Mass Times

Lord's Day Mass
Sat 4:30 PM
Sun 8:30 AM
11:00 AM
Daily Mass
8:00 AM
Wed 6:15 PM
Thur,Fri 8:00 AM
See the bulletin for details

Confession Times

3:30-4:05 PM
30 minutes before Mass
Thursday, August 17th

Parish Council • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Friday, August 18th

Saturday, August 19th

Sunday, August 20th

Ultreya 4:40-6pm
Monday, August 21st

Free School Supplies


Salvation Army  back to School 2017:  Free school supplies Monday Aug. 14 and Tuesday, Aug. 15. Locations are 1739 S Elpyco, 685-8699; 350 N Market, 263-2769; and 1910 S Everett, 943-9893. Hours are 10am-noon and 1pm-3:30pm. Bring proof of address; proof of I.D. for every member of household; and proof of income for every member of household.




Virtus Class at St. Jude

A 3hr VIRTUS workshop will be held at St. Jude on Sunday, Aug. 27th at 6:00pm in the parish hall.  All employees and volunteers 18 yrs of age or older who are working with children in our Diocese or Parishes are required to attend a session.  Babysitting is not provided.  To pre-register, go to and click on “Registration” and follow the prompts.  Questions, call 755-1616 or 838-0800.






   We now have electronic doors located at the church main entrance and canopy entrance.  They will be on and operating for all the weekday and Sunday Masses.  We hope that our parishioners with canes, walkers and wheel chairs will find them to be helpful.  Each electronic door is identified by the blue and yellow “Automatic Door” sticker.  One may enter or exit by pressing slam plate marked “Push To Open”.  Slam plates are located both outside and inside the church.  When the slam plate is pressed the door will open for about 20 seconds.   

   There are two more things to keep in mind.  First, after the door has been activated, it will close automatically.  However, if it is set on “soft close” it may not latch.  In this case, the door will have to be pulled shut if you entered or pushed shut if you exited.


   Secondly, the doors will continue to be locked outside of the scheduled Mass or church service times.  In this case, the e-door switch will be in the off position.  Those who keep and adoration hour will still need to ring the doorbell to be let in.  Check to make sure the door has latched behind you as you enter – and pull it shut if it has not.  We cannot leave the power switch on with the doors locked, because activating the doors will stress the motor.




RCIA - Easter Vigil - 04-15-2017

The Easter Vigil – The holiest of nights

If you attended the Easter Vigil on April 15, you saw the culmination of the RCIA process in the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation—Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist--as five new members joined our church, and two Catholics received Confirmation. 

 The Catechumens baptized were Jami Bailey, sponsor Sherry Fowler; and Trenton Lloyd, sponsor Shawn Stockemer.  The Candidates were Jeanne Federico, sponsor Wayne Gile; Paul Bryan, sponsor Yvonne Bryan; and Lester McGuire, sponsor Sharon Campell.  Those who received the Sacrament of Confirmation were Kaylee Killgore, sponsor Cory Kroupa; and Matt Bailey, sponsor Sherry Fowler.  Others who attended RCIA and hope to join the church soon are:  David Smith, Tammy Miller, and Twyla Kreiner.  After Mass, Jami and Matt Bailey received the Sacrament of Matrimony as their marriage was blessed by Father Jim.  For those of you who were able to attend our Easter Vigil, it was an amazingly joyous and happy occasion to witness. 

A reception was held in the parish hall after the service, and all parishioners were invited for refreshments and to welcome our new members.  The parish hall decorations, reception table, refreshments and drinks were coordinated and arranged by Mary Goetz.  She was helped by volunteers from her family, the Altar Society, and RCIA team members. Thanks to all of them because the reception couldn’t happen without their contribution of time, talent, and treasure.

RCIA Tuesday evening classes end on May 2 with our “Last Supper” covered dish dinner, but we look forward to seeing each other at Mass and parish events.  Please pray for the RCIA class so that their faith will always remain strong. Thank you, Diana Wolfe

Save the Date- June 25!


TOTUS TUUS – Mark your calendar and save the date. Totus Tuus will be here at St. Jude the week of June 25. This faith (and FUN!) filled week is available for all kids and young adults who will be in grades 1st – 11th in the 2017/2018 school year. More information will be coming soon!!




RCIA 2017 - Rite of Sending

     On Sunday, March 5, at the 8:30 Mass, the RCIA catechumens (unbaptized) and candidates (baptized) received their Rite of Sending from Father Jim.  They came forward, along with their sponsors, to sign the St. Jude Book of Elect.  This book was taken to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 4:30 for the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion.  This ceremony was presided over by Bishop Kemme and included 19 parishes in the Wichita diocese.

Those who participated in the ceremony and are seen in the photos are:

            David Smith; sponsor, David Walsh

            Jami Bailey; sponsor, Sherry Fowler

            Trenton Lloyd; sponsor, Shawn Stockemer

            Jeanne Federico; sponsor, Wayne Gile

            Paul Bryan; sponsor, Yvonne Bryan

            Tammy Miller; sponsor, Carolyn Nungesser

            Lester McGuire; sponsor, Sharon Campbell

Also attending were Father Jim, Diana Wolfe, and Frances Rathbun.

     Catholic class members to be confirmed are Kaylee Killgore and sponsor Cory Kroupa; Matt Bailey and sponsor, Sherry Fowler.  Also attending class is Twyla Kreiner.

     The RCIA class is now The Elect and will receive their Rites of Initiation—Baptism (if needed), Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist—at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday, April 15, at 8 p.m.  This will be followed by a reception for family, friends, and the St. Jude parishioners.   Please plan to attend this reception and welcome them into the Catholic Church.  Also continue to pray for them, their sponsors, and the RCIA team.  Thank you!

     Diana Wolfe

Enrollment for St. Jude Pre-K


St. Jude part time Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs are having open enrollment for the 2017/2018 school year. Ages 3-5 year olds.  Please contact the office at 838-0800, or Denice Seely at 641-1269 for more information or to get registered.




2016 Parish Mission

2016 Parish Mission with Fr. Greg Schmidt

2016 Parish Picnic

RCIA 2016-17

RCIA Celebrates the Rite of Acceptance and Welcoming On Sunday Oct. 23 at the 8:30 Mass St. Jude had seven non-Catholic Inquirers who came forward to receive the Rite of Acceptance and Welcoming. During this ceremony each one told Father Jim what they asked of God’s Church, they each received “Signing of the Senses” by their sponsors, and received a cross and a Bible. Those who participated were: David Smith, sponsor David Walsh; Jami Bailey, sponsor Sherry Fowler; Jeanne Federico, sponsor Wayne Gile; Paul Bryan, sponsor Yvonne Bryan; Trenton Lloyd, sponsor stand-in Chris Benefield; Tammy Miller, sponsor Carolyn Nungesser; and Lester McGuire, sponsor Sharon Campbell. Other members of our class are Kaylee Killgore and Twyla Kreiner. Every Sunday at 8:30 Mass the RCIA participants gather in the front pews and then are dismissed after the homily. When they leave Mass with an RCIA team member, they are going to St. Theresa’s room to discuss the Mass readings and homily. This is to help them understand and experience more fully the impact of the scriptures in our everyday lives. This time together every Sunday is known as “Breaking Open the Word.” Please pray for the RCIA process and those who are on this journey of faith. Diana Wolfe.

St. Jude Catholic Church

3030 N. Amidon
Wichita, KS 67204



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