Weekend Masses Resume
Saturday, 5:00 PM Sunday 8:00 AM & 11:00 AM.
You must pre-register to attend Mass. Registration opens on Wednesday at 10:00 AM & closes on Friday at noon. Go to Sign-Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044eaeae2caaf58-saturday
Safety Volunteers Needed. To Volunteer go to this link at anytime: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044eaeae2caaf58-safety
If you have any issues getting to the website by clicking the link, please copy the web address and paste it directly into your browser. If you have questions about signing up through Sign-Up Genius, feel free to contact Liz Bergan at firstname.lastname@example.org
See the following for more information:
Father Charlie's Letter, "Resuming Masses"
Mass Participation Guidelines
Church Seating Plan
You Tube Video "Resuming Mass at Saint Jude's
Weekday Masses Resume
With the resumption of Sunday Masses, we are allowed at this time to celebrate two weekday Masses per week. Beginning July 8th and 10th, we will have a 6:45 AM Mass on Wednesdays and an 8:15 AM Mass on Fridays. Pre-registration is not necessary.
Sunday Mass Dispensation
The obligation to participate in Sunday Mass continues to be dispensed by Archbishop Listecki until August 2nd. The dispensation will be extended month by month as needed.
Support Our Parish
Support Your Parish
Dear Parishioners, I ask and encourage you to continue to support our wonderful parish either through online giving (on the top heading of our website homepage, go to “Support Us,” then to Online Giving and then press “We Share”) or by mailing your contributions to the parish office. Every contribution, no matter the size, is needed and appreciated.
This beautiful essay was written by our parishioner, John McCarthy, in honor of John & Kathy's daughter, Maggie, who celebrated her 35th birthday in June. You may have seen John's book, Maggie's Angels.
Life Lessons from Maggie on Her Birthday
The horrific murder of George Floyd at the knee of a police officer sworn to protect life has had a profound effect on me. I was too complacent before this atrocity played out on a street in Minneapolis for all the world to see. As an older white male, admittedly privileged, I would righteously proclaim that All Lives Matter. All lives do matter, absolutely; but, as a result of reflecting on this egregious national tragedy, I now more clearly understand the anger behind and necessity for the Black Lives Matter movement and the significance of the demands for social justice.
My friend Sister Edna Lonergan, revered president of St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care put out a call for justice in response to this glaring example of overt racism. Sister, as one steeped in Fransican values, went to the spiritual heart of the matter. “George Floyd was made in the image of God. His life was sacred and precious.” Sister Edna made a pledge for her organization. “We vow to see God in black, brown and white faces, and to live by the essential role He gave us: To love our neighbors as ourselves.“
Our efforts for social justice have focused on bettering the lives of people with special needs. Our dear Maggie turns 35 on June 22nd. In many respects our firstborn is a woman child. She possesses the best of childlike qualities and can pass for half her age. Yet the march of time goes on for all of us. Maggie has been diagnosed with osteoporosis and is sporting a few gray hairs. There is much we can learn from her and other special needs individuals. For one, so relevant in this racially divided time, she has not an ounce of prejudice. On the contrary, our girl feels a genuine warmth toward people of color. It is a beautiful thing to observe.
Maggie was only 12 when she first connected in her special way with a gentle man who has become a dear friend to our entire family. A native of Nigeria, Emmanuel Udo is a Catholic priest who spent five years residing, minstering and assisting in our parish church while completing his graduate and doctoral studies at Marquette University in the late nineteen nineties.
At the conclusion of Sunday services, Father Emmanuel would stand in the back of church, shaking hands and greeting parishioners. On her own, Maggie approached him and gave him a hug. Father will say that at that moment he felt truly welcomed to this community. From this simple act of affection developed a warm relationship that continues to this very day.
Father Emmanuel has returned from Nigeria and spent the last 18 months on a sabbatical while residing in our parish rectory. This has allowed Maggie and her African friend to resume their special bond. Whenever Maggie sees Father she never fails to let him know “I love you, Emmanuel.” Genuinely touched, Emmanuel responds, “I love you, too, Mah-Gee.”
Several years back Maggie suffered a fall that resulted in a fractured collarbone and a deep dash on her forehead. Her neurological condition comes with balance issues. Her doctor ordered physical therapy, which meant multiple trips to the Froedtert Hospital Speciality Clinics. There she is remembered by the receptionists, nurses, therapists, and doctors because she interacts with everyone with a hearty chorus of “Thank you!” or “See you!” or, even “Love you!”
On one such visit we shared an elevator with a lone black man dressed in casual street clothes. He was massive and powerfully built, appearing as if he could have well been a defensive lineman in the NFL. While I kept my eyes focused on the elevator floor numbers in polite elevator behavior, Maggie chose to engage with this large stranger. She turned to him and said, “Hi, hon.”
He smiled warmly and responded, “Hi.”
As we exited the elevator, Maggie added, “Have a nice day.”
He responded kindly, “Thank you. You too.”
Although I don’t know what this giant of a man was doing in the hospital that particular day, odds are it may not have been connected with a particularly pleasant experience. Maggie, with her beautiful soul, had reached out to this gentleman and made his day a little brighter.
George Floyd was a large black man, a good athlete in his day, standing 6’6” and weighing 225 pounds. I am absolutely sure if our sweet Maggie had ever encountered him, she would have recognized his humanity and treated him with the respect he deserved.
As a student of history, with a life long study and fascination with Abraham Lincoln, I have been to the iconic Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg a half a dozen times and counting. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address comes to mind during this latest period of racial strife and extreme division in our country. Taking a nugget from that famous two-minute speech, it is my hope that George Floyd “...shall not have died in vain” and that we may yet have, as Lincoln imagined “a new birth of freedom.” This is my prayer.
I have often said, angels come into our Maggie’s life on a regular and almost as-needed basis. The latest angel to appear on stage is Maggie’s care companion, Lynn. Lynn wrote this beautiful birthday card to Maggie that I thought I would share.
Happy 35th year of life! You bring happiness, joy, and beauty to many who love and care about you. Your 35th year will bring an exciting move to your second home at Grace Landing with many new adventures. I have enjoyed our friendship and time together.
Love, Lynn J.
Sister Edna ended her letter on a positive note. “We choose to hope and believe that things can be different.” Let us as Americans come and work together to affect real and effective change and positive reforms. This is as natural as breathing for the Maggie’s of the world. For the rest of us, we have a challenge in front of us.
An Invitation to Help Make Homemade Face Masks
Archbishop Listecki invites all who have the gift of sewing and crafting to make homemade facemasks for our local healthcare systems. Please visit the Archdiocese of Milwaukee website – Homemade Masks to learn how you can help our local healthcare systems in this effort.
Tosa Food Pantry Needs Financial Aid
The Tosa Food Pantry is unable to accept food donations from outside sources but would greatly appreciate monetary donations to help pay for purchased food. Meijer is approved to supply the pantry with needed food, but money is becoming scarce to pay for it. The pantry now hands out pre-packed boxes of food in the parking lot to clients as they drive through.
Checks should be made out to Tosa Community Food Pantry and sent to:
Tosa Community Food Pantry
c/o St. Bernard Parish
7474 Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Thank you so much for any help you can offer!!!
CONGRATULATIONS, FATHER EMMANUEL
We offer our sincerest congratulations to Father Enmmanuel Udo upon the 40th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Father was ordained on July 5, 1980 by Dominic Cardinal Ekandam in Saint Anne Cathedral, Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria. We are ever grateful to Father for his joyful and faith-filled presence among us and for the ways in which he helps us through his priestly service.
Ad Multos Annos, Father!
Parish YouTube Channel
The Liturgy of the Word for each Sunday will continue to air on our parish YouTube channel. Other episodes include Exploring the Pipe Organ with Crawford Wiley. We are grateful to Bill Armstrong for producing all of these. You’ll find the link to our channel at
Readings for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Additional daily readings can be found on the following link.
Sunday Mass on Fox 6 Every Week
FOX6 News Milwaukee will be broadcasting Sunday Mass LIVE EVERY SUNDAY at 11:00 AM during this time when individual parish Masses are suspended. Every Sunday will be LIVE from the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist in Milwaukee. Please share with family and friends, and join us! A special thank you to Fox6 News Milwaukee for their generous community partnership in offering Mass every week for all to enjoy.
Dear Saint Jude Community,
We are happy to announce we will be returning to Western Lakes Golf Club for our annual Saint Jude Golf Outing on Monday, July 13th, and hope you will join us!
We have been assured and feel confident that Western Lakes Golf Club has procedures in place to safely and effectively allow for a fun, socially distant golf event. Many of the details from past outings remain the same; however, boxed lunches, partitioned golf carts and boxed dinners will now be available to ensure minimal contact.
Our event begins with registration, lunch, and range time starting at 10:00 am. A shotgun start will kick off the golf at 11:30 a.m. After golf, we will gather for cocktails and appetizers, awards, raffle, silent auction and a boxed dinner from Saz’s. There is a lovely outdoor dining area to enjoy your boxed dinner, or, if you feel more comfortable, you can take it home with you and order extras for your family!
Over the years, the success of the Saint Jude Golf Outing has helped contribute nearly a half million dollars to support the needs of our parish and school. This fun-filled day is one way to stay connected with our Saint Jude community and support our parish and school. We are grateful for your continued support!
For sponsorship opportunities and to register, please go to our golf website, https://stjudes.golfgenius.com OR complete the form below and return it to Saint Jude, ATTN: Golf, 734 Glenview Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI 53213. If you have any questions, please email us at: email@example.com.
The Golf Committee
register/ pay online at: https://stjudes.golfgenius.com
Parishioner E-Mail Address Questionnaire
In an effort to build communication with all parish members through e-mail, we are trying to update and secure all the e-mail addresses of our parishioners. We already have addresses for our school parents, our religious education program parents, the various groupings of liturgical ministers and the pastoral
Thank you! Fr. Charlie
Parishioner Email Address Questionnaire
Open in Forms
Lighting the Way Academic Scholarship
Saint Jude the Apostle Parish and School truly is our "Faith Family". With that in mind, we have initiated a new scholarship fund to provide financial support in our school community to those who have been impacted by Covid-19.
Our new Lighting the Way Educational Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to those families in need -helping our current Saint Jude students remain in our school.
We recognize this is a difficult time for all. However, we also know that some individuals, some companies, and some organizations are still in a position to support others financially.
You can donate to the Saint Jude Lighting the Way Educational Scholarship by clicking on the Support Us tab of this web site. Go to Online Giving and click on We Share. You can also donate by sending a check payable to:
Saint Jude the Apostle School, 800 Glenview Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Please mark Lighting the Way Educational Scholarship in the memo notation.
Saint Jude Parish Safety and Security
Unfortunately, here at Saint Jude the Apostle, we are unable to have the parish church unlocked for private prayer because of security and safety issues.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
If you desire to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, please call the parish office/rectory to make an appointment and arrangements will be made for either Father Charlie or one of the resident Nigerian priests to assist you.
Saint Jude Parish Office Hours
Until further notice, office hours will be intermittent. Parish Office: 414-258-8821.
Saint Jude Thrift Shop
The Saint Jude Thrift Shop Is Closed for the foreseeable future due to the Coronavirus situation.
NO DONATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED. PLEASE DO NOT ABANDON ITEMS OUTSIDE THE SHED. Thank you!
A note from our Director of Liturgy & Music--
At this time of uncertainty and natural anxiety we are strangely deprived of one of our deepest comforts—coming together to worship at Mass. This beautiful setting by the late Stephen Paulus of a very familiar text by St. Teresa of Avila has been a comfort to me and to members of the choir and I hope that it speaks to you as well. We are never alone, even when it most feels like it. As an inscription at St Swithun's shrine in Winchester Cathedral says: Whatever partakes of God is safe in God. As we partake of God in our hearts and homes in these coming weeks, I pray that we would all know the safety of God's love. Alone God sufficeth.
Praying with you, and with the prayers of Mary our mother,