ST. JUDE PARISH

17 MOUNT OLIVE ROAD, BUDD LAKE, NEW JERSEY

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THANK YOU TO OUR ST. JUDE PARISHIONERS

Once again the Parishioners of St. Jude have shown their generosity! Thank you so much for all of the baby clothing, baby care products including diapers and wipes, mommy care items, bibs and baby toys, gift cards, cash, etc. Because of such a wonderful response, in addition to Several Sources Shelters and Birth Haven crisis pregnancy centers, we were able to add Care Net in Hackettstown as a recipient. Again, “Thank You” for living your faith!


WOMEN’S CORNERSTONE
2nd Annual St Jude Women’s Cornerstone: Early Registration Open

“The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.” (Matthew 21:42)

At the end of Mass on June 24th and 25th you will hear a short witness talk from last year’s candidates. Give yourself the perfect gift and attend our Cornerstone, held this year at Sacred Heart Spirituality Center in nearby Newton, NJ on September 29th and 30th. What is Cornerstone? It is a simple gathering of ordinary women coming together for a 27-hour extraordinary experience. It is a time to recharge your battery in a friendly, fun and non-judgmental environment. Who is Cornerstone for? It is being tailored just for you, adult women of all ages, wherever you are in your spiritual journey. Come and bring your mother, sister, cousin, daughter or friend or just bring yourself. Leave renewed, refreshed and uplifted.

How to Register

Space is limited so don’t delay. Early registration runs now through July 31st with a suggested donation of $150. After August 1st the suggested donation is $170. To register contact Judy Portieles, 908-507-5170, email JudyPortieles@gmail.com. Partial and full scholarships are available. No one will be turned away due to cost. For more information contact April Shewchuk, 201-953-2188, email aprilshewchuknj@gmail.com  –or–  Laurie Pandorf 908-623-7683, email pandorf7@comcast.net.


SUMMER MASS SCHEDULE

There will be no 5:00 p.m. Mass on Sunday during the months of July and August. The last 5:00 Mass will be on June 25th. The 5:00 p.m. Mass will resume on September 10, the weekend after Labor Day.


FAITH FORMATION

If you are interested in enrolling your child in Faith Formation Classes please contact Darlene Wade. Registration for 1st – 8th grade children is now underway. If you are a new family or have a first grader entering the program, please contact Darlene Wade at (973) 691-0317 for further information. If your child is currently enrolled in the program, please download and submit a registration form. Note that this form can be filled in online and printed.

The Faith Formation Office is on a summer hiatus until Monday, August 21st. If you need to reach the Office, please email Darlene Wade at drestjudeparish@gmail.com. I will check my emails once a week, so please be patient if you do not receive an immediate response. Registrations can be mailed to the Rectory or dropped off at the Rectory. The Rectory Office hours are as follows: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Please mark the envelope “Attention: Darlene Wade”. You may also slide the registration under my office door.

The Children’s Liturgy of the Word will resume in September at the 10 a.m. Mass.

The Youth of the Parish will be collecting crayons for the Market Street Mission Back Pack give-away to needy children. There will be a collection box in the Narthex of the Church from the weekend of June 11th until the weekend of August 6th. Please place your donations in the box. The Youth will also be collecting pens for the Passaic County Foster Care for their backpack giveaway. Please place your donation in the collection box located in the Narthex of the Church. All donations must be returned by Sunday, August 6th. Thank you in advance for you support.


BAPTISMS

On June 17th & 18th we welcomed into our church through the Sacrament of Baptism, our newest members:

Harper JoAnna Bradley
Colton John Spence


SAINT FRANCIS RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE

Saint Francis Residential Community, 122 Diamond Spring Road, Denville, NJ: Wednesday,  June 28th, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. St. Francis is encouraging folks to attend on June 28th to experience the charm of a unique independent senior living community.


JUDE ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY

Congratulations to the following officers for 2017-2019:

Vice President – Elaine Pender
Secretary – Linda Sacco


USHER RECRUITMENT

What would you do if you were invited to someone’s home for dinner and, when you arrived, nobody welcomed you or greeted you as you entered? We, the parish family of St. Jude welcome people to our parish home for five Masses a weekend. Ideally, there should be a minimum of six people per mass in order to cover each door to greet people as they enter, and then (because our people do double duty as greeters and ushers), take up the collection. We need your help. The Hospitality Ministry is a ministry of evangelization and welcoming current parishioners and visitors to Mass and special liturgical events.

It is important that each person be greeted as the body of Christ gathers together. The welcome of a greeter sets a tone of love. It reminds people that they are entering a special time of worship, where they will experience God and God’s love. Maybe someone had a difficult week. A warm greeting can remind people that they are entering a place that will treat them differently than the way the world treated them. A warm greeting also reaffirms to each person that they belong. It’s a way of saying, “You belong here, and we are glad that you do.” After all, everyone is important to the Body of Christ.

Won’t you consider joining this ministry? Anyone over the age of 12 can help be a greeter, and those over 16 can also be an usher. If you are interested in joining this ministry, please sign your name and telephone number on the sheet in the Narthex. Someone will be in touch with you.


80’s DANCE PARTY

When: Friday, June 30th. Where: Cheers Pub, Mt. Olive Road, Budd Lake. For more information visit: www.80sRevolutionNJ.com. Doors Open: 8 p.m. Show starts: 9:30 p.m.


LOST AND FOUND

Please check the LOST and FOUND in the Narthex of the Church. There are several articles of clothing from the winter that have been left behind. Thank you.


FATIMA CENTENNIAL

2017 is the 100th Anniversary of the apparition appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1917 in Fatima, Portugal. St. Jude will present a brief historical reading about the appearance followed by the saying of the Rosary on Thursday, July 13th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Daily Chapel. Please join us.


ST. JUDE STITCHERS

Calling all Knitters and Crocheters 18 years old and older—Beginners to Experts. Come join the St. Jude Stitchers. The group meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the St. Jude Parish Center. We make hats, scarves, shawls for Operation Chillout and for various other organizations. Have fun learning a new hobby. We provide the yarn and the laughter. For more information please contact:
Jean Maggipinto (973-691-3390) —or—
Elaine Pender (973-584-3159)


SAVE THE DATE!

St. Jude Parish Picnic: Saturday, September 9th, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on the parish grounds. Join us for fun, food, games and other activities. More details will be available on the parish website and Facebook as the date gets closer.


ST. JUDE INFORMATION OFFICE

The Parish Information Office is now open after all weekend Masses. Stop by for religious articles, Catholic literature, to register for the parish or to have questions answered. The Information Office is located in the Narthex of the church. See the Information Office page for more details.


BISHOP SERRATELLI TRIP TO FATIMA AND SOUTHERN SPAIN

Bishop Serratelli will be the Spiritual Director of a trip this Summer to Fatima and Southern Spain. The Pilgrimage will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions in Fatima and then continue on to Spain. The Pilgrimage will be from July 16 to July 24. For more information or to make reservations, please contact Great Experiences at 201-825-3725 or email them at greatexinc@verizon.net.


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS THOMAS C. DeLALLA SQUIRES CIRCLE 2192 ANNUAL CRAFT/VENDOR HOLIDAY BAZAAR
Saturday, Oct. 14, 9-4 at the
St. Jude Parish Center, 17 Mt. Olive Rd, Budd Lake

Reserve an 8’ Table for $30 or Corner Table for $60. First Come, First Reserved. You keep 100% of any profits you make. For more info, please contact Tish Rohe at 973-426-9394 or email: rohesquires@yahoo.com.


SAVE THE DATE: ST. JUDE TRICKY TRAY – OCTOBER 28, 2017

We will be holding our third Tricky Tray to benefit the needs of the parish on Saturday, October 28, 2017 in the Parish Center. Please save the date on your calendar to help support the parish – we will have seating for 250 and hope to make this our most successful fundraiser yet! The proceeds will be for the benefit of our church, but, as in the past, a portion of the proceeds will also be donated to local charities to help the homeless and the hungry. We are relying on the generosity of our parish family to make this event a success, and there are many different ways that you can help. For more details, click here.

Any parishioner who has a connection to a local corporation or business that you think might be a contributor to the Tricky Tray, or who would like to help out with this event, please contact Terry Havrisko at havrisko1@verizon.net or Bette Peters at petersbette@hotmail.com.


ASSUMPTION COLLEGE FOR SISTERS COURSES
200A Morris Avenue, Denville, NJ 07834, http://acs350.org/

Fall 2017: August 24 – December 15
Theology and Philosophy Offered Courses

Sacred Scripture I      3 credits      Tuesdays, 9 am to 11:45 am

Sacramental Theology      3 credits      Thursdays, 12:30pm to 3:15 pm

Spiritual Theology      3 credits      Thursdays, 9 am to 11:45 am

Historical Introduction To Philosophy      3 credits      Tuesdays, 2 pm to 3:15pm;  Fridays, 9 am to 10:15 am

Assumption College for Sisters invites lay people to register for theology and philosophy courses for credit or audit and any other course for audit. For information on other courses, please contact the Academic Dean. For registration call 973-957-0188 Ext. 106 or email http://acs350.org/


CONTEMPORARY CHOIR

The Contemporary choir is in need of more vocalists!! If you like to sing, please consider joining our group. We meet right before the noon Mass at 11:15 every Sunday to rehearse. All that is required is a love of music and the desire to have a lot of fun while giving praise to God through song! Please contact Sherry Ottoson at 201-874-3522 or music@stjudeparish.org if you are interested in joining us. Don’t be shy, everyone is welcome!!


CHILDREN’S CHOIR

All children grades 1-8 who love to sing and can read a song lyric sheet are welcome!! Rehearsals are twice a month on Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m., and run September through May. The group sings on the first Sunday of each month from October through June. Please contact Sherry Ottoson at 201-874-3522 or music@stjudeparish.org if your child is interested in joining.


BAPTISM/EUCHARIST/CONFIRMATION FOR ADULTS — RCIA

Do you know an adult who has never been baptized, confirmed, or received First Eucharist? Is there a spouse or friend who has been pondering becoming a Catholic but needs a gentle nudge? Is there a possibility that you will be asked to become a godparent of a niece or nephew at Baptism or their Confirmation sponsor? Are you baptized but have had no religious education? Now is the time! The three sacraments of initiation, Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation, are required for a Catholic to be fully initiated into the Church. They are also required for someone to act as a godparent or sponsor for the Baptism or Confirmation of someone else. Our RCIA process is, above all, a tool of education and formation in the Catholic faith. Apart from preparation for the sacraments, anyone can join the classes to just brush up on Catholic teachings or to fill in the gaps on a particular topic. The Inquiry Phase of RCIA is due to begin in September. For more information, contact Deb at RCIA@stjudeparish.org or call the rectory.


ONLINE GIVING

We are pleased to announce that Online Giving is available to our parish family. Online Giving is a convenient and safe way to make a one-time or recurring donation. Getting started is easy—just visit our website Home page and click the Online Giving link. We recommend using Internet Explorer or Firefox. When you participate, your gift will be securely transferred directly into the parish bank account. And you won’t have to remember to write a check or stop by the ATM on your way to Mass! If you still want to place something in the offertory basket, just pick up one of our “I Gave Online” cards on your way into church (table by the missalettes in the Narthex) and use that at offertory time. As always, thank you for your support of our St. Jude community.

TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE SIGNED UP FOR ONLINE GIVING

We are not automatically stopping delivery of envelopes to those who have signed up for Online Giving. However, please be aware that if you wish to make all your gifts online and do not need envelopes anymore, it will save the parish printing and mailing costs. Please notify the parish office if you are willing to stop receiving monthly envelopes. Note that all our regular and special collections will be available for giving online. We appreciate your consideration.


ST. JUDE PARISH APP

For smartphones and tablets. For information about downloading and setting up the app, click here.


AWAY FROM THE AREA?

Out of town and need to find a local Catholic Church? Go to www.thecatholicdirectory.com and click the State and then the city. You will find a list of all Catholic Churches.


QUELLEN SPIRITUAL CENTER

The Quellen Spiritual Direction Formation Program is accepting applications from those individuals who may be called to the ministry of becoming Spiritual Directors. Our three year program is designed for mature adults seeking to deepen their own spiritual life, learning how to sharpen their skills in offering direction, and becoming a trained spiritual director. Classes are held each week from September to May excluding holidays at the Quellen Spiritual Center Mendham, NJ. A trained staff and other visiting presenters offer a wide range of topics designed to help the person grow in the area of spiritual direction. Applicants must be in spiritual direction themselves for at least one year. For more information visit our website at www.quellenspiritualcenter.org or call Sister Teresa at 973-543-6528 x 217.


POSITIONS AVAILABLE DIOCESE OF PATERSON

The Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese of Paterson is seeking applicants for elementary, middle and secondary school teacher and staff openings for the current academic year. Information about openings as they become known can be found at: www.patdioschools.org/cso/employment.


STRAIGHT AND NARROW, INC. JOB OPENINGS

Straight & Narrow, Inc., Paterson has positions open. Please see the following website for complete job descriptions: straightandnarrowinc.atsondemand.com/.