St. Jude Apostolates


Caritas – St. Jude

Caritas of St. Jude is an apostolate that serves the needy in our parish and our community. We give assistance for utility, rent, or medical needs. We sponsor a community meal on the fourth Thursday of each month for people in need of food and /or fellowship. We maintain a food pantry that is stocked by donations from our parishioners. Food assistance is given when requested. We also distribute food boxes at the community meal and at Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you are interested in helping to meet the mission of this apostolate, please contact Nancy Tompkins at (330) 482-9330.


Women’s Guild – St. Jude

The Women’s Guild started in 1953 before there was a Catholic Church in Columbiana. The group’s primary purpose was to build a Christian fellowship. During the “mission” years of our parish, when Masses were held at the Joshua Dixon School, we took turns preparing the altar for Mass and laying out the vestments for the priests. Today, the Guild supports many charities in addition to the many projects done at St. Jude. Members meet the first Wednesday of the month in the St. Jude Activity Center. New members are always welcome.


St. Jude Security Apostolate

Volunteers help to secure the buildings during Mass and CCD. Please contact Cindy B for more information.


Chaplet of Devine Mercy

Prayed every Friday after 8:30 AM Mass.


Joy Apostolate – Our Lady of Lourdes

JOY of Our Lady of Lourdes seeks to serve members of our Parish at times when they could use support, the arrival of a new baby, a catastrophic situation or the death of a family member.  If you are aware of anyone who could benefit from this ministry, please contact Melissa Gatchel 330-301-6688. New members welcome meetings are the fourth Thursday of the month at 6 PM in the Church Hall.