St. Jude's Catholic Church
3824 Mitchell Road
Ceres, CA 95307
● Office Hours: Mon-Fri. 10 am-5 pm
Rev. Gustavo Quintero V., Pastor ●
Our Current Mass Times at Gazebo
● WEEKDAYS N/A.
Thanksgiving Day: 9:00 am (Spanish) & 10:30 am (English)
● SATURDAY: 4:00 pm (English)
● SUNDAY: 12:00 pm (English)
10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, & 4:00 pm (Spanish)
This schedule is subject to change without notice.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2020
Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Written by THE FAITHFUL DISCIPLE
Ez 34:11-12, 15-17 | 1 Cor 15:20-26, 28 | Mt 25:31-46
GROW AS A DISCIPLE | PRAY, STUDY, ENGAGE, SERVE
Today, we acknowledge and celebrate Christ the King. It’s hard to put this royal image together with today’s Gospel passage, where Jesus is not asking to be treated like a king, but rather instructing us to perform merciful deeds for the least of his brothers and sisters. Yet it is the perfect follow-on to the previous three Sundays’ Scriptures, where Jesus tells us what it means to live a life of holiness, preparation, and faithful investment in the Kingdom. Now we see what awaits those of us who turn over our lives to him, seeing the face of Jesus in the least among us – the poor, the imprisoned, the thirsty, the stranger. “Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”
GO EVANGELIZE | PRAYER, INVITATION, WITNESS, ACCOMPANIMENT
I confess that judgment day readings scare me a little. Some days I behave more like a “goat” than a “sheep.” Side note: After a deep dive into the Internet (did you know that sheep have 54 chromosomes and goats have 60?), I’ve concluded that Jesus isn’t talking about farm animals here. He’s talking about us humans and the choices we make or don’t make through sins of omission. The list seems endless if I focus on all the things I could be doing to help others each and every day. Yet, rather than getting caught up in fear or guilt, today’s readings encourage me, and remind me, that Jesus has told us what we need to do to be counted as “sheep” on the last day.
• Choose one corporal work of mercy today and act on it. What does it look like to “visit the sick”? Donate blood; make food for someone who isn’t feeling well; check in on an elderly neighbor.
• Do you know some “sheep” – people who radiate faith and kindness to others? Just as you might network with a professional in your field, invite that person out for coffee. Ask them about their faith and how it inspires them in their daily lives.
Call parish office with the following information: ●Name for intention
●What is the intention for
●Date and time of intention
●Your name and phone number
9:00 AM MASS (Spanish)
10:30 AM MASS (English)
Happy Thanksgiving Wishes
For All Parishioners!
At this wonderful and blessed time of Thanksgiving celebration, my thoughts turn gratefully to all parishioners with warm appreciation for your love and support to our St.Jude parish.
My best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.
Fr. Gustavo Quintero V., Pastor
Stanislaus County Moves Back to Purple Tier
Our Current Mass Times at Gazebo
● NO WEEKDAY Mass (both English & Spanish)
● SATURDAY: English 4:00 PM
(Spanish: NO 6:00 PM)
● SUNDAY: English 12:00 PM
(NO 8:00 AM)
Spanish: 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, & 4:00 PM
(NO 6:30 AM, 9:30 AM, & 6:00 PM)
This schedule is subject to change without notice.
BISHOP COTTA'S LETTER CONCERNING THE SOLUTION THAT MEETS THE NEEDS OF THE FAITHFUL
You will find a letter written from Bishop Myron J. Cotta to public health officials from Stanislaus county. Bishop Cotta would like to emphasize two very important elements from his letter to public health officials:
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is taking sign ups for Christmas Boxes of food. Distribution will be Monday, Dec. 21 from 11 AM-2PM. Pick up will be drive thru. Sign up by calling Mabel at 209 537-7256 and leave a message with your name and phone number.
NOVEMBER: MONTH OF ALL SOULS
We dedicated the entire month of November to our loved ones who have passed away. If you would like an intention for that person, please take an All Souls
The Religious Ed Office continues to be closed. If you need to meet with a coordinator, please call for an appointment. Religious Ed Office phone hours:
English: Mon. 9am - 2 pm & Tue. and Wed. 2pm - 6pm
Spanish: Monday - Wednesday 9am - 2p
Society of San Vincent de Paul of St. Jude
We attempt to reopen to serve those in need in our parish and community. Open once a week. The food pantry will be open:
Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 pm.
●Interview outside, clients wait in the car ●Wear mask ●Social distancing ●Food only, no clothing . ●Wear mask ●Social distancing ●Food only, no clothing.
We are giving a try and things are subject to change!
Offering Our Gifts to God
St. Jude parish appreciates your offering during this time to support our parish continue to serve the needs of our community. What you have received through faith, you want to return to God showing your love for
Him and for community. You may bring your offering every week when you come to Church or send it to the parish office. If you have questions about the Parish Project, please call the parish office (209) 537-0516. Thank you for your participation.
Baptisms in English Will Take Place the Following
● November 28, 2020 9:00 AM
Baptism dates for the year 2021 are being verified,
Thank you for your patience.
Limit of fifteen (15) children per celebration
Please call parish office for more information.
(209) 537-0516 firstname.lastname@example.org
DIOCESE OF STOCKTON
ST. JUDE PARISH
Welcome you and your family back to Mass.
Should I go back to Mass?
COMING BACK TO MASS. COMING BACK TO THE TABLE.
With the contributions of all parishioners who have participated in this project, we hope that it will be a good place for activities in our parish. Thank you for your love and support of our parish.
VINCENT DE PAUL
SSVP is a charitable organization of lay persons,in a spirit of love, justice and charity.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul began in Paris, France, in 1833 when a young law student at the Sorbonne, Frédéric Ozanam, was challenged during a debate to demonstrate what he and his fellow Catholic students were personally doing to help the poor in Paris. Ozanam's reaction was immediate. Within weeks, Ozanam, at 20 years of age, and six of his peers formed the first "Conference of Charity." Under the conference, this group of seven men financed their works of charity out of their own pockets and from contributions of friends. They visited the poor in their homes, providing them with needed aid and assistance.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families.
OUR HISTORY AND HERITAGE
Founded on the principles of charity, unity and fraternity, the Knights of Columbus was established in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary's Church in New Haven, Conn., and a group of parishioners. Their intent? To bring financial aid and assistance to the sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Today, Father McGivney is being considered for sainthood.
A LEGACY OF FAITH & SERVICE
Founded by a young parish priest now on the path to sainthood, the Knights of Columbus has helped strengthen men, their families,
The Ministers distribute Holy Communion, either within Mass or taking it to the sick.
The role of the Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion is extremely important during the celebration of the Eucharist. The USCCB has instituted strict requirements of individuals who are commissioned to this very important liturgical role. As one is called to serve, this ministry requires you to grow in confidence, dexterity, agility, and most of all, reverence in handling the sacred species of the consecrated Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Extraordinary ministers are hand-picked by the priest and lay minister assigned to coordinate the ministry.
The altar servers are assistants to a member of the clergy during a Christian liturgy.
Although institution into the ministry of acolyte is reserved to lay men, the diocesan bishop may permit the liturgical functions of the instituted acolyte to be carried out by altar servers, men and women, boys and girls. Such persons may carry out all the functions listed in no. 100 (with the exception of the distribution of Holy Communion) and nos. 187 - 190 and no. 193 of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal.
The determination that women and girls may function as servers in the liturgy should be made by the bishop on the diocesan level so that there might be a uniform diocesan policy.