Parish Council

Pastoral Council

Rev. Dr. Michael Chidi Nkachukwu – Administrator
Mike Sawicki – Chairperson
Diane Garrison – Secretary
Tim Johnson-Stewardship
Lisa Smith -Member at Large
Daryn Smith-Member at Large
Ellen Stanton-Member at Large
Mike Pecar-Member at Large
Mike McCallion – Member at Large


The Parish Council and Parish Commissions serve as advisors to the pastor or administrator in his administration and leadership of the parish. Working in collaboration with the pastor, parishoners share in the responsibilities for worship, education and stewardship.

The Parish Council is comprised of the pastor, representatives of the parish commissions and at-large representatives. It functions as an advisory council to the pastor in matters of administration, worship, ministry and stewardship.

The Worship/Christian Service Commission assists the pastor in the preparation of the Liturgy and prepares the environment of the church as necessary. The Christian Service aspect of the Commission oversees the parish’s ministry to the greater community through works of charity and service. Contact the rectory office if you are interested in participating in the Worship/Christian Service Commission.

Consider getting involved at St. Jude. There are many opportunities for volunteering and sharing in the ministry of the life of our parish. Contact the rectory office for more information at 313-527-0380.

Mission Statement

We the people of St. Jude Parish celebrate the presence of Christ in every aspect of our daily lives. We are dedicated to the Word of God and to find strength and joy in celebrating the Eucharist. As parishioners, we commit ourselves to share our time and talent and our treasures for the good of our parish family. We are a diverse community and we celebrate our diversity. We pledge ourselves to promote social justice in our cities and neighborhoods. We welcome all people to join us.

Since 1941

St.Jude Roman Catholic Parish has served the East side of Detroit and its suburban communities. We are a Roman Catholic Community located in the Archdiocese of Detroit, and we invite you to become involved in our community of faith as we worship, serve and bear witness to the life, mission and ministry of Jesus Christ on Detroit’s Eastside.

Links and References

The Vatican
Archdiocese of Detroit
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Sacred Heart Major Seminary
Michigan Catholic Conference
Catholic Youth Organization
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The Daily Gospel

Official Catholic Directory
Knights of Columbus
St. Jude Novena Page

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