A Clarification Concerning Weekend Masses
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. 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,
THANKSGIVING DAY MASS
On Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 AM. You will need to pre-register if you wish to participate. Registration opens on Monday, November 23rd, at 10:00 AM and closes on Wednesday, November 25th, at 10:00 AM. This is the link to Sign-Up Genius:
In lieu of the Thanksgiving Day Mass, there will not be a 9:00 AM Mass on Friday, November 27th.
To attend, please register here:
Saturday: 5:00 PM (Sunday anticipation)
Sunday: 8:30 & 11:00 AM
Wednesday: 6:45 AM
Friday: 9:00 AM
For all Masses, face masks are required and social distancing needs to be maintained.
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
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 email@example.com
Church Seating Plan
Readings for the Feast of Christ the King
Additional daily readings can be found on the following link.
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.
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.
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. Please, no expired items. Our boxes for monetary donations will be located on the communion rails at the Masses on the weekend of December 5th and 6th.
Both pantries welcome your donations of low fat, low sugar, and low salt healthy foods. All donations brought to church should be non-perishables, such as: canned tuna, chicken, corned beef, peanut butter, soups, vegetables, cereals etc. Personal care items are accepted as well.
Your financial support is also greatly appreciated. Monetary donations help to provide perishable items such as: meat, milk, etc. If you wish to offer further monetary assistance by writing a check, please make it out to Tosa Community Food Pantry and send to: Tosa Community Food Pantry c/o St. Bernard Parish, 7474 Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53213 OR House of Peace and send to: House of Peace, 1702 W. Walnut St., Milwaukee, WI 53205.
Thank you for your generosity!!!
Saint Jude Parish Office Hours
Until further notice, office hours will be intermittent. Parish Office: 414-258-8821.
Thrift Shop Schedule
Wednesday, December 2nd,
from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM -
FREE MEN'S TIES
Glassware - Only 25 cents
the $1.00 rack is filled with a
wonderful selection of winter clothing.
throughout the store, you'll find many items of brand new clothing
with original store tags still on.
Stop in to see our wonderful Christmas items & decor.
The Thrift Shop is open for business and donations from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM
on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month.
At this time we are full at capacity and have no more room for clothing except for winter coats for men, women and children
The Thrift Shop is in need of linens, blankets, comforters, pillows , home decor, small furniture, household, kitchen ware, rugs, lamps and other household items.
Our top sellers are jewelry, purses, shoes and boots.
Throughout the year, you’ll always find great bargains as you shop for clothing, jewelry, linens and home decor.
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