ST. JUDE PARISH

17 MOUNT OLIVE ROAD, BUDD LAKE, NEW JERSEY

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FAITH FORMATION – MEETING REMINDERS

Wednesday – August 23: Protecting God’s Children 7 pm – Parish Center. Thursday – August 24: Faith Formation Catechist Meeting 7 pm – Parish Center. Monday – August 28: Confirmation Catechist Meeting 7 pm – Parish Center. Wednesday – August 30: New Catechist Meeting 7 pm – Parish Center.


SUMMER VACATION

Traveling is no excuse to miss mass. Please use your smart phone and find out the mass times in the area you are visiting: https://masstimes.org. If you take advantage of it, you may just find you have a better summer than you ever imagined you would! 


MISSIONARY COOPERATION PLAN

This weekend, August 26 & 27, we welcome Rev. Zacharie L. Tati, from the Diocese of Boma, Congo. Rev. Zacharie will come and talk to us at all Masses, asking for our prayers and financial support for the Mission of his Diocese of Boma. Please be generous.


PADRE PIO DAY, Saturday, August 26, 2017

At the World Apostolate of Fatima, Our Lady’s Blue Army Shrine, 674 Mountain View Road East, Asbury, NJ 08802. Come to honor St. Padre Pio, Spiritual Father of the Blue Army. 11:00 am Confessions; 12:00 Angelus & Announcements (Event Chairman: Mario Bruschi); 12:15 Blessed Sacrament Procession; 12:30 Holy Hour (Father Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R.); 1:30 Holy Mass (Main Celebrant Most Rev. Gerald Walsh D.D., Aux. Bishop Diocese of NY). For more information: www.bluearmy.com; 908-689-1700 x 210.


OUR LADY OF FATIMA—100 YEARS

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


SAVE THE DATE!

Please join us on Saturday, September 9th, as we celebrate 50 years as the Parish of St. Jude. We will begin our celebration with a special 9:30 a.m. Mass followed by breakfast foods in the parish center and a parish picnic from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Click here for more information. Tickets will be on sale Aug. 26/27 and Sep. 2/3 after all Masses. In order to make this event a success, we need your assistance. Please see the sign up sheet in the narthex for ways you can help to make this day a special one for our parish community. Thank you.


WOMEN’S CORNERSTONE
2nd Annual St. Jude Women’s Cornerstone: Registration Continues

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

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

For your convenience, there are brochures located in the Narthex near the Information Area, or you may contact the following team members for more information: Judy Portieles, 908-507-5170, JudyPortieles@gmail.com, or Laurie Pandorf, 908-623-7683, pandorf7@comcast.net. No one is turned away for financial reasons. To inquire about a scholarship, call April Shewchuk, 201-953-2188, email: aprilshewchuknj@gmail.com.


BAPTISMS

We welcomed into our church through the Sacrament of Baptism our newest members:

August 12th – Gabriel Michael Sacco
August 19th – Dean Jonathan Backman, Mila Lynn Ziemba


SUMMER MASS SCHEDULE

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


SAVE THE DATE! INDOOR HOLIDAY BAZAAR

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9 am – 4 pm, in the St. Jude Parish Center. Sponsored by: Knights of Columbus Thomas Christopher De Lalla – Squires Circle 2192.


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.


PIZZA NIGHT WITH BISHOP SERRATELLI

For young women in high school or college discerning their vocation. Come join Bishop Serratelli and our religious sisters from the Diocese of Paterson for adoration, reflection, fellowship…and of course, pizza. Monday, September 25th, 7–9 p.m. at Pope John XXIII High School, Sparta. For more information, please call the Delegate for Religious Office at 973-777-8818 x 207.


LOST AND FOUND

Please check the LOST and FOUND in the Narthex of the Church.


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).


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.


DIOCESE OF PATERSON – MARIAN PILGRIMAGE OCTOBER 20th AND 21st

Seeking a spiritual awakening or journey? Consider attending the two-day spiritual trip to Baltimore and Washington. The Pilgrimage leaves the Diocese of Paterson on Friday, October 20th, and makes stops at  the Basilica of Assumption, our nation’s first Cathedral, and St. Jude Shrine (Nationwide center of St. Jude devotions). On Saturday, October 21st, spiritual activities will take place at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington as part of the Diocesan Pilgrimage. Both days include daily mass, spiritual visits and, on Saturday, reconciliation and devotional prayers. Deluxe accommodations, dinner and breakfast included, round-trip bus transportation. For further information, please contact Mel Kaufhold at 201-230-0955.

A second option would be:

The Diocese of Paterson will be hosting the 2017 Pilgrimage this October. The trip, that takes place on October 21, will provide the faithful the opportunity to join parishioners throughout the diocese in a prayer filled day that includes Mass celebrated by Bishop Serratelli, Confessions in the Crypt Church, Rosary (multi-lingual), Divine Mercy, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, devotional time and catechetical presentations. Round-trip bus transportation. We ask parishioners of St. Jude to sign up for this important day. Please call the rectory. For the full article, see The Beacon of June 29th.


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.


NEW WEBSITE FEATURE

We’re happy to announce that live streaming of, and archived footage from Diocesan events is now available on our website. See the new link on the Home page, to the right of the Pastor’s Corner. Clicking the graphic will take you to a new module the Diocese is now offering. Available currently is archived footage of the Cathedral Rededication held on Saturday, June 24th, and the liturgy of July 1, the ordination of 13 transitional deacons to the priesthood.


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

Fall 2017: August 23 – December 15
Theology and Philosophy Offered Courses

Sacred Scripture I      3 credits      Thursdays, 9 am to 11:45 am.  Note new day of the week.

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

Spiritual Theology      3 credits      Tuesdays, 9 am to 11:45 am.  Note new day of the week.

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

$510/course for credit                $255/course for audit

PS 101 General Psychology Course (online)

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 academicdean@acs350.org by August 10, 2017.


THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

St Jude’s (Hopatcong) Parish Center, 40 Maxim Drive, Hopatcong, NJ. Saturday, November 11, 2017, 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. Vendors wanted: $30 per table; 2 for $50; 3 tables for $75; 4 tables for $100. Something for everyone. Food available for purchase. For information call Jimmy at 973-945-7522. Early set up allowed Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat. from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.


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/.