(July 19, 2020 Update) MASS IS CELEBRATED OUTDOORS BETWEEN THE MUSIC ROOM AND YOUTH ROOM
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
CONFESSIONS and THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK: Friday afternoon at 5:00 until we run out of penitents (and we will be DELIGHTED to make appointments for these two healing Sacraments any other days of the week if you call the parish: 818-889-1279)
All Souls Mass Nov. 2 at 12pm & 6pm
All Souls Mass Monday, November 2nd at 12pm & 6pm
All Souls Day-The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed
Pray for Healing
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]
Know Justice, Know Peace: A Jesuit Antiracism Retreat
“For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body ….If one member suffers, all suffer together with it.” (1 Cor 12: 12-26)
Racism is a sin running counter to everything that Jesus lived and taught. It is considered an intrinsic evil and seriously harms the Body of Christ. Maybe we think we are not racist, or we don’t know anyone who this affects or we are tired of hearing about it. Vincent Adams, our director of liturgy sent out an email in June when George Floyd was killed and violence erupted. In it he discusses how racism affects him every day:
So…no better way to start off my day but in tears.
It brought back a lot of memories of racism that I have personally been experiencing since I was a child.
Darker black Americans are treated harsher. It is a fact. I’m not making this up.
When I was young I was hit across the temple with a broom handle and called the N word. It was back in the day when the broom handles were thick. I made my way home and I never saw my dad drive so fast to get me to the hospital. They kept me for observation and the side of my face swelled up. The very next day my dad bought a gun. I’m so happy he never had to use it. Continue reading click here
View Our 4-week Retreat Outline: Know Justice, Know Peace St. Jude Retreat
Following the structure of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, The Jesus Post has created an online personal retreat “Know Justice, Know Peace” to help us each individually reflect upon racism. As a parish, we are taking the opportunity to listen, pray, and reflect personally using the Jesuit series and then gather together to discuss as a community the fruits of our prayer and reflection. Sunday afternoons at 4 p.m. beginning October 4 via zoom. We look forward to this important and necessary conversation. Click here for St. Jude retreat outline and rsvp information
EVENTS & HAPPENINGS
Outdoor Worship Tent Collection Contribute to the purchase of our outdoor worship tent. Anything helps. https://saintjudetheapostle.weshareonline.org/ws/opportunities/TENTOutdoorWorship?fbclid=IwAR2fbuVdsQ4NgswT8VGO1wNXDWn2XmtfzXPQRYvbHWaosISSyIRzudAT0qE
Advent Prayer Set ORDER BY NOV. 1st Help your family "light the way" on their Advent journey to Christmas! Order by November 1st Drive-thru and pick up your Advent set on November 22nd between 2-3pm in the St. Jude parking lot. Opportunity for wreath to be blessed during this drive-thru experience. Box set includes a wreath, ... Read More »
All Souls Mass Monday, November 2 at 12PM and 6PM All Souls Day-The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed ... Read More
Gift Shop and Pastoral Office Reopening Starting Sunday, October 18th The gift shop will reopen for in-store shopping on the following select days and 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.
RECYCLE DRIVE St Jude's Recycling for the Homeless Collection We are gearing up for a larger collection of recyclables on Saturday, October 24 from 9-11 a.m. in St. Jude's parking lot. It will be a drive-thru collection processed in a safe manner. If you have been collecting your redeemable plastic bottles and aluminum ... Read More »
Knights of Columbus Annual Fund Raiser OCT 23-25 SAVE THE DATE Knights of Columbus #8072, Westlake Village Annual Fund Raiser Supporting Local Conejo Valley Charities. Our Parish Council, serving both St Jude’s and St. Max, is going on-line with our annual fundraiser auction during the weekend October 23rd / 24th / 25th. For 48-hours, from Friday thru Sunday evening, “sign-in” ... Read More »
Adopt-a-Family 2020 Our annual Christmas Adopt-A-Family program reflects what is so special about our community. With an abundance of caution due to COVID-19, this year’s program will be a little bit different. The changes include: a pause on all physical gift giving to protect from group gatherings and ... Read More »
40 Days for Life Closing Event Eucharistic Procession Nov. 1 @ 3pm Fr. Luis Estrada will lead a bilingual Eucharistic Procession for our closing day event on Sunday, November 1 at 3 pm. Meet at the Area Housing Authority parking lot on 1400 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks at ... Read More »
Annual Poinsettia Sale Support Life Centers of Ventura County by purchasing a carton or half carton of poinsettias. Your contribution saves lives of the unborn and helps women. All orders must be received by November 15 and plants must be picked up on December 5th at Life Centers of Ventura County, 600 ... Read More »
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.
MASS IS CELEBRATED OUTDOORS BETWEEN THE MUSIC ROOM AND YOUTH ROOM
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
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
(July 19, 2020 Update) MASS IS CELEBRATED OUTDOORS BETWEEN THE MUSIC ROOM AND YOUTH ROOM
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.”
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!
There are 2 easy ways to connect (pick one):
- 1. Visit our church by clicking on the following link www.flocknote.com/StJudeWLV
- 2. Text SJWLV to 84576 from your phone to subscribe to updates
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].
10/20/20 9:50 am
An Appeal for Peace is signed in Rome by Pope Francis and by leaders of world religions gathered at the International Prayer Meeting for Peace "No one is saved alone - Peace and Fraternity".
10/20/20 7:34 am
Pope Francis is inviting leaders of other faiths to work together “with the gentle strength of faith to end all conflicts.” His appeal comes as part of his discourse at an International Meeting for Peace, held in Rome and organized by the Community of Saint Egidio, entitled “No one is saved alone. Peace and Fraternity.”
10/20/20 5:49 am
Pope Francis participates in an International Prayer Meeting for Peace, in the presence of leaders of various Christian denominations, and urges everyone to follow Jesus's example of self-giving love in order to spread peace.