Browsing St. Jude News

Browsing St. Jude News

Rosary Minisrty

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 5/27/16

Honor our Mother Mary in May--Pray the Rosary!Do you think of the Rosary as a tool for spreading the good news of Jesus?  Pope Paul VI called the Rosary "the school of the Gospels"!Pope John Paul II claimed the Rosary has "all the depth of the Gospel message in ... Read More »

Vacation Bible School and Faith Formation

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 5/27/16

Here are some WHALE-ly interesting facts!Did you know.... Dolphin have such an acute sense of hearing that they can detect a sound 24 kilometers or almost 15 miles away? Lobsters can live up to 50 years? Great White Sharks can go up to 3 months without eating? The starfish ... Read More »

The Paschal Triduum

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 3/17/16

The Paschal TriduumThe Triduum (three days) begins at the beginning of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper and continues until Evening Prayer on Easter Sunday. The Triduum is one liturgy consisting of mass of Holy Thursday, celebration of the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday, the Easter Vigil. There is ... Read More »


Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 2/11/16

Dear Friends in Christ,

During Lent penance should be inward and individual, but also outward and social, and should be directed toward works of mercy on behalf of our brothers and sisters. Both are important.

In other words we need both inward and individual penance (fasting, prayer, and confession) ... Read More »

The Divine Mercy

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 11/16/15

WHO IS ST. FAUSTINA?St. Maria Faustina Kowalska was a Polish nun who lived from 1905-1938.  She had a particularly rich mystical life in which she had an extraordinary union with God.  During her time in the convent, she was filled with special gifts such as revelations, visions, hidden stigmata, ... Read More »

Listening Sessions with Archbishop Hebda

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 9/30/15

Pope Francis has emphasized the importance of dialogue in the life of the Church. And in the spirit of speaking and listening in charity, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis is hosting a series of listening sessions. Archbishop Hebda will lead the sessions to hear your input on ... Read More »

Formation at St. Jude of the Lake

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 7/30/15

Intentional Discipleship / Faith Formation

In times past, Faith Formation was known as Religious Education, a name that implies the conveying of information.  Certainly there needs to be shared information, but Faith Formation is much more.  Faith formation goes beyond informing, to forming disciples, disciples who will take on ... Read More »

Letter from Archbishop Bernard Hebda

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 6/26/15

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I am humbled by Pope Francis’ decision to appoint me to serve as Apostolic Administrator for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. I am grateful for his confidence and I look forward to working with Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens and the leadership ... Read More »

St. Pope John XXIII: Pacem in terris

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 6/23/15

Social Doctrine

St. Pope John XXIII: Pacem in terris

Nineteen-sixty three – the height of the Cold War.   The world has just come through the terrifying days of the Cuban Missile Crisis (October 14-28, 1962).  The Doomsday Clock, which had been ticking since the beginning of the nuclear age ... Read More »

Catechesis Tradendae

Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 5/05/15

Catechesis Tradendae, an Apostolic Exhortation given the Church by Pope John Paul II, speaks to the right of the people of God to receive catechesis and the duty of the Church to provide that catechesis.  The document states: “Church is bidden by God and by events - each of ... Read More »