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ST. JUDE CATHOLIC PARISH
ST. JUDE CATHOLIC PARISH APRIL 5, 2020
1515 N Greenville Ave. Allen, Texas 75002
972.727.1177 | Fax 972.727.1401 | After hours and emergencies 972.632.2382
PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASS ION OF THE LORD
Legal Notice: Pursuant to Section 30.06, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with a concealed handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property with a concealed handgun. Pursuant to Section 30.07, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with an openly carried handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property with a handgun that is carried openly.
Reporting Abuse: First, notify local law enforcement. Second notify the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services through the Texas Abuse Hotline (1-800-252-5400 or www.texasabusehotline.org) Finally, if the allegation involves a member of the clergy or an employee of a parish or the Diocese, please notify the Diocese of Dallas Victims Assistance Coordinator, Barbara Landregan, at 214-379-2812.
WELCOME TO ST. JUDE Our Mission: To build a parish community that
shares God’s love through prayer, service and
evangelization so that all feel welcome in
making St. Jude their home.
“Hosanna to the Son of David Blessed is he who comes In the name of the Lord.”
- Mathew 21:9
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Human beings are united in their suffering. When we find ourselves in a painful moment, our first reaction is “why me?” as if we are the only person on earth who ever encountered this challenge. Going through life with a “why me” attitude only finds us wallowing in the mire of self-pity and never seizing opportunities or graces. We walk in solidarity with every human being in the experience of suffering. Believing that the goal of life is the elimination or avoidance of suffering is simply an illusion that keeps us entrenched in a collective myth. This myth distorts us and limits us.
There are living witnesses among us showing how courage and determination can overcome any degree of hardship, pain, loss, or tragedy. Folks finding the normalcy of their lives suddenly torn asunder are faced with options: opportunity or despair, stay or leave. Jesus stands before us as the prime example of endurance and perseverance. He is the One who showed humility through both the triumphs of life (by learning to be humble) and the tragedies and injustices (by learning how to be obedient). To secular ears, this may be perceived as nonsense. But to those with the eyes of faith, they are pearls of great price.
True humility tempers the temptation we have to become complacent and prevents an excessive relishing of life’s successes and affirmations. Learning obedience keeps us faithful to our relationship with God so that we can find the courage to endure any depth of hardship, disappointment, betrayal, or agony. While we may want our cup of suffering to be taken away, it simply cannot be. Somehow and somewhere in the seemingly opposing experiences life can deal us, God is present with His reassuring, compassionate, empowering, and persevering love. To be true to who we are and who God is, we must take up the cross of suffering, even when it’s the hardest and most apparently senseless thing to do.
Only our soul can understand these things, but our minds cannot, so they continue to run to secular ideas and solutions to pain and hardship. It goes without saying that we need to do all we can to eliminate as much senseless, unjust suffering as possible. Hunger, violence, abuse, exploitation, rejection, prejudice, homelessness, disrespect for life, and a whole host of other sins all result in suffering that is within our control. Then, when we face the uncontrollable kind of suffering or find ourselves the victim of injustice, what do we do?
GRATITUDE • DISCIPLESHIP • GENEROSITY
Thank you for continuing to support our parish.
For those who are able to give,
you may donate using Online Giving:
In the event that our parish office remains closed due to COVID-19, please send us a message via
https://www.stjudeparish.com/contact-us or call the office for your needs:
Office Hours 9 AM to 5 PM:
Please stay connected:
Text “StJudeParish” to 84576 to Join
Daily Mass 9:00 am Livestreamed Daily via the Website or Facebook
Replay via https://www.stjudeparish.com/daily-mass
Confessions All scheduled reconciliation at the Church
are temporarily suspended. Please follow the guidelines for PERFECT CONTRITION:
All Holy Week and Easter Events Livestreamed via the Website or Facebook
HOLY THURSDAY, April 9 7:00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper
GOOD FRIDAY, April 10 7:00 pm Passion of the Lord
HOLY SATURDAY, April 11 8:30 pm Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday 10:00 am and Noon
PARISH OFFICE will be CLOSED on April 9, 10 and 13
To register for the Adult Confirmation preparation classes and to review the criteria to be qualified, please go to the website: https://stjudeparish.com/confirmation-for-adults. Please contact Della Doss in the Adult Formation office ext. 2231 as soon as possible for information that you need to provide.
Schedule for the 2-part mandatory class will be announced soon. Adult Confirmation is currently scheduled to be celebrated on Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020 (Mass time TBD).
A D U L T
NEED FOR ALTAR SERVER MENTORS Mentors are needed to assist with altar servers at weddings. You must have a current safe environment approved status and be available for Friday or Saturday weddings. Mentors help the
altar servers before and during the weddings. Training will be available. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Tere Schuette at [email protected]
$25 Tax-deductible Donation per Hymnal Book Deadline : April 30
Sample bookplates are on our website. Please mail your donation envelope OR order and donate online: https://www.stjudeparish.com/hymnal-project
Thank you for your generosity.
Donate a hymnal to help defray the cost to our parish and in appreciation, we will print a
bookplate on the inside cover with your name and/or a dedication to honor a loved one.
AMA FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS
During this period of uncertain times, many families are being affected economically by the Coronavirus and unemployment.
The AMA Food Pantry which is located at the back parking lot of our Church is urgently requesting the following:
Canned meats Individual cereals, Canned fruits Breakfast bars Canned chicken noodle soup Oatmeal packets Canned spaghetti and raviolis Toilet papers
Donations can be dropped off at the box outside the food pantry. For those who are in need, hours are Monday and Thursday from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM and Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more details, please
go to https://allenfoodpantry.org/ .
C H I L D R E N ’ S M I N I S T R Y : JULIE BUCHANAN,
Children’s & Youth Faith Formation Director ext. 2225 or [email protected]
Y O U T H M I N I S T R Y : KATIE DELL, Youth Ministry Coordinator
ext. 2228 or [email protected]
Stay tuned for announcements . Connect with us and join our online classes:
Meet Ramsey and Ava, some of the Bible buddies in this year’s Rocky Railway Vacation Bible Study!
Registration date for Religious Education, Vacation Bible Study and Summer Camps will be announced soon!
A R M E D F O R C E S C A R E P A C K A G E S
If you have a loved one serving in the Armed Forces who would benefit from receiving cards, letters,
and care packages from their St. Jude family, please send their complete mailing address to
[email protected] and we will publish them here.
Aliyah R Gallegos CAOC/A6
UNIT 61224 APO, AE 09309-1224
FCA2 Nathan Lewis USS NORMANDY (CG-60)
UNIT 100263, BOX 653 FPO AE 09579
Specialist Wade Myers 117 Live Oak Dr
Raeford, NC 28376
Gregory and Chong Boren Camp Humphreys Army Post
PSC 333 Box 4785 APO AP 96251-0048
Anthony Mattia USS PIONEER MCM-9
UNIT 100151 BOX 1 FPO AP 96675-1929
James Rickman 114 76th Street North
Apt 206 Great Falls, MT 59405-7672
Specialist Lindsey Rohr 10785A Chapel Drive Fort Drum, NY 13602
Why do Catholics make the sign of the cross? The sign of the cross is a devotional practice that dates back to the first Apostles. When making the sign of the cross, we remember Jesus Christ who died for us and also bear witness to the fact that we belong to him and are called to share the Good News to all the world. A