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Feast of St Jude Oct 28 2013

October 28 is the Feast Day of St. Jude and today is the culmination of all the weekend all activities as St. Jude Chapel commemorates its 45th anniversary.

Fortieth at the 45th

Mario & Terry Whitmire after 40 years of marriage renewed their wedding vows during the St. Jude Chapel 45th Anniversary weekend on October 27, 2013

St. Jude 45th Anniversary Oct-26-2013

St. Jude Chapel in downtown Dallas celebrates its 45th anniversary with a weekend long celebration. This is the event held on Saturday, October 26th, the anticipatory mass.

Confirmation Aug 4 2013

On Sunday, Aug 4, 2013, Father Jonathan Austin performed the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Jude Chapel

St Jude Chapel Summer Social 2013

Father Jonathan Austin, together with Carol Schultz, Cyril Fernandez and Cathy welcomed over 100 parishioners from St. Jude Chapel for its summer social.

Confirmation at St. Jude Chapel

On Pentecost Sunday, (May 19, 2013), two of St. Jude Chapel attendees were given the sacrament of Confirmation by Fr. Jonathan Austin

Easter Sunday 2013

More photos from Easter Sunday, Mar 31, 2013.

Paschal Triduum and Easter Sunday

Paschal Triduum is the period of three days that begins with the liturgy on the evening of Maundy Thursday (the vigil of Good Friday) and ends with evening prayer on Easter Sunday, the three-day period therefore from the evening of Maundy Thursday to the evening of Resurrection Sunday.

Baptism & Confirmation at Easter Vigil 2013

Holy Saturday – Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter: Mar 30, 2013

Blessing of the Fire 2013

Holy Saturday – Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter: Mar 30, 2013

Palm Sunday 2013

Palm Sunday is the sixth and last Sunday of Lent and beginning of Holy Week, a Sunday of the highest rank, not even a commemoration of any kind being permitted in the Mass.

Lent 2013

Every Friday from February 15th thru March 22nd, St Jude Chapel welcomed the faithful for the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions. The Benediction was also celebrated followed by the Station of the Cross. A small reception was held after the prayers.

St John Ba Harim

At the St John Ba Harim is a Catholic Church and monastery built over Byzantine and Crusaders chapels, and dedicated to John the Baptist. Inside the church is a cave where according to tradition was the birthplace of John the Baptist.

Capernaum: The Hometown of Jesus

Capernaum was a fishing village in the time of the Hasmoneans. Located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum is cited in the Gospel of Luke and the gospel of John where it was reported to have been the home of the apostles Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John, as well as the tax collector Matthew.

The Marriage at Cana

Among Christians and other students of the New Testament, Cana is best known as the place where, according to the Gospel, Jesus performed his first public miracle, the turning of a large quantity of water into wine at a wedding feast (John 2:1-11) when the wine provided by the bridegroom had run out.

Sea of Galilee

Much of the ministry of Jesus occurred on the shores of Lake Galilee. In those days, there was a continuous ribbon development of settlements and villages around the lake and plenty of trade and ferrying by boat. The Synoptic gospels of Mark (1:14–20), Matthew (4:18–22), and Luke (5:1–11) describe how Jesus recruited four of his apostles from the shores of Lake Galilee: the fishermen Simon and his brother Andrew and the brothers John and James.

Joan and John Applewhite Renews Vows

In a time when cynics say that true love happens only in romance novels, Joan and John Applewhite blew away the naysayers by renewing their marriage vows on their 45th anniversary. On December 29th, 2012, at the St. Jude Chapel in downtown Dallas, Joan and John Applewhite, after 45 years once again recited their marriage vows promising “to love and to hold, for richer or poorer, till death do us part” to each other with Father Jonathan officiating.

Yardenit: Jordan River Baptismal Site

The Yardenit Baptismal Site, is a baptism site located along the Jordan River in the Galilee region of northern Israel, which is frequented by Christian pilgrims.


The town of Caesarea was built by Herod the Great about 25–13 BCE as the port city Caesarea Maritima. It served as an administrative center of Judaea Province of the Roman Empire, and later the capital of the Byzantine Palaestina Prima province during the classic period.

Church of the Annunciation

The Church of the Annunciation sometimes also referred to as the Basilica of the Annunciation is a two-story building constructed in 1969 over the site of an earlier Byzantine-era and then Crusader-era church. The church was established at the site where it is traditionally believed that the the Annunciation took place.

Church of the Visitation

This is the site where tradition tells us that Mary recited her song of praise, the Magnificat, one of the most ancient hymns to Mary

Museum of Basilica

The museum is on the grounds of the Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation. Pottery analysis was used to prove Nazareth was occupied during Roman times in spite of some who claimed there was no proof Nazareth was occupied during Roman times.


Daily Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturdays: 2:00 to 6:00 PM
Sundays: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Daily Mass (Monday thru Friday):
11:40 AM & 12:15 PM

Daily Confessions:
11:00 AM to 11:35 AM and after the 12:15 PM Mass

First Friday Eucharistic Adoration::
After 12:15 PM Mass until 1:30 PM

Saturday Confessions:
3:00-3:45 PM

Saturday Anticipated Mass:
4:00 PM

Sunday Masses:
9:30 AM and 11:30 AM

Holy Day of Obligation Anticipated Mass
(day before): 5:10 PM

Holy Day of Obligation
11:00 AM; 11:40 AM; 12:30 PM; 5:10 PM

Bible Study Classes:
Mondays at 7:00 PM
Saturdays at 5:30 PM