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Welcome to The City of St. Jude
The City of St. Jude is a Catholic, non-profit organization dedicated to the spiritual, health, social and educational needs of all people, regardless of their religious affiliation, sex, race or national origin. To thousands of underprivileged families, we are a helping hand in meeting their most basic human needs. To children who are developmentally disabled, we are nurturers, protectors and comforters. To the senior residents, we are a safe, affordable haven and community.
Founded by Father Harold Purcell in 1934, The City of St. Jude sits on a 36 acre campus in Montgomery, Alabama. The spirit of St. Jude lives in the hearts of its gracious donors all across the globe. Our missions function through the donations and volunteer efforts of generous patrons all over the world.
A Celebration of the Stars for Freedom Rally
March 24, 2015, 11:00AM – 4:00PM
The City of St. Jude will host a community wide festival on its campus from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 24, 2015 in commemoration of the “Stars for Freedom Rally” where over 10,000 marchers were entertained on the campus of St. Jude on March 24, 1965, the night before the final march to the Capitol.
Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi, Bishop of Mobile, will celebrate mass at St. Jude Catholic Church that evening at 6:00pm. The gospel choirs of Resurrection and St. Jude churches will be performing.