St. Jude Community Center History

400 N Rampart New Orleans, LA

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WE’RE MORE THAN A LOCATION…WE CELEBRATE YOU!!!

WELCOME TO ST. JUDE COMMUNITY CENTER. WE ARE THE COLLABORATIVE MINISTRY OF THE OBLATES OF MARY IMMACULATE, MARIANITE SISTERS OF HOLY CROSS, URSULINE SISTERS, AND DEDICATED LAY PERSONS

St. Jude Community Center was originally built as a car dealership. It was given to the Archdiocese of New Orleans for Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in the mid 1970s to be renovated into a community center for the Parish. Until Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Center was used for religious education, senior citizen gatherings, a heart clinic, and day care for children. After Karina and Rita, the Center became temporary housing for homeless working women, a food bank, breakfast and lunch meals for the hungry, direct aid services through St. Vincent de Paul, Adult Basic Education, housing for volunteers working to continue building New Orleans, civic and church parish socials and meetings, assist interested parties in identifying, and securing employment, and religious education on Sundays.