We, the people of the Catholic Community of St. Jude, are followers of Christ. Empowered by the Holy Spirit and under the guidance of our bishop and pastor, we strive to use our diverse skills and unique vision to build the Kingdom of God in our hearts and in our world. We strive to live the Gospel and reflect the compassion and love of Jesus to all people.
Matthew 7:7 says,
“Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.”
Campaign Kick-Off Weekend
September 24 & 25
We have reduced the cost of our buiilding proposal by almost $850,000.00 (down from the original building project cost & Diocesean campaign of $3.350 million to just under $2.5 million). This was due to the skills of our very own architect, Dave Swanson, who was able to achieve our goal of providing adequate facilities that meets the needs of our parish that will house both class room and office space all on one location. Upon the review of these plans by Finance Coucil we should be showing these new plans on the gathering space wall (as before) by the weekend of August 20 & 21.
So our Kick-Off timeline of our Capital Campaign in conjunction with the Diocesan-wide campaign is the weekend of September 24 & 25 and run until December 15, 2016 to gather enough pledges over a five year plan to meet our goal of $2.5 million.
This will be a very prayerful campaign so that it is not what we will achieve but what God will achieve through us. We are not seeking to build an office building, a grocery store, or a bakery. We are seeking to build another room in God’s house. We are seeking to build His Kingdom. A place where God’s grace will bring evangelization, catechesis, and service. A place of discipleship and where all are welcomed.
So I am asking that we pray from our hearts in what our pledges may be to make this campaign a success by asking God for His blessing on this campaign, to seek His wisdom in conducting a successful campaign, and to knock on each other’s doors so that each of us may participate, to the best of their ability, in this worthy mission. Fr. Bob
The home being built in north Lansing for a man in a wheelchair is nearing completion but more help is needed. Please click here for more information
Join Fr. Bob Irish on a celebratory pilgrimage to Italy! Pilgrimage includes visits to Rome and Assisi in November 2017! Celebrate Mass in historic churches, roundtrip airfare from Detroit & daily sightseeing including the sites of St. Francis, St. Clare, St. Catherine and the highlights of Rome, including the Vatican Museums, the basilica's of Christian Rome, the ruins of Ancient Rome, and the Papal Audience with Pope Francis!
Please join us on October 4th at 7pm for a pilgrimage information meeting and presentation. More Information