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9150 Highland Road Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810 (On the Corner of Highland Road and Gardere Lane)

St. Jude the Apostle Church, as a Catholic Faith

Community, strives to spread the love of Christ by embracing our diversity of God-given gifts celebrated in prayer,

sacraments, Eucharistic worship, fellowship, religious education, and service to the local and world community.

–St. Jude Parish Advisory Council: March 15, 2006

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe November 19 & November 20, 2016

Daily Masses

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 8:15am Tuesday at 5:30pm (followed by Benediction and Adoration)

Wednesday at noon also

Weekend Masses Saturday 4:00pm Vigil

Sunday at 8:00am, 9:45am, and 11:30am

The Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturdays from 3:00pm-3:45pm

or by appointment

Parish Contact Information Parish Office Phone 225-766-2431 Parish Office Fax 225-766-0722 School Phone 225-769-2344 Parish Website School Website Fr. Trey Nelson, Pastor Deacon James Morrissey, Director of Administration Emergencies: after hours, please call 766-2431 and follow the directions given on the voice mail message.

Thanksgiving Day Mass

November 24, 2016

at 9:00 am

St. Jude Parish Office will be closing on Wednesday, November 23rd at Noon

in observance of the Thanksgiving Holidays. We will return to regular office hours on the following Monday, November 28, 2016.

Please have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving from St. Jude Staff.

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The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Saturday and Sunday November 19 & 20, 2016

Bishop's Annual Appeal 2016/2017:

Merciful to the World in need,

We serve Others Together

Through the Bishop's Annual Appeal, Bishop Robert Muench directs a unique Catholic effort, ensuring special projects and ministry programs receive essential funding, and extending the mercy of Jesus Christ to parishioners and parishes that need the Lord's mercy most of all. As a Diocese, we begin our fourth decade of ministry support, thankful for the many thousands whose contributions have helped to fund vital work throughout the capital region over the years.

As we begin a new era of ministry support, this may be the year you decide to increase your gift. If so, we invite you to consider membership in The Crosier Society (for those whose gifts total $500 or more), or The Bishop Stanley Joseph Ott Society (a tribute to the BAA's visionary founder, for parishioners whose gifts total $1,000 or more). We encourage you to Be Merciful. "Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful" (Lk 6:36).

Remember, the Lord blesses the Diocese of Baton Rouge through the BAA because of the shared commitment of every participant. We invite you to prayerfully consider a gift by donating online at or responding to the recent mailing from Bishop Muench. Together, we can accomplish much, and that is the legacy of the BAA.

“Brothers and sisters: let us give thanks to the Father, who has made you fit to share in the inheritance of the holy ones in

light.” (Colossians 1:12-20) Dear Friends, This week brings us to the Solemnity of Christ the King. This would also be the thirty-fourth week in Ordinary Time. For me, this feast always signals the beginning of holiday time and the coming season of Advent. As we gather together with families and friends this week for Thanksgiving, please know how thankful I am for each and everyone of you and that you will be in my prayers both at the table in church and the table in our home. It will once again be something special for me to gather with my family around the table that my Dad himself built. I know it’s probably a tall order, but our Advent time will call us to a spirit of quiet preparation. I hope that we can all find a little bit of quiet time in our daily lives as we make the journey to Christmas time and a new year. Again, you remain in my prayers. Looking back on last weekend, I wanted to take a moment here and say thank you to all of you who were able to come out and join us for our school auction! We were blessed with incredible weather, and our “night under the lights” proved to be a wonderful time of fellowship and working together for our school. To our auction committee, THANK YOU! I am so grateful to all of you for your time and sacrifice in planning and carrying out the event. This was the first time in many, many years that our parish has had an auction as an event separate from our annual fair. Many have rated it a huge success, as do I. To our committee, and especially to our sponsors, to all of you who joined us for the evening, and those who purchased items—I thank you. When our final figures are compiled, I look forward to sharing with you how we did. Again, the proceeds from the auction will go to our school to help with outdoor lighting, restrooms, and athletics. Thank you to all of you, and thank you to God for the beautiful weather! Sincerely yours, Fr. Trey Nelson, Pastor

“Flooded With Love” A Morning of Healing Prayer for Flood Survivors

In the aftermath of the recent flood, the physical, emotional and spiritual scars from that traumatic experience cry out for healing. This morning of prayer will focus on the healing ministry of Jesus, as recorded in the Gospels, with a plea for His healing ministry in our own lives. The Gospels record 31 instances of Jesus healing various individuals. It is obvious from these healing accounts that Jesus' unconditional love for us impels him to grant us whatever healing we need to draw closer to Him and to serve as his disciples. This Morning of Healing Prayer is co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center and the Office of Marriage and Family Life of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. This prayer experience will be led by Fr. Doug Doussan, the resident Chaplain for the Retreat Center. It will be held on Saturday, December 3rd from 9 AM to Noon in the Parish Hall at St. Jean Vianney Church at 16166 South Harrell’s Ferry Road. The event is free, but you are asked to call the Office of Marriage and Family Life at (225) 242-0323 to reserve a seat.

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Don’t Mention Age—D.M.A. Bags for the Homebound

-Collection Drive-

Please help us in showing our homebound parishioners how much our parish community cares about them!

Members of our D.M.A. Ministry are collecting items to place in gift bags for the Advent/Christmas season to de-

liver to these parishioners.

Date of Collections:

Weekends of December 3rd/4th & 10th/11th

Bring your item(s) and place in the designated bin in the church narthex

Suggested Items

(Please donate new/never used items only)

Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrush,

hand lotion, disposable razor, bath powder, bath salts, sanitizing wipes, bath soap, etc.)

Microwave Popcorn Lap desk

Sugarfree Drink Mixes/Tea Candies/Sugarfree Candies


Kleenex/Purse size Kleenex Find-A-Word Booklets

Small packaged cookies/crackers

Diabetic socks (men & women)

Gloves 2017 Calendar












C a l l i n g A l l

C o u g a r s!

#iGiveCatholic Campaign

The Diocese of Baton Rouge is participating in a program

called #iGiveCatholic. For 24 hours beginning at midnight on Novembe 29, Catholics

will be able to support their favorite church parish, school or charitable organization by visiting the home page and clicking on a specific ministry listed to make a donation.

For information, visit The link can also be found on St. Jude’s homepage,

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INTENTIONS The Liturgy Intention Book is now open for the scheduling of Liturgies for next year, 2017. If you wish to schedule a Liturgy, please fill out the Liturgy Intention form below, including name, address and telephone number. Please list the date/time preferred. We will try to schedule to the best of our ability in the order in which they are received. Please return this form to the Parish Office or drop it in the collection basket. The lower portion of this form will be mailed to you after your Liturgy Intentions have been scheduled. The 4:00 PM Liturgy on Saturday is a multiple intention Liturgy (more than one request offered for this Liturgy). Liturgies on Sunday are for 8:00 AM, 9:45 AM and 11:30 AM. Please keep the number of names to a minimum per Liturgy scheduled. The stipend is $5.00 per Liturgy and Liturgies are limited to 4 per family, 2 on weekend/2 on weekday. This limitation is in order to honor as many request as possible. Intentions are subject to change.

LITURGY INTENTIONS Date Time Intention 1.




Requested By: Name, Address & Zip

Phone Number:

Please send a card to:

St. Jude 2016 Christmas ‘Giving Tree’ Join in the true spirit of Christmas by spreading Christ’ gift of love with an outreach to the underprivileged in our area. Our 2016 Giving Trees will be up near the entrances to the Church by November 19th-20th. The trees hold ornaments that represent needy families in

our church parish and community area. Each ornament has a particular

family number and a gift “wish.”

If you participate in the ‘Giving Tree’ project, PLEASE follow the instructions listed below:

• Take one or more ornaments off the tree beginning

November 14th. • Purchase the item listed on the ornament.

(The gender of the recipient is listed, followed by his/her age.)

• Wrap the gift and tape the ornament firmly on the outside of the package for identification and sorting.

• Bring the wrapped gift or gifts to the church office or place them under the Christmas trees in the church before Masses by December 6th.

***Please, please be prompt so that we know if any gift request has not been filled. Thank you

for your sacrifice and loving support of this annual program.***

***Very, very important!*** Please do not take an ornament if you


YOUR KNOWLEDGE. Although we sincerely

appreciate your desire to help, we have a large number of gifts

NOT TURNED IN every year. (But the ornaments had been taken.) All gifts must be submitted no later than the morning of Tuesday, 12/6.

Thank you!

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS SUNDAY, NOVMEBER 20 Giving Tree Ornaments - All Masses 9:45 am Nursery - MB 1:00 pm Girl Scouts - Hall 4:00 pm Boy Scouts - Hall MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 St. Jude School - Thanksgiving Holidays 4:30 pm St. Vincent de Paul - Hall 6:00 pm Bible Study - MB TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 St. Jude School - Thanksgiving Holidays 4:00 pm Private Baptism - Church 6:00 pm Diaconate Formation - MB 6:30 pm 11:30 Choir Practice - School Music

Room WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 St. Jude School - Thanksgiving Holidays

Thanksgiving Holiday - Office Closes at Noon 6:30 pm 9:45 Choir Practice - Church THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24 St. Jude School - Thanksgiving Holidays

Thanksgiving Day - Office Closed 9:00 am Thanksgiving Mass - Church FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 St. Jude School - Thanksgiving Holidays

Thanksgiving Holiday - Office Closed No Scheduled Events SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26 11:00 am Private Baptism - Church SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27 No Scheduled Events


8:15 am For the People 12:00 Noon Jim & Karen Theriot THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24 9:00 am Hardy, delaHoussaye and

Belleau Families FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 No Mass SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26 4:00 pm Freddy Giles James F. Fontenot Randall Antonio Stevens JoAnn Lintzen Toni, Brandie & Lori Chustz Leo & Joan Cook Patricia West Charles Tingle C. Paul Serio SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27 8:00 am Broussard Family 9:45 am Joyce Roy 11:30 am Joseph McNamara

READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Rv 14:1-3, 4b-5; Ps 24:1bc-4ab, 5-6; Lk 21:1-4 Tuesday: Rv 14:14-19; Ps 96:10-13; Lk 21:5-11 Wednesday: Rv 15:1-4; Ps 98:1-3ab, 7-9; Lk 21:12-19 Thursday: Rv 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9a; Ps 100:1b-5; Lk 21:20-28 Thanksgiving Day (suggested): Sir 50:22-24; Ps 145:2-11; 1 Cor 1:3-9; Lk 17:11-19 Friday: Rv 20:1-4, 11 — 21:2; Ps 84:3-6a, 8a; Lk 21:29-33 Saturday: Rv 22:1-7; Ps 95:1-7ab; Lk 21:34-36 Sunday: Is 2:1-5; Ps 122:1-9; Rom 13:11-14; Mt 24:37-44

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