As a parish, St.Jude the Apostle was formed on July 14, 2007. Our southside parishes were merged into one new parish called St. Jude the Apostle Parish, and our members are the many people who came together from all over the city of Oshkosh. As a parish we humbly accept our short history as an opportunity to be challenged by the rich traditions of the previous parishes formed over a hundred years ago. In the presence and Spirit of St. Jude, we are blessed to live out his legacy of being a disciple of Jesus, a healing force bringing hope to many and a challenge to serve in the name of Jesus. This is our challenge and our mission for the future.
Catholic Life in Northeast Wisconsin
Catholic Diocese of Green Bay
Serving the Gospel in Northeastern Wisconsin.
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity
Closing in on 150 years of serving God’s Church in Northeast Wisconsin, as well as in Arizona, Hawaii, Nebraska, Michigan, and Mississippi. Check out our song of the month and more on our Youtube channel!
Other Local Parishes
Most Blessed Sacrament Parish
Our Sister across the Fox River, serving the people of Oshkosh who were formerly served by St. Peter, St. Josaphat and St. Mary.
St. Raphael Parish
Our Sister to the West.
The Newman Center of Oshkosh
Catholic campus ministry serving the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Catholic Education in Oshkosh
K–12 schools providing an innovative and challenging academic and spiritual journey based on the Gospel message of Jesus Christ as taught and lived in the Catholic Church he founded.
Catholic Outreach in Oshkosh
Fr. Carr’s Place 2B
Organization dedicated to family activities and service of the needy, with many volunteer opportunities available.
St. Vincent de Paul
Serving the poor and marginalized in Oshkosh.
Oshkosh Catholic Cemeteries
Catholic Cemeteries of Oshkosh
Riverside Catholic Cemetery, Sacred Heart Cemetery and Calvary Cemetery are wholly owned and managed by the Pastors of Most Blessed Sacrament, St. Jude the Apostle, and St. Raphael the Archangel Parishes.
A person should be a parish member in whatever parish they regularly attend. In order to become a parish member, you visit the St. Jude parish office and fill out a simple form. Children are considered members with their parents until they turn 18 years old. Once they are 18, it is their own responsibility to attend church and to register as a member independent of their parents.
There are certain minimum requirements for parish membership. At least one person in the family has to be Catholic (generally one of the parents) for a family to be parish members. It makes little sense to sign up for membership at a golf course if no one in the family plays golf. In the same way, parish membership is an outgrowth of a person's Catholic faith. The members can expect pastoral care from their parish, including baptisms and funerals, weddings and anointing of the sick. The parish can also expect its members to maintain their faith. Here are the minimums that are expected of a parish member:
Come to church on Sundays, and also on the holy days of obligation. Come to Confession at least once a year, and receive Communion at least once a year during the Easter season. Join in fast and abstinence during Lent, and provide for the support of the Church through monetary gifts or active service.
Why these expectations? Faith is a living thing. If you nourish it through church attendance, service to others and prayer, your faith will grow. A faith that is not nourished will wither and eventually die. I have met people who are not sure that believe in God. They tell me they used to believe, but over time they stopped coming to church and eventually stopped praying. When a tragedy happens, they begin to wish they had kept their faith. These ‘expectations' are simply the minimum level of involvement that is required to keep the faith alive.
(The minimums are known as "Precepts of the Church" and can be found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church # 2242-43)
Please take a moment to read an important message from Bishop Ricken.
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