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February 21, 2021 - First Sunday of Lent

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Pray for Healing

Manuel Barrera

Mary Bopp

Jodi Colleti-Nocero

Yolanda & John Consalvo & Family

Anne Marie Costa

June Duebe

Fr. Peter Foran

Edgar Gomez

Jessica Grant

Ruben Guerra

Naty Guieb

Martha Huggins

Margaret Jimenez

Lucy McDonough

Bobbie McMahan

Ramona Patterson

Carol Profitt

Mark Sinotte

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.

 

Funerals

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
Follow link to view slideshow video https://youtu.be/lSmlwKwbBaQ

Jesus: Encountered. Loved. Served.

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

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Office Hours and Mass Times

OFFICE & GIFT SHOP HOURS
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 - 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 INDOORS Monday - Friday 12 noon (Weekday Mass is Livestreamed)

STATIONS OF THE CROSS Fridays 7pm during Lent

RECONCILIATION
Saturday and Sunday at 6pm. 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

EVENTS & HAPPENINGS

A letter from Father Jim It doesn't seem possible, but this coming Wednesday is ASH WEDNESDAY, the beginning of LENT, our season of preparation for the celebration of the Lord's Passion, Death and Resurrection.  The Church has traditionally looked upon these days of Lent as a forty-day retreat that the entire ... Read More »


Stations of the Cross Every Friday during the season of Lent we will be praying THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS at 7:00 p.m. in the church.  Please join us for this powerful devotional time which helps us reflect on Jesus' Passion and Death on the Cross for our sakes--and also helps us find our own share in the Cross of Christ, and bear it with love.

Reconciliation During Lent Saturday and Sunday at 6pm. Line forms under the patio next to the rectory. And by appointment call 888-889-1279


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

Adult Confirmation begins on February 21st at 4 p.m. via Zoom.  The Confirmation sessions will be 9 sessions, ending April 25th.  Deacon Jerome and various ministers in the Church will be leading discussion sessions based upon work done outside of the Zoom sessions.  For more information, please contact [email protected] or find the registration form on the Adult Confirmation page https://www.saintjudetheapostle.org/Adult-Faith-Formation

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 »

FLOCKNOTE

Free Subscription to WORD ON FIRE ENGAGE

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):

  1. Visit our church on Flocknote: www.flocknote.com/ StJudeWLV
  2. 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]

*Text STOP to 84576 to stop text notifications at anytime. Text HELP for help. There is no charge for this service, but your carries message and data rates may apply. View privacy policy and conditions at www.flocknote.com/txt

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Email Barbara Farmer [email protected] OR call (818)889-1279 ext. 223

COVID-19

Latest COVID-19 Update (11 February 2021 — 7:30 PM)
In response to recent Supreme Court rulings, the State of California amended its Blueprint for a Safer Economy on February 6, 2021with respect to Places of Worship and Cultural Ceremonies. Click here to find: Updated Liturgical Guidelines During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Updated February 11, 2021.

COVID-19 Updates
(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.


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

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.”

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

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