The purpose of this ministry group is to grow in love and knowledge of the Lord through the study of His Holy Word.  As stated by St. Jerome, “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.”  Gatherings promote self-study, group discussion and will often feature short lectures or DVD presentations.

All members share the responsibility of creating an atmosphere of loving support, trust and encouragement where sisters in Christ can share their insights and experiences.  All materials are faithful to the Catholic Church’s teaching on Sacred Scripture.

As is true of all other ministries, the most important element of this ministry is prayer.  Prayer brought this ministry into existence and has sustained it in our parish for many years.

This ministry gathers on Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Parish Center and offers several studies during the year. Many women choose to attend morning Mass prior to the study (please check the bulletin or website for seasonal time changes).
COORDINATOR:       Pat Piccoli   561-339-8439



“Walking The Road To God” by Fr. Lawrence Carney

The St. Jude Women’s Emmaus Scripture Study Ministry is offering an opportunity for a summer reading and discussion activity again this year!

Even if you’ve never attended the Emmaus Scripture Study series, this short summer gathering is open to ALL WOMEN of the St. Jude faith community!

Fr. Carney travels the country, walking the city streets in his cassock, carrying a crucifix, praying the Rosary and seeking lost souls. He writes of the many people he meets, the conversations that unfold and the divine appointments arranged.  The book is filled with stories of people gently being drawn back to the faith with sacramentalsof how children are led to love Jesus & Mary and how, through Fr. Carney, God touches the hearts of passersby who long for His love yet have difficulty expressing it.

You are responsible for acquiring your own copy of the book.

Discussion of the book will take place on the morning of August 2nd and if an additional day is needed, that will be August 9th.


 ALL women are welcome!  If you would like to participate in this study, please contact Pat Piccoli at or call her at 561-339-8439.




  “Fulfilled: Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism”
Would you like to learn how God began laying a foundation for the beautiful traditions of the Catholic Faith?  Beginning with the Old Testament, this new study will use the Tabernacle design as a blueprint for our faith.  You will gain an improved understanding of Catholic teachings as you reignite your love of scripture.


When: Thursdays from  Sept. 27 – Dec. 6, 2018
Time: 9:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Place:  St. Jude Parish Hall
Materials Donation Requested: $28.00 (includes workbook & text)
“Fulfilled” is a two-part study narrated by Sonja Corbett, a convert to Catholicism.
Part One will be studied this Fall and Part Two will begin in January, 2019. 


 If you plan to join us this fall, please email Pat Piccoli – BEFORE SEPTEMBER 10TH – at or call her at 561-339-8439 to allow time for materials to be ordered.