Christmas Eve Mass Schedule, December 24th: 3:00 pm - Christmas Concert followed by 4:00pm Vigil Mass, 5:30pm - Prelude Music followed by 6:30pm Vigil Mass. Christmas Mass Schedule, December 25th: 8:00am and 9:45 am Mass (No 11:30am Mass) The parish office will be closed December 24-26, 2018. Have a Merry Christmas!

Liturgy

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Altar Servers

Altar servers are boys or girls who assist the priest at Liturgy on Sundays, Holy Days, and special occasions. Membership is open to all boys and girls in the parish who are entering the fourth grade or older. Adult parishioners are also invited to join. Altar servers who attend St. Jude School also serve during school Liturgies. A mandatory workshop is held for all new servers.

Contact: Charmaine Biossat, 225-766-2431 or charmaineb@stjudecatholic.org

Arts and Environment

All parishioners are invited to join the Art and Environment ministry. In this ministry, you assist in the planning and decorating of the church for various liturgical seasons and help with the cleanup when the season ends.

Contact: Charmaine Biossat, 225-766-2431 or charmaineb@stjudecatholic.org

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (Eucharistic Ministers)*

Extraordinary Ministers must be approved by the pastor. Ministers are men and women who assist the priest and deacon in distribution of the Eucharist. Many also bring the Eucharist to parishioners who are unable to attend Sunday Liturgy. A mandatory workshop is held before scheduling.

Contact: Charmaine Biossat, 225-766-2431 or charmaineb@stjudecatholic.org

Liturgy Committee

Liturgy Committee is appointed by the pastor. Committee members are parishioners serving in various liturgical ministries who assist the pastor in discerning the effectiveness of liturgy in St. Jude Parish.

Contact: 225-766-2431

Mass Greeters

This ministry is open to parishioners of all ages, and families are encouraged to participate together. Greeters hold the church doors open and greet people as they enter for the weekend liturgies. Greeters seek to make all parishioners and visitors feel welcome among us, enhancing our liturgy experience.

Contact: Charmaine Biossat, 225-766-2431 or charmaineb@stjudecatholic.org

Ministers of the Word (Lectors)*

Ministers of the Word are Catholic adults who proclaim the Liturgy of the Word at Sunday Liturgy, Holy Days, and other special Liturgical functions. A mandatory workshop is held for all readers and a workbook is provided.

Contact: Charmaine Biossat, 225-766-2431 or charmaineb@stjudecatholic.org

Music

Those with musical talents, vocal and/or instrumental ability are invited and welcomed to audition with the choir director.

Contact: Deacon James Morrissey, 225-766-2431 or deaconjmorrissey@gmail.com

Ushers

Men and women who volunteer their services to assist in celebration of Mass on Sundays, Holy Days, and special occasions. Ushers have the opportunity to welcome individuals attending Mass and aid in the seating of the congregation, collecting the offering and tidying the church after service in preparation of the next celebration. High School and College Students are encouraged to join this ministry.

Contact: Charmaine Biossat, 225-766-2431 or charmaineb@stjudecatholic.org

Video Production and Broadcast Ministry

Saint Jude Parish broadcasts Sunday Mass each week on our parish YouTube channel. For this, volunteers are needed. This ministry is an excellent opportunity for young people who may be interested in pursuing a career in any type of video communications production. Our parish will also soon begin production of a weekly podcast with our pastor, Father Trey, entitled, “From the Tee Box.”

Contact: Deacon James Morrissey, 225-766-2431 or deaconjmorrissey@gmail.com