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First Sunday of Advent / Anointing of the Sick, 12:15 p.m.

December 3, 2017

First Sunday of Advent, Year B

Anointing of the Sick, 12:15 p.m., Saint Jude Church

♦ Let the beauty of art open your heart to the Advent mysteries.
♦ Advent Week 1: First Candle [Click on SHOW MORE to sing along.]


GOSPEL VIDEO: Mark 13: 33-37
REFLECTION: The Spirituality of Advent

Pray the Scripture for this Sunday. Click HERE then scroll down and click on today’s date for a video reflection. Consider today’s Gospel in your life through lectio divina.

Prepare your family or group for the readings. See reflections, sermons, and images on The Text This Week. See resources from the St. Louis University Sunday Web Site

Enjoy a commentary on today’s readings.


You do not know when the Lord of the house is coming.

To you I lift up my soul, O my God.
In you, I have trusted; let me not be put to shame.
Nor let not my enemies exult over me,
and let none who hope in you be put to shame.
Cf. Psalm 25: 1-3

INTROIT: Ad te levavi animam meam (To you I lift my soul)


The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns
Wait for the Lord
O God, You Search Me
Christ, Be Our Light!
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

The Lord will bestow his bounty,
and our earth shall yield its increase.
Psalm 85: 13

Listen to an excerpt from Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, bishop – Office of Readings


Mark your calendar now for Advent and Christmas. Open today’s door on the online Advent calendar.

Advent Wreath, Week 1: First Candle Reflection.
After the lighting and reflection, listen to the song, sing along. [For the lyrics, click on SHOW MORE under the video.]

Here’s an Advent Meal Prayer. Send an e-card. Print an Advent coloring page.
Find prayers, recipes and many Advent activities. You’ll find a list of resources HERE.
Here’s an overview of the season in our parish.

♦ Traditional Croatian Advent hymn, “Zdravo, djevice,” (Hail, Virgin.)
♦ J S Bach’s Cantata for Advent, “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
♦ Traditional French noël
, “Venez Divin Messie,” (O Come, Divine Messiah.)
The Savior Is Waiting
O Emmanuel

Don’t forget, on the evening of December 5th, to put out shoes. In the morning, children will discover whether Saint Nicholas left them fruit and goodies or, if they were naughty, coal!

Click HERE for Saint Nicholas!

REMEMBER two great Marian feasts: Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Friday, December 8, a holyday of obligation), patronal feast of our country and our diocese; Our Lady of Guadalupe, (Tuesday, December 12) patron of Mexico and of all the Americas, including the USA.

POPE FRANCISAdvent Journey Towards Hope

ADULTS: Christ Is Coming
CHILDREN: Soon and Very Soon
YOUTH: What Is Hope and Why Do You Need It?

The time draws near.
Come, Emmanuel!



December 3, 2017
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St. Jude Catholic Church
2130 Pemberton Drive
Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 484-6609

St. Jude Catholic School
2110 Pemberton Drive
Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 484-4611

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