Parish News Update: April 13, 2016

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Pentecost Red Geraniums & Red Balloons:  May 15, 2016 marks the birthday of the Church: Pentecost.  This year, to mark Pentecost, we will be decorating the church with red geraniums and red balloons.  Please complete the form found in this weeks bulletin and return it to the parish office with your freewill donation by Tuesday, May 10, Noon. Your designations will be listed in our Pentecost bulletin. Thanks for helping to make this Feast such a great day!

2016 First Quarter Statements are now available in the Narthex (front of Church). Please pick up yours today. If there are any errors or omissions, please contact Rhonda in the parish office. Thank you.

St. Jude’s Youth Ministry invites children and teens (Grades 3 and up) to the Rogation Day Organic Festival at St. Francis in North Bellmore on Saturday morning, April 30th. See insert in this bulletin for more information.

St. Jude’s Annual Baby Shower is Sunday, May 8th. Please donate a new baby item–clothes, diapers, toys, blankets, etc., anything for a baby ages newborn to one year old.  Our collection will be held in the parish hall during coffee hour, which will be hosted by Sunday school.  If you will not be in church that day, any donations can be left in Classroom 4.  All donations will be given to the St. John’s Episcopal Hospital.

Please join us for an evening of yoga, meditation and relaxation to benefit the homeless teens at the Ali Forney Center, taught by parishioner and certified yoga instructor Joanne Benedict, RN, RYT.  The class will take place in the Chapel on Tuesday, May 10th from 7:30-8:45p.m. The price of the class is a free-will donation that will go directly to the Ali Forney Center in Astoria. Beginners welcome!!! No experience necessary!! Please bring a friend (and a yoga mat if you have one)!  For more information or questions, call Joanne at 516.650.9153.

The Christian Formation Committee invites you to a panel discussion: Caring for our Caretakers: Coping with our Sick and Aging Loved Ones’ Changing NeedsPlease join us on Thursday, 5/12 at 7:30 pm in the Chapel for an informative panel discussion with Q & A on shifting roles and coping with the spiritual, physical, emotional and financial stress of caregiving. Our panelists will include St. Jude clergy, Dr. Lucie Kay (psychologist) and Joanne Benedict (RN). For more information please speak to Mother Maxine or call the church office.

St. Jude’s Youth Ministry is collecting coupons for pet supplies to give to Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh.  Please leave donations of coupons for pet food and cat litter in the Last Hope donation box located in the Narthex.  Thank you on behalf of the homeless pets!

Food for the Hungry –Please continue donating toothpaste, paper towels, toilet paper, bar soap, liquid hand soap and all personal hygiene products to the St. Frances de Chantal food pantry. Non-perishable food is always needed too.