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In response to the Governor's "Stay Home Stay Health" order regarding the COVID-19 viral outbreak, all public spiritual gatherings are prohibited, and all people asked to stay at home as much as possible. Nevertheless, we want to make sure the church is available for private prayer when needed, although due to health department requirements will only be able to offer very limited hours.  

ST. JUDE CHURCH HOURS DURING "STAY HOME STAY HEALTHY" DIRECTIVES

The church will be open for individual private prayer at these times:

Monday-Friday 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Saturday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 12 NOON

Please use the main upper-level church door to access the church.   

*Please note that anyone with any cold, fever, flu or respiratory symptoms MUST STAY HOME! Older adults (60 and over), those with immune deficiencies or underlying medical conditions, are advised to stay home for their protection.  Unfortunately at this time, we are unable to schedule Adoration or Confessions. 

PARISH OFFICE AND PASTORAL NEEDS 

Due to the Stay at Home-Stay Healthy order the parish office is closed but the staff is working from home.  

For  Sacramental and Pastoral needs please call the parish office (425)883-7685 or email Fr. Johnson at frjohnson@stjude-redmond.org.

To reach a staff member you may email or leave a telephone message. You may drop off stewardship envelopes or gift cards for safe parkers or for those in need in the secure mail slot at the main door of the parish office.

We will be checking messages and the mail slot frequently. 


Watch Saturday's Vigil Mass LIVE at 5:30 PM - Sat., March 28

 

 

Perfect Contrition and Spiritual Communion Prayers


STATIONS OF THE CROSS LIVESTREAM EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT AT 7 PM

 

Stations of the Cross Worship Aid (click here)

 

All our archived streamed events are available on Vimeo by searching for 

 "St. Jude and Holy Innocents" or by clicking here.

 


REFLECTIONS ON THE SEVEN LAST WORDS OF CHRIST - Reuben D'sa (our own candidate for the Deaconate) has been taping his Lenten Series on the seven last words of Christ on the cross. We are proud to include the links to his first TWO reflections.

Part 1 - "Father, forgive them"

 

Part 2 - "You will be with me in Paradise"


FROM THE DESK OF THE PASTOR

Dear Friends in Christ,

This Sunday we hear the Gospel account of the raising of Lazarus from the dead. Martha and Mary’s brother Lazarus had died and these friends of Jesus and all the people around them are grieving. They send for Jesus, and he comes to them in this moment of great grief and sadness. They believe in him, they believe in the resurrection on the last day…but vaguely, in a distant future to come. But here in this moment, Jesus reveals himself as the resurrection and the life. Jesus tells Martha, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.” Jesus asks Martha in the midst of her mourning, “Do you believe this?” 

My dear friends, in the days to come and certainly at some point in our lives, in the midst of grief, and sadness, we will be faced with this question: “Do you believe this?” Martha and Mary placed their trust in the Lord Jesus and stayed close to him. Not only did they see their brother come out of the tomb still bound up in burial cloths, but they saw Jesus himself risen, after enduring death on a cross.  Do you believe Jesus is the resurrection and the life?  Do you believe that he has the power to unbind us from the bonds of sin and death?  Jesus invites us to place our trust in him even in the midst of sin, sickness, death and grief. Jesus is the resurrection and the life, and faith in him brings forth life and eternal life. 

We are in a time when we are not able to physically gather together for Mass or the sacraments, and this is painful for all of us.  It is painful because we know that the sacraments are real encounters with the Lord Jesus and his merciful love. As believers, we long for the encounter with the Lord, and we are full of desire for him.  But this trying time also reminds us, that the effect of the Mass reaches far beyond the boundaries of the church building.  The Mass even offered alone by the priest is always offered together with all believers, the angels and the saints. The Eucharist and its effects reach all the sick of the parish, all the homebound, every believer and even unbelievers, for it is Christ’s sacrifice made present sacramentally for the salvation of all. 

 At this time, the most important things we can do are to listen to the Lord in prayer, repent of sin—that is changing our lives-lay aside those things that are not in accord with God’s will, and nurture our relationships with God and our neighbor. So, pray! Read scripture! Participate in Mass by livestream! Love, forgive and build up your relationships with those you are living with and those in need.  Make a perfect Act of Contrition and Spiritual Communion. These things are the best things to do to weather the coming storms of life and to get ready for Easter. It will be a very different Holy Week and Easter this year, but if we are faithful to him, he will sustain us, and help us through this, and make us, too, to be witnesses to his life, death and resurrection. 

Blessings, love and prayers to you and your families!

Fr. Johnson

PS:  Thank you for your continued generosity to St. Jude and Holy Innocents and especially our outreach ministries, St Vincent de Paul, the Holy Innocents Food Pantry, and St. Jude Safe Parking.  Please remember, that our parishes are entirely dependent on your weekly giving. We know this is a difficult time financially for many. So, we are very grateful, and we very much need those who are able to support us to continue to send in their envelopes or make their gifts by EFT. So please see the links on this page for online giving. It is only by your generosity and prayer that we are able to fulfill the ministry entrusted to us by the Lord.  Thank you for your prayers and your financial support!!!

 

MORE RESOURCES TO GROW IN FAITH can be found under the "Faith Links" tab above. 

May the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and of the Church, Health of the Sick and Help of Christians, our Advocate, help suffering humanity, saving us from the evil of this pandemic and obtaining for us every good necessary for our salvation and sanctification.

 



 

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