St. Jude’s Cathedral Parish

Welcome to St. Jude’s Free Catholic Cathedral Parish. We are a small, old catholic parish who believe strongly in community and affirmation of all peoples. If you feel you have been alienated, hurt, pushed aside or just plain unwanted in other churches, then we encourage you to come and worship with us. We are fully catholic in our identity though we are not under Rome. We adhere to the seven first Ecumenical Councils and the three Creeds. We offer the seven sacraments and other services as the need presents itself.

Our goal is to renew the fellowship and faith of the first-century church – a time when believers gathered in homes, establishing real relationships with each other and with Christ – in an environment that is both sacramental and liturgical. Our goals include a path of continuing the doctrine and theology of the early church as well as promoting a deep and personal faith in Christ Jesus our Lord.

We are under the protectionage of Our Lady Help of Christians Archabbey. Abp William Higginbotham, OSB is our pastor. We are located at 103 Turlington Dr, Apt D, Tabor City 28463. Our number is 910-653-3388 or you can email Fr. +William at

Services are at:

Vigils and Lauds:  8:00

Sext: 11:30

Daily Mass: 5:30

Vespers in conjunction with Eucharistic Adoration:  6:00

Compline:  11:30 (Said privately)

The Great Silence begins at the end of Compline.

The Novus Ordo, 2nd Ed. is customarily used for mass. He is bi ritual so can perform other Divine Liturgies upon request.

For other sacraments and needs or services, please contact Fr +William.

Hymn, Come to the Water