St. Jude’s Words: One of the Shortest Books of the Bible

Catholic Epistle of St. Jude the Apostle St. Jude, who wrote this Epistle, was one of the twelve Apostles and brother to St. James the Less. The time it was written is uncertain: only it may be inferred from verse 17 that few or none of the Apostles were then living, except St. John. He inveighs against the heresies and … Read More

First-Time Ever: St. Jude’s Relic Leaves Italy!

For the first time the relic of St. Jude the Apostle’s arm is leaving Italy for Indianapolis! The Apostle of the Impossible is the patron saint of despairing causes where there is no hope or no known way out of a situation. Devotees of St. Jude affirm the saint’s deep intercession, making him one of the Catholic Church’s’ most popular … Read More

Priesthood Sunday//A Time of Thanks!

Priesthood Sunday is a time of thanks for all the priests who have consecrated their lives to God. Without our priests there would be no Eucharist. They administer the sacraments to us. There is always a priest standing with us in the most pivotal moments of our lives: Baptism, Marriage, Confession. They are there when we are ill administering the … Read More

Heads Up for the Week Ahead//Sept. 24

Heads Up on the week ahead! It’s packed! Download the PDF calendar Here’s two events right around the corner: Divine Mercy Presentation & A Family Soup Supper and Game Night: Family Game Night is September 30 after the 6 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Download the flyer HERE!    

St. Padre Pio// The Saint Who Never Leaves Us

St. Padre Pio was the first priest to ever receive the stigmata –– the wounds of Christ. While St. Francis, the founder of the Franciscan Order that St. Padre Pio entered, received the stigmata, he was not a priest. St. Padre Pio has many sayings attributed to him, but one that stands out is: “I will stand at the gates … Read More

Don’t Miss These Great Events at the Parish Festival and More!

There are a lot of great things happening this weekend at CCJC! We have the St. Mary Parish Festival September 8-10.  Get the schedule HERE. There’s a special room to celebrate the Eucharist and explain Eucharistic Miracles in the preschool room in the parish center. As always, here’s the calendar for the week ahead!