St. Jude Catholic Community

We are a church that believes in Jesus, a church that loves God and people

We have a strong sense of community with parishioners.

Fr. Raúl Valdez

Pastor/Parochial Administrator

“We welcome visitors at our Church, St. Jude Catholic Community and would love to have you join us for prayer this weekend. If you wish to serve God and people, please check out the ministries that have an immediate need for volunteers.

We invite anyone and everyone to attend our Sunday gatherings to celebrate God in song, scripture and prayer..”

Things Happening in the Community

Kids Corner

We are putting some things in each weekly bulletin for the kids to do during the week.  Just click on the "Kids Corner" picture above and it will show you this weeks page.  If you like it, just download it and print it out for the kids.

Ash Wednesday Palms

Preparing for Ash Wednesday. Please bring back your old palms for Ash Wednesday. Place them in the box inside the main doors of the church.  Thank You

Ladies Guild

Ladies of St. Jude’s you’re invited to join us Monday, Feb 14th from 1-3 pm.

We are gathering together to establish a common meeting ground for women of our parish to work in unity for the enrichment of our Parish Community. Faith, Unity and Love will be our guides. We are updating the mission, logo and name (Circle instead of Guild). Please note: we changed the date to the 2nd Monday because of the Healing Mass on the 1st Tuesday.

Our first project is assisting Fr. Raúl with purchasing Altar Linens for the Celebration of Mass. Your presence and input are requested as well as essential for our success. Any questions please call Louise Mazuchowski @ 518-568-2525

Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary

Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary will meet every third Saturday of the month at 10 AM. Next meeting will be on Feb 19th at St Jude Catholic Community.

Sacrament Scheduling

Scheduling sacraments

Pease call Betty Rodriguez at the church office 352-347-0154, select the Liturgy office prompt, to schedule all baptisms, funerals, weddings and Quinceaneras. For baptisms, please call at least one month in advance. 4 weddings and Quinceaneras please call at least six months in advance. Thank you

Year of the Family

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Hospitality Committee

Hospitality Committee New Ministry-Come Join Us!  The parish is in the process of forming a Hospitality Committee. The Hospitality Committee will be responsible to assist and plan for the receptions and special events, retreats, and funeral luncheons held at the parish. We will help with menu planning, ordering and picking up the food, set up, decorating the tables, serving, and clean up during and after the events.  Are you welcoming, friendly and have a willingness to serve others? If you answered yes, please join us for our first meeting on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at 1:00 pm.

Small Christian Community

The group meets every Tuesday at 1:00 PM in conference room 4 at the parish center.  Masks and social distancing is required.  If you would like to host a Small Christian Community meeting in English or Spanish, please call the parish office.

Bulletin Help

As we shared earlier due to supply issues beyond our control, we are now producing our church bulletin in house. It takes a team of volunteers to get this done on a weekly basis. We are glad to be receiving many compliments on the new bulletin format. We are needing ads to help offset the costs of the bulletin. We are looking for someone to assist with this project. If you have skills or experience in acquiring advertising and/or designing ads your gifts are needed. Call or email the church office. If you would like to have an ad for your business in the bulletin, please let us know that as well.

Parish Security Meeting

Parish Security Meeting Saturday, January 29th, 2022 @ 10AM.  All ushers are asked to please make every effort to attend this important meeting. All other ministries are encouraged to attend. Thank You

Anointing of the Sick Mass

We invite you to participate in the Anointing of the Sick Mass which will be celebrated on the first Tuesday of every month at 5:00PM, our next Mass is on Feb 1st.  One may wonder what illnesses are considered serious enough to receive the Anointing of the Sick. Any physical, mental or spiritual problem are reasons to come receive the healing touch of the sacrament of the sick.  For more info call the parish office during normal office hours.

Musicians Needed

Has God Blessed You with The Gift of Music?  If so, please contact the church office. We are always looking for musicians (Guitar, Piano and Organ just to name a few) and choir members for all masses.

Cleaning Crew

Cleaning of the Church
We are in need of volunteers to help on Mondays after the 8AM Mass to clean the church. This is light cleaning, such as vacuuming, dusting and straightening any envelopes in the back of the pews. If you feel called to serve in this ministry, please come to the 8AM Mass on Mondays or call the office at 352-347-0154. We extend our gratitude to the ladies that take the time to clean the church for all of us.

On-Line Studies

Bored at Home - Take an On-Line Study - We have 6 studies now available on line. Gospel of John - Wisdom: God's Vision for Life - Biblical Walk Thru the Mass - Fulfilled: Biblical Foundations of Catholicism - Why We Believe - Wives do What?!. This is your chance to learn more about your faith from the comfort of your couch. Just click the image above to get started.

We are here to Serve and Share our gifts with the Community - Come Join Us - Check Out our Video Tour

Our Catholic Community while small is very diverse and active.  Check out our video.  It is a video tour of our community and a welcome message from our Pastor Fr. Raul Valdez.

Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something. . 

Christmas Celebration, Jesus was Born

The Advent Wreath is used to symbolize God the Father and eternal life. The wreath holds four candles which are lit over the four weeks of Advent.

The light of the flame is a visual reminder that Christ is "The Light of the World" (John 8:12). There are three violet (purple) candles and one rose candle, each representing 1,000 years.

Added together, the four candles symbolize the 4,000 years that humanity waited for the Savior.

Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe

Pius X proclaimed her as "Patroness of all Latin America", Pius XI of all "Americas", Pius XII called her "Empress of the Ameri-cas" and John XXIII "The Celestial Missionary of the New World" and "the Mother of the Americas ".

The image of the Virgin of Guadalupe is venerated in Mexico with great devotion, and the miracles obtained by those who pray to the Virgin of Guadalupe are extraordinary.

Advent Mission

Advent Theme: HOPE, LOVE & JOY

Advent is a season in the Church’s life intended to renew the experience of waiting, and longing, for the Messiah.

Though Christ has already come into the world, the Church invites us to renew our desire for the Lord more deeply into our lives, and to renew our desire for Christ’s triumphant second coming into the world.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church says the goal of Advent is to make present for ourselves and our families the “ancient expectancy of the sharing in the long preparation for the Savior's first coming.”

Spanish Advent Retreat

During our Spanish Advent Retreat on December 4th, 2021, Fr. José Miguel González Vidal and our brother Arturo Aguirre Villaseñor came from Mexico for the retreat and celebration.

You can watch the Spanish Advent Retreat in YouTube:


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