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All Souls Mass Nov. 2 at 12pm & 6pm

All Souls Mass 12PM and 6PM

All Souls Day-The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

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 N. A Street, Suite A, Oxnard, Ca., 93030. Place your order by visiting vclifecenters.com/events or make check payable to “Life Centers of Ventura County” and mail to the address above. For  more information, call (805)486-2721. Thank you for supporting the services that the Life Center provides.

Pricing:

$60 (6 plants) per carton
$30 (3 plants) half carton.
(No individual plant sales.)

40 Days for Life Closing Event Eucharistic Procession Nov. 1 @ 3pm

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 2:45.  Bring your signs.  Be prepared to walk in an orderly fashion and join in the Rosary. Handicapped and disabled may bring their own chairs and sit along the sidewalk east of the driveway at the PP clinic at 1200 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.  Please call or text or email Leonore with questions before the event and to RSVP. RSVP not mandatory, but will be appreciated. Leonore: 805-527-4444, [email protected]

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” to the auction site and bid on more than fifty (50) local items, events, activities and restaurants. We will provide info to access our link. Find local bargains.  Support the Knights as they support our local charities. Discover more than $12,000 in local club memberships, spa & health, Golf-Rounds, Sports Collectibles, lake cruises, hotels, children’s entertainment, sports merchandise and jewelry. Includes over $4,000 in local restaurants & wine certificates. Watch for more Information on how to register and bid for these local treasures.

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 cans, we hope you will be part of the line of cars coming through!  If you have not been collecting them at home, please keep any you use during the next two weeks and plan to stop by.  If possible, crushed aluminum and smashed plastic bottles are appreciated because the volume is reduced by 3 to 4 times. All funds redeemed are used for projects to serve homeless citizens locally.   

Recycling must be in bags of separated CRV aluminum and plastic.  No Glass!

  1. Enter the parking lot at the SECOND DRIVEWAY ON FOXFIELD DR.  There will be signs.
  2.  REMAIN IN YOUR CAR.
  3.  WEAR A MASK if you put your window down to ask questions or get directions.
  4.  POP YOUR TRUNK at the first stopping point.  

KNOW THAT YOU ARE APPRECIATED, AND YOU WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE'S LIFE.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!  THE LOAVES AND FISHES RECYCLING TEAM

St. Jude Novena, Wednesdays at 7:30pm

ST. JUDE NOVENA Deacon Jess and Deacon Jerome are beginning to publicly preside at the St. Jude’s Novena once again.  Starting this coming Wednesday evening at 7:30pm, they will be leading the Novena once again in our “outdoor church”.  This is a particularly important time for us to turn to our great patron, the Saint of Hopeless Cases and Lost Causes!  Once again: we ask that you come on Wednesday evenings masked, socially distancing yourselves, and ready to PRAY!

DRIVE THROUGH COMMUNION SUNDAYS AT 1PM

DRIVE THROUGH COMMUNION is now offiered on Sundays at 1:00 p.m. Enter in the 2nd driveway on Foxfield (closest to the school) and follow the directions/cones. You will pull through and exit onto Lindero Canyon. Fr. Jim will be greeting each car as you pull through to the Eucharistic Ministers. If you watch Mass that morning or read through the scriptures with your family, drive on through to receive Communion.

Adopt-a-Family 2020

St. Jude’s 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 eliminate the need to shop and handle gift items, and
  • a shift to monetary donations for distribution to our “adopted” agencies servicing the families for whom we normally provide.

If you are able to participate this year, there are two ways to donate: 

  1. Donate online through St. Jude’s WeShare page on the parish website using this link for Adopt-a-Family Christmas; or
  2. Write a check to St. Jude the Apostle. Note AAF Christmas + (Parish ID#)in the memo and mail to: Karen & Mark Nichta , 32430 Snowpeak Drive, Westlake Village, CA  91362

Please make donation by December 5th.

Questions may be emailed [email protected] , or phone Karen Nichta @ 818-383-4406 or Kathy Terndrup @ 818-599-3967 (evenings only). We thank you for your understanding and continued support!  We plan to resume our traditional event next year. We wish you and your loved ones health and peace during these uncertain times.

Your St. Jude’s Adopt-A-Family Team

Galatians 6:2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Regional Congress is September 19

38th Annual Religious Education Congress of Our Lady of the Angels Pastoral Region-
This year’s regional congress, normally held in Ventura or Santa Barbara, will be virtual this year on September 19 in the morning. The cost is $15. They also have changed it into three different “tracks” for Parish Catechetical Leaders, Catechists and Parents.

Book Club Meetings

The St. Jude Library Book Group meets on designated datesvia Zoom from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm. 

New members are always welcome. For more information email Cindy Kozal  [email protected]  or Margaret Harder [email protected]

Upcoming Zoom Meeings:

  • September 17 at 7pm. Book Selection: Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini

  • October 15 at 7pm. Book Selection: Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman