On July 1, 2014 the parishes of St John the Evangelist, St Joseph and St Norbert merged and formed the new faith community of St Jude Thaddeus Parish. All are welcome in this place to live their baptismal promise, worship together in community and serve the Lord.
Lord and Creator,
You are the source of wisdom and grace, the author of human freedom and creativity.
We thank you for these gifts, and ask that you teach us to be good stewards of our creative spirits.
Show us how to quiet ourselves, and to learn the art of re-creation,
reflection and relaxation so that we might recharge and refill ourselves
for the work you have planned for us.
Help us never to be too busy to pause and realize your gracious presence all around us:
in nature, in other people, in ourselves.
Slow us down, Lord, and teach us to be stewards of our time of recreation.