A Clarification Concerning Weekend Masses
Several parishioners have raised some questions and concerns which prompt me to offer some clarification.
Please be reassured that the safety procedures and precautions which we have put in place will continue for the foreseeable future. For example: the requirement to wear masks; the spacing of available pews, effectively maintaining social distancing which necessarily limits our church capacity; ministering the Eucharist by coming to you at your pew; cleaning/sanitization before and/or between Masses.
I wish to emphasize the need for pre-registration for weekend Masses on Sign-Up-Genius. If you are not able to do so that preferred way, please call the parish office during the sign-up period (Wednesday 10:00 AM through Friday 12 noon). I really appreciate your doing this.
Pre-registration allows us to assign pews with a specific number of people in each seating area and thus control the number for our limited seating capacity. If the number of persons who choose to walk-in without pre-registering exceeds the number of our allowed capacity, we would need to turn people away, which we truly wish to avoid doing and would be sorry to have to do.
If pre-registration numbers exceed our limit for a requested Mass on a given weekend, you may be invited to participate in a less occupied Mass that weekend. If numbers warrant it, we may need to add another Mass.
Even though the Archbishop has not extended the dispensation from the obligation, these are extraordinary times and we are still in a pandemic; but my primary concern is for your health, safety, and protection. Let your conscience be your guide. Please do not feel any pressure to return for Sunday Eucharist until the time is right and safe for you. Our Lord loves you just as much if you decide it best to stay home.
If you are unsure whether your circumstances excuse you from the obligation to attend Mass, please discuss this with me personally. I am happy to provide individual dispensation if this supportive affirmation is of help to you.
Saint Pope John XXIII in his opening address of the Second Vatican Council on October 11, 1962, stated – “Today, however, the Spouse of the Church prefers to use the medicine of mercy rather than of severity.” How very much we need the medicine of mercy as well as a vaccine.
Prayers for you always,
Saturday: 5:00 PM (Sunday anticipation)
Sunday: 8:30 & 11:00 AM
Wednesday: 6:45 AM
Friday: 9:00 AM
You must pre-register to attend one of the weekend Masses. 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:
Masses of Christian Burial
During the pandemic, we have put in place many safety measures for the protection of all who gather at Saint Jude the Apostle parish and school. This applies to funerals as well. Because of the design of our worship space and vestibule, we are not able to safely accommodate a visitation in church before a Mass of Christian Burial. If a family desires a visitation it would need to take place at a funeral home or some other venue.
Father Charlie's Letter, "Resuming Masses"
Mass Participation Guidelines
Church Seating Plan
You Tube Video "Resuming Mass at Saint Jude's
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.
R.C.I.A. - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
R.C.I.A. is for adults who are interested in being baptized a Catholic Christian, or are already baptized in another Christian denomination and wish to become Catholic, or for adult Catholics who wish to be confirmed.
The format this year is quite flexible. The sessions can be virtual or in person with the safety precautions of social distancing and the wearing of masks. The day and timing of the sessions re adaptable as well.
Please contact Rob Hoffman (Cell: 414-828-2038) or Father Charlie.
Tosa Food Pantry
We are resuming our monthly food pantry collections for the House of Peace and Tosa Food Pantry. Non-perishable items may be placed in the collection baskets located near the south entrance of the church. Our boxes for monetary donations will be located on the communion rails at the Masses on the first full weekend of September.
The Tosa Food Pantry also welcomes perishable fruits/vegetables from your garden. Please drop off your perishable items directly at the pantry located at Saint Bernard Parish, on Saturdays at 9:00 AM or on Mondays at 1:00 PM.
If you wish to offer further monetary assistance by writing a check, please make it out to Tosa Community Food Pantry c/o Saint Bernard Parish, 7474 Harwood Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Thank you for your generosity!
Thrift Shop Fall Grand Opening
The Thrift Shop will be open for business and donations from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM
on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month.
You'll find great bargains as you shop for clothing, jewelry, linens and home decor.
Saint Jude Parish Office Hours
Until further notice, office hours will be intermittent. Parish Office: 414-258-8821.
Saint Jude Novena Prayers
Prayer to Saint Jude
Most holy apostle, Saint Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hope. Please intercede on my behalf. Make use of the particular privilege given to you to bring hope, comfort, and help where they are needed most. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven as I work with challenges, particularly (Here make your request.) I praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. Amen.
There is also a nine-day novena to Saint Jude found on the website listed here.
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 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Additional daily readings can be found on the following link.
Join the livestream and register to bid here
Click here for FAQ #4!
Our virtual Sweet 16 Gala on October 24th is just around the corner, and we are still looking for great auction items and underwriting sponsors. This year, more than ever, every donation is crucial to the success of our parish and school. A big thank you to those who have already contributed; your generosity is sincerely appreciated.
Wondering how you can help? We are always looking for fun, creative, think-outside-the-box experiences. Is there a special talent you could share, or a unique connection to a person or place?
In case you are not feeling inspired, we have made your shopping easier. We have created an Amazon Wish List of items for your consideration. Please visit the following link:
*When purchasing from the Amazon Wish List, please include your name to ensure a receipt is generated for tax purposes.
If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Gala coordinators, Terri or Lisa at
or Gala Acquisitions Chairs, Shannon or Annie at
We hope you'll be able to join us virtually on Saturday, October 24th. Watch for more details in upcoming communications. Our sincere thank to all for prayerfully considering how you can support our mission.
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
Parishioner E-Mail Address Questionnaire
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.
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.