SOURCE: St. Jude Religious Stores

St. Jude Religious Stores

February 17, 2010 13:25 ET

St. Jude Religious Store Stocks Up for First Communion, Baptism and Penance Seasons

BENSALEM, PA--(Marketwire - February 17, 2010) -  Today, Ash Wednesday, not only marks the start of the 40-day Lenten period for penance which ends the day before Easter, but also signals the beginning of the First Communion and Baptism seasons. St. Jude Religious Store, the world's most complete religious goods provider, is fully stocked with church supplies for Lent, First Communion, Baptisms, Christenings and Easter.

"It's not too late to purchase religious goods for the penance season, and right now is the perfect time to start planning for a First Communion, Baptism or Christening," said Russ Davis, co-owner of St. Jude Religious Store. "It's hard to believe, but while your child is preparing for their First Communion, you need to be looking for dresses or outfits and venues, and planning the reception. The sooner you start the more choices you will have."

St. Jude Religious Stores has one of the largest selections of Christian and Catholic religious goods, with over 7,000 items in-stock on their site and ready for immediate delivery. In addition to a wide variety of First Communion, Christening and Baptism gifts such as rosaries, crosses, statues, figurines and medals, St-Jude.com has all the supplies churches need for these events, including baptismal items and communion service items.

Parents planning for a First Communion, Baptism or Christening can find a wide variety of Baptism dresses, boys' Christening outfits, Christening dresses, Christening shoes, rosaries and First Communion gifts.

"We are the perfect place to find religious medals, statues, rosary beads, crucifixes, or Baptism, Christening or Holy First Communion gifts. Often a gift from our store retains tremendous personal value for a child because of what it represents," said Davis.

For more information on the many religious goods available from St. Jude Religious Stores, including Christening, Baptism and Communion gifts, please visit www.St-Jude.com.

About St. Jude Religious Stores:

Since 1965, St. Jude Religious Stores have carried the widest selection of Christian and Catholic religious goods to become the world's most complete religious goods provider. Their ever-expanding selection of religious gifts, church goods and supplies help churches, convents, military installments, hospitals and individuals all over the world.

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