ST. JUDE PARISH

17 MOUNT OLIVE ROAD, BUDD LAKE, NEW JERSEY

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ANNUAL NOVENA TO ST. JUDE

October 28th is the Feast Day of St. Jude Thaddeus. There will be a Special Novena to our Patron Saint starting on Friday, October 20th at 7 pm in the Daily Chapel and continuing every night at 7 pm concluding on the Feast Day, October 28th at 5 pm. Please come and pray with us.


SAINT JUDE TRICKY TRAY – SATURDAY – OCTOBER 28

St. Jude Parish Tricky Tray to benefit the needs of the parish will be Saturday, October 28th at the Parish Center. Doors will open at 6:00 pm and drawings will begin at 7:30 pm. There will be over 200 prizes including a laptop computer, a flat screen TV, and a 1-week condo vacation in Williamsburg VA, among others. Admission will be $10 in advance, or $15 at the door, and will include 25 Tier 1 tickets. Admission tickets and ticket bundles will be available after all Masses.


HONOR OUR VETERANS

St. Jude Veterans will be honored at the 5:30 pm Mass on November 11th. All Veterans of the Parish, families and friends are invited to attend the Mass followed by light refreshments in the Parish Center.

Veterans Picture Board

We would like to have a revised Veterans Board (pictures). If you or a family member are a Veteran and would like to have a picture placed on the Veterans Board, please put a picture (no larger than 4” x 6”) with your name, rank/rate, time of service, and branch of service on the back of the picture or piece of paper (if possible submit a picture at the time of service). Place the picture and paper in an envelope marked “Veterans Mass” and drop in the collection basket no later than November 4/5. If you have had your picture on the board in the past you do not need to submit another one. If you will be attending the 5:30 pm Veterans Mass and reception, please sign up on the list in the vestibule so we know how many to prepare for.


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 6100 CHRISTMAS WREATH SALE

Order your Christmas Wreaths, Sprays and Indoor Evergreens for yourself and loved ones – can be shipped directly to the recipient. On sale at St. Jude Church after all Masses the weekend of  October 28th/29th. Wreaths starting at $20 and Sprays at $15. Orders will be available starting the last week of November. Make checks payable to: K of C 6100 —or— Cash. For additional information call 908-216-6414 (Gerard).


2017 BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL
In Giving, We Receive

Did you know that this year our Diocese had the largest number men ordained to the priesthood in the country? There are currently over 50 men now enrolled in seminaries to prepare for priestly life in the Paterson Diocese. That is a tremendous blessing, but one that comes with a significant cost for room, board, tuition and other related expenses. Your support of the Bishop’s Annual Appeal helps meet the annual expenses for seminarian education. It is a gift that will enhance the faith life of our Diocese for years to come. Please make a pledge today! For your convenience, you can make an online gift or pledge at www.2017appeal.org. Thank you!

For more information about the 2017 Bishop’s Annual Appeal, click here.


RESPECT LIFE MONTH

October is Respect Life Month. Please remember, in a special way this month, all those whose lives are at risk, their families and their caregivers.

Respect Life Prayer

Heavenly Father, the beauty and dignity of human life was the crowning of your creation. You further ennobled that life when your Son became one with us in His incarnation. Help us to realize the sacredness of human life and to respect it from the moment of conception until the last moment at death. Give us courage to speak with truth and love and with conviction in defense of life. Help us to extend the gentle hand of mercy and forgiveness to those who do not reverence your gift of life. To all, grant pardon for the times we have failed to be grateful for your precious gift of life or to respect it in others. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Annual Respect Life Mass: Saturday, November 18th, at 10:00 am

At Saint John the Baptist Cathedral, Paterson, Bishop Serratelli will celebrate the Annual Respect Life Mass. This year we are blessed that it is being held at the Cathedral. Hopefully it will be filled to capacity! This Mass is sponsored by the Paterson Federation Knights of Columbus Councils. All priests, deacons, parish staff, hospitals and staff, schools (both staff and students), parishioners, families and friends are invited to attend. The Mass is a wonderful way for our faithful to come together in prayer and in mutual support for protecting all of our children and all life.


REMEMBERING THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED

On Thursday, November 2nd  at the 7:00 pm Mass, all are welcome to celebrate our annual “Commemoration Of All The Faithful Departed.” As in past years, we will remember family, friends, and acquaintances who have been called from us during this past year, lighting a candle in memory of their lives. If you have lost a family member, friend, or acquaintance this past year, please fill out this form and return it to the rectory or place in the collection basket by October 22nd.


DOMINICAN COLLEGE

Dominican College is hosting an Open House for High School and Transfer students and their families on Saturday, October 21, from 10 am to 12:30 pm. The event is being held at the Hennessy Center. The address for the Dominican College Campus is: 470 Western Highway, Orangeburg, New York 10962. For more information, call 845-359-7800. http://www.dc.edu.


POPE JOHN XXIII REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL OCTOBER OPEN HOUSE

Open House for Incoming 8th Grade – October 24th at 7:30 pm. Questions? Contact Anne Kaiser, Admissions, 973-729-6126 or annekaiser@popejohn.org.


CHILDREN’S CHOIR

“Back to school” means that it’s also time for the Children’s Choir to start up again! We are looking forward to another great year with our awesome kids! 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 at 6:00 pm 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.


CASINO BUS TRIP

The Knights of Columbus Council 6100 is sponsoring their “4th Annual Casino Bus Trip” to Sands Casino – Bethlehem, PA. November 11, 2017. Bus leaves the St. Jude Parking Lot at 12 Noon. For further details – Call Wally at 973-214-0150.


SAVE THE DATE: 80th ANNIVERSARY OFTHE CREATION OF OUR DIOCESE OF PATERSON

On December 9th, we will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the actual date of the creation of the Diocese (December 9th, 1937). You are invited to a special 9:30 am Solemn Mass at the Cathedral with Bishop Serratelli, followed by a breakfast at the Brownstone, Paterson, at 11:00 am. All are invited to attend this Communion Breakfast. Tickets are $40 per person and are available online at www.rcdop.org/breakfast.


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.


LOST AND FOUND

Please check the LOST and FOUND in the Narthex of the Church for items you might be missing.


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 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.


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!!


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/.