Financial Council


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A Way of Life
Sharing Prayer: 


Lord, gratefully acknowledging Your mercy and humbly admitting our need, we pledge our trust in You and each other. Filled with desire, we respond to your call for discipleship by shaping our lives in imitation of Christ.

We profess that the call requires us to be stewards of your gifts. As stewards, we receive your gift gratefully, cherish and tend them in a responsible manner,  share them in practice and love with others, and return them with increase to the Lord.

We pledge our ongoing formation as Stewards and our responsibility to call others to that same endeavor. Almighty and ever-faithful God, it is our fervent hope and prayer that You, who have begun this good work in us, will bring it to fulfillment in Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Appointed and elected members of the parish who advise in the administration of the church.

Role of the Finance Council at St Jude Catholic Community, Ocala, FL

Finance councils are mandated by Canon Law and by the Diocese of Orlando. 

“In each parish, there is to be a finance committee to help the parish priest in the administration of the goods of the parish, without prejudice to Canon 532. It is ruled by the universal law and by the norms laid down by the diocesan Bishop, and it is comprised of members of the faithful selected according to these norms.” Canon 537.

The Parish Finance Council is consultative in nature with the Pastor. The St. Jude Finance Council serves in an advisory capacity in the administration and stewardship of parish finances, and parish budget for our facilities, and long-range financial development. Members of this committee are appointed by the Pastor.




Women's Circle


SJWC's mission is to be women of Faith, hope, and charity, helping a world in need.


We meet at St. Jude Catholic Parish the second Monday of the month, October through June, from 1-3 PM.


All women of St. Jude are welcome to join. Yearly dues are $5.


Through our Spiritual and Corporal works of Mercy and under the direction of Jesus, Mary, and St. Jude, our ministry focuses on serving our parish wherever there is a need.



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The Cross in the middle centers us on the Love of Jesus. The seven red hearts represent the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit.(wisdom, understanding, counsel, courage, knowledge, reverence, and wonder & awe). 


The blue cord connecting our hearts unites us to our Blessed Mother Mary.


Come join us!! Please call the office for more information.




Knights of Columbus


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Knights of Columbus Council, 15644   

Meets the third Saturday of each month at 10:00 am to plan social and fundraising activities.




Ladies Auxiliary


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It meets on the third Saturday of each month at 10:00 am to plan activities and assist the Knights in their activities.




Food Pantry


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At St. Jude Catholic Community, we strive to serve those in need with respect, kindness, and confidentiality. We provide non-perishable food items to share with our guests to temporarily help bridge the gap for those with financial difficulties.

Our generous parishioners, Knights of Columbus, and visitors provide food donations as well as monetary donations.

Volunteers are needed! Responsibilities include restocking and organizing the shelves; having direct client interaction; getting groceries out to the vehicles of pantry clients; and making sure everyone is welcomed with dignity and respect as our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Every Tuesday, at 9:00 am, we sort, stock, and check the dates on the food items. On the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, the food pantry is open from 9:00 am until 11:00 am to serve our guests.


Your gift of time and talent would be most appreciated.


Please contact the parish office at 352-347-0154 if you are available for even one hour!


Your donation(s) of non-perishable food items can be placed in the baskets in the foyer of the church.

May God bless you abundantly for expressing your love and care to those in need in our community.


Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 
And in the church, God has appointed . . . those able to help others.
1 Corinthians 12:27–28




Meal on Wheels




Deliver meals to the shut-ins in the Marion Oaks community once every five weeks on Thursdays.