepen our Faith in Advent

  • Advent Penance Service—Monday, December 18th, 7 pm.
  • Participating and helping with Mass at Paragon Village on Tuesday, December 12th at 7 pm.
  • Attending Mass during the whole Season of Advent.

Finally I would like to invite all of you to stay tuned because many good things are happening in our Community.

God Bless You.

 

Mass Schedule

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Monday – Saturday:  9:00AM
Saturday Evening:  5:30PM
Sunday:  8:00AM, 10:00AM, 12:00PM, 5:00PM
Holy Days:  9:00AM, 7:00PM

Reconciliation:  Saturday, 4-5PM or by appointment


Celebrant and Homilist Schedule


Weekly Homily


Diocesan Streaming and Archive Video

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PARISH NEWS

Spiritual Adoption Program
The St. Jude Spiritual Adoption Program is an invitation to individuals and/or families to spiritually adopt a child who is in danger of abortion. For more details, click here.

Collection for Retired Religious
Sister Marian Scranton, a Sister of Charity from St. Elizabeth, Convent Station, will be here the weekend of December 9/10 to speak on behalf of the Retired Religious. The collection for Retired Religious will be taken that weekend. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

St. Paul’s Abbey
St. Paul’s Abbey, on Route 206 one mile south of Newton, has thousands of Christmas trees ready to choose ‘n’ cut 7 days a week from November 24th to December 23rd, 9 am to 4 pm. They also have the Abbey Gift Shop.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Knights of Columbus Council 6100 Blood Drive 
Saturday, December 9th, from 7:45 am to 1:45 pm in the Parish Center. Includes pancake breakfast and Enzo’s gift card or t-shirt. Click here for more details.

Paragon Village Visit
The Youth of our Parish will visit the residents of Paragon Village on Tuesday, December 12th at 6:30 pm. We will make an ornament and enjoy the company of the residents.

Advent Penance Service
In the main church on Monday evening, December 18th, at 7:00 pm. All are welcome to come to receive God’s forgiveness for sins and imperfections through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

March for Life – Save the Date
Friday, January 19, 2018, to Washington, D.C. A bus will be sponsored by the Knights of Columbus at no cost.

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