Fr. James Kirkpatrick, Pastor
Office: 694-0540  |  Religious Ed: 694-4540
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Vision Statement

 St. Jude is a Christ-centered Roman Catholic faith community that is dedicated to bringing God's presence to others through prayer, service and friendship. As a community that embraces people of all ages and walks of life, our mission is to reach out to people who cannot always place God and church first in their busy lives, sometimes due to difficult circumstances. Because our deep conviction is that true happiness can only come from living in God's Will, we keep our eye on the prize, which is life eternal.

"Honoring the Past - Building the Future"


September 22nd, 2020

 In recognition of your role as an involved member of our parish community, I would like to encourage you to join the online Diocesan Renewal Consultation Session that is scheduled for our Vicariate on Wednesday, September 30th from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 The facilitators will be sharing information about this initiative and are looking for insights and input from parishioners.
 Please use the following link to join the Zoom conversation roadtorenewal.org. Please look for the box that corresponds with our date and then click on the W. Niagara button to join in.

 For those who prefer to share their insights in writing, please send an email to renewal@buffalodiocese.org outlining your thoughts on renewing our Church’s mission and ministry, or take the online survey.

 Written letters can also be mailed directly to
  • Diocese of Buffalo
  • Road to Renewal
  • 795 Main Street
  • Buffalo NY 14203



June 10th, 2020

Dear Families,

 I hope you are all well. These times have been very trying for all of us and we need our faith to get us through. Even though we have not been able to gather together for Mass in the Church for several months we still can live our faith.

 If you have not yet heard, we are now able to attend religious services but with 25% church capacity. Therefore, I would like to announce to you that we will be resuming weekend Masses on Saturday, June 20th and Sunday June 21st. We have already begun weekday Masses in the church at 9am Mondays through Saturdays and 6:45 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 The schedule for the weekends is Confessions at 4pm in room 1 of the parish hall. There is a screen in there for those who chose not to go face to face. Mass on Saturday will be at 5pm. Sunday Masses will be celebrated at 8am, 10am and Noon. We are adding an additional Mass at 7pm on Sundays as well to help us with decreased capacity in the church. I will also stream a Mass every Sunday at 2pm for those of you who do not yet feel comfortable attending Mass in person.

There are regulations we will have to abide by as we still continue to deal with the epidemic:
  • The church can only be filled to 25% capacity.
  • Please enter the church through the side doors and exit through the main doors.
  • Please sit in the pews that are marked for seating.
  • A mask is required for anyone over 2 years of age.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at the church entrances.
  • Bathrooms are for emergencies only.
  • The center aisle will be used for communion only.
  • Families can approach for communion together. Others should stay six feet apart.
  • There will be further instructions for receiving Communion. Only the body of Christ will be offered
  • Please note that Spiritual Communion is still an alternative at this moment.
  • The hymnals have been removed from the church.
  • Music will be simplified with no singing.
  • There will be no collection taken up. Please drop your collection envelope in the baskets provided at the entrances of the church before Mass or you can mail it in if you choose.


 The Sunday requirement to go to Mass every week is still dispensed with. Keep in mind that you are not required to come. Even if you decide not to come to Mass immediately please consider continuing to support the parish financially. Bills and payroll still need to be taken care of.

 I hope the requirement to follow these rules will end relatively soon. Providing a prayerful environment is important to celebrate Mass. Things are going to be strange for a while but hopefully not for too long.

Christ's Peace,
 Fr. Jim Kirkpatrick
St. Jude Parish Center
St. Jude the Apostle Parish Center
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Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday:   9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Confessions resume 4pm on Saturdays. They will be in a classroom in the parish hall with a screen, not in the church confessional. Signs will be provided to point the way. Confessions are also heard by appointment.

Departing Parishioners, please notify the Rectory.
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