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32032 W. Lindero Canyon Rd., Westlake Village, CA., 91361

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FIRE RELIEF

Archbishop José H. Gomez asks all people of faith and good-will to join him in offering prayers and support for all our brothers and sisters affected by the wildfires in Ventura, Santa Barbara and LA Counties:

“Friends, join me please in praying for our brothers and sisters who are facing devastating fires and high winds. Let us pray for the families and their homes and also for the firefighters and rescue workers. May God keep them all safe and put an end to these fires.”

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is providing support to the communities affected by the fires through Catholic Charities of Los Angeles and our local parishes and schools.  A special fund has been established to help those impacted by the fires.  Donations can be made at www.archla.org/fires

Other ways to donate:

  • A simple envelope with your donation can be placed in the normal Sunday collection
  • Checks can be made directly to: Cardinal McIntyre Fund for Charity, 3424 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles Ca 90010 (for more information call: 213-637-7438)
  • Checks can be made out to: Santa Barbara Pastoral Region, c/o Thomas Fire, 3240 Calle Pinon, Santa Barbara Ca., 93015

In-kind items for Ventura County fire victims can be sent to: Catholic Charities’ Ventura Community Services Center, 303 North Ventura Avenue, Ventura CA 93001-1936, (805) 643-4694 (Contact: Rick Raine) Visit: https://catholiccharitiesla.org/southern-california-wildfire-relief-efforts/

In-kind items for victims of the Sylmar/Santa Clarita fires be sent toCatholic Charities’ Guadalupe Community Center, 21600 Hart Street, Canoga Park, CA 91303, (213) 251-3549 (Contact: Sandra Yanez) Visit: https://catholiccharitiesla.org/southern-california-wildfire-relief-efforts/

There are also resources available from city and county agencies for those who are in the evacuation zones.  You can find more information regarding where to get help if you are affected by the fires at the following links:

Events

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Highlighted Events

December 17 Breakfast with Santa from 9am-Noon in the parish hall. All parish families are invited to enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast, and have photos taken with Santa. Photos $5 each.  Photo reservations call Bob 805-494-6901. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Monsignor O'Connell Council 8072. Visit http://www.saintjudetheapostle.org/Kn


Dedicate and Donate Poinsettias - We are again inviting all parishioners to join in adorning the sanctuary for Christmas with donated and dedicated poinsettias.   Labels can be created at home before bringing your plant to the church.  Please just be sure to confine it to a size that will fit on the pot cover.  If you prefer to make your dedication at the donation site, labels will be available for your use.  In order to maintain a somewhat coordinated look in the church, we ask that the poinsettias be of the traditional red color and a 6” pot size, which are widely available at grocery stores and the like.

We will begin accepting poinsettia donations on Thursday, December 21st  from 9 am to 5 pm by asking that they be brought the tables that will be set up in the vestibule.  We will also accept them until 1 pm on Christmas Eve.  We kindly request that you do not place your poinsettia in any other location in the church as the Environment team will appropriately locate them.

Seeking Talent

Seeking Talent 9th-12th Grade Talent for our Broadway Musical "Godspell"

St. Jude the Apostle Church will be producing this amazing Broadway musical in 2018 on March 16-18 and 24-25. Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/515393585507121

WANTED: Vocal Director and the following musicians: Bass, Drums/Percussion, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards

If interested in these positions, please contact Craig at 650-759-0541 or email GodspellatStJude@gmail.com

Sponsored by the St. Jude's Men's Club

Donate Online

Donating online is easy with St. Jude’s online giving system, WeShare.  Donate today using your debit, credit card, checking or savings account. With WeShare you can make a one-time or recurring donation to a Collection of your choice.  Click here for a complete list of Collections or choose one of the following:

Coffee & Donuts on the Patio

Join us for Coffee & Donuts on the patio following the 8am & 10am Masses.  Volunteers Needed! Donuts are provided by the church all you do is brew coffee and set the table... It’s easy! Help us keep this St. Jude tradition going. Click here to signup

Volunteers are needed for January!

Gift Shop and Online Store

GIFT SHOP ADVENT SALE 30% Off All Christmas Items

Begins Monday, December 18th

Monday - Thursday 9-5 pm
Friday 9-4 pm  
Sunday 7:30-Noon
(818) 889-1279

Shop our Online Store for exclusive items only available online.  

Archdiocese of Los Angeles's Bequest Language

An excellent way for you to support Archdiocese of Los Angeles's parishes, schools and ministries is to leave us a bequest in your will, living trust or with a codicil. One significant benefit of making a gift by bequest is that it allows you to continue to use the property you will leave to charity during your life. Another benefit is that you are able to leave a lasting legacy. Read More

Office Hours and Mass Times

OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Thursday 9-5 pm
Friday 9-4 pm
Closed for Lunch 12-30-1:30 pm
Sunday 7:30 - Noon
HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSURE
December 25-29, 2017
January 1, 2018

REGULAR MASS TIMES
Saturday Vigil 5pm
Sunday Mass 8am, 10am, Noon, 5pm
Weekday Mass Monday - Friday 12:05pm

RECONCILIATION Saturday Evening 3:45-4:30pm

SPECIAL MASSES
4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Saturday, December 23rd
5pm Vigil Mass
Sunday, December 24th
8am, 10am, & Noon Mass

CHRISTMAS EVE
Sunday, December 24th
4pm Mass in Church and Hall
6pm Mass
9:30pm Musical Prelude
10pm Mass

CHRISTMAS DAY
Monday, December 25th
8am, 10am, & Noon Mass
No Evening Mass

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Vatican to host nuclear disarmament conference

The Vatican is preparing for a conference on nuclear disarmament this week in the wake of an international effort to ban nuclear weapons. Hosted by the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, the Nov. 10-11 conference will explore solutions and prospects for a world free of nuclear weapons and integral disarmament, in cohesion with Pope Francis' emphasis on promoting peace.

In a Nov. 7 Vatican communique Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the dicastery, said the event “responds to the priorities of Pope Francis to take action for world peace and to use the resources of creation for a sustainable development and to improve the quality of life for all, individuals and countries, without discrimination.”

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Pope names two laywomen to key positions in Vatican's family office

On Tuesday the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ appointment of two lay women – experts in bioethics and canon law – as the first two under-secretaries of the mega-dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. The appointment of Dr. Gabriella Gambino for the section on life and Dr. Linda Ghisoni for the section on laity was announced in a Nov. 7 Vatican communique, bringing the leadership of the dicastery more clearly into shape after it's establishment in 2016.

The Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life officially began its work Sept. 1, 2016, replacing the former Pontifical Council for the Laity and Pontifical Council for the Family, which were dissolved. The department is responsible for projects relating to the apostolate of laity, families, and the institution of marriage, within the Church, and is responsible for the organization of events such as the World Meeting of Families, which will take place in Dublin in August 2018.

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Venezuela's hate crime law seeks to silence political opposition, bishops warn

The president of the Venezuelan bishops' justice and peace commission has criticized a hate crimes law passed on Thursday, charging that its aim is to silence those opposed to the socialist government of Nicolas Maduro. The Law Against Hatred and Fascism, the Nov. 2 legislation passed by the Constituent Assembly, will be used by Maduro's government against the opposition “so we can't even speak or protest,” Emeritus Archbishop of Coro Roberto Lückert Leon told ACI Prensa.

The Constituent Assembly's president, Delcy Rodriguez, has said the law targets media that “promote hatred and racism.” Lückert stated that news media critical of the government have been undercut by Maduro's government. “Right now they've hamstrung the news media. They're using the supply of newsprint to undermine us. The oldest newspaper in Coro is called La Mañana. The can't print it because they're not giving them any newsprint; on the other hand, they gave to the paper that they founded a building, machinery, and newsprint, and it comes out every day. That's freedom of the speech? No.”

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On his birthday, Pope Francis hosts pizza party for sick children

Pope Francis celebrated his 81st birthday with a pizza party for sick children Sunday, reflecting on the joy of children and the importance that they are raised with the faith.

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You might think coming up with questions to ask Pope Francis would be easy, but experience shows it can sometimes be a bare-knuckle affair.

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