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Telephone: 800-262-2243
800-963-5337 (Available in Spanish)

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 Goal is $48,288


Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults If you are interested in our Catholic faith and becoming a Catholic, please call our Faith Formation Office at 352-347-0154 or contact Mary Lynn Martin at We are beginning classes and we are looking forward to hearing from you.

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Need 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.

Blessing of Pets

Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 2nd after the 10:00 AM Mass, Father Raúl will bless our pets. We invite you to come and have your pets blessed.

Food Pantry

Our next Divine Providence Weekend is Saturday & Sunday October 1st and 2nd. Due to your continued generosity and kindness, we are able to "feed the hungry of our local community " at the St. Jude Food Pantry. The need has doubled since last year, but unfortunately our donations have not kept pace.  Please consider giving . . Thank you for your acts of kindness and mercy! Items needed at the food pantry include (but not limited to): Boxed healthy juices - Instant Mash Potatoes - Boxed Jell-O - Meals in a box - Cake mixes and frosting - Non-refrigerated milk - Canned yams - Olive Oil – Cereal - Pasta Sauce – Coffee – Sugar -Dried fruits - Whole grains – Flour - Tuna and other canned meat such as chicken, chili, corn beef, salmon, spam, stew. Just a reminder please . . . We cannot accept expired food, so please check the dates on all items. Nor can we accept medicines, vitamins of any kind, including over the counter. Please do not leave perishable items at the Mother Theresa Food Box as they spoil and must be thrown away. Please continue to pray for those needing assistance in our community as well as our parish family. Thank you for your love and support Please continue to pray for those needing assistance in our community as well as our parish family.

Church Calendar

You can always check to see when a meeting or an event is scheduled at our parish by looking at the parish calendar.  You can see it HERE or by selecting the calendar image above.

Prayers for our Military

Do you have family members actively serving Please call or email the office with their name and branch of service. We will place the list in our weekly bulletin for the St Jude Community to keep them in prayer. 

This week please pray for:

SP. Michel X. Brown/USA
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 MoralesUSCG
SN Dayna Rivera/USN
SN Karelys Reyes/USN
LCDR K. J. Taylor/USN.

Thank You

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.

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 October 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.

CPR Training

Attention all Ushers, Adult Altar Servers, Lectors, Catechist and Sacristans - Required First Aid/CPR Training October 8th

You should have received by now an email or phone call from your ministry leader regarding attending this important training. If you have not, please contact the following ministry leader:
USHERS—Eleanor Kerr or Lenny Warrick:
LECTORS - Christine Geddes-Braide:
SACRISTAN—Yeidic Fuentes:

Father Raúl, our Director of Safety and Security, and the staff of St. Jude Catholic Parish will be in attendance. Please do your best to attend this important training. We need a reply even if you are unable to attend. Please call Noël Taylor in the office with any questions at (352) 347-0154. Thank You!


Please be advised that while the Mass is not being filmed or videotaped, it is being 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.

Mass Birthday Cards

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

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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