Filing for an annulment can be a painful and confusing
experience. Support and prayer during this time are helpful and often become part of the
healing process. If you have questions concerning an annulment and the procedures that
need to be followed, please call. A trained person will assist you.
- Contact: Marilyn Drummer at the Parish Office.
Childcare is provided for 5:30 p.m. Saturday Mass, 9:00
and 11:00 a.m. Sunday Masses, and major liturgical services such as the Triduum, Lenten
program, and Parish Mission
- Contact: Mary Pohlman at Parish Office.
Through the coordination of Catholic Social Services,
Mary Glowaski provides affordable personal and marriage counseling for members of Saint
Jude Parish on a part-time basis.
- Contact: Joni Luther at the parish office.
Members of the parish meet with grieving families to
choose the readings and music for the funeral liturgy. After the funeral service, lunch is
hosted by volunteers from the parish in the Parish Hall. Because of the large number of
funerals conducted each year at Saint Jude, volunteers willing to provide food for a
funeral dinner or to help serve the dinner are always needed.
St. Judes offers a grief support group for people who are dealing with the loss
of a loved one. The people who gather for the support group are
people who are currently working through the pain and loss of death and who gather in the
name of Jesus to draw strength from Him and from each other in prayer, reflection,
discussion or just simply by being with each other. The group is not a professional
counseling session. It is a gathering of grieving people who come together in the promise
of Gods love.
Anyone working through grief is welcome to attend any or all of the groups
meetings. The Grief Support Group has been supported by the Social Action Committee, which has also begun to build
a small resource center of books and reading materials for people in grief. These
materials are available at each months meeting.
- Contact: Pat or Jim Tighe at 484-5465.
Light Weigh is a 12 week program of spiritual growth and learning peace with
food through a series of weekly videos, workbooks for daily journaling with
an emphasis on the St. Ignatian review, and other aids to spiritual growth,
including audio tapes and prayer books. During the program, we learn about a
different saint every week, as well as discussing "rock facts", which are
elements of our Catholic faith. This program is grounded in Scripture,
Tradition, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It is open to all, but
is a Catholic program. The cost of the program is $125, which covers the
cost of the materials. This is a one time fee, and the program is designed
to be repeated at no further cost.
Light Weigh meetings are held at St. Jude. Meeting places/times will vary
with each session depending on space availability and times, as well as
schedules of the members and coordinator. See bulletin for further details.
- Contact: Jerri Hayes at 483-2315 for more information, or Sue Zschernitz at
- See also Light Weigh's website, www.lightweigh.com
Parish Eucharistic ministers take Sunday communion to all
sick and homebound parishioners, including those in nursing homes or hospitals. Communion
is also taken monthly by one of the parish priests. Call the Parish Office if you know
someone in need of this service. The parish needs more volunteers to participate in this
- Contact: Mary Pohlman at the Parish Office 484-6609.
Remembering Church is designed for inactive Catholics who
are interested in exploring a return to active participation in the church. Weekly
sessions help search for answers to faith questions and study church teaching from an
adult perspective. Because we gather in a small group, sessions can be designed to address
the specific questions and situations of those attending.
The Respect Life Committee helps the parish focus on
greater respect for all life: the unborn, those with disabilities, and the elderly.
The men and women in this society help the poor in our
area with financial assistance and budgeting. They also deliver holiday food baskets,
visit those in hospitals, nursing homes and the homebound. The Saint Vincent de Paul
Society meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.
The help is provided confidentially to recipients referred to the
society by parish priests and their administrative assistants.
- Anyone interested in helping the society with their work or suggesting people in need of help please contact Mary Pohlman at the Parish Office 484-6609.
- Contact: Dave Gillig at 485-5589.
The Social Action Committee seeks to practice the
spiritual and corporal works of mercy by contacting newcomers, comforting the grieving,
assisting the needy by administering the parish tithe. Members also strive to coordinate
"hands-on' service projects for those in need, organize blood donations, and educate
the parish in areas of social justice. Monthly meetings often include speakers from local
social service agencies.
- Contact: Sheila Bruening at 483-0978.
The parish provides transportation for those who need it
for Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses and other parish functions.
- Contact: The Parish Office.
Known traditionally as ushers, these ministers welcome people, assist
them in finding seats, take up the collection, and make sure that people receive bulletins
as they leave church. They also pay attention to other details of making people feel
comfortable. This ministry is open to men,
women, and families.
- Contact: Mike Knight at 424-6189.
Join us as we develop activities and programs to
help call forth priests and religious sisters and brothers from among the faithful in the
parish and affirm those who currently serve Saint Jude through prayer, awareness,
affirmation and support.
- Contact: Jan Brell at 485-4485
- Meetings: 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in Room C of the Parish Center