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The ministry of Lectors is one of proclaiming the word of God. This blessed inheritance is found in the scripture of the Old and New Testaments. The core purpose of this ministry is to give meaning and life to the scripture readings, so that the congregation can experience the Word of God through these readings.

Deacon Leonardo Pastore Coordinates the English Lectors

Deacon Humberto Alvia Coordinates the Spanish Lectors



A ministry directed to assist the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion. Visits to the hospitals, nursing facilities, homebound are an important part of the assignments.

Knights of Columbus – Blessed Carlos Manuel Council 14391

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Knights of Columbus – Blessed Carlos Manuel Council 14391

Chartered on October 15, 2007 with the purpose of serving the Church through both spiritual and material support. They sponsor devotional services, promote prayer vigils, raise funds for Church projects, provide wholesome fraternity and social venues to its members and their families.

Grand Knight: Antonio Dominguez  Ph: 828-409-5268

St. Jude Women's Guild


Officers:(left to right): Kathy Johnson Gregg, Geraldine Pate, Rose Marie Sette, Debra Johnson

The St. Jude Women's Guild provides volunteer services to help with the Hispanic Festival, food trailer , Christmas Toy Program for the needy, Toys 4 Tots, the Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfasts, decorating the church for the holidays, pot luck dinners, Pro Life Walks at Planned Parenthood in Sarasota, and support for the Knights of Columbus with the Tootsie Roll, and Keep Christ in Christmas Campaigns.Fundraising events have provided Advent vestments, Rectory fountain, a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and donations for Marian feast days and holy days.

Many of the ladies are active in other church ministries such as Eucharistic Ministers, Cantor, choir members, lectors, greeters, and teacher's aide for religious education.

All Business Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 pm starting in September at St. Jude Catholic Church in Room A1 unless otherwise noted.

President: Gerry Pate

Brazilian Prayer Group

We are Brazilians from the group “Curados Para Servir.” This group was created over 10 years ago with meetings every Thursday at 7:15 p.m., room B1. Our group is part of the “CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEW of BRAZIL”

Somos brasileiros do GRUPO CURADOS PARA SERVIR” grupo este criado há mais de 10 anos, com reuniões todas as 5a. Feiras às 7:15 p.m. na sala B1 -Igreja São Judas Tadeu. Nosso GRUPO faz parte da RENOVAÇÃO CARISMÁTICA CATÓLICA DO BRASIL.


CANTAMOS, ALABAMOS Y GLORIFICAMOS AL PADRE, AL HIJO Y AL ESPIRITU SANTO acompañados de nuestra SANTISIMA MADRE MARIA.  Tenemos prédicas, enseñanzas de la Biblia, intercedemos por las personas que necesitan oraciones y escuchamos testimonies de las grandezas de nuestro Señor Jesucristo para sus hijos.

Todos los Jueves de 6:30 a 9:00 pm.  Salón A.

Coordinador:  Carlos Agustin 941-350-3853 o Sub-Coordinadora:  Diana Diaz 941-735-6748.


St. Jude Parish provides religious activities for migrant workers who cannot travel to Sarasota or the closest local church. They receive religious education, the Eucharist, penance service, preparation for Baptism and the sacrament of Baptism, all near their homes. Quinceañeras and other religious traditions are celebrated. Most activities are held on Sundays after 4:30 p.m. The young adults work with the youth community and help with the Eucharist.

Respect Life Ministry

This Ministry serves as a liaison with the Diocesan Respect Life Office. They initiates prayer and activist events, including: monthly holy hour on the first Friday of the month, 40 Days for Life fall event; January prayer walk and Florida Legislative Day. We collects funds for women and babies in need. Our Mission is to educate people about abortion through study of Church documents and informing the community of relevant legislation.

Denise Rosier and Cristina Valdez, Coordinators

Jail Ministry

St. Jude Parish serves the jail population in Sarasota County and Port Manatee. Prisoners are visited inside their cells to bring the Word of God and Hope to their lives. The clergy provides spiritual guidance and consolation, listening to their stories, praying with them, bringing them back to the Lord.

Deacon Humberto Alvia

Office Hours/Horas de Oficina:   Mon-Fri/Lunes-Viernes 9 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Saint Jude Catholic Church
3930 17th Street Sarasota, FL 34235

(941) 955-3934


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