The parishioners and friends of St. Jude Parish have always provided generous support for our church and school. Parishioners at St. Jude are challenged to serve their church and broader society and they have cheerfully accepted this challenge. Their enthusiastic philanthropic support has made a difference in thousands of lives and that support must be sustained if we are to carry out the vision as outlined in our parish mission statement. Our development team is not desk-bound and visits personally with parishioners, friends, and corporate sponsors to invite prayer and financial support and to listen to their counsel.
They also assist donors who are interested in establishing memorials for loved ones and the funding of scholarships at our school, as well as professional legal advice and consultation on other bequests, such as wills. The office encourages volunteer involvement from parishioners, school alumni, and community friends in conjunction with annual appeals, planned giving, and miscellaneous campaign efforts. Professional assistance and guidance in any of the areas mentioned is always welcome, as are office volunteers.