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.
As we prepare for the transitions of August; of routines becoming regular, signs of schools beginning to emerge, and traffic patterns getting heavier, help us to appreciate the sacred rhythms in our lives. Give us the wisdom to make our hearts be still, much as the August wind is still, so that we may listen to the gentle words you speak to us. Help us understand that you alone are the source of every good gift, of the vast array of our universe, and the mystery of each human life. And help us see that we are called to be good stewards of all that you have entrusted to us; tending them faithfully and responsibly so they may ultimately be returned to you with increase. In this month of August while a measure of summer’s stillness remains, speak to our hearts, guide us in your Son’s ways, and through your Spirit, give us the strength to proclaim your justice and peace in our everyday words and deeds. We ask this through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.