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January 24, 2021 - 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Pray for Healing

David Baukus

Mary Bopp

June Duebe

Fr. Peter Foran

Edgar Gomez

Jessica Grant

Alyssa Grodotzke

Naty Guieb

Martha Higgins

Meghan Murphy

Nancy Pecchio

Carol Proffit

Mark Sinotte

Enid Sirimanne

Bob Yeck

Names will be removed after a period of one month.
Call the parish office (818) 889-1279 to add a name of a loved one who is in need of prayer.



At the death of a loved one, kindly notify the Parish Center at your earliest convenience to schedule the funeral rites. Pastoral Office (818)889-1279 or email [email protected] 

Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed
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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:

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Email Barbara Farmer [email protected] OR call (818)889-1279 ext. 233


RECongress 2021 Going Virtual - February 18-21, 2021 Proclaim the Promise!

Pricing: The registration fee for the four days of RECongress -- Thursday through Sunday -- is $35. Registration:  What is RECongress? Begun as an Institute in 1956, our first event was held at Mount Carmel High School in Los Angeles. There were some 500 teachers and catechists in attendance at the two-day conference. Our last gathering brought together 30,000 over a four-day event. You can find information and updates about RECongress online. Our RECongress Emailings also feature RECongress Spotlights each month.

University Series 2021 During the season of Lent, The University Series offers a multitude of seminars connecting faith with real life in areas such as current events, contemporary moral issues, evangelization, faith and science, marriage and family, church history, scripture, prayer, and other priorities set by the Los Angeles Archdiocesan Synod. Sessions ... Read More » View the press release click here

The Together in Mission 2021 has been rescheduled to a later date in 2021 due to the coronavirus. The safety and wellness of our Catholic communities are a foremost concern. We continue to pray for those that have been impacted by the coronavirus.  Until we are fully together again in our parishes, please feel free to make your generous gift online, or contact our office at 213-637-7407

Your Call to Renew dollars at work  For more information on Called to Renew Campaign, please visit Schedule of upgrades for St. Jude Church:  Painting: 1/15 - 1/19 - Pressure wash all 3 buildings; 1/25 – 2/5 - Prep, prime and paint Church exterior; 2/8 – 2/12 - Prep, prime and paint Parish Center; 2/15 – 2/19 - Prep, prime and paint Rectory.  Asphalt: 2/22 – 2/25 - Seal coat and stripe asphalt

Loaves & Fishes Upcoming Collections - Food and Recycling Collections: the third Saturday of January-May from 9am-10am. LOAVES AND FISHES has adapted to the current pandemic with drive-thru events.  It’s an exciting chance to see others in the line of cars and a great way to help those in need.  Food insecurity doubled in the months since ... Read More »

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32032 W. Lindero Canyon Rd., Westlake Village, CA., 91361  |  (818)889-1279

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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 Mass 8am, 10am and 12 noon (Sunday Mass is recorded for viewing online at anytime for your convenience)
Weekday Mass Monday - Friday 12 noon

7AM – Mass & Distribution of Ashes
10AM – Distribution of Ashes
Noon – Mass & Distribution of Ashes
4PM – Distribution of Ashes
6PM – Mass & Distribution of Ashes

Friday 5 pm Line forms under the patio next to the rectory. And by appointment call 888-889-1279

ST. JUDE NOVENA Wednesday Evenings at 7:30pm in our “outdoor church”, between the Music Room and Youth Room


Latest COVID-19 Update (17 January 2021 — 10:00 AM)
As we prepare for the holy season of Lent beginning with Ash Wednesday on February 17, please see (linked here) the protocol for the distribution of ashes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Update Los Angeles Archdiocese (22 December 2020 — 9:00 PM)
Under new Protocols for Places of Worship (Appendix F) issued by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health on December 19, 2020, please take note of the following Additional Guidance for parishes in Los Angeles County. Parishes in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties must continue following previously established protocols for outdoor in-person or livestream only worship. (En español)

COVID-19 Update Los Angeles Archdiocese (2 December 2020 — 6:00 PM)
While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to impact so many aspects of our lives, we continue to hold fast to our faith and belief in the power and love of our Lord Jesus Christ. With that faith, we continue to celebrate our faith and Sacraments safely, even if in an adapted way.

November 19, 2020-Los Angeles Archdiocese Update

Sunday Mass 8am, 10am and 12 noon (8am Mass is recorded for viewing at anytime for your convenience). Weekday Mass Monday - Friday 12 noon. COVID precautions (masks, social distancing, 100 person limit on attendance

Archdiocese’s emergency preparedness webpage: Visit, 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

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.”


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Flocknote is an online platform that Bishop Barron has chosen to offer access to his digital library: Word on Fire ENGAGE. Our parish has purchased a subscription so parishioners are able to access Word on Fire videos from a computer or cell phone – anytime - for free! Fr. Jim hopes everyone will take advantage of this amazing gift to our parishioners!

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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]

Vatican News

Pope Francis attends funeral of his personal doctor

Pope Francis attends the funeral of Fabrizio Soccorsi, his personal doctor who died on 9 February. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

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Archbishop Kaigama reiterates calls for improved security for Nigerians

Following the kidnapping of eight children from an orphanage on Saturday, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Abuja calls on the Nigerian government to ensure the protection of Nigerians.

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Covid-19: Calls grow for seafarers to be given "key worker" status

There are growing calls for seafarers to be recognized as key workers and vaccinated so that they can continue their vital work during this pandemic and transit to and from their countries of origin

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