Browsing the 2017 archive of St. Jude News

Browsing the 2017 archive of St. Jude News

Your Adventure Awaits

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 5/05/17

Your ADVENTURE awaits

Have you noticed “something different in the air” at St. Jude of the Lake? Friendship? Joy? Peace? Kindness? Happiness? An esprit de corps of adventure? It’s THE HOLY SPIRIT and she is alive and present here!

As a school and parish staff, we’ve been trying to ... Read More »

Resurrection Rolls

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 3/29/17

Any time we can really make learning hands-on, meaningful, and fun, I am IN!.

My sister shared the idea of Resurrection Rolls with me years ago. We used to make these with our kids when they were much younger. The opportunity gave us the time to grab their attention, ... Read More »

Prayer, fasting and mercy

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 3/22/17

Dear Friends in Christ,

I want to return to the Lenten and biblical themes of prayer, fasting, and mercy. Prayer knocks at the door, fasting obtains, mercy receives. These three are one, and they give life to each other. St. Peter Chrysologus says, “Let no one try to separate ... Read More »

The Lenten Journey

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 3/14/17

In our first reading, the Lord says to Abraham: “Go!” Leave behind everything you know and love. “Depart quickly!” On a journey with no clear destination. “You are chosen!” And blessed. In essence, the Lord says, “You have to TRUST ME. I have your best interests in my heart, ... Read More »

Do you avoid confession?!

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 3/02/17

DO YOU AVOID CONFESSION?Did you know that I suffered from confession-phobia for many years? Like 25 of them. In my childhood, I attended Baptist services and VBS where both the Divine Vengeance and Divine Mercy aspects of God were vividly preached. I was taught to tell God I was ... Read More »

Fun Lenten Facts

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 2/15/17

Our Lenten Season is right around the corner. The next couple of weeks I will be highlighting 6 fast facts about the Lenten Season, Lenten family activities, and Easter preparation and fun traditions. I have included some fun facts. I hope you find them helpful in better understanding and interesting!

Fast Facts you need to know about Lent: Lent is a 40 day journey (not counting Sundays!) to focus on God and prepare to remember and celebrate Jesus dying on the cross and rising from the grave to save each of us. Many people decide to “give up” things for Lent to help them remember that Jesus gave his life for us, but you can also “take on” doing good things, just like Jesus did. Over the next two weeks, pray on how you are going to grow and prepare yourself and your family throughout this Lenten Season. Ash Wednesday is on March 1. Mass at St. Jude of the Lake is at 9:15 am and 6:30pm. People start their Lenten journeys by getting ashes on their ... Read More »

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 2/09/17

The Presentation of Jesus in the temple: Contemplate this scene from God’s perspective. The Son, now in human history, enters the Temple for the first time. The Son enters the house of the Father. He, the perfect Lamb for whom no earthly sanctuary is holy enough, accepts to be ... Read More »

Encouraging Kids to Pray!

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 1/19/17

THE GIFT OF PRAYER~ Encouraging kids to pray!

It is never too late to encourage your child(ren) to talk to God. Here are a few (hopefully helpful) ideas: Teach prayer as a conversation with God. You can talk about anything! Let kids see you (the parent) pray. The best ... Read More »