Online Mass

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

Due to technical difficulties there is no recorded Mass for this Sunday, August 9th. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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SUBMIT YOUR OFFERING ONLINE
Keep up with your weekly/monthly offertory by clicking on the following link https://saintjudetheapostle.weshareonline.org/…/GeneralColl… or click on the blue button below. Signing up for St. Jude's online giving program, WeShare, is easy, convenient, and secure. We thank you for all the support you give to our parish as good stewards of your Time, Talent, and Treasure!

 

Office Hours and Mass Times

OFFICE & GIFT SHOP HOURS
The Parish Office will be closed until further notice. The staff will be checking emails and voicemails regularly.

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

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

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Worship Aid

Busted Halo, a ministry of the Paulist Fathers, offers virtual retreats.  The first reading and the Gospel are about really listening to God.  Maybe a virtual retreat is just what you need: Busted Halo Online Retreats

Join the conversation:  Fr. Jim’s reflections on The Practice of the Presence of God by Br. Lawrence are on Flocknote (registration below) and parishioners are commenting. Join us as we reflect on the ways Br. Lawrence can inspire us to be more present to God.

Families:  Stand outside and listen.  What do you hear?  Close your eyes.  Do you hear better?  What is the best way for you to listen to God? Since prayer is talking AND listening to God, think about which you do best.  How can family time help? Talk about it with your family.

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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.”

COVID-19

(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)

Click here to view the Directive from Archbishop Gomez


COVID-19 Update (13 July 2020 — 9:30 PM)
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has announced updated guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19 among its faith community given new guidelines set by State of California and local county officials. Parishes in all three counties in the Archdiocese —Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara—are included in the Directives will discontinue indoor Masses and other liturgical services, effective immediately in accordance with state directives.

Outdoor Masses and other liturgical services such as adoration and prayer services are allowed and encouraged. Parishes may continue to celebrate Confessions, First Communions, Confirmations, Funerals, and Weddings outdoors on the parish grounds.

Click here to read the new guidelines.


COVID-19 Update (15 June 2020 — 6:00 PM)
The Department of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has announced that its Catholic schools throughout Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties will resume on-campus instruction in the fall. Click here to read the letter from Paul M. Escala, Superintendent of Schools(En español)

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

Jesus: Encountered. Loved. Served.

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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]

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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.

 

FLOCKNOTE

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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!

There are 2 easy ways to connect (pick one):

  • 1. Visit our church by clicking on the following link www.flocknote.com/StJudeWLV  
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  • 2. Text SJWLV to 84576  from your phone to subscribe to updates

Text STOP to 84576 to stop txt notifications at any time. Text HELP for help. There is no charge for this service, but your carrier message and data rates may apply. View privacy policy & conditions at www.flocknote.com/txt. For questions, please contact the Faith Formation office 818-889-0612.

FREE Catholic CDs, Books and Education; and Study Series of the Bible for Lent

With the present National Emergency, there is now more time for prayer, study and work by individuals and families at home.  The FREE opportunities below for growth and sharing are especially valuable at this time.

  1. Order FREE Catholic CDs and books (especially Woman) or listen to the CDs and get links to many other Catholic organizations at http://www.Catholicity.com/.
  2. Get FREE Catholic Answers about the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Faith through articles, videos, Catholic radio and more at http://www.Catholic.com.
  3. Access FREE  Catholic Online--the World's Catholic Library at http://www.Catholic.org.
  4. Receive FREE helps in many sections in English and Spanish to be a living Catholic at http://www.Catholic.net
  5. Receive a FREE complete and long-term Catholic education by clicking http://www.YCVF.org for Your Catholic Voice Foundation.  It offers the Catholic Online School which give FREE Catholic education for 263,000 student enrollments in 184 countries!
  6. YOU are invited to view the video series on The Bible and the Church Fathers (such as St. Augustine) by Scott Hahn during Lent and later.  It is available both on DVD and FREE by streaming at http://www.StPaulCenter.com

Vatican News

Malawians encouraged to be evangelizers to the ends of the earth

The Malawian Pontifical Missionary Society launches preparations three months ahead of World Mission Sunday celebrated annually in October.

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The World Apostolic Congress on Mercy reschedules its fifth Congress to 10 – 15 August 2021, due to restrictions caused by the Covid-19 crisis.

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