St. Jude Catholic Church is pleased to announce its sponsorship of this, our first, group cruise in partnership with Royal Caribbean International. We will be departing on the Grandeur of the Seas from Baltimore, MD on June 6, 2014 for a 7-night cruise to Bermuda with a 2-night stay in the British Overseas Territory.
The Grandeur is a 917-foot, Vision-class cruise ship. It underwent a $48 million renovation in 2012.
St Jude Catholic Church is located at 10725 Courthouse Road in Fredericksburg, VA 22407. The Arlington Diocese directed the establishment of St. Jude parish on March 28, 2007. The Diocese donated land for a permanent church to accommodate the increasingly large number of Catholics in the Fredericksburg area.
We are currently in a rented building that used to be the Extreme Power Sports store. The transitional church is equipped with traditional pews donated from a church recently closed in Pennsylvania, an altar and ambo crafted by a parishioner, an activity center, and an office. Monthly offerings from parishioners, an ongoing Capital Campaign, and various fundraisers have contributed to a building fund to raise money to begin construction of a permanent church.
This cruise is a major fund raiser for the St. Jude Catholic Church. All fund raiser money will go to the St. Jude Building Fund.
This group cruise is offered to anyone who wants to support our cause of building a new church. It is not limited to St. Jude or other Catholic parishioners. Create your own mini-group by bringing along your family and friends. Invite them to join you with this e-card, or click the image on the right and get the cruise flyer to send to your friends and family. Then complete the secure, on line Booking/Registration Form.
The cruise counselor has agreed to provide me a list of all cruisers with the amount of their cruise fare that was contributed to St. Jude. I will then make this available to you for tax purposes.
This is a popular cruise. Make sure you get your cabin preferences by registering as quickly as possible.
Roman J. Marciniak, Jr.
St. Jude Church Cruise Chairman