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for ALL Parishioners

 

MEN:

Christ Renews His Parish -  renewal program conducted over a weekend to help men grow in their personal relationship with Jesus  and with others at St Jude.

Knights of Columbus - as a Knight, men organize and participate in service and fraternal activities

Mens Ministry - a faith-filled mission to help men grow closer to God and connect in fellowship, while building disciples for Christ.

 

WOMEN:

Christ Renews His Parish - renewal program conducted over a weekend to help individuals grow in their personal relationship with Jesus  and with others at St Jude.

Council of Catholic Women - all women of the parish are welcome to join this group which offers service to the parish

Junior Women's Club all women of the parish are invited to join a warm and friendly group for spiritual, intellectual, and social activities.

MOMS a ministry devoted to serving the needs of ALL MOMS with children of every age in an informal setting

 

ADULTS:

Adult Faith Formation - Grow in your relationship with Jesus through experience, reflection,prayer, and study.  

Becoming Catholic - RCIA - learn about the Catholic Faith and what it means for you

Bereavement Ministry - assist in the consolation of parish members who are experiencing grief due to the death of a family member.

Bible Study - small group discussions on Scripture.  No experience or knowledge needed. 

Faith Formation Advisory Board - members give council to the Director of Parish Faith Formation

Finance Council - advises the pastor on cost saving ideas, financial issues, budgets, etc.

Life in the Spirit Prayer Group- learn more about living life under the guidance of the Holy Spirit through meetings, prayer, seminars

Marriage Encounter - spend a weekend together away from the distractions and the tensions of everyday life, to concentrate on each other to enhance communications

Marriage Preparation  designed to assist Engaged Couples in confronting the key issues which are so important to their growth and development as Marriage Partners

Marriage - Retrovaille -a program which helps couples put the pieces of their marriage back together and rebuild loving relationships. 

Music Ministry - Use your voice, or musical talents to enhance our worship - teen, children, and adult choirs, as well as handbells, and instrumentalists. 

Nanny Ministry - babysitters for various St. Jude events and classes

Parish Pastoral Council - Main advisory council to the pastor to plan for the parish's future by recommending policies, procedures and programs

Prayer Group - Life in the Spirit learn more about living life under the guidance of the Holy Spirit through meetings, prayer, seminars

Prayer Line - The prayer line is available for anyone with a prayer request

Prayer List - In your prayers, please remember our sick family & friends

Project Gabriel -  ministry within Respect Life.  Its purpose is to embrace women in need by providing immediate and practical help to women in difficult and/or crisis pregnancies.

Protecting God's Children Workshops - all volunteers over the age of 18 who work with children must complete a Protecting God's Children workshop.

RCIA  -  learn about the Catholic Faith and what it means for you

Respect Life - the mission of the Respect Life Ministry is to educate and promote the dignity of life from conception to natural death

Sacristans - role of the sacristan is to keep in order and to clean those items used at the celebration of the Mass and other liturgical celebrations

Seniors' Social a social organization for everyone in the parish who is fifty years of age or older

Sewing Ministry - helps with occasional parish sewing needs

Small Gospel Group- small groups gather to study the Sunday gospel readings in either of two formats - Lectio Divina or Bible study 

Teen Hospitality Ministry  -  friendly teens and adults greet the junior high students at their sessions

Ushers/Hospitality -  lay men and women who help everyone feel welcome and comfortable in our Church

Young Adults  -  faith sharing and activities for young men and women between the ages of 18 and 39. 

 

FAMILIES:

Family/children Faith Formation -  journey with us learning about our Faith thorough our family structured programs.

Sacraments - preparation for the First reception of  Eucharist and Reconciliation

St. Jude School - see why St. Jude School is a great place for you and your children

 

TEENS:

Catechists, Aides - share your faith with the children and youth of our parish.  Training and resources are provided.

JHYM Coaches, Aides share God’s love with a small group of junior high teens or participate as a role model to the high school teens

 

Squires- involves young men ages 10-18 in programs to benefit the Church, the community, as well as in recreational and social activities

Youth Ministry for Junior Highparticipation, faith, fellowship, and stewardship for 7th and 8th graders

Youth Ministry for High School -  faith-filled and fun activities for high schoolers and their friends

 

LITURGICAL/WORSHIP:

Altar Servers - Students in Grades 5 - 12 are welcome to serve. 

Confirmation of Adults - a program for adult Catholics who were never confirmed, to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation 

Eucharistic Ministers -  Lay men and women who assist the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass  

Eucharistic Ministers of Care - pray, visit and bring the Eucharist to the homebound and nursing care residents

Lectors/Readers Read the first two readings, and the petitions at the Sunday Masses. 

Life in the Spirit Prayer Group -  learn more about living life under the guidance of the Holy Spirit through meetings, prayer, seminars 

Liturgy Planning -  Use your writing/or artistic talents to help prepare and decorate the worship space

Music Ministry - Use your voice, or musical talents to enhance our worship - teen, children, and adult choirs, as well as handbells, and instrumentalists. 

 

SERVICE:

Baptism Hospitality- welcome and assist the families who are bringing their babies to be baptized

Caritas - Help maintain the food pantry, distribute food baskets during the holidays, visit, and help the needy, elderly and shut-ins.

Catechists/Coaches share your faith with the children and youth of our parish.  Training and resources are provided.

Children's Liturgy of the Word   children hear the readings from the Mass and homily in language that is age appropriate

Daybreak Shelterhelp cook and/or serve food at the homeless shelter in Joliet

Elizabeth Ministry -support, encourage, and offer friendship to women during the childbearing years

Funeral Brunches - prepare and serve brunches for bereaved parish families following funeral masses at St. Jude

Giving Tree - annual Christmas project to collect and distribute gifts, food, financial aid to families in need in our parish

Meal Angels - volunteers who buy food, prepare meals and deliver them to  families who are unable to prepare their own meals due to health reasons

Mission Trips - The social mission of the Catholic Church calls us to be of service to our brothers and sisters in need. These trips are to various places in need throughout the country.  

Pastoral Care - a compassionate presence in imitation of Jesus' care for people, especially those who were hurting and in need.

Peace & Social Justice - a ministry that responds to the immediate needs people face but ideally works to change the root causes of poverty, injustice and violence. 

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