Honorees
  • St. Jude Parish held its first Legacy Tribute Gala & Auction on Saturday, April 6th. It was a tremendous success! 
    The Gala served to celebrate as well as unify the parish as adult parishioners of all ages came together to eat, drink, bid and dance the night away.
    The St. Jude gymnasium was turned into a dazzling ballroom where over 325 people gathered to celebrate the legacy of St. Jude parish. 
    During the evening, four people who have made significant contributions to the life of our parish were honored. These 2019 Legacy Tribute honorees included:
    Msgr. McCoy, Sr. Melanie RSM, Mrs. Carlene McCool, and Mrs. Patricia Cole.

    We are so sincerely grateful to our tireless volunteers, the benefactors who so generously donated items to the evening and of course, everyone who attended this inaugural event. 
    This event is the beginning of a new tradition of celebration and honor here at St. Jude.


    What people are saying:

    “Our first Gala Legacy Tribute was truly outstanding. It brought all facets of the St. Jude parish community together: young and old, school and PREP, CYO, Knights of Columbus, CHRP, Home & School, and some former parishioners who really love this parish. The night was full of class, excitement, and plenty of fun. St. Jude Parish really shined with much pride. Congratulations to our first honorees who received the Legacy Tribute Awards.”
     Msgr. Beach, Pastor

    “It was a wonderful night for our parish community.  The Gala committee did an outstanding job!” 
    Mrs. Carlene McCool, Legacy Tribute Honoree

    “Thank you so much for an incredible evening that I will always cherish and hold close to my heart.  It was a beautiful night with wonderful people from our entire St. Jude community.  I am still not sure if I am deserving of such an honor and recognition, but I am certainly very grateful.  I am also sincerely thankful for not only the award, but for how much effort and love went into every detail of the planning. We are so blessed here at St. Jude’s.” 
    Mrs. Patricia Cole, Legacy Tribute Honoree


    Events like this are just one way to help support and maintain our St. Jude Parish Education Center, which is the hub of our Parish life. If interested, you can support our Education Center in other ways as well:

    • St. Jude Education Center Annual Fund
    • EITC – PA Tax Credit Program for both individuals and business
    • Sponsor-a-Student (School or PREP)

    If you would like more information about these programs, please contact Pat Kerwin, Director of Institutional Advancement: pkerwin@stjudeschool.com 
    or 215-822-9225 ext. 251