Browsing the 2016 archive of St. Jude News

Browsing the 2016 archive of St. Jude News

Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 12/30/16

Dear Friends in Christ,

This weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God. In the Gospel of Matthew, we find the family tree of Jesus. Jesus’ parents are Mary and Joseph but their family tree can be traced back to Abraham who was given the promise ... Read More »

Why?

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 12/14/16

Dear Friends in Christ

Once again the Gospel refers to John the Baptist as the one whose role is to prepare us for the One who is to come. Through the prophet Malachi, the Jews’ expectation of the return of Elijah, who will prepare the way for the promised ... Read More »

Rejoice!

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 12/08/16

Dear Friends in Christ,

This week we celebrate Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete means to “rejoice” I have heard many conversations about consumerism during Christmas. Some people take the position of buying many gifts for children and others think this takes away from the true meaning of Christmas which is Jesus. ... Read More »

You have the choice!

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 11/17/16

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

May the grace and peace of Our Lord be with you this week! Whether you are celebrating “Friendsgiving” or “Thanksgiving,” it is my prayer that you are filled with gratitude for family, friendships, and the abundant blessings that you have been given.

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Jesus is King

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 11/10/16

Dearest Friends in Christ,

Wow! I think the country is shell-shocked after the election. Some people are excited about President Trump “draining the swamp” of government, and  others are ready to move out of the country. Either way we have to make it work. I think Trump’s greatest appeal ... Read More »

The Saints are an incredible gift of the Church.

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 11/03/16

The Saints are an incredible gift of the Church. They are our heavenly family. Many of them have walked where we walk, and they have lived life’s struggles just like us. The best part is they share in the desire to help us reach heaven.

Just like the popular ... Read More »

How to pray the rosary

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 10/13/16

HELLO?  Your rosary is calling you!

Why don’t you pick it up?  “WHAT DO I SAY”, you ask? Hope this helps!

Once you pick up, start with the SIGN OF THE CROSS and just FOLLOW THE BEADS!

The Prayers: The Apostles Creed (“I believe in God, the Father Almighty…”) ... Read More »

There is a Rosary for Everybody!

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 10/07/16

GREAT NEWS!There is a rosary for everybody!It is never too early to introduce the rosary to your children and you are never too old to pick one up!Here are a few tips to try..0-2 Years old Use big, chunky rosaries to start out. There are wooden, rubber or stuffed ... Read More »

October 7, Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 9/29/16

Pray the Rosary October 7, Feast  of Our Lady of the RosaryThe feast day was established in 1573 by St. Pope Pius V, and for many centuries known as the Feast of Our Lady of Victory, commemorating a Christian victory over the Turks at Lepanto, which was attributed to ... Read More »

Holy Door Reflection

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 9/29/16

I was completely humbled as I entered the St. Paul cathedral; I thought, I was convinced that I knew the way through the door. Not so, Not so.

My mouth agape, my face red with humiliation. I begin the slow walk around the cathedral looking and not finding the ... Read More »