Financial Giving @ St. Jude of the Lake

“Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” -1 Corinthians 15:58

We fulfill our parish mission through prayer, participation, and generosity. United as faithful disciples of Christ, God will use our gifts to bear fruit in our parish, community, and world. Whatever the level of your current financial giving to St. Jude, I humbly ask you to increase it by 0.5% of your annual household income. If you’re currently giving 1%, please consider giving 1.5%; if 5%, please consider giving 5.5%. With this increase in generous giving, we will reach more of the goals that God wants to accomplish through us.

I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit – fruit that will last (John 15:16).

Thank you for your continued investment in the St. Jude parish family. By our collective prayer, participation, and generosity, our roots will continue to grow, so that many generations after us can benefit from the fruit of our lived discipleship.

It is heartwarming to see our parishioners participating in the life of our church with such joyful hope. So many of you continue to commit to prayer, reconciliation, adoration, and active participation in Mass whether that be in person or virtually. Still, others displayed exceptional generosity in offering financial gifts for our parish, school, and food shelf. Thank you for making St. Jude of the Lake Church and School an amazing place!

Additionally, over the past years, we have increased our students from 43 to 114 at the day school, we have restored the tuckpointing on the Church and school, remodeled the ARK, replaced the playground equipment and basketball hoops with all new equipment.

While amazed by the fruit produced in the past, I’m confident that the best is yet to come! We want to continue planting, growing, and dreaming big, but a factor that limits our dreams is financial restraint. We are the generations that God is calling to continue the mission of our parish. No one else can educate our children, feed the poor, and provide the Sacraments in Mahtomedi as we can. Giving to one of our three endowment funds will not only secure the future of St. Jude Church and School but will allow us to continue our mission for many years to come.

Help us create a lasting legacy. Contribute today or plan a future gift to these funds.

  • St. Jude of Lake Endowment Fund
  • St. Jude of the Lake School Endowment Fund

Another giving opportunity at St. Jude is investing in our campus. Give to the Building Fund to help with major repairs and maintenance.


Instead of electronic giving, you may receive envelopes to make your donation during Mass.

If you would like to receive envelopes please fill out the form below.

Stock Donations

You may want to consider making a gift of appreciated stock or mutual fund shares rather than a cash donation. A gift of appreciated property often provides increased tax benefits. Please contact your tax adviser to see if this makes sense for you, and then contact our Business Administrator, Michael Holdorph, for more information on how to donate stock.

Amazonsmile program

Choose St. Jude of the Lake Church as your charity of choice for the Amazonsmile program. Visit Sign in with your credentials. Choose a charitable organization to receive donations, or search for the charity of your choice. Select your charity.

2023 Second Collections Schedule

February 22 – April 9 – CRS Rice Bowl

March 25th/26th – Global Solidarity

March – September – Missionary Cooperation Plan (MCP) assigned mission speaker

April 7 – Holy Land Collection

April 29/30 – Catholic Home Missions

July 1/2 – Peter’s Pence Collection (for the Holy Father)

October21/22 – World Mission Sunday

November 4/5 – Military Services, USA

November 18/19 – Catholic Campaign for Human Development

December 9/10 – Retirement Fund for Religious

Have any questions about financial giving? I am here to assist you with your financial giving options.

Rick Schmidt, Interim Business Administrator