“We cannot keep to ourselves the words of eternal life given to us in our encounter with Jesus Christ: they are meant for every man and every woman. It is our responsibility to pass on what, by God's grace, we ourselves have received.” -- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Calendar of Current Events at St. Jude
Ways to Share My Gifts Through Service for ALL Parishioners
Opportunities for My Personal Growth for all Parishioners
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ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF MINISTRIES
A - E F - L M - Q R - Z
OR MINISTRIES BY TYPE:
Men Women Families Teens Liturgical Service
A - E:
Adult Faith Formation - Grow in your relationship with Jesus through experience, reflection,prayer, and study.
Altar Servers - Students in Grades 5 - 12 are welcome to serve.
Baptism Hospitality - welcome and assist the families who are bringing their babies to be baptized
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.
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
"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.
Confirmation of Adults - a program for adult Catholics who were never confirmed, to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation
Council of Catholic Women - all women of the parish are welcome to join this group which offers service to the parish
Daybreak Shelter - help cook and/or serve food at the homeless shelter in Joliet
Divorce Support Group - For anyone experiencing or having experienced the trauma of divorce
Elizabeth Ministry - support, encourage, and offer friendship to women during the childbearing years
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
F - L:
"500" Club - fundraiser to help generate revenue for the parish by selling 500 numbers
Faith Formation Advisory Board - members give council to the Director of Parish Faith Formation
Family/Children Faith Formation - journey with us learning about our Faith thorough our family structured programs.
Finance Council - advises the pastor on cost saving ideas, financial issues, budgets, etc.
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
Grief Support - for parishioners grieving the death of a loved one
(Small) Gospel Groups - increase your appreciation and understanding of the Bible in small group settings
Junior Women's Club -all women of the parish are invited to join a warm and friendly group for spiritual, intellectual, and social activities.
Knights of Columbus - as a Knight, men organize and participate in service and fraternal activities
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
M - Q:
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.
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
Men's Ministry - a faith-filled mission to help men grow closer to God and connect in fellowship, while building disciples for Christ.
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.
MOMS - a ministry devoted to serving the needs of ALL MOMS with children of every age.in an informal setting
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
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.
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.
R - Z:
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
Sacraments - visible rites by which the sacraments are celebrated signify and make present the graces proper to each sacrament
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
Service Opportunities - There are many ways to live out the Catholic social teaching. Sign up to help serve those in need.
Sewing Ministry - helps with occasional parish sewing needs
Small Gospel Groups - small groups gather to study the Sunday gospel readings in either of two formats - Lectio Divina or Bible study
Squires - involves young men ages 10-18 in programs to benefit the Church, the community, as well as in recreational and social activities
St. Jude School - see why St. Jude School is a great place for you and your children
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
(Junior) Womens Club - women of the parish gather for spiritual, intellectual, social, and service opportunities
Young Adults - faith sharing and activities for young men and women between the ages of 18 and 39.
Youth Ministry for Junior High- participation, 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
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