Most Reverend John Noonan

Letter from Bishop John Noonan, Eucharist in Person

Reverendísimo John Noonan

Carta del Obispo John Noonan, Eucaristía en Persona

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

New Summer Hours

New Office Hours
Starting on Friday, May 27th the office will be closing at noon.  New hours are: Monday-Thursday 9:00AM-4:00 PM and Friday 9:00AM-12 Noon.

Church Renovation

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.

Our Catholic Appeal

Retrouvaille Weekend

Retrouvaille Weekend - San Pedro Center, Winter Park, July 15-17, 2022.
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 July 15-17, 2022. 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

Amazon Smile

Support St. Jude Catholic Community while shopping on Amazon!
Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support St. Jude Catholic Community every time you shop, at no cost to you. Shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to our Parish. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges.
Go to
Make sure you select St. Jude Catholic Church Ocala FL
More details on our website, or call the office for assistance.

Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary

Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary will meet every third Saturday of the month 10 AM at St Jude Catholic Community.

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.


St. Jude Gardens/Islands
Have you seen all the beautiful gardening being done on the parish grounds? We thank these volunteers for their time and talent making St. Jude Catholic community more beautiful. If you are currently taking care of one of the gardens and would like to recommit to another year, please contact the office and let us know. Do you have a love for gardening? If you would like to volunteer to help with the gardens/islands please call or email the office. Please call 352-347-0154 or email

Peter's Pence

Diocesan Collection (Second Collection) Weekend of June 25th-26th - Peter’s Pence Collection
On the weekend of June 25th-26th we will take up the Peter’s Pence Collection to support the Universal Church and the work of the Holy See, including helping Pope Francis carry out his charitable works. For more information, please visit Please be generous, thank you.

Parish Security

Mass Intentions

We kindly ask that all announcements and Mass Intentions be set up through the office. Please do not approach Father before Mass and ask him to make a last-minute announcement or add an additional Mass Intention, unless the intention is for someone who has just passed on that day, is critically ill or recently hospitalized. Thank you for your understanding.

Food Pantry

Food Pantry

Our next Divine Providence Weekend is Saturday/Sunday July 2nd & 3rd. Collection for the St. Jude Food Pantry Our parish has seen a large increase in the number of residents relying on assistance for food.
All non-perishable food items are needed: i.e., beans, tuna, and other canned meat, such as chicken, stew, chili, salmon or corned beef, canned fruit, applesauce, cereal, pancake mix and syrup, nonrefrigerated milk, coffee/tea, boxed or canned soups, boxed pasta dinners. Our clients are grateful for the work we do, and we are grateful to you for making it possible. Thank you for your love and support.

Need Assistance?

St Jude Parishioners Needing Assistance
Dear Parishioners … please be aware that the St. Jude Food Pantry can assist you, our brothers and sisters in Christ, no questions asked. We all know that at various times we can find ourselves in need of assistance from one another. The St. Jude Food Pantry will prepare a food basket at a time that is convenient for you. All requests are confidential. Please contact the Parish Office.


Offertory Envelopes
If you are giving online and no longer wish to receive offertory envelopes, please let us know.  Also, if you are leaving for the summer, please notify the office and we can stop your envelopes while you are away. Please consider using our online giving portal at Please assist us by putting your envelope number on your check memo line.

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.

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 July 5th.  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.

Thrift Shop Closed

The St. Jude Thrift Store is permanently closed. Please do not leave donations on the parish grounds. There are several thrift stores on the "west bound State Road 200 Corridor". All are accepting gently used donations. We are no longer accepting recyclable bottles and/or cans. Please contact Marion County Recycling at (352) 237-0248 for times of operation. Thank you for your cooperation.

Women's Circle News

St. Jude Women’s Circle News
St. Jude Women’s Circle has grown to 16 active members with 2 more to join in the Fall!! We have accomplished very much this year including having fun and making new friendships. We are so thankful for such a supportive parish. Thank you to those who joined us at Church and in your homes praying the Rosary for World Peace on May 9th. Since our members travel through the summer, we will not have any meeting at SJ Parish from June - September. We will continue to stay in touch by email to update and support one another. New members are always welcome!

Monthly Rosary

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.

New Bulletin Deadline

New Bulletin Deadline
If you have a submission for the parish bulletin, please submit your announcement to at least 10 days in advance of the weekend you wish for the announcement to appear. Please remember to send all announcements in an editable format, Microsoft Word is preferred, complete with all information and graphics/pictures/images.

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.

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.

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?!. This is your chance to learn more about your faith from the comfort of your couch. Just click the image above to get started.

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