We are happy to announce that after four years our parish fair is returning next Spring! Mark your calendars for three days of exciting family fun from Friday, May 3rd to Sunday, May 5th, 2024. Our Parish Fair committee members and Parish staff are very excited to have the opportunity to add you or your business to our family of donors and sponsors. Click here for sponsorships and donations
St. Jude’s Children's Choir for Christmas! We are looking for kids who love music and can take direction and stay focused for the entire rehearsal and Mass. The choir will sing on Christmas Eve at the 4:00 p.m. Mass. Rehearsal Schedule: Sunday, December 3rd from 2:PM - 3:15 PM; Sunday, December 10th from 2:PM - 3:15 PM; Sunday, December 17th from 2:PM - 3:15 PM. We need a minimum of 15 children. The children must be in grades 3 through 7 in order to participate. Each child will be auditioned to determine their singing abilities. For more information please Vincent Adams
DECEMBER 6 - EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Wednesdays from 12:30 pm until 7:30 pm, right after the noon Mass.
DECEMBER 6 - ST. JUDE NOVENA Wednesday Evenings at 7:30pm inside the church.
DECEMBER 6 - CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON Bella Vita Italian Club invites you to their Christmas Luncheon on December 6, 2023 at 1:00 pm in the St. Jude’s Hall. Cost $30.00 per person. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, scrumptious dessert, amazing entertainment and sing-a-long while sharing the afternoon with family and friends. Reservations/Information: Elisa 805-380-9166
DECEMBER 7 -HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRY Every other Tuesday from 6pm-7:30pm Next date: 12/7. Drop by for a night of Pizza, fun, and enjoy a community of other Catholic teens. For questions contact Francis Nottingham 1(213)352-2765, available for text and call.
DECEMBER 7 - LECTIO DIVINA Every Thursday at 10:30 am in the Library. Questions, contact Mirtha Vespe at 818-261-6457 or Carmen Koros at 805-494-9008.
DECEMBER 7 Thursday Morning Bible Study
begins a new study on November 30th
, “The Case for Jesus”
using the Scripture study on the Formed platform and Dr. Brian Pitre’s book of the same name. Can we trust the Gospels? Do we really know who wrote them? Do the Gospels communicate truth – or fabricated fables? Who is Jesus? Who did Jesus claim to be? Join Dr. Brant Pitre as he draws evidence from both early Christian and non-Christian writings attesting to the authenticity, authorship, and dating of the Gospels, and as he gives an in-depth look at the Gospel accounts of Jesus’s Crucifixion, Resurrection, and the proclamation of Christ’s divinity. Dr. Pitre’s powerful presentation will strengthen your faith so that you can not only stand firm and profess that Jesus truly is “the Christ, the Son of the living God,” but also confidently respond to any skeptics you encounter. Please contact Margaret Harder to join the study [email protected]
The group meets Thursday mornings 9:15-11:30 in rooms 3 and 4 of the parish hall.
DECEMBER 7 - THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m., Deacon Jerome will be leading a Scripture study to prepare for the upcoming Sunday. Take advantage of his wisdom in Scripture and come to discuss and prepare for Mass. Questions contact [email protected]
DECEMBER 8 - The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Holy Day of Obligation) Mass Times: 8:15am (School); Noon; 6pm
DECEMBER 9 - RECONCILIATION Every Saturday at 3pm, Vigil Mass at 4pm, Confessions will continue after the 4pm Mass until the last penitent in line.
DECEMBER 10 - BREAKFAST & PICTURES WITH SANTA Sunday, December 10th at 9am till Noon in the Parish Hall. All members are invited to enjoy a Complementary Continental Breakfast and Take Your Own Photos with Santa Claus. Don’t Forget Your Camera! Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 8072
DECEMBER 10 -BECOMING CATHOLIC
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which people can question, search and inquire into the Catholic faith. We recognize that people are in all different places in their journey and we are here to help you in any way we can. We are meeting Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. Mass in the rectory living room. Call Cindy 818-889-0612 or email [email protected]
to find out more about the process.
DECEMBER 11 - SANDWICH MINISTRY
Schedule: December 11. Join us once a month to pack 250 bag lunches for those in poverty at Harbor House and senior residents at Many Mansions in Thousand Oaks. It's fun and a great way to give back to the community. We meet continue reading
DECEMBER 12 - TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Join our Sunday to Sunday group on Tuesday mornings at 10:15 a.m. and see the difference a little preparation can make! Meetings are held in person in the parish library. Contact Julie Feely for information [email protected]
DECEMBER 12 - CHRISTIAN MEDITATION PRAYER GROUP
Meets at 7:30pm on the first Tuesday of every month and the other Tuesdays on zoom. Contact Ben Levine at 818-437- 0560 or email [email protected]
for further information and the Zoom invitation. All are welcome.
DECEMBER 12 -YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY Our Young Adult Ministry is a setting for adults ages 18-40 to explore their Catholic faith, find significance, and experience community with other young Catholics. Join us for Bible study and get to know new faces. Upcoming dates: 12/12, 1/9, 1/23 from 6pm-7:30pm in the Confirmation and Youth Room. Drinks for 21+, snacks provided.
DECEMBER 14 -BOOK CLUB
Next meeting: December 16, 2023, 06:30 PM – 8:00 PM, St. Jude Library. The St. Jude Book Club meets for rewarding discussion throughout the year. The book selection for December is The Wish Book Christmas
, by Lynn Austin, Book Exchange and Christmas Tea.
New members are always welcome. For questions please contact Marilyn Grodotzke at [email protected] Click here for a complete schedule
DECEMBER 16-24 Donate & Dedicate a Poinsettia Our lovely tradition of incorporating parishioner-donated poinsettias always helps to create an especially beautiful and meaningful environment in which to celebrate Our Lord’s birth. So we are again inviting all parishioners to join in adorning our worship space for Christmas with your personally donated and possibly dedicated poinsettias. If you’d like to make a dedication, labels will be available for your use at the donation site. Or if you prefer, labels may be created at home before bringing your plant to the church. Please just be sure to confine it to a size that will fit on the pot cover. In order to maintain a somewhat coordinated look in the church, we ask that the poinsettias be of the traditional red color and a 6” pot size, which are widely available at grocery stores and the like. We will begin accepting poinsettia donations on Saturday, December 16 from 9 am to 5 pm by asking that they be brought the tables that will be set up on the hall stage. They may continue to be brought throughout the following week and ending on December 24 no later than 1 pm. We thank you so very much in advance for your continuing generosity and wish you a very blessed Christmas. Any questions, please contact Terry Groel at (805) 495-7419.
DECEMBER 16 - RECYCLING AND FOOD COLLECTION
On the third Saturday of every month from 9am-10am. You are invited to drive through St. Jude’s parking lot as many third Saturdays of every month as you can to drop off a bag(s) of food AND your aluminum cans and plastic drink bottles with a CRV continue reading
DECEMBER 24, CHRISTMAS EVE MASS 4pm, 6pm, and 10pm
DECEMBER 25, CHRISTMAS DAY MASS 8am, 10am, and Noon (no evening Mass)
JANUARY 7 - CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD Next session: Sunday, Novermber 5. Children grades Pre-K through 5 are invited to join us during the 10AM mass on the first Sunday of each month to listen to the Scripture and reflect on the readings at a level they can more easily understand. Children leave Mass after the opening prayer and return after the homily. The CLW team needs volunteers to help us so we can expand the program to weekly. Please contact Rick and Teresa Ysasi [email protected] if you’d like to explore joining this ministry.
JANUARY 29, 2024
Fingerprinting is required by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Anyone 18 or over volunteering or working in any Ministry at the Parish or School is mandated to get fingerprinted. Fingerprinting for other organizations or agencies is not sufficient. Fingerprinting will be held at St. Jude's Parish Library on January 29, 2024. It is for St. Jude Parish and School only. You must have an appointment: Click here to schedule an appointment.