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St. Jude Catholic Church
32032 W. Lindero Canyon Rd.
Westlake Village, CA 91361-4270


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FAMILY of the Year 2000

Dick Crowley Family

 Meeting Schedule

Monthly membership meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the
month at 7:30pm at St. Jude's Church.

Monthly officers meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:30pm at La Pasta Restaurant.

8:15 P.M. ROSARY

  God does not demand that I be successful.
God demands that I be faithful.
When facing God, results are not important.
Faithfulness is what is important.

Mother Teresa
"In My Own Words"

 A Message from Grand Knight Al Liddicoat

In order to focus more on their advise, I am adding to my family life the "First Saturday of the Month Devotion to our Blessed Mother." Every first Saturday of the month st St. Jude's, we will start with the rosary at 8:15am, followed by the mass. As you know, our brother Knight, Ed Dineen, started this special devotion with Father Bill's approval and the help of Father Dave, Father Walt, and Jim Doherty.

In our parish we have many opportunities to increase our devotion to God. There is a weekly Novena to St. Jude every Wednesday at 7:30pm . St. Jude is our parish patron saint and a very miraculous saint.

History of the Knights
The Knights of Columbus is a lay Catholic family fraternal service organization. Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to all practical Catholic men, ages eighteen and above. The term practical Catholic implies that a person embraces the precepts and tenets of the Catholic Church.

On October 2,1881 Father Michael J. McGivney, 29 year-old assistant pastor at St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut, brought together a group of laymen with whom he discussed his dream for a Catholic fraternal benefit society. It not only would assist widows and orphans of deceased members through its life insurance program, but also would boost members sense of pride in their Catholic religion, then frequently challenged in the anti-Catholic climate of 19th century America. Father McGivney, and his associates met several more times over the next several months to continue planning, and the new organization --the Knights of Columbus-- was formally launched in early February, 1882.

The officers of the new Catholic organization chose the name Knights of Columbus to honor Christopher Columbus, The Catholic discoverer of America. The word Knights is also significant. We are ever mindful of the Knightly qualities of spirituality and service to church that is embodied in the Knights of Columbus. The order has evolved into a service organization with a strong family orientation.

By the end of 1897 the Order was thoroughly rooted in New England, along the upper Atlantic seaboard and into Canada. Within the next eight years it branched out from Quebec to California, and from Florida to Washington.

The Knights of Columbus remains headquartered in New Haven, but is now present with nearly 13000 Councils in the united States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, and several other countries.

The Knights of Columbus promotes family values by providing numerous activities throughout the year that the entire family can participate in. Additionally, the organization provides an opportunity to ensure that a Knight’s family is provided for in the event of his death.

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