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"Not What You Have, But You" -Fr. Harold Purcell

FAQ

 

Welcome!

We are the City of St. Jude Catholic Parish. We are a Catholic community that is striving to love and worship God and love our neighbor as ourselves.  We are committed to serving our neighbors in West Montgomery, Alabama.

 

 

 

 


Frequently Asked Questions



When You Visit

Visiting a new church can be intimidating: What should I wear? Where do I park? Where do my kids go?

We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or talk with an usher when you visit.

 

When Are Masses?

Saturday: 5:00 pm | Sunday: 9:00 am | Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 5:30pm | Thursday: 12:10pm

 

I see you have stairs and I use a wheelchair or walker, is the church accessible for me? 

Yes! St. Jude is ADA compliant and we have two options. On the west side of the building (left side as your are approaching the entrance of the church) there is an elevator that will take you up to the church itself, and on the east side we have a wheelchair ramp.

 

What Should I Wear?

Out of respect and reverence for the Most Blessed Sacarament which is reserved in the church, we ask that all ladies wear skirts or pants that cover the knee, as well as something to cover their shoulders. For gentlemen, we ask that pants and shirts that cover the shoulders be worn.

 

Where do my children go?

We believe that it is paramount to instruct children in the Faith and in piety and reverence for the Most Blessed Sacrament from a young age. Therefore, children are invited to sit in the pews as well, and participate with everyone else present at Mass.

 

I'm not Catholic... is it okay for me to participate in Communion?

As Catholics, we believe that the bread and wine offered in the Holy Mass truly become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. As a result, participation in the reception of Holy Communion is restricted to Catholics in good standing who are not conscious of having committed any mortal sin since their last Confession. If you are not Catholic, you are invited to still come forward when everyone else does to receive Holy Communion, but you may cross your arms over your chest to indicate to the priest to give you a blessing instead; or you may remain kneeling or seated in your pew.

 

Am I expected to put money in the offering?

No, but any generosity given, whether financial or spiritual, toward furthering the mission of the City of St. Jude is greatly appreciated.

If you don't have cash or check we have an online donation option (see the home page of this website)

 

Where is the parish office located?

The parish office is located on the north side of the church on the ground floor (rear of the church building).

 

I want to come and see the musem (interpretive center) - how do I do that?

If you would like to visit our museum (interpretive center), please call us at (334) 265-6791 to schedule a day and time to visit!  Groups are welcomed.

For more information about the interpretive center click the link (it's under the home tab).