The Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles The gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles mention Jude, otherwise named Thaddeus by Matthew and Mark, and place him among the twelve apostles. Two of the four gospels call Jude “the Zealot” and thus associate him with a first-century Jewish nationalist movement. Zealots believed the Messiah would free the people of Israel from Roman oppression and herald an independent state. They were chiefly responsible for the Jewish rebellion against Rome that ended with the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70.
Mass begins at 5:30 and a cookout follows - all are welcome!