Welcome to St. Jude Parish in Gobles, MI
We are glad you are visiting our website.
We hope you join us for Mass, too!
Sunday Mass 9:30 AM
Yes, we have resumed Sunday Masses!
Mass on Sundays at 9:30 am Eastern Time
We have resumed our Sunday Masses, with limited seating.
Please join us!
WE WELCOME our new Deacon James Bauer to St. Jude Parish.
Hello, I just wanted to give a little background for the parishioners that do not know me or for those who do but do not remember me. I was born in Chicago, moved to the Bloomingdale area when I was four years old. I graduated from Bloomingdale High School in 1985, attended Davenport University, in Kalamazoo.
As a child, we attended St. Cyril Church in Grand Junction, Sacred Heart in Bangor, Blessed Sacrament in Allegan, and attended Saint Jude when I was a teenager. After High School, I entered in the Michigan Army National Guard for two years before going active duty in the United States Army, where I spent 27 years before retiring in 2012. While in the Army, I spent over 18 years a Logistician, Supply Chain Career field, and then spent the rest of my time as an Army Accountant.
In 1993, I married Tammy Munn, and we were married at Sacred Heart Church in Bangor, MI, with our reception here at Saint Jude. Tammy also a graduate of Bloomingdale High in 1986 and has been working at Perrigo for over 30 years. Our Daughter Sara was born in 1994, she graduated from Bloomingdale in 2012 and Grand Valley State University in 2016, she currently works for Perrigo in Allegan.
After we were married, Tammy and I started to go to Blessed Sacrament, where Sara received all her sacraments except Baptism, done in Sacred Heart in Bangor. In 2012, Tammy’s support went into Diaconate formation and then ordained on September 16, 2017. After ordination, the Bishop assigned me to Blessed Sacrament and Saint Margaret’s Collaborative, and as you all know, the Bishop appointed me here on July 15, 2020. Tammy and Sara have done many things for the church. Tammy was the photographer for Blessed Sacrament for many years and was part of the Council of Catholic Women for many years. She spent time helping with funeral lunches when she could and volunteered her time when needed. Sara was a catechist in both Blessed Sacrament and Saint Margaret’s, as well as helping as a sacristan often. Sara also aided with Altar Server training as well as volunteering as a reader and a Eucharistic Minister in the two parishes. As you can imagine, I have done many things as a volunteer for the church before ordination as well as after ordination, volunteering as a catechist from the Middle School and High School levels, a Confirmation Catechist, RCIA Instructor. When I was doing those things, I have also been on the parish finance as well as parish council committees. I am a member of the Knights of Columbus, while also being a master of ceremonies for our Bishop.
I worked for Bloomingdale Schools as an Assistant Athletic Director, and when I am not here at the church, I do work part-time for Miller Funeral Home as an Assistant Funeral Director.
As a family, we are avid campers, getting away for a week or two a year and on weekends when we have the chance. When we are not camping, we like to attend go to Chicago Cubs and Detroit Tigers games as a family. Tammy volunteers her time at Bloomingdale High School as the Concession Stand Coordinator and being with family. Sara enjoys spending her time cooking, watching sports on tv when she is not working. When I get a free moment, I fish, sometimes may not catch a lot, but its time outside enjoying the great outdoors that God has given us.
We are excited to be here at Saint Jude as members of Saint Jude Parish. We look forward to getting to know all of you. My contact information is in the bulletin and website, and please feel free to call me, text me, or email me if there is anything that I can do to assist you or your family.
If you don't attend live Mass, the faithful are strongly encouraged to participate in Masses that are broadcast via television and internet, including our own Diocesan live-stream Mass, and to make a devout Spiritual Communion. A list of local live stream Masses and prayer times can be found at diokzoo.org/live.
Men's Fellowship Group: POSTPONED
Women's Rosary & Communion Service: TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
13809 M-40 North, Gobles MI 49055
P.O. Box 102, Gobles MI 49055
Fr. Joseph Xavier
Deacon James Bauer
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209 N Brown St, Paw Paw, MI 49079
St. Mary Mass Times
Saturday Vigil 4:30 pm
Sun 8:00 am and 11:00 am
Weekdays - 8:00 am