"Then they brought children to him, so that he might lay his hands on them in prayer; and his disciples rebuked them for it. But Jesus said, Let the children be, do not keep them back from me; the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14-15)
To those with small children, I welcome you into our worship space, to sit up front where your little ones can see what is going on and where you can quietly explain to them how to behave and pray as we all do.
It is in their observing you in practicing the faith that they will learn how to worship that faith too. I think it would a sad day that there isn’t noise of children in our Church. Church is not for my generation, it’s for all generations. Pope Francis has said that “families are the heart of the Church and families are children. That’s what families are for. It’s a really good noise to hear in church…our children shouldn’t associate church with discipline and fear of punishment. Church should be a nice place to be and our children need to grow up feeling that”.
Now obviously if they began to become restless or disruptive, sometimes just getting up and walking to the back will quiet them down, but please come back. Fr. Bob
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.
Welcome to our website but more importantly welcome to The Catholic Community of St. Jude! Whether you are new to DeWitt or the greater Lansing area, new to our Church, new to anything Catholic or already a member of our parish family, we invite you to explore our website for all that we strive to do in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
It is our hope and prayer that you will find St. Jude to be a warm and welcoming community as well as a place that will provide you with a rich, spiritual growth in our faith of Christ Jesus. As you explore our site, you will find various ministries and outreach programs which are the core of our mission. Therefore we encourage you to become an active member of our parish through these various opportunities to serve our Lord; for it is only through and by our ministry together that we will be able to continue the legacy of our founding for future generations.
Please join us for Mass on Thursday, November 27th at 9:00AM
May you and your loved ones have a blessed and joyfilled Thanksgiving!
Please note that our offices will be closed Thursday & Friday so that our employees and volunteers may enjoy the holiday with their families.
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Please join us for Mass on Monday, December 8 at 7:00PM.
This is a holy day of (opportunity) obligation due to the fact that the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the patron saint of the United States.
If you missed the CNN documentary on Called to the Collar by Lisa Ling, do to the fact that you don't have cable, weren't able to get that channel on your service or simply were busy that night and/or couldn't tape it...you can still watch it on your computer by clicking on this link: http://youtu.be/v-cyXAwrOIw