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Catholic Community of St. Jude at 801 North Bridge Street, DeWitt, MI 48820 US - Home

Please take a moment to visit the Events box to the left, which contains a full calendar of this week's events, other upcoming events, plus a downloadable monthly calendar.

Join us on our Holy Week journey
Holy Thursday, April 17    
                            Morning Prayer            8:30AM
                             Food for the Poor collection   9AM to 7PM
             Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper     7:00PM      
Incense will be used

Good Friday, April 18
            Morning Prayer            8:30AM
                     Food for the Poor - packed & distributed    9:00AM
           Traditional Stations of the Cross 3:00PM
        The Passion of the Lord    7:00PM

Holy Saturday, April 19

   Morning Prayer  8:30AM
followed by the decoration of the church for Easter.
All help welcome!

Also at 9AM, hands will be needed to prepare the food
for the Easter Vigil Reception in the kitchen.

  Easter Vigil         8:00PM
Incense will be used.

 Easter Sunday, April 20
   Easter Morning Masses are: 8:30AM & 11:00AM
Incense will be used at these Masses.

This project has been conducted in our parish for many years. Every family in the parish, whether of one person or many, is invited to purchase enough food to feed a family of their same size for an entire day. The food is brought to the Community Center on Holy Thursday and it is packed up & distributed on Good Friday.  Perishable items are included: meats, fish, eggs, dairy products, bakery products, fresh fruits & veggies, etc. Please no small freezer items as they thaw too quickly: such as fruits, vegetables and juices.
We serve anywhere from 150 to 250 families each year. Refuge Services, MSU Safe Place, RAVE, CADA Eve's House, CADA Advocacy, Loaves/Fishes Shelter, Luke House, Zacchaeus House, Advent House, St. Therese Food Bank.
¨ Help picking up bulk goods Holy Thursday and Good Friday in the very EARLY morning.
¨ Many hands are needed to help with the job of packing up the food begins after Morning Prayer Service at 8:30AM on Good Friday & we are usually finished between 10 and 11 a.m.
¨ After the packing is done help is needed to deliver to the various agencies and/or families. Pickups, vans or SUV's needed..

 Please sign up in the gathering space at the Parish Information Center.
Experience what community is, what joy is, what teamwork is! 
Join us for this incredible morning to lend a hand,
 and in return leave with a renewed sense of purpose.  
                                       You won’t regret it!
                          Bring a team of 8, or come and join a team!
                                      Click here for a registration form.
For more information please contact Sue Parker at or 669-8341x20.
All proceeds from the event are used to
help cover the cost of the Summer Mission Trip for parish youth.
The NEW On Line giving system is up and
ready for your contributions.
  Please contact Rob (669-8335 ext 10) or Rosemary (669-8335 ext 15) with questions or if you would like us to set up the program for you.  We encourage as many parishioners as possible to use this secure and convenient method of supporting the church.
See the article to the right - On Line Giving
to learn how to set up your account.
If you cannot find the information you are seeking or have suggestions on how we can make our web page more user friendly, we would love your feedback.

On Line Giving

The online giving program continues to grow as families discover how easy and convenient it is for making your parish contributions. The process is very flexible and allows you complete control of your contributions while providing you the ability for immediate reporting of all your parish donations.

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A vision of Heaven
As Dale McKay was facing death, he spoke to writer Nancy Schertzing about his feelings and his hopes for heaven. Later, Nancy spoke with Dale's widow, Ellen, who shared the joy of their marriage and the moving experience of Dale's death. Their story is filled with love and hope that speaks to all of us.
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Part 4: How to Be a Dynamic and Evangelizing Parish
Two very different parishes show what it takes to be both energetic and spiritual.
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