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Mission Statement

Inspired by the teaching and example of Jesus Christ, and in communion with the diocesan and universal church, we the members of St. Jude the Apostle Church are called to give witness by our commitment to the ministries of service, word and worship.

We strive to be a community that welcomes all, and that challenges our members to grow in the likeness of Jesus Christ as we work with Him to continue his mission.


Fr. Detishch

Very Rev. John J. Detisch, Pastor

God’s Peace to You!

St. Jude Parish is a wonderful welcoming Family of Faith located at 6th and Peninsula Drive, Erie, Pennsylvania. It’s a great community to be a part of and a terrific place to worship. As the “Gateway to Presque Isle State Park,” we are accustomed to seeing God’s grandeur revealed in the beauty of the outdoors; particularly amazing sunsets over Lake Erie. As the People of God, we rejoice in doing our very best to live like Christ; to love like Christ!

While the Parish Family has continued to grow, we always remember our beginnings when our beloved founders worshiped at St. Joseph Orphanage, now St. Joseph Apartments. Everything we currently enjoy and take pride in, including Our Lady’s Christian School, is thanks to God as well as the tremendous faith and generosity of those who prayed and sacrificed to transform the dream of St. Jude the Apostle Parish into a reality.

Founders, long-time parishioners, newcomers, those visiting the Erie Area for the very first time – all are welcome at St. Jude the Apostle! May the Lord’s every blessing be yours today and always!