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    We are a Catholic Christian Community of diverse origins united as a family under the patronage of Saint Jude Thaddeus, the apostle, friend, and relative of Jesus. We believe, cherish, and celebrate the saving truth of Christ as handed down to us in Church

    Universal. We are committed to learn, live, teach and spread the beautiful and precious Catholic faith. We seek to become the Beacon of Christ on the hill in our neighborhood and beyond.

    Shrine of Saint Jude Catholic Church & Regional School

    12701 Veir s Mi ll Rd. Rockvi l le, MD 20853 Phone: 301-946-8200

    Fax: 301-946-4527 Emai l : Par [email protected] l le .org



    May 13, 2018

  • Soaring Dreams!

    We had First Communion on May 5th for 160 children. It is the most joyful oc- casion for these children to respond to the Lord’s invitation to live in Him, just as He chooses to live in them. The Eucharist is such a stupendous reality of this mutual in- dwelling of God in us and we in Him. We live on this earth with all of its contingen- cies, limitations and frustrations. Yet, we breathe the air of heaven. We experience the reality of God’s Kingdom even during our earthly journey. The blinding glory of the spring makes us delirious with joy and hope. Under the all

    encompassing sun, we have a luminous vision of the nature and a refreshing revisit to our inner soul. The month of May is the fairest, the most beautiful, hence dedicated to the Mother of Jesus, the Queen of heaven. In honoring our Mother, the pride of humanity, we celebrate our own sublime destiny and call. St. Paul prays: “May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call! (Ephesians 1:18)”

    We live on this earth as pilgrims, although at times we may live as if there is no tomorrow, refusing to look up. But, each one of us as homo erec- tus, that is, standing tall, is made to look up to heaven. We are not easily satisfied by earthly offers and achievements. The heartache of hungering for more and thirsting for something higher is latent in all of us. This “condition” affects all of us. We are absolutely obliged to tend to our supernatural end. This is not some arbitrary afterthought to our human life, but the very stuff of our existence, an objective and ontological mode of our being as human persons.

    We are made to rise above the mere trappings of this world. We try to stay awake so that we may not render blind subordination to the empty promises of this world, or the nihilistic and fatalistic surrender to the helpless cycle of suffering and evils. Sublimation of our inner motifs, reaching for the absolute good, beauty and truth… these are the genuine pursuits in each of us.

    It is graduation season. College education is far more than just career preparation and training. Young people are encouraged to take some time off to study and reflect on matters that will last unto eternity. Young people need to ask why, not just what.

    The cure to human heartache does not come through our own efforts alone, but through a realization and acceptance of the objective reality of God’s self-giving love in Christ. We celebrate the Ascension of Christ who, “having taken upon his shoulders our nature, gone astray and deadened by sin, ascended and brought it unto God the Father” (Orthodox Matins canon for the Ascension, Ode 7).

    Sometimes, people confess that they may have lost faith in God. But, God does not lose us. Regardless of our faith or lack of it, God continues His self-giving. That’s the objective history of salvation, which is to be subjectively appropriated. There is a disquieting but unwitting tendency to privatize, and thus trivialize, faith. But our relationship with God is not just a private matter, rather it is an intensely personal matter, involving utmost attention in our intellect, free will, and lifestyle.

    Our celebration of the Ascension of Christ includes our sublimation, soaring up high. Soaring does not just belong to our dreams; it is in our nature, and thus in God’s plan.

    Fr. Paul D. Lee

    Shrine of St. Jude Parish will offer Mother’s Day carnations to all mothers for using their unique and marvelous gift from God to bring new life into the world. There is no more important person in the world! Also please pray for expectant mothers that they may care for the child they are expecting.


  • Rev. Paul D. Lee, STD Pastor [email protected] Rev. Robert Kosty Senior Priest [email protected] Rev. Shaun Foggo Parochial Vicar [email protected] Deacon Nicholas E. Scholz Deacon Paul Schmitt Parish Office Manager Mrs. Michele Garcia [email protected] 301-946-8200 ext. 300 Administrative Assistant Ms. Joanna Mason Joanna. [email protected] 301-946-8200 ext. 307 Sacramental Emergency Phone 301-946-6360 St. Jude Regional Catholic School Principal -Mr. Glenn Benjamin,

    301-946-7888 4820 Walbridge St. • Rockville, MD 20853 [email protected] MASS SCHEDULE HORARIO DE MISAS Saturday Vigil -Sábado Vigilia 5:00 pm Sunday-Domingo 7:00, 8:30, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm (español), 5:00 pm In English In Tagalog Every 3rd Sunday 3:00 pm En Tagalo Cada 3er Domingo 3:00 pm Weekday-Misas diarias 6:30 & 9:00 am Saturday-Sábado 7:00 & 8:30 am First Friday-Primer Viernes 6:30 & 9:00 am, 7:00 pm (español) Holy Days as announced Misas de Precepto Según se anuncie SACRAMENT OF PENANCE CONFESIONES Saturday-Sábado 3:00 to 4:30 pm NOVENA TO ST. JUDE- NOVENA A SAN JUDAS Tuesday- Martes 8:00 pm


    Weddings: Marriage arrangements should be made at the Church before any other arrangements are made. This must be done at least 6 months prior to the wedding date. Please contact the parish office for more information. Bodas: Los arreglos para bodas deben hacerse en la Iglesia 6 meses antes de la fecha de la boda, y antes de hacer cualquier otro arreglo. Fechas para las bodas: Por favor contacte a la Oficina Parroquial para más informacíon. Baptisms: By Appointment only. First Sunday of the month in English 1:30 pm For English Baptisms Jane Zilles-Soberano, 301-949-2336 Bautizos: Con Cita Previa Solamente. Primer domingo del mes en Inglés Last Sunday of the month in Spanish For Spanish Baptisms Ultimo domingo del mes en Español 1:30 pm Para Bautismos en Español Pedro Esteban, 301-946-3770 Faith Formation Director: Jane Zilles-Soberano, D. Min., 301-949-2336 [email protected] Formación en la Fe Directora: Jane Zilles-Soberano, D. Min., 301-949-2336 [email protected] Classes: Sunday Grades K-8 9:00 am - 10:15 am Monday Grades 1-5 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm Monday Grades 6-12 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm Clases: Domingo K– 8 Grado 9:00 am a 10:15 am Lunes Grados 1 a 5 5:15 pm a 6:30 pm Lunes Grados 6 a 12 7:15 pm a 8:30 pm Youth Ministry Ministerio de Jóvenes Fr. Shaun Foggo [email protected] Xiomy Esteban [email protected] Hispanic Ministry Pedro Esteban, 301-946-3770 Ministerio Hispano [email protected] Hall Rental Michele Garcia, 301-946-8200 ext. 9 Alquiler de Salones Please call to make an appointment [email protected] Ministry to the Sick & Homebound Parish Office, 301-946-8200 ext. 9 Please call the parish office and inform us if anyone is ill or in the hospital. Ministerio de los Enfermos Music Director/Director de Música Robert LeBlanc, 301-946-8200 [email protected] Individual and Family Counselor: Rebecca Mullan, 443-433.8336 The National Catholic Bioethics Center provides free consultation services to individuals facing difficult ethical decisions related to health care via e-mail at [email protected] In emergency situations, an NCBC ethicist is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 215-877-2660. NCBC ethicists do not provide legal or medical advice.

    Bulletin Announcements due by Friday at 12:00pm



    Sunday, May 13 The Ascension of

    the Lord

    Monday, May 14 St. Matthias, Apostle

    Tuesday, May 15 St. Isidore

    Wednesday, May 16 Easter Weekday

    Happy Mothers’ Day! 10:40am– Children's Lit-OLG 12:30pm–Spanish Mass/Social-CH/MH 12:30pm– Secular Franciscan Order- Rm 21

    10:30am– Randolph Hills Nursing Home Mass

    7:30pm Rosary of the Sick, Con. Ch

    11:00am-3:00pm- Leisure Club-TH Rm. 6:30pm– Span. LOM– Rm. 28 7:00pm– Hisp. Charis Group-MH 8:00pm-Novena

    6:00pm-Hisp.Cursillo– Con. Ch. 7:00pm– Com. of Lt Charismatic Pr. Grp— Rm 28 7:00pm– Eng. Baptism Class– FFO


    FAITH FORMATION NEEDED during the summer: a catechist with some knowledge and love of Scripture to do workshops with older students who have missed the Scripture class. Contact the faith formation office.

    COME AND SEE  Are you interested in being baptized?  Would you like to explore becoming Catholic?  Are you thinking of returning to the Church?  Have you not yet received the sacraments of Eucharist

    and Confirmation?  Or is there anyone in your family or among your

    friends and co-workers who have revealed their interest in any