Registration Forms for First Holy Communion and Confirmation in 2022

Registration Forms for the First Holy Communion and Confirmation of children in 2022 for the Parish of St. Jude's which incorporates the three churches of St. Helen's, Oldcotes, St. Mary's, Worksop, and St. Joseph the Worker, Worksop. All completed Forms to be returned to Fr. Paul by 19th September 2021. Any late applications will not be accepted. IF YOUR CHILD IS IN SCHOOL YEAR 3 OR ABOVE FROM SEPTEMBER 2021 PLEASE USE THIS FORM TO REGISTER FOR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION IN 2022. 2021-2022 1st Holy Communion Registration St JudesDownload IF YOUR CHILD IS IN SCHOOL YEAR 6 OR ABOVE FROM SEPTEMBER 2021 PLEASE USE THIS FORM TO REGISTER FOR CONFIRMATION IN 2022. 2021-2022 Registration Confirmation St JudesDownload IF YOUR CHILD IS IN SCHOOL YEAR 6 OR ABOVE AND HAS NOT MADE THEIR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION THEN PLEASE APPLY FOR CONFIRMATION ONLY AND LET US KNOW SO THAT YOUR CHILD CAN ALSO BE PREPARED TO MAKE THEIR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION ON THE OCCASION OF THEIR CONFIRMATION MASS. THANKS.

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

Our Lady of Medjugorje's Annual Apparition to Jakov Colo on 25th December 2020 2020 12 25 Annual Apparition to Jakov The Monthly Messages of Our Lady of Medjugorje as given through her chosen visionary, Marija. 2021 01 25 Monthly Message 2020 12 25 Monthly Message 2020 11 25 Monthly Message 2020 10 25 Monthly Message Please see the links below for a history of the apparitions, a summary of the Catholic Church's responses and a brief explanation of the current situation regarding Medjugorje. History of Medjugorje ApparitionsDownload Catholic Church’s Official ResponsesDownload Do not despise the words of prophets, but test everything; hold fast to what is good…(1 Thessalonians 5:20-21) With the death of the last Apostle, Public Revelation ended. All that is necessary for salvation has been revealed. However, God has not ceased to speak to His creation! The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that “even if Revelation is already complete, it has not been made completely explicit; it remains for Christian faith gradually to grasp its full significance over the course of the centuries” (n. 66) Throughout the centuries after Christ's Resurrection, certain saintly individuals in their lifetime on this earth have sometimes received private revelations from Jesus or Mary, or from angels and saints in heaven. These messages have occasionally been shared with others so that they may be of great spiritual help to the Church Pilgrim in every following age. Individuals are not the final arbiters of what constitutes an authentic private revelation—the Church is—and so we are called to always submit humbly and obediently to whatever She definitively decides. It is with the Church, then, that we "test" prophecy and private revelations: "Guided by the Magisterium of the Church, the sensus fidelium knows how to discern and welcome in these revelations whatever constitutes an authentic call of Christ or his saints to the Church." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 67) So far Medjugorje has only been officially recognised by the Catholic Church as a place of pilgrimage. None of the apparitions with their messages have been officially recognised nor denounced. The Faithful await the definitive judgement of the Catholic Church on these matters; which will probably only occur once all the apparitions there have finished.

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Three Kings Epiphany House Blessing

2021 Epiphany Blessing chalk Three Kings The above leaflet can be downloaded and printed out to use. Even though we have already celebrated the Epiphany it's not too late to carry out this Blessing for your Home for 2021. A great prayer activity for the whole family.

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2020-2021 November Memorial List Poster

2020-2021 St. Jude's November Memorial PosterDownload Many thanks to all who have given the Names of their Beloved Dead to be remembered in "November Memorial List" Masses throughout this year, from November 2020 to October 2021. This Poster displays all the Names received for this year. The Names are in alphabetical order and the posters are also on display in each of our three churches. Many thanks.

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Our Patron, St. Jude, with a prayer for his intercession

St. Jude is the Patron Saint of our Parish; which incorporates the three churches of St. Mary’s, St. Joseph the Worker, and St. Helen’s. Saint Jude was one of the Twelve Apostles appointed by Jesus to lead his Church. In the list of the Apostles given in the Gospel accounts he is generally identified with “Thaddeus”, and is variously known as Jude Thaddaeus, Judas Thaddaeus, Jude (brother or son) of James (Luke 6:16; Acts 1:13), or Lebbaeus. He is sometimes identified with Jude, referred to in the Bible as “brother” or “kinsman” of Jesus (Luke 6:16; Mark 6:3; Matthew 13:55-57) For many centuries he was wrongly confused with Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus. The Gospel of John refers to a disciple called “Judas not Iscariot” (John 14:22). He is also not to be confused with “Thaddeus of Edessa”, one of the seventy disciples sent out by Jesus to proclaim the Kingdom of God. The Letter or Epistle of Saint Jude in the Bible is usually attributed to the Apostle Jude, and though a short text it is inspired Holy Scripture and thus worth reading (to read it click here). Very little is known about St. Jude’s life after the death and resurrection of Jesus, but the ancient tradition of the Church is that he preached the Gospel in the Middle East, namely Judea, Samaria, Idumaea, Syria, Mesopotamia, Libya, Beirut and Edessa. Little is known about St. Jude’s later life, but the ancient tradition of the Church is that after preaching about the Good News of God’s love for all, St. Jude died as a martyr, giving his life in witness to Jesus Christ. According to the tradition of the Christians in Armenia, St. Jude was martyred about 65AD in the Lebanon town of Beirut, together with the apostle Simon the Zealot. The Latin Rite Catholic Church recalls the memory of Saints Simon and Jude on 28th October each year. This Prayer for the intercession of St. Jude can also be prayed as a Novena (prayed each day for 9 consecutive days.) SAINT JUDE, glorious Apostle, faithful servant and friend of Jesus! The name of the traitor has caused thee to be forgotten by many, but the Church honours and invokes thee universally as the patron of hopeless cases – of matters despaired of. Pray for me who am so miserable; make use, I implore thee, of that particular privilege accorded to thee, to bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolations and succour of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly… (here make your request), and…

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Mass Intention and Sanctuary Lamp Intention Request Slips

These request slips are available in Church along with some envelopes to use. Or you can print out your own from the links below. These downloaded ones will need cutting into individual slips. Or use the information on the slips below to email the details to me at if donating online to the Parish for an intention. Details to enter for an online payment for the Parish of St. Jude’s:-Sort Code: 40-41-07 Account Number: 41413465Name of Account: Diocese of Hallam St Mary & St JosephsFor your payment reference please use 'Mass Stipend' or 'Lamp Donation' Thanks. If using a printed request slip please fill in the details and return in an envelope with your donation to Parish Funds. If donating by cheque please make it payable to 'St. Jude's Parish.' Please add RIP after a person's name if they are deceased; as this helps me to pray for them correctly in the Order of Mass. Thanks. 2020-Mass-Intention-Request-SlipsDownload For Sanctuary Lamp Intentions the suggested donation is £4 or more (each candle costs the parish about £2-50.) Thanks. 2020-Sanctuary-Lamp-Intention-Request-SlipsDownload MANY THANKS FOR ALL YOUR KIND DONATIONS TO PARISH FUNDS.

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Our Lady of Guadelupe

On 9 December 1531, when Juan Diego was on his way to morning Mass to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Blessed Mother appeared to him on Tepeyac Hill, the outskirts of what is now Mexico City. She asked him to go to the Bishop and to request in her name that a shrine be built at Tepeyac, where she promised to pour out her grace upon those who invoked her. The Bishop, who did not believe Juan Diego, asked for a sign to prove that the apparition was true. On 12 December, Juan Diego returned to Tepeyac. Here, the Blessed Mother told him to climb the hill and to pick the flowers that he would find in bloom. He obeyed, and although it was winter time, he found roses flowering. He gathered the flowers and took them to Our Lady who carefully placed them in his mantle and told him to take them to the Bishop as "proof". When he opened his mantle, the flowers fell on the ground and there remained impressed, in place of the flowers, an image of the Blessed Mother, the apparition at Tepeyac. A more detailed description can be found at The Catholic Church officially approved the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe in 1555. Our Lady of Guadalupe was solemnly crowned Queen of the Mexican people in the name of Pope Leo XIII in 1895. Pope St. John Paul II declared Juan Diego beatified on the 6th of May 1990 and also canonised him on the 31st of July 2002. The Miraculous Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is rich in meaning. More recently, scientific analysis of the image on the cloak has verified its miraculous status including the reflection in Our Lady's cornea of the bishop and 12 others present; the accurate topological map of Mexico on her dress and the constellation chart on her mantle accurate for 12th December 1531. And perhaps the most amazing recent discovery is that when the relative positions of the stars and motifs in the Image are analysed and superimposed upon sheet music they produce a musical score. This heavenly 'music of the angels' very closely resembles the singing of angels heard in Healing Masses. Perhaps it is also what Juan Diego heard that first day of the apparitions on Tepeyac Hill. You can listen to this grace-filled music here or here

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