"We, the people of St. Jude Parish, are a faith community who choose to come together to experience God’s love in the Roman Catholic tradition. Our fundamental mission, as a sacramental people, is to live the gospel in a way that makes us known for our love. As a diverse and inclusive Church family, we seek to provide opportunities for the growth of the whole person at all age levels and social strata. We strive to celebrate the gifts of each person, and together serve one another and our world. We invite all persons to share in our prayer, liturgical celebrations, education opportunities, social justice efforts, social activities, and Parish support. We ask God to lead us in our journey as we seek to faithfully respond to the Good News of Jesus Christ."
PLEASE READ OUR NOTICE ABOUT LIMITED MASS ACCESS DURING THE PANDEMIC
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM & 11:30 AM
Tuesday: 12:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM
Thursday: 9:00 AM
Friday: 9:00 AM
Friday: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Saturday: 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM or by appointment
Friday: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
ADDRESS / PHONE
4330 Willamette Street
Eugene OR 97405
EMERGENCY HOTLINE (SICK AND DYING)
February 20-21, 2021
Dear St. Jude Family,
A Blessed Lent! What is Lent? It is a one of the five liturgical seasons in the liturgical year. The liturgical color for Lent is purple which is the color of repentance and sorrow for sin. It is a time of prayer, almsgiving and penance, leading us back to our baptismal promises of dying to sin and of living for God. It begins on Ash Wednesday and runs for about 40 days, commemorating Jesus’ fasting, prayer, and penitence in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing himself to begin his public ministry. During this time, we are called to recall and reflect on the Lord’s passion and death (the Paschal Mystery) through spiritual prayer, conversion and penance.
Lent, indeed, is a blessed time of self-examination and reflection for all of us, allowing us to focus on and grow our faith and to celebrate it in unity with other Christians around the world, as we focus on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. This Lent, in order for us to observe this holy time meaningfully and fruitfully, may we ask ourselves, ‘What is keeping us distanced from God?’ ‘Are we willing to surrender our own plans this Lent for His?’
This Lent, as we continue to grow in our faith and in our service, I would like to give you an overall update of our parish life. As pastor, one of my primary duties is to make sure that all the parish needs are taken cared for and are met.
PARISH OFFICE. The parish now has a part-time Business Manager, who will help the parish in its transition. Her name is Marivic Tupaz. The Bookkeeping Administrative Assistant position is being advertised at the Archdiocesan website and Catholicjobs.com. In the meantime, we’re receiving help from supportive volunteers (parish members and Archdiocese staff) for such work. I will hire and fill this position this summer.
COMMUNITY LIFE. Parish Emergency Hotline for the Sick and Dying (971 283 9392); Free Food Box Distribution, Phase 5 (Saturday, 10:30 -11:30 am); Lenten Soup Supper (Friday after Stations of the Cross at 6:00 pm); Parish Webmaster Volunteers (Thomas Price & Shanna Chess).
WORSHIP LIFE. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (Friday, 9:30 – 10:30 am) and Confessions (Friday, 9:30 -10:30 am) and Saturday (4:00 – 4:30 pm). Ash Wednesday Masses (9:00 am, 12:00 noon, 7:00 pm). Altar Servers are increasing with new members (those interested can contact the office).
EDUCATION LIFE. Lenten Prayer Group is available via Zoom (call the office or check-out information in the FlockNote); Zoom RCIA Class by Fr. Pao. With regard to Re Ed Coordinator Position, I will hire this summer for the Faith Formation Program 2021-2022.
STEWARDSHIP/MISSION LIFE. Altar Flooring is to be completed before Easter 2021; Image of the Blessed Mother in the Church (this is a personal gift to me by a friend); Curbside Food Pick-up (TBA); Summer Bonanza (July, 2021); Easter Pie Sale (April, 2021); Bottle/Can Fundraising (on-going); Parish Annual Auction (September, 2021); PPP loan (2nd wave of pandemic assistance) will be worked on by the Business Manager along with help from the Archdiocese Finance Department.
Thank you for all your support to our parish. Rest assured that I am on top of everything, diligently working hard to provide and respond to the current and on-going needs of our parish.
Praying for you all,
St. Jude's Catholic Church in Eugene OR welcomes people of all ages and stages:
young adults, families, seniors and visitors alike.
Nestled on a hilltop in South Eugene, with a sanctuary enclosed on three sides by full length glass panels, we look out at our beautiful rock garden and our 10’ tall Risen Christ, with Spencer Butte in the background. Our masses are blessed by the view of God's world and are often visited by God's creatures - deer, birds, wild turkeys - outside our windows!
We invite you to join us for Mass | Make sure you bookmark our new website https://www.stjudeeugene.org/
NO FLOWER INTENTIONS DURING ADVENT
Call or email Katherine at the parish office to see what future dates might be available. Flowers will be delivered by Chase Flowers, who will bill you directly thereafter ($55).
COVID-19 Pandemic - Re-Opening of Masses
- Sat. 5:00P (LIMITED TO 50 PERSONS - SIGN UP REQUIRED)
- Sun. 9:00A and 11:30A (LIMITED TO 50 PERSONS - SIGNUP REQUIRED)
- Tue. 12:30P (LIMITED TO 50 PERSONS - SIGN UP REQUIRED)
- W-F. 9:00A (LIMITED TO 50 PERSONS - SIGN UP REQUIRED)
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