ST. JUDE PARISH
17 MOUNT OLIVE ROAD, BUDD LAKE, NEW JERSEY
We Need Your Help
Liturgical ministry is an excellent opportunity to fulfill your baptismal call of service to one another. Our liturgies should utilize the talents and gifts that God has given this community to the fullest extent. Whether participation is through “behind the scenes” preparation and planning, or through a public role of service within the Mass, parishioner contributions help our liturgies to be truly life-giving celebrations.
Do you feel called to Liturgical Ministry? If so, please click here for more information and an application form. We have special need for Eucharistic Ministers, Readers and Altar Servers.
FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION
To continue the Adoration of the Eucharist on the First Friday, it is necessary that someone be present with the Eucharist at the time it is exposed. We need volunteers to fulfill this need from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM. Please contact the Parish Office if you would like to enjoy a spiritually rewarding hour.
GROCERY GIFT CARDS NEEDED
We are in need of grocery gift cards to help Mount Olive families. You are invited to put a grocery store gift card in the collection basket any weekend, or you can drop the card off at the Parish Office during office hours.
CHILDREN ARE PRECIOUS
Children are most precious gifts from God. Foster and adoptive parents (Resource Families) help children who have endured more than most could possibly imagine. You can show them the love and support a family can give each other. Would you consider sharing your love with a child very much in need of love by becoming a foster parent? If so, call 1-877-653-6783 or contact Catholic Charities at 973-279-7100 Ext. 38.
BIG BROTHERS / BIG SISTERS
BB/BS provides a positive adult role model for children ages 5 – 17 who come from single parent homes. Adults will assist the children in achieving their highest potential by providing mentoring and friendship. Volunteers over the age of 18 are needed to be role models and friends to children from single parent homes. Volunteers offer guidance, attention and support to children. Volunteers also help enhance the child’s life skills. An application, 4 references, state police check, prosecutors office check, DMV check and a home interview are required in order to ensure the safety of the children. Training is provided and hours are flexible according to the adult’s and child’s schedule. For more information, please call Lori D. Konya at 973-335-3044.
OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Birthright, Inc. provides caring, non-judgmental support to girls and women who are distressed by an unplanned pregnancy. Birthright provides many services, including friendship and emotional support, free pregnancy tests, legal, medical, and financial assistance, assistance with housing, referrals to social service agencies, and maternity and baby clothes. Volunteers are needed to greet women that come into the office and to answer phones in order to provide support, answer questions and make referrals for those who call the agency. Volunteers are also needed to assist with pregnancy testing, and to sort and organize donated clothing for the mothers and babies. Other volunteer opportunities include picking up and delivering donated items, giving talks in the community, and representing the agency at health fairs. Training is provided. For further information, please call Maureen Longfield at 973-361-6665.
PC’s NEEDED FOR THE PARISH
Need donation(s) of 5-6 PC’s to replace outdated models. MUST HAVE Windows 7 or 8 loaded on them. Preferably the Professional Edition. 17 inch or larger LCD monitors would be appreciated, but are not required. Prefer that they had been purchased in the last 3-4 years. Contact Richard DiCicco at 908-813-9605.