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Mass Times: Saturday 4:30pm, Sunday 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am

814-833-0927

Life Groups & Ministries

I am the Vine, You are the Branches

Jesus said to his disciples, “I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever abides in me, and I in him, will bear much fruit. Apart from me you can do nothing. Whoever does not abide in me will be thrown away like a withered branch. Such branches are gathered up, thrown into the fire, and burned. “If you abide in me and my words abide in you, you may ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Remain in my love.”

Listing of ministries and coordinators

Liturgical Life Groups

As Roman Catholics, our main activity is to gather together and worship our Lord Jesus Christ through mass and other prayer experiences. This is called liturgy. Whether it is mass, or Baptisms, or and evening of prayer, these liturgies need the support of hundreds of people to help prepare and support the prayer experience. The following are the area where you can assist Saint Jude in supporting our liturgies.

If you are interested in volunteering to help Saint Jude please contact the parish office at 814-833-0927 or send and email to office@saintjude.church 

ALTAR SERVER

Students in grades four through high school graduation assist as altar servers at masses and liturgical functions.

Contact:
Sue Matteson
814-520-4868
jerryandsue2003@yahoo.com 

MUSIC MINISTRY & CHOIR

This ministry is for adults who want to share their musical talents through the Mass.

Contact:
Trish Yates
814-490-4332 trisha@saintjude.church

CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD

During the 10:30am mass, our younger children gather in the chapel for an interactive study of the readings of the day.

Contact:
Colleen Hammon
814-490-5822 colleen250hammon@hotmail.com

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION

Members of this ministry assist with distribution of the Precious Body and Blood during Mass.

Contact:
Sue Matteson
814-520-4868
jerryandsue2003@yahoo.com

LECTORS

Open to anyone Confirmed, these individuals proclaim the Word of God at Mass.

Contact:
Sue Matteson
814-520-4868
jerryandsue2003@yahoo.com

HOSPITALITY MINISTER (USHERS)

Adults, young adults, and families who welcome individuals at church and assist with Mass.

Contact:
Dan Pierce
814-602-4647
jesse@saintjude.church

Service Life Groups

COMFORT & CARE

This ministry coordinates with the parish office to send cards to people who have lost loved ones in our parish and community.

Contact:
Patricia Fidorra
814-392-8454
fidorrapa@aol.com

FIRST FRIDAY HOME VISITS

This ministry visits the homebound of our parish once a month and brings them Holy Communion.

Contact:
Sue Hudson
814-397-9316
susan_hudson109@hotmail.com

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Open to any adult man who devotes themselves to the parish, Catholic education, and the needs of the community. Meet monthly for prayer and to service events for the parish.

Contact:
Walt Federowicz
814-474-2588
coachfed@outlook.com 

HOLY DUSTERS

A team of adults that assist with dusting and window cleaning of the sanctuary on Fridays after daily Mass.

Contact:
Nancy Genck
814-838-9561
jesse@saintjude.church

CHURCH CLEANING CLUB

Members help clean and organize and deep clear the church throughout the week.

Contact:
Tim Rydberg
814-592-3856 timothy@saintjude.church 

Community Life Groups

BABY SITTERS CLUB

Youth from the parish provide nights of babysitting for members of the community. Youth also help out new mother’s if there is a need for assistance.

Contact:
Jessica Spanogle
716-640-9085
jessica@saintjude.church 

S.A.G.E.S.

Our 55+ group that meets socially and helps the parish with ministries and activities throughout the year.

Contact:
Linda Jacky
814-440-6743
mljacky60@gmail.com 

MOM'S GROUP

Open to mothers to join in prayer and friendship.

Contact:
Jessica Spanogle
716-640-9085 jessica@saintjude.church

The 12

This ministry is an intergenerational gathering of men in our local community (18+) focused on seeking truth and community in their lives.

Contact:
Tim Rydberg & Nick Heise
814-314-9272 / 814-273-8167

timothy@saintjude.church

nick@saintjude.church 

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP

This ministry is open to young adults between the ages of 21 to 35. There is a mix of spiritual, social, & educational activities.

Contact:
Nate Brown & Abby Quinn 814-464-6285
YA@saintjude.church

MEN's PRAYER GROUP

Adult men commit to a daily devotional and regular meetings for discussion.

Contact:

Phil Doc Susann
psusann@roadrunner.com

Faith formation

Faith education & experience for students in grades K-12. The group includes mission trips, concerts, & interactive memories for our young people.

Contact:
Sara Comi
814-833-0927
sara@saintjude.church 

Community Life

SOCIAL COMMITTEE

Coordinates parish functions such as church picnics & activities to help build community within the parish setting.

Contact:
Jesse Spanogle
716-640-9084 jesse@saintjude.church

WEDNESDAY MORNING FELLOWSHIP

On Wednesday mornings, parishioners gather in the Founder’s Room to break bread following the 8am Mass.

Contact:
Carol Layden
814-455-1625
jandclayden@neo.rr.com

FRIDAY MORNING ROSARY

Parishioners stay after the 8am Mass and pray a Rosary in the chapel.

Contact:
Carol Layden
814-455-1625
jandclayden@neo.rr.com

Neighborhood Life Groups

GIVING TREE COMMITTEE

Families organize the annual giving tree event that provides gifts for local children.

Contact:
Maria Myron
814-833-0927
maria.myron@me.com

ST. PATRICK'S HAVEN

Families or individuals choose dates and prepare a meal for the men who stay at St. Patrick’s Haven.

Contact:
Nancy Donnelly
814-455-5154
cdonnelly5@roadrunner.com

SAINT JUDE CARES

Established to help families in our community with bills, food, and other needs. Parishioners visit members monthly to access their needs and bring them communion. A charitable way for our parishioners to give back to the local community.

Contact:
Jesse Spanogle
716-640-9084
jesse@saintjude.church

OUR NEIGHBOR'S PLACE OVERFLOW SHELTER

Adult volunteers staff the overflow shelter and make meals during the winter months.

Contact:
Kate & Kurt Kanne
949-422-0359
kate.kanne@optum.com

SAINT JUDE / SAINT ANDREW NEIGHBORHOOD FOOD PANTRY

This ministry distributes food to those in need in our local community.

Contact:
Bill Haggerty
814-871-5753
haggerty002@gannon.edu

WESTLAKE WOODS MINISTERS

Eucharistic Ministers who take Holy Communion to Westlake Woods on Sundays.

Contact:
Donna Geiger
814-450-2415
dgeiger@neo.rr.com

Healing Life Groups

MARRIAGE ANNULMENT MINISTRY

This ministry walks with people through the process of Diocesan annulments.

Contact:
Donna Geiger
814-450-2415
dgeiger@neo.rr.com 

PRAYER LINE MINISTRY

Establishes a prayer chain for anyone in need.

Contact:
Nancy Young
814-838-4469
nsyung@aol.com 

Marie Gieza
814-474-1919
marieg16415@yahoo.com

Educational Life Groups

OCIA & ADULT FORMATION

For Catholics who need to receive a Sacrament outside the normal track or those who would like to enter fully into communion with the Catholic Church. Adult Formation presents various topics and educational opportunities for the great parish community.

Contact:
Michael & Kelli DeSanctis
814-823-4380
desanctisreligiousartstudio
@gmail.com

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

Leaders in our parish meet openly with members of our community in journeying through life’s tough decisions.

Contact:
Jesse Spanogle
716-640-9084

jesse@saintjude.church 

Father Ross Miceli
814-833-0927
ross@saintjude.church

Church Office

Saint Jude the Apostle Parish
2801 W. 6th St.
Erie, PA 16505

Call Us

(814) 833-0927

OUR MISSION

Revealing Jesus to one another and the world.