Healing is an important part of Christian ministry and tradition. It is an important part of the community of Saint Jude's. Here are some of the Healing ministries available at Saint Jude's. If you are hurting in any way, perhaps one of these resources would be helpful to you. Or, if you have some positive energy to share, perhaps you can volunteer in some way to support others while you can.
We pray for healing at each Sunday Mass, for anyone facing difficulties of health, family situations, job loss, or any other challenge. We also provide several other ways in which people can be supported in their time of need. These programs are entirely confidential, and everyone occasionally finds that a little extra support will help lighten their burden.
We celebrate Holy Communion at Noon each Wednesday. This worship service is followed by a casual brown bag lunch and discussion (bring your own lunch).
Stephen Ministers are trained listeners who walk beside and pray with hurting people; helping them move toward healing and wholeness through the love of Christ. Stephen Ministers are available to adults who are willing to make a commitment to distinctively Christian care. It is not necessary to be a member of St. Jude's parish. Any adult experiencing a life challenge can receive our confidential service.
Contact our church office at (408) 252-4166 and ask to talk to our Stephen Ministry Referrals Coordinator if you might wish a Stephen Minister or wish to ask about referring another person.
St. Jude’s has a Prayer Chain so that members may request prayers for healing for their relatives and friends. There are about 45 church members who receive the names sent and who pray for them. The custom is for names to remain on the list for four weeks. First and Last names should be used for the prayer recipient unless there is a privacy issue. The prayer chain list is maintained by Bev Benentt .
Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey of faith, you are welcome here.