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Updated Liturgical Guidelines During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Updated: April 16, 2021)
While the State of California has removed the capacity limits on the number of people who can attend indoor Mass, the faithful must continue to adhere to all other health guidelines, including six-foot social distancing between households, wearing facial masks, screening and cleaning protocols. Read more here.
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Office Hours and Mass Times
Sunday 8 am-12 noon and Monday-Friday 11 am -1 pm. PLEASE one person (family unit) only in the store at one time. The gift shop is located in the Pastoral Office
DRIVE THROUGH COMMUNION SUNDAYS AT 1pm Enter in the 2nd driveway on Foxfield (closest to the school) and follow the directions/cones.
Sunday 8am, 10am and 12 noon
Monday - Friday 12 noon
Saturday Vigil 4pm
All services are held indoors to the first hundred people. The overflow can view the service live-streamed into the tented "outdoor church" or on YouTube.
Every Saturday Confessions at 3:00, Vigil Mass at 4:00, Confessions will continue after the 4:00 Mass until the last penitent in line. Line forms under the patio next to the rectory or by appointment call 888-889-1279.
ST. JUDE NOVENA
Wednesday Evenings at 7:30pm
EVENTS & HAPPENINGS
2021 Together in Misson Annual Appeal- As LA Catholics, we move Forward with Faith with a servant's heart for our struggling parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. During our Together in Mission 2021 "Forward with Faith" Annual Appeal, your tremendous generosity will continue to provide essential resources that enrich parish life, strengthen families and communities, and inspire and educate future generations at 67 parishes and 74 schools throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Thank you for your generous gifts and together we move Forward with Faith as One Catholic Family.
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Make this Lent more meaningful with weekly Lenten Messages from Bishop Robert Barron. During Lent St. Jude's will be using Flocknote to send out Bishop Barron's weekly Lenten Message. Flocknote is the online platform that offers access to Bishop Barron's digital library: Word on Fire Engage. Our parish has purchased a subscription so that all parishioners can choose to join and receive access to Bishop Barron's videos - The Mass, The Catholicism Series, Pivotal Players and many more!
There are 2 easy ways to connect to Flocknote (pick one):
- Visit our church on Flocknote: www.flocknote.com/ StJudeWLV
- Text SJWLV to 84576 from your phone to subcribe to updates*
Once you signup: Sign-in to your account through the website: www.flocknote.com/stjudewlv or download the Flocknote app.
- When logging in, you will have to create a password
- Once logged in, click on WoF Digital.org in the orange rectangle to view the Bishop Barron videos and programs
- For questions about Flocknote please email the Faith Formation Office [email protected]
Tax Statement Request
To request a printout of your 2020 Donations to St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, please email or call Barbara Farmer, Parish Business Manager, with the following information:
- Phone number
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Email Barbara Farmer [email protected] OR call (818)889-1279 ext. 223
Monitor Your Children Online
Footprint Friday: A Free Tool to Monitor the Online Footprint of Your Student. This tool helps parents monitor their student's social media presence every Friday in less than 5 minutes. Read more.
Advertise Your Business in our Annual Parish Directory
Over the next few weeks, we will be working on setting up new advertisements for businesses in our annual Stewardship Directory. If you are interested in learning more about placing an ad in our bulletin, please contact Travis Lawmaster at 310.684.3118, or by email at [email protected]. Placing an ad in our bulletin raises visibility for your business in the community, and functions as a charitable donation to the parish also, which helps us tremendously. We thank all of our current and future advertisers for their support, and encourage our parish members to patronize their businesses. For more information please contact the Parish Administrator, Barbara Farmer [email protected].
Latest COVID-19 Update
Archdiocese’s emergency preparedness webpage: Visit lacatholics.org/emergency, for the most updated information and resources on limiting the impact of the coronavirus in our communities of faith.To receive updates on the coronavirus or other ADLA news and information, please visit this webpage or text ADLA to 84576.
Spiritual Communion Available When Unable to Receive the Eucharist: Please click on the following link https://www.dolr.org/article/those-unable-receive-eucharist-can-have-spiritual-communion
Those unable to receive Eucharist can have spiritual communion By Abbot Jerome Kodell, OSB / Subiaco Abbey
In his encyclical, "Ecclesia de Eucharistia" ("A Eucharistic Church"), in April 2003, Pope John Paul II encouraged the practice of spiritual communion, “which has been a wonderful part of Catholic life for centuries and recommended by saints who were masters of the spiritual life.”
Spiritual communion isn’t as much a part of the Catholic vocabulary and consciousness as it was in the past, though it is just as real an opportunity for eucharistic grace as it ever was. Ironically, the encouragement of actual reception of the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass and the routine availability of eucharistic Communion today, a wonderful development begun in the time of Pope Pius X and emphasized by the Second Vatican Council, may have helped cause this other eucharistic gift to be overshadowed in our time.
What is spiritual communion? St. Thomas Aquinas described it as “an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the most holy sacrament and lovingly embrace him” at a time or in circumstances when we cannot receive him in sacramental Communion. The Catechism of the Council of Trent devoted a special section to spiritual communion in its program of renewal in the late 16th century. In the past, instruction manuals gave as the most familiar situation, the need of a mother to stay home from Sunday Mass to care for a sick child, thereby missing the opportunity for Communion.
In such cases, the mother could make an act of spiritual communion, uniting herself with the Mass in her parish church and receive the spiritual benefit of Communion. The opportunities for receiving spiritual communion are limitless, but particular circumstances make it appealing in our time. Today there are many Catholics who may not be able to receive Communion because of a marriage not recognized by the Church. Often they are in a process of getting their marital status rectified, but until that is done, they cannot participate.
But they are not prohibited from receiving Communion spiritually and receiving strength from the grace of the sacrament during a waiting period which is often painful. As the availability of priestly ministry decreases, daily Mass becomes more and more scarce, and some communities may not regularly have even a Communion service on Sunday. In our mobile society, people who otherwise might be at Mass are frequently on the move.
Spiritual communion needs no special instruction; it only requires the same disposition as the actual reception of the sacrament and a turning to Jesus with the heart. These days as we experience a renewal of eucharistic adoration, those who come to spend time in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament are receiving spiritual communion, even though they may not have called it by that name.
Prayer of Spiritual Communion
No particular prayer or formulary is required, though there are acts of spiritual communion in Catholic prayer books to help focus a proper intention. One of the most popular is that composed by St. Alphonsus Liguori:
“My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Blessed Sacrament.
I love you above all things and I desire you with all my heart.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
I ask you to come spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were already in my heart
and unite myself to you completely.
Please do not let me ever by separated from you.”
05/16/21 4:00 am
Pope Francis lent his support to the Marathon of Solidarity conference, promoted by the Catholic University and University Centre for International Solidarity to raise funds for the Shanti Ashram Centre, an international center for development, learning and collaboration
05/16/21 2:41 am
Pope Francis appeals for calm in the Holy Land as escalating violence threatens to degenerate “into a spiral of death and destruction.”
05/16/21 1:58 am
At the Regina Coeli on Sunday, Pope Francis says Jesus' Ascension into heaven as true God and true man and His promise of the Holy Spirit, are causes of joy