Welcome to St. Jude Catholic Church! We are delighted to invite you to join us in striving to become intentional disciples of the Lord Jesus. From the days of its founding St. Jude has created a spirit of hospitality and radiating the love of Christ. We hope you will experience that here and that together we may become "ambassadors for Christ".
- Fr. James Johnson
Lenten Regulations for the Archdiocese of Seattle
The penitential season of Lent begins Ash Wednesday (February 18) and continues through Holy Thursday (April 2). For this penitential season, the Church draws on the wisdom of the Scriptures and Tradition in keeping a time of intense prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. During Lent, all Catholics are called to embrace penances and to perform works of charity that reflect a deep desire for conversion of heart.
Catholics in the United States are obliged to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and on all Fridays during the season of Lent. On these days of abstinence, the eating of meat is not allowed.
Catholics are also obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. They are also encouraged to extend the Paschal Fast of Good Friday through Holy Saturday as well. Self-imposed observance of fasting on the weekdays of Lent is strongly recommended, as is abstinence from meat on all Fridays of the year.
On a day of fasting, one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal the other full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juices, are permitted.
The obligation of fasting binds Catholics who are 18–59 years old. The obligation of abstinence applies to those 14 years and older. The law does not oblige when health or ability to work would be seriously affected.
May our observance of these Lenten practices lead us all to a deeper union with Christ.
Stations of the Cross
Fridays (during Lent) Noon & 7pm
Confessions during Lent
Fridays, 6pm - 7pm
Saturdays, 3:30pm - 4:45pm
LIVING THE EUCHARIST
Lenten Small Groups
Living the Eucharist is a Lenten program that provides opportunities to grow in our faith through learning more about the Eucharist and reflecting upon the upcoming Sunday Readings.
Please consider signing up for a group if:
-you been involved in a Living your Strength group and would like to continue the spiritual journey
-you would like to engage and connect with your co-parishioners
The small groups meet six times during Lent.
Participating in these activities is a great way to make Lent an enriching spiritual experience. Signup forms will be available next weekend .
For more information contact Sr. Betty at firstname.lastname@example.org
"The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. "
- Pope Francis
Parish Service Day
Saturday, March 21
9am - 2:30pm
Adults, youth and families are engaging in a service outreach ministry to residents in Friendly Village, who need assistance with window washing, yard work etc. Other service opportunities include reaching out to parishioners who are asking for assistance with yard work, light household chores, etc., as well as inside activities at the parish including putting together Basic Needs Kit, etc. as well as doing some work around the parish grounds.
Parishioners can request help by either contacting Suzanne Grant at email@example.com or calling the parish office at 425-883-7685.
Donations are welcome and will help cover some of the expense.
The day begins with check-in, prayer, going to work sites (lunch provided). You can commit for all or part of the day.