Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My Tuesday World- St Judes's Catholic Church

The Catholic church my family and I have been attending since 1972 has been Saint Jude's Church at 301 Front Street, Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865 at the corner of River Road and Front Street Route 126. It was founded in 1946 St. Jude was one of the twelve Apostles. Mark’s (3:18) and Matthew’s (10:3) gospels refer to him as Thaddeus (a surname meaning “amiable or “loving”)
Nothing is impossible with God
When faced with a difficult situation many people pray to St Jude, he has been known as the "apostle for the impossible."
Recreation Center and Rectory for the church on Front Street
I have many great memories attending and being active with this church community, I was lector for many years as the boys were growing up and my first-born John Michael was Altar server. We actually were scheduled to do the same Mass. I was on the Parish council for several years and taught CCD. The pastor I had for many years was Father George Behan who has since retired On the front door there is a sign posted that tells parishioners and guests that this church is not being used until April 2009.The church is being totally renovated. You can see more stages of construction by clicking on the above St Jude's link.
Our temporary church is located at 5 Higginson Avenue Lincoln, RI 02865

in Keefe Funeral HomeIt seems very strange to be having services win a Funeral Home.

6 comments:

Cherdecor said...

Remodeling is a word that I absolutely LOVE! I like to make things new again. I think you will like the new look of your church.

Louise said...

I'm sure your world will be beautiful and worth the time spent in the funeral home when you return.

GrandmaKathleen said...

Good morning Cherdecor,
I like newness, too. However, sometimes after so many years of the samesness it is difficult to give up the past. I am sure I will get use to the change and like it, but gradually.

GrandmaKathleen said...

Hi Louise,
Always love you your return visits. I am sure I will get use to the new church and it will be beautiful, it just won't seem like the church I have been attending for so many years. It will take time to adjust. Change is good, that's progress.

George said...

The exterior of this church is beautiful. It's easy to understand why you love this parish so much. From my point of view the neatest thing is that the congregation is active and vibrant enough to make a complete remodeling necessary and possible.

GrandmaKathleen said...

So true, George, our community today has grown with many energetic young families filled with dreams, just as my family was back in 1972. Generations move forward.