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 Goal is $48,288

Feast of our Lady Guadalupe

Angel Tree

Purchase A Winn-Dixie Bag and Help the St. Jude Food Pantry - St. Jude Catholic Community Food Pantry has been selected . . . once again, to receive $1.00 from every $2.99 reusable Community Bag sold during the month of November 2022 at:

184 Marion Oaks Boulevard
Ocala FL

Thank you for supporting the St. Jude Food Pantry!

Hospitality Ministry

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.

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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): Canned Fruit - Sugar and Flour - Pancake Mix and Syrup – Cereal - Spaghetti Sauce – Rice - Canned Meats and Fish – Pasta - Canned Beans - Boxed milk - Sugar free boxed Jell-O and pudding mixes – Coffee - Corned beef hash, Chili, Spam etc. 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.

Military - Christmas Cards

Christmas Cards For Active-Duty Military

The Religious Education students of St. Jude Parish would like to send Christmas cards to all active-duty military. Please send name and mailing address information to Noël Taylor


Joyful Again, Orlando! Retreat For Widows & Widowers December 3-4, 2022
San Pedro Spiritual Center 95 Bishop Grady Ln Winter Park, FL 32792 - Being widowed is a special loss. This program is designed to help the widowed find hope & joy again. Space limited – register early. Call Sharon Groholski at 386-717-4452 for more information.

Food Pantry Divine Providence Weekend

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Advent Penance Service

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

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 /USN
Raymond P. Ludwig, /USN
LT Pablo Morales /USCG
SN Dayna Rivera/USN
SN Karelys Reyes/USN
LCDR K. J. Taylor/USN

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 December 6th.  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.

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.

Poinsettia Pick Up

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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.

Christmas Help

Families Needing Assistance for Christmas

If your family or a family you know needs assistance with toys and food at Christmas, please contact Noël in the office at (352) 347-0154 no later than Friday, December 2, 2022.

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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