Links of Interest

Knights of Columbus Special License Plate

A major share of the special license plate fee goes to the Texas Education Agency State Council Charities account to make grants to carry out purposes of the organization, such as helping the poor and sick, and hungry and homeless children.

2013 Placemat Ads

Brother Knights, Please join me in thanking the Brother Knights (BK), Sir Knights (SK) and other businesses for advertising on the Council placemat that is used at the fish fries and pancake breakfasts and other events.

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The best way to thank them is to give them your business.
Make sure you tell them you saw their ad on the placemat.

PRIESTS and DEACONS

We continue to support or past vocations by praying for them as they have successfully moved into their vocations.

Reverend Russ Mower

  • Reverend Russ Mower was born August 27, 1951 in Augusta, Maine
  • Member of St. Jude Parish since 1997
  • Has three married daughters and four grandkids
  • Graduate of Wichita State University, Degree in Fire Protection Engineering
  • Member of St. Jude Knights of Columbus
  • Discerned call to the Priesthood after the death of his wife in the fall of 2009
  • Is currently studying at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, MA - Class of 2015
  • He was ordained a transitional deacon on April 5, 2014; and was ordained a priest on May 30, 2015.
  • Reverend Russ Mower currently serves as Pastoral Administrator, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, in Dallas
  • Please visit his blog site

May 30th, 2015 Ordination Details Here

Rev. Russ was ordained a Dallas diocesan priest on May 30, 2015

Reverend Kevin Wilwert

Twitter Link Follow Rev. Kevin @FatherKW 

  • Reverend Kevin Wilwert was born April 4th, 1986 in Illinois to John & Ellen Wilwert
  • Moved to Allen in January 1989
  • Member of St. Jude parish
  • Music major at Collin County Community College
  • Bachelors in Philosophy and Theology from Franciscan
  • University in Steubenville, Ohio
  • Accepted in 2009 by the Diocese of Dallas to attend St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston
  • Kevin & his father joined the St. Jude Knights of Columbus in July of 2013.

Rev. Kevin was ordained a Dallas diocesan priest on May 31, 2014

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Reverend Greg Gerhart

  • Greg Gerhart was born May 18th, 1987 in Plano, TX, but he grew up in Allen after his family moved here in 1992
  • Greg's parents, Toby and Melinda Gerhart, are active members of the St. Jude parish family, and Toby is a fellow knight.
  • After High School, Greg attended and graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor's degree in English.
  • He was accepted in 2009 by the Diocese of Austin for entry into priestly formation at St. Joseph Seminary College in Louisiana.
  • The Austin Diocese sent him to Pontifical North American College in Rome for two years, after which he returned to Texas to spend his pastoral year at St. Anthony Marie de Claret Parish in Kyle Texas.
  • Currently in Rome getting his specialization in Bio Ethics of Moral Theology.
  • Will be assigned in the Diocese of Austin in July 2017

Reverend Michael Baynham

  • Michael Baynham was raised at St. Ann parish in Coppell
  • He heard the call to the priesthood while in front of the Blessed Sacrament in tenth grade
  • The call was persistent, so decided to enter seminary after high school graduation
  • Michael is a Knight of Columbus in good standing
  • He was assigned to St. Jude parish for a few weeks in the summer of 2010
  • After attending Holy Trinity, he was sent to Catholic University in Washington D.C.
  • He spent his pastoral year at Mary Immaculate in Farmer’s Branch and then returned to Catholic University to continue his studies in the fall of 2015.
  • Michael was ordained a priest on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe in downtown Dallas.
Michael was ordained a transitional deacon this year, and hewill be completing his studies this next year, culminating in his ordination in 2017.

SEMINARIANS and NOVITIATES

The Knights of Columbus has always been a strong defender of the priesthood, and the members continue to be strongly committed to our priests. Council #11293 is supporting the following seminarians this Fraternal Year.

Please send them a birthday greeting on their birth dates listed below:

Prayers for Vocations

Prayer #1
Parents Prayer for Vocations Almighty and eternal God,
in your unfailing love you provide
ministers for your Church.
We pray for those whom you call
to serve the Church of ___________ as priests
Inspire in them a generous response.
Grant them courage and vision to serve your people
May their lives and service call your people to respond to the presence
of your Spirit among us that, faithful to the Gospel
and hope of Jesus the Christ,
we may: announce glad tidings to the poor
proclaim liberty to captives, set prisoners free and renew the face of the earth.

Prayer #2
O God, Father of all Mercies,
Provider of a bountiful Harvest,
send Your Graces upon those
You have called to gather the fruits of Your labor;
preserve and strengthen them in their lifelong service of you.
Open the hearts of Your children
that they may discern Your Holy Will;
inspire in them a love and desire to surrender themselves
to serving others in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ.
Teach all Your faithful to follow their respective paths in life
guided by Your Divine Word and Truth.
Through the intercession of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary,
all the Angels, and Saints, humbly hear our prayers
and grant Your Church's needs, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer #3
O Holy Spirit, Spirit of wisdom and divine love, impart Your knowledge, understanding, and counsel to youth that they may know the vocation wherein they can best serve God. Give them courage and strength to follow God's holy will. Guide their uncertain steps, strengthen their resolutions, shield their chastity, fashion their minds, conquer their hearts, and lead them to the vineyards where they will labor in God's holy service. Amen.

Prayer #4
GOD our FATHER,
WHO wills that all men be saved
And come to the knowledge of YOUR Truth:
We beg you to send
Laborers into YOUR harvest,
And grant them grace to speak YOUR Word
With all boldness; so that YOUR Word
May spread and be glorified,
And all nations may know YOU,
The only GOD, and HIM WHOM YOU have sent,
JESUS CHRIST YOUR SON, Our LORD. Amen.
Our Lady, Queen of the Americas,
And Mary, Mother of the
Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word,
Pray for us.

Seminarian Garrett Bockman

  • Garrett Bockman was born on July 14, 1991.
  • He is a parishioner at All Saints in Dallas.
  • Garrett graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Physics from SMU.
  • It was at SMU that he became involved in the campus ministry.
  • Through the ministry he met Fr. Anthony Lackland who helped him grow in Christ.
  • Through reading scripture he felt the call to the priesthood.
  • Garret began his discernment at Trinity Seminary in 2013 and has recently been sent to Washington D.C. to continue his studies at Theological College.
  • Garrett would like to complete his studies in time for an ordination in 2020.
 

Seminarian Jeisson Bohorquez

  • Jeisson began his studies at Redemptoris Mater in the fall of 2014.
  • Jeisson is studying English at this time.
  • He has been reluctant to share his background with us to this point.

Seminarian Steven Lovett

  • Steven is a St. Jude parishioner and a knight in Council 11293.
  • His father and grandfather are also knights as is his brother.
  • His parents Kevin and Susan Lovett are also members of the parish.
  • Steven began at Holy Trinity Seminary in September of 2016.

Seminarian Samuel Martinez-Hernandez

  • Samuel Martinez-Hernandez was born on October 18, 1989 into a Catholic family in Valencia, Spain.
  • He was the fourth of ten siblings-two sisters and nine brothers.
  • After graduation from high school, he entered the University of Valencia to study environmental sciences.
  • After his first year at the university, he attended the World Youth Day in Australia.
  • It was in Sydney that he heard the call to the priesthood.
  • After going to Italy for a retreat he indicated his willingness to go to any missionary seminary the Lord would send him.
  • Samuel was send to Redemptoris Mater Seminary in Dallas, where completed his third year of theological studies.
  • Samuel is currently spending a year as part of a missionary team bringing the gospel to poor parishes in the midwest.

Seminarian Alexander Mishork

  • Alexander Mishork was born April 4th, 1994 in Santa Rosa, California.
  • His family moved to Lucas in 2008, where he became very active at St. Jude through the youth group and the JYM program.
  • His parents, Jerry and Evelyn, are involved in the parish through the Knights of Columbus and the Women of St. Jude.
  • Alexander was Homeschooled (along with his seven siblings) all throughout high school.
  • In August of 2012, he was accepted to begin Priestly formation at Holy Trinity Seminary in Irving. In July of 2013 Alex became a Knight and joined the St. Jude Council.
  • He is studying for a bachelor’s in Philosophy & Letters at University of Dallas and is in his fourth year of study at Holy Trinity Seminary in Irving.
  • Alex is also a musician and a gifted entertainer.
  • Alex wishes to convey that “Outside of my family, St. Jude has been the strongest support system for me in my high school years, and has made my transition to seminary a wonderful experience. I love St. Jude so much, and am proud to call it my home parish.”

Jose Obed Cardona Molina

  • Jose was born on November 20, 1993 in Manizales, Columbia. He is the son of Jose Obed Cardona Giraldo and Luz Marina Molina.
  • In his words “I began the Neocatecumenal Way in 2005, where I started in a community in search of a renovation of my baptism. Then, being in a community of the Neocatecumenal Way, I was invited to go on a pilgrimage to the city of Bogotį, on June 20, 2012. In that pilgrimage, through the preaching and the experiences of several priest and religious, I felt that the Lord was inviting me to follow him as a priest. After that, about a month later, I was sent to the Redemptoris Mater Seminary of Bogotį to discern my vocation.”
  • Following studies for a year and a half in Bogotj, he was sent to a retreat in Italy where he volunteered to go to any Redemptoris Mater Seminary in the world.
  • He arrived on November 20, 2014 at the seminary in Dallas.
  • Jose asks for your prayers on his behalf as he journeys to his ordination in 2026.

Seminarian Juan Jose Hernandez Sandoval

  • Born in Mexico, Juan Jose felt the call, but was afraid to answer it.
  • At the World Youth Day in Germany in 2005, he gained the strength to answer him.
  • A priest in Guadalajara helped him with his discernment.
  • He entered Redemptoris Mater in Dallas in 2010.
  • He has been studying theology in Guam the last couple of years and is slated to be ordained in 2017.

Seminarian Randall Sartor

  • Randall is the son of Lloyd and Mary Sartor and is a parishioner at Our Lady of Angels.
  • His grandparents, Rick and Bobby Culp are St. Jude parishioners, and Rick is a knight.
  • Randy served with SHINE (Serving Him in the Needy and Elderly) Catholic Work Camp for seven weeks in the summer of 2015.
  • He was accepted at Trinity Seminary in the fall of 2015.

Seminarian Giuseppe Spoto

  • Giuseppe Spoto was born on February 19, 1981.
  • He grew up in South Italy and moved to Pisa to study chemistry at the University of Pisa.
  • He began discernment through the help of the Neocatechumal Way and the Augustinian Fathers.
  • Giuseppe entered Redemptoris Mater in Dallas in January 2008.
  • Giuseppe spent two years working at the International Neo-Catechumal Center in Porto San Giorgio, Italy and returned to the United States in August of 2015.
  • He is currently studying Theology in Denver, and is on his way to ordination in 2018.

Seminarian Francis Vu

  • Born and raised in Southern California
  • Degree in Theology from Notre Dame
  • Parents Bao and Tami Vu moved to St. Jude in 2012.
  • Heard the call in 2011 on a pilgrimage to St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal.
  • Experienced the richness of Catholic parish life at St. Jude after graduation
  • Accepted at Holy Trinity in the fall of 2016.

Novitiate Jody Gienger (now Sister Jacinta of Jesus)

  • Jody was born July 28, 1983 in Saint Francis, Kansas.
  • She was a member of Saint Francis of Assisi in Saint Francis, Ks. And later a member of St. Mary Queen of the Universe in Salina, Ks.
  • Prior to entering the monastery she was a Soil Scientist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Salina, KS.
  • She participated in several spiritual activities while in Salina including daily Mass, weekly devotion before the Blessed Sacrament, bible study, and monthly scheduled prayer for Vocations; as well as participating in service groups within her church.
  • Jody entered the monastery on November 10, 2012 and took her first vows on December 28, 2013.
  • She is now a novice with the Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Arlington, Texas.
  • Nuns in this order attempt to establish a person to person relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer.

Seminarian Graham Thompson

  • Graham Thompson was born in Long Beach, CA in 1987, and that same year was reborn in Christ through baptism at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in La Habra, CA.
  • Graham spent a year with the Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael’s Abbey in Silverado, CA, before leaving to pursue a college education.
  • After spending a year at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, CA, Graham received his B.A. in philosophy from Cal State Los Angeles.
  • After spending a couple of years as a freelance web developer, Graham moved to Dallas to work as a software engineer for Boeing.
  • While at Boeing in Dallas, Graham finally said yes to our Lord’s invitation to labor for the harvest of souls.
  • Graham has been accepted into the Dominican Friars of the Western US Province, where he hopes in time to take solemn vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and to receive ordination to the priesthood of Christ.
  • Note: While our council cannot financially support Graham because his vow of poverty, we are able to make sure we get the word out to pray for him.
  • Graham is extremely grateful for any and all prayers for his vocation.

DIACONATES

In addition to supporting our ordained Priests, Deacons, and our Seminarians, the Knights of Columbus also support and pray for our parishioners that have been called to become deacons.  Here are the six current diaconates from St. Jude Parish.  Please be sure to keep them in your daily prayers too.

Diaconate Jim Berrios

  • Jim Berrios has been a St. Jude Parishioner since 2002
  • He is in the 2020 Diaconate Formation class
  • I have been married to my beautiful wife and best friend Amy Berrios for 20 years. And I have four amazing kids Gabrielle, Brevin, Benedict, and Faith.
  • My goal in this formation is to bring as many people as possible to a deeper love of Christ by sharing the truth of the Catholic faith in love.

Diaconate John Boyle

  • John Boyle has been a St. Jude Parishioner since 1988.
  • He is in the 2018 Diaconate Formation class and will be instituted as Acolyte on 1/28/2017
  • Born Feb 3, 1963
  • Wife: Mary, wed in 1983
  • Children: Jennifer Griffith (Chad), Anthony and Sarah. Jennifer and Chad have two daughters. 
  • Both Mary and John grew up in Nebraska and were high school sweethearts. After graduating from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City, SD in 1986, we moved to Plano, TX for a job with Texas Instruments. We joined St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Moved to Allen in 1987 but delayed joining St. Jude until 1988.  Since then have been very involved in parish life including CRHP, baptism classes, PAC, and have been Engaged Couple Sponsors for over 20 years. John presently is a Principal Quality Assurance Engineer with Raytheon.

Diaconate Troy Scheffman

  • Troy Scheffman has been a St. Jude Parishioner since 2001
  • He is in the 2020 Diaconate Formation Class
  • Recent Grand Knight of the St Jude council.
  • I have a lovely wife named Heather and 3 beautiful children.
  • We are very active in the church and have been blessed to be called to the diaconate.  God willing, I should be ordained in May of 2020.
  • Please pray for me and my family as I continue to pray for all of you.

Diaconate Andrew Tanner

  • Andrew Tanner has been a St. Jude Parishioner since 2004
  • He is in the 2018 Diaconate Formation Class and will be instituted as Acolyte on 1/28/2017
  • Married to Yoli since 1987
  • Four kids from mid-teen to young adult

BASIC BELIEFS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

The purpose of this section is to outline the basic core beliefs of the Holy Roman Catholic Church.  The following items outline the core tenants that all Catholic men should be inspired to know by rote.  A list of links used as reference is located at the bottom of the section as well as thoughout each section.

Commandments of God

The Ten Commandments of God

I.       I am the Lord your God; you shall not have strange gods before me.
II.      You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
III.    Remember to keep holy the Lord's day
IV.     Honor your father and your mother.
V.       You shall not kill.
VI.     You shall not commit adultery.
VII.    You shall not steal.
VIII.  You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
IX.     You shall not covet your neighbor's wife.
X.       You shall not covet you neighbor's goods.

The Two Great Commandments

  • You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart, and with your whole soul, and with your whole mind, and with your whole strength; you shall love your neighbor as yourself.
  • To love God, our neighbor, and ourselves, we must keep the commandments of God and of the Church, and perform the spiritual and corporal works of mercy

Note: These two commandments contain the whole law of God

Precepts, or Commandments, of the Catholic Church

The precepts of the Church

The Precepts of the Church are set in the context of a moral life bound to and nourished by liturgical life. the obligatory character of these positive laws decreed by the pastoral authorities is meant to guarantee to the faithful the indispensable minimum in the spirit of prayer and moral effort, in the growth in love of God and neighbor:

  • The first precept (“You shall attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation.") requires the faithful to participate in the Eucharistic celebration when the Christian community gathers together on the day commemorating the Resurrection of the Lord.82
  • The second precept (“You shall confess your sins at least once a year.") ensures preparation for the Eucharist by the reception of the sacrament of reconciliation, which continues Baptism's work of conversion and forgiveness.83
  • The third precept (“You shall humbly receive your Creator in Holy Communion at least during the Easter season.") guarantees as a minimum the reception of the Lord's Body and Blood in connection with the Paschal feasts, the origin and center of the Christian liturgy.84
  • The fourth precept (“You shall keep holy the holy days of obligation.") completes the Sunday observance by participation in the principal liturgical feasts which honor the mysteries of the Lord, the Virgin Mary, and the saints.85
  • The fifth precept (“You shall observe the prescribed days of fasting and abstinence.") ensures the times of ascesis and penance which prepare us for the liturgical feasts; they help us acquire mastery over our instincts and freedom of heart.86
  • The faithful also have the duty of providing for the material needs of the Church, each according to his abilities.

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The Seven Precepts of the Church

The Catechism of the Catholic Church lists 5 precepts. The last two are included elsewhere in the catechism but are not listed as precepts. And they are equally important. The original seven are listed here for historic educational value.

I. To attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation, and resting from servile works.
II. To observe the days of abstinence and fasting.
III. To confess our sins to a priest, at least once a year.
IV. To receive Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist at least once a year during Easter Season.
V. To contribute to the support of the Church.
VI. To obey the laws of the Church concerning Matrimony.
VII. To participate in the Church's mission of Evangelization of Souls.(Missionary Spirit of the Church)

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The Seven Sacraments

The Seven Sacraments

The traditional definition of a sacrament is this: "A sacrament is a visible sign, instituted by Christ, to give grace." Within this definition there are three important statements:

A visible sign: 
An action is performed by a minister (usually a priest).  For example, when a baby is baptized in the church the priest pours water over its head and at the same time says the words "I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." That is a visible sign.

Instituted by Christ:
The Lord Jesus Christ instructed His church to offer the seven sacraments to His followers. For example, His directive to His disciples in Matthew's Gospel (28/19), "Go then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples; baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you."

To give grace:
Grace is God's free gift of Himself as the controlling influence in our life and the decisions we make once we have committed ourselves to Him in faith.


Sacraments of Initiation (These sacraments lay the foundation of every Christian life)

Baptism
In Baptism we receive new life in Christ. Baptism takes away original sin and gives us a new birth in the Holy Spirit. Its sign is the pouring of water.

Confirmation
Confirmation seals our life of faith in Jesus. Its signs are the laying on of hands on a person’s head, most often by a bishop, and the anointing with oil. Like Baptism, Confirmation is received only once.

Eucharist
The Eucharist nourishes our life of faith. Its signs are the bread and wine we receive—the Body and Blood of Christ.

Sacraments of Healing (These sacraments celebrate the healing power of Jesus)

Penance
Through Penance we receive God's forgiveness. Forgiveness requires being sorry for our sins. In Penance we receive Jesus' healing grace through absolution by the priest. The signs of this sacrament are our confession of sins and the words of absolution.

Anointing of the Sick
This sacrament unites a sick person’s suffering with that of Jesus and brings forgiveness of sins. Oil, a symbol of strength, is the sign of this sacrament. A person is anointed with oil and receives the laying on of hands from a priest.

Sacraments at the Service of Communion (These sacraments help members serve the community)

Matrimony
In Matrimony a baptized man and woman are united with each other as a sign of the unity between Jesus and his Church. Matrimony requires the consent of the couple, as expressed in the marriage promises. The couple and their wedding rings are the signs of this sacrament.

Holy Orders
In Holy Orders men are ordained as priests, deacons, or bishops. Priests serve as spiritual leaders of their communities, and deacons serve to remind us of our baptismal call to help others. Bishops carry on the teachings of the apostles. The signs of this sacrament are the laying on of hands and anointing with oil by the bishop.

Note: The sacraments that can be received only once are Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders.

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Fruits of the Holy Spirit

Fruits of the Holy Spirit

“Just so, every good tree bears good fruit, and a rotten tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. So by their fruits you will know them.” (Matthew 7:17-20)

This passage in Matthew's Gospel helps us to understand the Fruits of the Holy Spirit, which are the observable behaviors of people who have allowed the grace of the Holy Spirit to be effective in them. The tradition of the Church lists 12 fruits:

charity generosity
joy goodness
peace faithfulness
patience modesty
kindness self-control
goodness chastity

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Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

In the Book of Isaiah 11:2-3, the Gifts of the Holy Spirit are described. In the passage the gifts are considered ones that the Messiah would have possessed. Through Jesus, we also receive the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation.

  • Wisdom helps us recognize the importance of others and the importance of keeping God central in our lives.
  • Understanding is the ability to comprehend the meaning of God's message.
  • Knowledge is the ability to think about and explore God's revelation, and also to recognize there are mysteries of faith beyond us.
  • Counsel is the ability to see the best way to follow God's plan when we have choices that relate to him.
  • Fortitude is the courage to do what one knows is right.
  • Piety helps us pray to God in true devotion.
  • Fear of the Lord is the feeling of amazement before God, who is all-present, and whose friendship we do not want to lose.

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7 deadly sins, 7 Heavenly Virtues

7 deadly Sins, 7 Heavenly Virtues

The Roman Catholic church recognized the seven capital virtues as opposites to the Seven Capital Sins or the Seven Deadly Sins.

SIN   VIRTUE
Lust (excessive sexual appetites) <==> Chastity (purity)
Gluttony (over-indulgence) <==> Temperance (self-restraint)
Greed (avarice) <==> Charity (giving)
Sloth (laziness/idleness) <==> Diligence (zeal/integrity/Labor)
Wrath (anger) <==> Forgiveness (composure)
Envy (jealousy) <==> Kindness (admiration)
Pride (vanity) <==> Humility (humbleness)

The Seven Deadly Sins

  • LUST- An insatiable need for sex or things of a sexual nature. This includes thoughts, desires, and actions. If this need is unfed, it can lead to masterbation, rape, and even beastiality. Lust is fed by any of the aformentioned means or viewing pornography.
  • GLUTTONY- Over endulgences of anything to the extreme, usually food or drink. Alcoholism is considered part of Gluttony.
  • GREED- Greed is the need for material posessions or material wealth. If this need is unfed, a Greedy person may even resort to hoarding their goods, theft, robbery, or obtaining any material posessions by means of trickery, violence, deception, or manipulation. Greedy people usually are easy to bribe, or will take any bet or do anything for a dollar.
  • SLOTH- Sadness, depression, or the inability to feel joy. Sloth is often confused with Gluttony, though I don't know why. Those who suffer from depression to an extreme usually have thoughts of or plans for suicide. Many times, Sloth can lead to another sin: Wrath. Those who have lost or lack love, usually fall into a deep state of Sloth.
  • WRATH- Extreme anger, rage, hatred, or a need for vengance or revenge. People who suffer with Wrath issues will often resort to taking the law in their own hands if they feel the justice system has failed them. To feed the need of Wrath, they may even turn to physical abuse of themself or others, murder, or even genocide. Wrath usually is a need to do harm to others. Dante described Wrath as "love of justice perverted to revenge and spite" according to the Wikipedia.
  • ENVY- The need to have better or be better than others. The need to have the goods of others. Wanting what others have for yourself. Many times, someone with extreme Envous needs may turn to voyerism to feed the need to see what others have that the envious want.
  • PRIDE- Once considered a need to be the most beautiful, Pride can also mean a need for public acceptance in all acts. Pride can also be a need to be more important than others. Those who suffer with Pride issues, usually fail to give due complements to others, but instead fish for complements for them selves. They find ways to be better than those around them and usually have a "One Up" story. Pride is said to be the original and most deadly of the seven sins, leading straight to damnation.

 The Seven Heavenly Virtues

  • CHASTITY- Courage and boldness. Embracing of moral wholesomeness and achieving purity of thought through education and betterment.
  • ABSTINENCE- Constant mindfulness of others and one's surroundings; practicing self-control, abstention, and moderation.
  • LIBERALITY- Generosity. Willingness to give. A nobility of thought or actions.
  • DILIGENCE- A zealous and careful nature in one's actions and work. Decisive work ethic. Budgeting one's time; monitoring one's own activities to guard against laziness.
  • PATIENCE- Forbearance and endurance through moderation. Resolving conflicts peacefully, as opposed to resorting to violence. The ability to forgive; to show mercy to sinners.
  • KINDNESS- Charity, compassion, friendship, and sympathy without prejudice and for its own sake.
  • HUMILITY- Modest behavior, selflessness, and the giving of respect. Giving credit where credit is due; not unfairly glorifying one's own self.Modest behavior, selflessness, and the giving of respect. Giving credit where credit is due; not unfairly glorifying one's own self.
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Holy Days of Obligation

Holy Days of Obligation 2015

The Holy Days of Obligation are the days other than Sundays on which we celebrate the great things God has done for us through Jesus and the saints. On Holy Days of Obligation, Catholics attend Mass.

2017
Sunday, January 1st Mary, Mother of God

Thursday, May 25th (Fortieth day after Easter)

Ascension

Tuesday, August 15th

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday, November 1st All Saints Day
Friday, December 8th Immaculate Conception
Monday, December 25th Christmas (Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ)
2018
Monday, January 1st Mary, Mother of God
Thursday, May 10th (Fortieth day after Easter) Ascension
Wednesday, August 15th Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Thursday, November 1st All Saints Day
Saturday, December 8th Immaculate Conception
Tuesday, December 25th Christmas (Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ)

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KNIGHTS IN ACTION

See various activities the council is involved in throughout the year and throughout the community.

Service Pins

Service pins were awarded at the Officer's Installation and Awards Banquet in July to Knights with 5, 10, 25 and 50 years of service. This is a list of the 123 Knights who were eligible to receive a pin.

PHP - People Helping People

People Helping People Ministry: This important ministry is an offshoot of the St Jude CSI Committee. We are looking for able-bodied Volunteers to help tow, load and unload furniture for area needy families. Please sign up with your name, email, home and mobile phone numbers and your availability.

E-Mail Your Contact Infomation Here
Phil Vicknair 214-475-7205 
Raymond Corral 972-835-6145

St Jude Squires Circle

St Jude Parish is starting a Squires Circle starting May 2017. 

For more information, contact Dr. Cameron Laboret at (972) 767-7616 DrLaboret@yahoo.com

More Information Coming Soon !!!

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What is Squires (Source)

The Squires is an international fraternity of approximately 25,000 Catholic young men, ages 10 to 18, in over 1,500 circles worldwide. Circles exist, or have existed, throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Panama, Cuba, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and on U.S. military bases abroad. Local Knights of Columbus councils and assemblies sponsor Squire circles, which may be based either in a council/assembly hall, in a parish building, a parochial, private, public or military school, or on a military installation. The Squires involves young men in programs to benefit the Church, the community, as well as in recreational and social activities.

 

The Squires emblem includes a Maltese cross upon which are the letters ”P.” (physical fitness); ”I.” (intellectual development); ”S.” (spiritual growth and the practice of our faith); and ”C" (citizenship and civic life). The large letters ”C.” and ”S.” intertwined with the cross respectively represent Christ and Squires. The ”K.” centered on the cross symbolizes the Knights of Columbus. Esto Dignus, the Squires' motto encircling the emblem, is Latin for ”Be Worthy.”

Squire Advancement Program

Lighthouse Catholic Media

Brother Knights, many of you are familiar with the new Lighthouse Catholic Media kiosk that our council has purchased for the parish. You will see the Kiosk at various events and locations throughout the parish going forward. We have provide below so key links to their online services.

For more information, please check out this Newsletter.You can also contact SK Mike O'Rouke

 
Lighthouse Catholic Media mp3club
Lighthouse Catholic Media cdclub
Lighthouse Catholic Media youngAdult

Lighthouse Buck a Book / Buck a CD

LightHouse

See here for the notes below along with photos and bios of the speakers.

Want a few more details about the CD Set All Afire?

  • Fr. Robert Barron - Who Is Jesus Christ?: Fr. Barron briefly and powerfully reveals the often misunderstood identity of Jesus Christ.
  • Fr. Michael Gaitley - Best Kept Secrets: Fr. Mike unveils two best kept secrets of the Catholic Faith: Divine Mercy and Our Blessed Mother Mary.
  • Fr. Michael Schmitz - Relativism: Listen as Fr. Mike debunks the ever-popular myth of relativism with sound logic, accessible language, and hilarious anecdotes.
  • Dr. Scott Hahn - True Presence: Dr. Hahn explores the profound mystery and the transforming power of the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist.
  • Johnnette Benkovic - Best When Broken: Johnnette discusses the true dignity of suffering with a powerful personal testimony.
  • Patrick Madrid - Why I Am Catholic When I Can Be Anything Else: Patrick Madrid gives compelling biblical and historical reasons for why he embraces the faith as a lifelong Catholic.
  • Jason Evert - More Than I Do: Jason Evert exposes the plentiful lies about marriage and the true beauty of human sexuality.

*The mission and intent of this program is for the Buck-a-Book items to be gifted in some way for the benefit of individuals.  For this reason, it is important that there be no monetary compensation associated with the distribution of these items.  Consistent with this, we ask that these items not be distributed through the kiosk program, in exchange for a donation, or payment of any kind.  The CDs purchased for $1 with the books cannot be exchanged for other CDs as part of the Exchange Program.   

*This exciting promotion is made possible by the generosity and openness of all involved....

To order by credit card, go to: www.lighthousecatholicmedia.org/buckabook.  Or you can call Mike O'Rourke at 214-663-9694, and he'll take your credit card info and place your order for you.

Food Handling Training Online

To assist at the Allen ISD events in the Allen Eagle concession stand fund raisers, you must have a Food Handler Certification. This can be taken online with the link below:

 

Online Food Handler Class ($10.00 fee)

2 Hour TX Food Handler Certificate Course

Online Training Link