St. Jude Parish

Proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to All


Welcome!  The parish of St. Jude in Mountaintop invites all to a deeper experience of Advent/Christmas.  In order to do so we must pause, wait and remember.  This is not easy for us because we live in a world which lacks patience.  It is impossible to pause, to wait and to remember without patience.  The very root meaning of “patience” from Greek and Latin is “to suffer.”  We struggle to be patient, when we are reluctant to suffer.  Parish is a place to bring our “suffering” our “impatience”    Parish is also a place to learn patience.  We learn to be patient      through small experiences of suffering small things.  It is among others that we learn to live in trust with what is really before us – acceptance of who we are and what is happening in our lives.  Sometimes it is as simple as a smile on a cloudy day.  Patience is trusting in God’s timing. 

The Advent/Christmas season encourages us to have an encounter with the Nativity.  When we are patient our eyes and hearts are open to places of poverty in our lives.  Jesus was born into the poverty of the world.  We ask “How can this be a place of promise?”  “How can I expect God to be present in this mess?”  These questions invite us to experience the mystery of the Incarnation in our lives – God becoming a human being in the person of Jesus.  It is in patience that we discover these places and it is then that we truly pause, wait and remember.  Join us and experience the mystery of God’s presence.  This is what parish offers us.  



St. Jude Parish Mission Statement
Through our baptismal call in the Catholic Church,
we, the members of St. Jude Parish, accept the
challenge to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to all.

                We aspire:
                         •to cultivate a welcoming faith community
                         •to work together as people of God to deepen our faith
                         •to be one with Christ in celebration of the Eucharist
                         •to respond to God's call by sharing our talents and gifts 
                           with each other and all of God's people

Worship Schedule
Saturday Vigil Mass ~ 4:00 PM
Sunday ~ 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM
Weekday Masses ~ Monday-Friday 7:00 AM
Novena to St. Jude ~ Tuesday after Mass
Sacrament of Reconciliation ~ Saturday 3:15 PM 




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