The Patriot Report – March 8, 2024


“Success is the peace of mind in knowing you did the best of which you are capable.” – John Wooden

The above line is perhaps my favorite John Wooden quote and one I go to often. Indeed, success is not always tied to the score of a particular game. However, it sure does feel great when the result of the game matches the hard work of the players and coaches. Yesterday, our Gr. 6 Girls Team achieved something that sets the history books here at St. Jude School as they were crowned Champions of CISVA Basketball. The girls capped off their perfect, 15-0, season with a dominant finals performance. However, it was the semi-final game against a very good school, St. Patrick’s Vancouver, that tested the girls resolve. Down by 3 with just over 2 minutes to go, the girls battled hard and ended up coming back and winning the game by a single point.

I would like to thank the parents who came out in support of their daughters and cheered them on with great spirit. I would like to thank Mr. Mow who coordinated things behind the scenes. I would like to especially thank Mr. Chris Akol and Mr. Randi Velasquez who coached the girls and have worked with developing players in the off season. Their dedication to our school sports is truly commendable. Most importantly, a shout out to the girls who played with spirit and determination. You represented our school very well and you have made all of us feel a great sense of school pride. 


Mark your calendars, it’s the most wonderful time of the year–WALKATHON PLEDGE TIME! 

This year will look a little different from past years as we will not be collecting any money ahead of the walkathon. 

Walkathon pledge sheets only will be due on these dates: April 18, April 25, May 2

Walkathon Money will be collected on May 14 and 15th.

More information will be made available after Spring Break.


Dear Parents,

We would like to have your input into where our Walkathon Funds should be directed. Your input matters and we hope you take the time to answer the question in the survey link below.


This week the Nature Club had a special guest speaker from the Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society to present on bears. The students were treated to a presentation and were able to touch specimens from the society. Everyone had a great time learning about these furry animals!


On Tuesday St. Jude hosted a jamboree for grade 3 and 4 basketball. Our students were joined by grade 3 and 4 teams from Corpus Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows. Everyone had a blast sharing their love of the sport and cheering each other on. Thanks for making this annual celebration possible, Mr. C!


St. Jude’s Parish is hosting a community-wide parish mission on God’s Healing Love from March 11-13, at 6:30-8:30pm.  This series of talks will cover:

Healing through Forgiveness (Monday, Mar 11)

Healing through Repentance (Tuesday, Mar 12)

Healing through the Name of Jesus Christ (Wednesday, Mar 13)

 Fr. Greg Bramlage of Missionaries of the New Evangelization will introduce us to a new understanding of God’s Mercy and share with us the incredible healings that result when we repent of our sins, forgive those who’ve hurt us and pray with expectant faith. He will teach us how to open our hearts to the Holy Spirit and enter into a more profound relationship with Jesus and God the Father. Please come with an open heart & expectant faith. Each night there is a free-will offering to offset the cost of the Mission and to help Fr. Greg build a Center for the New Evangelization in the Diocese of Tyler, Texas. Children are welcome.


Sushi Moon (formerly Sushi Royal House) is now back as our hot lunch vendor.  They have completed their renovations, and menu and pricing will remain the same.  The next available date you can order for is March 5th, and orders need to be placed by 7am on Wednesday the week before. Please note that if your order had been cancelled due to their renovations earlier this year, you will need to re-order it for your child.   The upcoming Sushi Moon hot lunch  dates are March 5, April 2, 16, 30, May 14, 28, Jun 11 and 25.

To begin your order, please click here:



St. Jude Parish Mass Times
Monday – Saturday: 9 am morning Masses
Novena Mass on Wednesdays: 7:30 pm
Stations of the Cross on Fridays (followed by Mass): 7pm
Saturday anticipated Mass: 5 pm
Sunday Mass: 9 am, 11 am, 5 pm


Mar 9 – Mar 24 – Spring Break – No School

Mar 25 – School Opens from Spring Break

Mar 26 – School Confessions

Mar 28 – Holy Thursday – Noon Dismissal

Mar 29 – Good Friday – No School

Apr 1 – Easter Monday – No School

Apr 8 – Walkathon pledge sheets go home

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