Ministries

If you are interested in assisting with or learning more about any of the many ministries St. Jude has to offer, please contact Peggy Moran at pmoran@suddenlinkmail.com. or call the church office at (318) 746-2508.

Catechetical Ministries

Bible Study

St. Jude offers several Bible Studies for all parishioners.

GIFT

Growing in Faith Together (GIFT) is a religious education program for all grades and meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:15pm.

Exploring our FaithA Study/Discussion Group for Men and Women searching for a deeper understanding of our Catholic Faith that meets weekly Sundays @ 9:45am, Tuesdays @ 9-11am, Wednesdays @ 6:15pm in the Conference Room.  Our Current Study is (A Lent to Remember)

YOUTH EMPOWERED Middle and High School Religious Ed (School Grades 6-12th)

Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm

Our goal is to teach our youth what a life of discipleship looks like.

They can begin to commit themselves totally to Jesus Christ in concrete ways when they frequently engage the Gospel, challenge their spiritual lives and are shown the adventure of discipleship through the Church.

Youth are  empowered when they are welcomed into a Church that speaks to their hearts with the

 “Joy of the Gospel and the strength of the Eucharist”

                                      (St. John Paul 11)

 Middle School Youth

GRADES 6, 7 & 8 will be using FaithWays, through Center for Ministry Development.  FaithWays is a program  designed to engage the energy, imagination, curiosity, compassion and playful spirits of our young adolescent church in an exploration of the Catholic Faith.  There are several avenues through which youth experience the traditions, explore the beliefs, and engage in the practices of the Catholic community to which they  belong.  The FaithWays curriculum combines Teaching, Prayer and Worship, Service and Community to achieve this.   To sign up for Stjude Middle notifications, please  visit https://www.remind.com/join/stjudem

High School Youth

GRADE 9  Confirmation Preparation:  This is a one-year program which is vital to the preparation for this sacrament. The Chosen Series will be used as the main program with the addition of the Youcat (Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church), the Bible (Scripture study) and other resources.

To sign up for Confirmation notifications, please visit
https://www.remind.com/join/8be0dc

GRADES 9- 12 confirmed youth will serve as Peer Ministers “Special Forces”

All confirmed youth in High School are encouraged to be a part of this ministry.  The Special Forces will serve as   leaders for youth nights, music, retreats, service projects and more!  In addition, they will grow, learn and experience a deeper understanding of the Catholic Faith through these sessions.

To sign up for StJude High School notifications, please visit
https://www.remind.com/join/ebd3d

Youth Group

In addition to Wednesday nights, Middle School and High School Youth enjoy a variety of activities, events, trips and outreach projects together throughout the year.

Contact Brenda Lites at blites@suddenlinkmail.com to get registered for Youth Empowered or to receive information on these programs

 

Follow us:

Instagram: Stjudeyouthgroup

Facebook: St. Jude Youth Group (Bossier City, LA)

RCIA
RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process for those inquiring about the Catholic faith or considering coming into the Catholic Church. St. Jude also offers RCIC, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children.

Scripture from Scratch

Scripture from Scratch meets three Sundays each month between the 8:30 and 11:15 am Masses to study the Scriptures and share fellowship.

Liturgical Ministries

Altar Corps

Altar Servers help the priest and deacon at Mass by providing assistance with candles, holy water, preparation of the altar for Communion, and other tasks.

Arts & Environment

The Arts & Environment Ministry provides decoration for the Church and surrounding area according to the norms of the liturgical seasons.

St. Jude Music Ministry!

Join us in 2018  – Music for all ages!

 

Traditional Choir: Adults & Mature Youth

Sing on Sundays at 8:30 am & Holy Days of Obligation at 6:30 pm

Rehearse Thursdays at 6:30 pm

 

Mixed Choir: Youth & Adults

Sing Sundays at 11:15

Rehearse Sunday at 10:15 (members of this group are also welcome to rehearse on      Thursday evenings)

 

Children & Youth

Special Music & Occasional Masses

Rehearse Wednesdays

4:30-5:30 Middle & High School Musicians

6:15-7:30  Elementary Children

 

Cantors & Occasional Soloists

Must work with the Music Director to schedule audition, rehearsal &  Sunday Mass time.

 

Weddings

Meet with Gwen Stuart, Director of Music & Liturgy by appointment to plan music:

 

Bereavement Choir

Sing as needed for funerals at St. Jude. Contact Gwen Stuart, to be included in contact list.

 

Contact Info:

318-746-2508 or

Contact Gwen Stuart.

Eucharistic Ministry

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion carry out the very important job of bringing Jesus, truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament, to the people of the parish, within Mass and in addition to Mass by taking the Eucharist to the sick and homebound.

Lectors

Lectors play an important role in the life of the Church by reading the Word of God for the congregation at Mass. Click Here to view the Lector Schedule.

Liturgy of the Word for Children

St. Jude has among its many ministries the Liturgy of the Word for Children program, allowing those youth who have not yet received First Holy Communion to get more out of the Sunday readings.
Sacristans

St. Jude sacristans maintain the materials, vestments, and vessels required for Mass.

Ushers

St. Jude ushers keep busy throughout Mass out of service to the community, helping others to find seats, handling the collection baskets, and taking care of many other tasks.

Parish Office Assistance Ministries

Money Counters

The St. Jude Money Counters assist St. Jude parish by counting the money donated each weekend at the Masses.

Office Helpers

St. Jude Office Helpers assist with ancillary tasks around the office, including mail-outs, filing, answering phones, and other jobs that allow the St. Jude staff to operate with greater efficiency.

Parish Life Ministries

St. Jude – Greenfield Preschool

St. Jude – Greenfield combines the excellence in childcare of Greenfield Daycare with the familiarity of St. Jude parish. It provides care for all preschool-aged children Monday-Friday.

Mother’s Day Out

St. Jude’s Mother’s Day Out program allows mothers to take a break while we watch their 12-36 month olds. This service is currently available from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Personal & Community Development Ministries

Bishop William B. Friend Library

The Bishop Friend parish library and those who maintain it are devoted to providing free resources for the growth in the faith of the parishioners of St. Jude. Normal operating hours are:

Monday – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Tuesday – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Thursday – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Friday – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sunday – 8:00 am – 7:15 pm

Community Dinner & Family Night

St. Jude Community Dinner offers a chance for all parishioners to gather in The Family Life Center and spend time together at table.Community dinner is a convenient and inexpensive option for all our families. 5pm-6pm in the Family Life Center.

Food Pantry

The food pantry is a joint effort between St. Jude, Christ the King, and Mary Queen of Peace parishes to serve those in need in Bossier Parish. It is open from 9 am until 12 noon at Christ the King parish every Tuesday and Thursday.

Garden Group

The St. Jude Gardening Group helps beautify St. Jude with fauna and flora year-round.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus, Bossier Council (4873), meets at 5400 E. Texas St., Bossier City, Louisiana, 71111, and is always interested in new members for social and charitable projects.

Parish Archives

The St. Jude Parish Archive Ministry keeps track of the history of St. Jude parish. By knowing our roots, we hope to better our future.

Wellness Ministry

The St. Jude Wellness Ministry seeks the better health of mind and body for all St. Jude parishioners, providing frequent health-screenings, dance classes, and other opportunities for personal enrichment.

Souper Saturday

Souper Saturday is a group at St. Jude which acts in rotation with other churches in the area to provide a free meal each month on Saturdays as a supplement to the Meals on Wheels program.

St. Vincent de Paul

SVdP, or St. Vincent de Paul, is a Catholic charity group providing help for the poor in Bossier Parish. If you are in need, please call them at (318) 865-7807.

Vocations Committee

St. Jude’s Vocations Committee participates with the Diocesan Vocation Director and the Serra Club to pray for and encourage vocations in the Diocese of Shreveport and in the Universal Church.

Mercy Ministries

Kairos

St. Jude’s Kairos Prison Ministry visits and leads retreats for those in prison, bringing hope and forgiveness to those most in need.

Pastoral Care

St. Jude’s Pastoral Care group makes visits to the sick, hospitalized, elderly, and homebound, especially to bring the Eucharist to those unable to attend Mass.

Pro-Life Ministry

St. Jude’s Pro-Life Ministry raises money for the pro-life cause and raises awareness about the alternatives to abortion.

Retreat Team

The retreat team is responsible for organizing and facilitating several retreats each year.


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