May 1946 St Jude Parish established with 75 families. Father Ralph Kelly appointed Pastor. Mass held in Michigan Veterans’ Facility. 1950 Rectory completed on the Plainfield Avenue site (now Plainfield Plaza.) Later two quanset huts were constructed, one to serve as church, one as parish hall. November 6, 1952 Fr Charles D. Brophy came from Indian River; Fr Kelly was transferred to Indian River. July 4, 1953 Fire burned the church quonset: $30,000.00 damage. Father Brophy saved the Blessed Sacrament and the sacred vessels. The hall quonset became the church. August 15, 1955 Purchase of property between 4 Mile Rd and Elmdale. December 1, 1955 School ground breaking. September 1956 The present gym and family center were used as the church. July 1956 Rectory was moved from the Plainfield site to its present location. October 1957 The convent was opened. St Jude School opened with Sister Florentine as the first principal. 1960 3,000 evergreens planted around Lake St Jude. August 5, 1962 Ground breaking for the new church. Fr Edmund F Falicki, Vicar General of diocese, presided, with Fr Brophy and Fr Dominiak. January 20, 1963 Fr Brophy was made a Domestic Prelate with the title Right Reverend Monsignor Charles D Brophy August 1963 At the National Liturgical Convention in Philadelphia, St Jude Church was given the Lecraro Award for “excellence in adapting church design to liturgical concept.” Thanksgiving Day 1963 First Mass was celebrated in the new church. 1963 Blessing of the bells named for St Jude, Monsignor Brophy and Bishop Allen Babcock. April 5, 1964 Rectory rebuilding. New offices, file room and conference room. April 16, 1964 Monsignor Brophy’s Silver Jubilee Mass May 18, 1964 Monsignor Schultz consecrated the altars of the new church. June 7, 1964 Formal dedication by Bishop Allen J Babcock. June 23, 1972 Mr and Mrs Victor Blandford gave the parish 17 acres of land between Elmdale and 4 Mile Road “in appreciation to St Jude Parish for its contribution to the community.” February 27, 1975 Monsignor Brophy departed for three months in Rome for theological studies. Fr Patrick Cawley became pastor pro-tem during his absence. September 1976 Joseph Maitner became principal of St Jude School. April 10, 1977 Detroit News featured St Jude Church as one of the four outstanding buildings of worship in the state. November 6, 1977 Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of St Jude Parish July 1, 1988 Fr Patrick Cawley became Pastor. April 1989 Monsignor Brophy Golden Jubilee Celebration. July 1, 1995 Father Thomas Vesbit became Pastor. October 13, 1996 50th Anniversary Celebration. On to the Millenium seeking our Destiny! 2000 St Jude breaks ground on the new Millenium Center 2003 The new Millenium Center is completed. 2003 Fr Michael Danner becomes Pastor. 2009 Fr Thomas Page becomes Pastor. June 3, 2014 50th Anniversary Celebration of the church building by Bishop David J Walkowiak. 2022 Deacon Dan Esch becomes permanent deacon. Fr Ayub Francis Nasar becomes Pastor.