Welcome to the official website of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church
in Pharr, Texas. St. Jude Thaddeus is a parish of the Catholic Diocese of Brownsvill
To our parishioners we hope you are able to find the necessary information and that you find what you are looking for, we provide for your convenience our telephone numbers for any information that you may require or any inquiry that you may have.
May God bless you
St. Jude Thaddeus & St. Philip Neri intercede for you always!
Ash Wednesday is on March 1st, the Mass schedule is as follows:
8:00am Traditional Latin
Ash Wednesday it is a day of both fasting and abstinence of eating meat from warm blooded animals.
This February 25tn and 26th the 2nd collection will be to benefit the Sisters Clarisas of Reynosa, Tamaulipas.
On March the 3rd the Relic of St. Faustina will be venerated in the church.
Please remember the Poor in our parish community. Every 1st Sunday of the month through out the year the 2nd collection will be used to help our "Canastita de San Martin the Porres" Food Pantry for the Poor, help to pay utility bills and medical emergencies. We also provide 10 pounds of chicken per family. Any donations are welcomed at any time.
As God’s people, we are called to celebrate, promote, and when necessary to defend the life and dignity of every person. We must treat everyone with respect, and do what we can to protect others from harm.
Suspected misconduct with minors by lay church personnel should be reported to the pastor of the parish, the principal of the school, or the head of the Catholic institution involved. Suspected misconduct with minors by a priest, deacon, or religious should be reported directly to the Bishop or Vicar General (P. O. Box 2279, Brownsville, TX 78522-2279; 956-542-2501). A form for a Confidential Notice of Concern, may be used, and obtained on request from the local pastor, school principal, institution head, or Diocese, or it may be downloaded from the Brownsville Diocese website (www.cdob.org)
Please be aware that it is a state law that anyone who suspects abuse or neglect of a minor must report it to local law enforcement officials or to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services at 1-800-252-5400.
Our faith assures us that we will not be overcome by evil but will overcome evil with good (cf. Rm 12:21).
Something interesting to know:
The Gloria, also known as the "hymnus angelicus," is the Church's greatest hymn of praise, adoration, and thanksgiving addressed to each Person of the Most Holy Trinity. It begins with the words the angels sang when Jesus was born [Luke 2]. It is omitted during Advent, Septuagesima, Lent, and for Masses for the Dead.
Random Act of Kindness:
Forgive those who persecute you
Words of a saint:
``Where the Bishop is, there let the multitude of believers be; even as where Jesus is, there is the Catholic Church'' -St. Ignatius of Antioch
Let us pray: Pray today for all married couples, that they continue to live their vocation of love as an example to their families and to the world of God’s faithful, fruitful, and lasting love. Let us pray to the Lord.
Scripture Verse of the month: Have mercy on me, O God, according to Thy great mercy. [Psalm 50]