St. Jude Catholic Parish

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 Parish 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 Parish

Our Catholic Appeal

Our fair share as set by the Diocese of Orlando is


We have received $10,101.17 in donations in the first two weekends of the appeal. Thank you for your generosity.  We ask all to consider giving online. 

St. Jude Parish

Confirmation Class “Living Stations of the Cross

St. Jude’s Confirmation Class will present the “Living Stations of the Cross” in the Church on:

Friday, March 31st at 5:00 PM Please join us as we pray together.

Blood Pressure Monitoring Volunteers Needed

St. Jude Parish is seeking current or retired health care providers, such as doctors, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified nursing assistant, patient care technician and first responders to assist in checking blood pressures before coffee and donuts on Sunday mornings. If you are able to assist us on any Sunday to provide this service, please contact the church office at 352-347-0154 or

Prayers Needed

Please pray for the following:

Andrea Michelle Cordoba

Charles & Barbara Sabino

Danniel Nadolny

Doug Fangman

Fe Fabic

Hubert Jack

June Dickbernd

Kathy Rydzewski

Manuel Fontanez

Margaret Fletcher

Patricia Kliner

Pierce McAlpine

Rocky Pizzarello


A Prayer Warrior is a term used for anyone committed to praying for others. You are invited and given this opportunity to pray in a special way for our St Jude Clergy during Lent and through Divine Mercy Sunday. They include Fr. Raúl, Deacons José Serrano, José (Pepe) Bustillo and Santos Santiago.

A PRAYER SHEET CALENDAR will be in the Church Entrance. The Calendar will begin on Ash Wednesday (February 22nd) - Divine Mercy Sunday (April 16th). Please sign your name on a date you select to pray. Up to 3 different names can be written in each calendar square. Let’s keep this Prayer Calendar filled and Yes, you can sign up for more than 1 day. We will have 162 spaces including Lent, the Octave of Easter & Divine Mercy Sunday.

Some Prayer Suggestions: Offer your intentions for them at daily or weekend Mass; Attend Adoration or the Stations of the Cross; Say a Rosary; Divine Mercy Chaplet; Light a Candle or whatever is in your heart to lift our SJ Clergy in PRAYER to the Holy Trinity. Prayer is the Purest Gift of Love we can give to others.Please note: Prayers can be done in Church, in your home or in your prayer space.

Any questions call Louise Mazuchowski @ (518) 569-2525. SJWC, Spiritual Leader.

Monthly Rosary

The Knights of Columbus will be praying the rosary on the last Sunday of every month immediately following the 10AM Mass. All are invited to join us.

Online Studies

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

Please be advised that while the Mass is not being filmed or videotaped, it may be broadcast, including audio. Your attendance at Mass constitutes your consent to these broadcasts.  God bless and thank you for attending Mass at St. Jude Catholic Parish.

EASTER HUNT April 8th at 10:30 AM.

This year, our Confirmation Class will be sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt on Holy Saturday, April 8th at 10:30 AM. It will take place on the grass next to the Parish Parking Lot.

We would really appreciate individually wrapped candy that does not contain peanut butter or nuts and small Easter baskets for the Hunt. Thank you so much for your help!


Holy Thursday – April 6 jueves Santo – 6 de abril

8:00 AM Morning Prayer / Oración de la Mañana

3:00 PM Mass – English / Misa en Inglés

5:00 PM Mass – English / Misa en Inglés

7:00 PM Misa – Español / Mass in Spanish

8:00 PM – 12:00 AM Adoration / Adoración

Good Friday – April 7 viernes Santo – 7 de abril

Fast and Abstinence Day / Día de Ayuno y Abstinencia

8:00 AM Morning Prayer / Oración de la Mañana

12:00PM Confessions / Confesiones

3:00 PM Way of the Cross / Via Crucis

5:00 PM Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, Liturgy of the Word and Communion – Eng.

7:00 PM Celebración de la Pasión del Señor, Liturgia de la Palabra y Comunión – Spa.

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Apil 8 Vigilia Pascual – 8 de abril

8:00 AM Morning Prayer / Oración de la Mañana

10:00 AM Easter Egg Hunt / Búsqueda de Huevos de Pascua

8:00 PM Vigil Mass (Bilingual) / Vigilia (Bilingüe)

***Following Mass – Soup and bread served in Parish Hall / Después de la Misa: Asopao y pan servido en el Salón Parroquial***

Easter Sunday – April 9 domingo de Pascual – 9 de abril

6:00 AM **Sunrise Mass – Outside / Misa de Aurora – Afuera

8:00 AM Mass – English / Misa en Inglés

10:00 AM Mass – English / Misa en Inglés

12:00 PM Mass – Spanish / Misa en Español

Coffee & Donuts Sunday - Parish Hall

Please join us for coffee and donuts while you visit with fellow parishioners the Parish Hall after the 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and before the 12 PM Masses. 

Friday Fish Fry

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Fridays During Lent (Except Good Friday)

The Knights of Columbus Council #15644 is having their annual fish fry beginning Friday February 24th—March 31st. 4:00 — 7:00 PM

Eat in or take out. Menu includes: Fish, Coleslaw, French Fries, Hush Puppies, Dessert, Drinks - All this for $12.00. Pay at the door, cash, or check. No credit cards.


If your marriage has become troubled and stressed, unloving or uncaring; if you have grown cold and distant; even if you are divorced or separated or are thinking about it; Retrouvaille can help. It has helped thousands.

Our next program begins in Winter Park April 21, 2023.

For more information call 352-274-4614.

Not counseling or group therapy. All calls and names held in strictest confidence. And please check our website at

Please keep our service members and their families in your prayers

SPC. Michael X. Brown/USA

CMDR Orlando G. Cabrera-USN

A1C Annika Johnson/USAF

PFC John Johnson/USA

E-3 Fidel Alfredo Lopez/USN

E-6 Technical Sergeant Kevin J. Ludwig, USAF

E-5 CM2/Petty Officer 2nd Class Raymond P. Ludwig, USN

LT Pablo Morales/USCG

SN Dayna Rivera/USN

SN Geromy Rivera/USN

SN Karelys Reyes/USN

LCDR K.J. Taylor/USN

Do you have family members actively serving?

Please call or email the office with their name and branch of service. Thank You!

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 April 4th.  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.

Retirement Party


St. Jude Parish Hall Sunday, April 16th 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Pot Luck

Please RSVP no later than April 9th. The Sign Up Sheet is located at the Front Desk. Thank you.

St. Jude Catholic Parish Food Pantry

Divine Providence Weekend - April 1st & April 2nd - Right now we really need more of:

Cereal Shelf Stable Milk - Pasta SauceCanned Chicken/Tuna - Boxed PotatoesCrackers

Lent 2023 ends THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2023. Traditionally we are asked to focus on "almsgiving" which means donating money or goods to the poor and performing other acts of charity. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2462).

This Lent 2023 we are requesting that our parishioners, donate an item or two of the following essential non-food items such as toiletry and hygiene products, i.e., deodorant, toilet paper, shower gel, Kleenex, shaving gel, combs/brushes, lip balm, shampoo, conditioner, facial and hand soap, toothbrushes, tooth paste, hand wipes, paper towels, dish soap.

Needed items include: Boxed or cans Assorted Soup Cans of Chili/Stew - Dried or Canned Beans - Chicken or Beef Broth - Cans of Tuna, Spam, Fish, Chicken - Milk (Shelf-Stable) - Pasta Sauce - Rice and Pasta – Cereal

*Any type of non-perishable food is gratefully accepted*

Please note we do not accept or distribute Over the Counter (OTC) medications Thank you for your continued support of the St. Jude Food Pantry.

Easter Lily Pick Up - Parish Hall - Palm Sunday Weekend

If you pre-ordered an Easter Lily, they will be available for pick up on the following dates/times:

Friday, March 31st 4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Saturday April 1st After the 4:00 PM Mass and before the 6:00 PM Mass

Sunday April 2nd After the 8:00 AM Mass, after the 10:00 AM Mass and before the Noon Mass.

We also have a few extra lilies for sale if you forgot to order yours. Cash or check only please.

Thank You

La Guadalupana Free Clinic For People without Health Insurance

La Guadalupana Clinic is a Ministry of Catholic Charities of Central Florida and Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. The clinic provides free medical care to uninsured individuals with an income of 200% or less of the Federal Poverty Guidelines living in the Ocala area.

Clinic is open every Monday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm by appointment only. A Doctor and a Registered Nurse are available.

Also, once a month we have clinic services in the evening. Next clinic will be held on Wednesday, April 5th at 5:00 PM. (By appointment only.)

For appointment, please call (352)509-6996 and leave a message with your name, phone number and what service you need. We will call you back to confirm your appointment.

La Guadalupana Clinic 11185 W Hwy 40 Ocala, FL 34482

Beginning on Friday, February 24th and every Friday during Lent we will pray the Way of the Cross after the 8:00 AM Mass in English, 5:00 PM in English and 7:00 PM in Spanish.

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Just ArrivedBirthday Mass Cards . . . Available at the Front Desk

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