St. Jude Catholic School presently provides education for Preschool through 8th grade students of the parish. The mission of the school is to educate each child spiritually, academically, and socially; guiding each to live a Christian life anchored in Catholic values. Currently, approximately 250 of the parish youth attend the Catholic school. An inclusive education school, St. Jude serves all the children of the parish who are registered members of St. Jude and are living within the boundaries of the church. Some classes have a waiting list. Volunteers are welcome to help in the lunchroom, classroom, library, computer lab, and various activities including health services throughout the year.
The St. Jude Religious Education Program assists parents in ensuring that all Catholic youth have an opportunity for a quality religious education. The program strives to maintain a nurturing, loving, caring, and spiritual atmosphere, while ensuring the right of each person to learn respect for God, self, and others. Classes for preschool through 12th grade meet between the Sunday Masses from 9:45 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. The program focuses on students attending public schools, however it is open to all youth of the parish. Regular sign-up is the weekend after Labor Day - after all three Masses. The first class starts the following Sunday. This is announced in the bulletin and the Communicator for several weeks prior to registration. Late sign-up can be done during the PSR class time in the PSR office or by calling the Director any time.
Pre-Baptismal Preparation consists of instructions for parents prior to the baptism of their first child. The class is taught on a Saturday each month at 10:00 A.M. in the parish center. Only one class is required and may be taken before the baby is born. Registration is required.
|Meeting Details||First Saturday of each month at 10:00 A.M. in St. Theresa’s Room.|
Inquiry into the Catholic faith through the RCIA process will be starting after Labor Day. It’s not too early to start making plans. If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more about Catholicism or are even considering becoming initiated into the Catholic Church, please call the Parish Office and let us know.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process through which men and women are welcomed into the Catholic Church. It is a process of discerning and ritualizing stages of conversion leading to sacramental initiation at the Easter vigil. It is Father Vacca and the St. Jude parish members, by their witness, worship, service and teaching, who offer the support necessary for this initiation. It is open to all persons seeking to join the Church or wanting to learn more about the Catholic faith. A new class begins once each year after Labor Day and ends two weeks after Easter Sunday. Parishioners who want to be a helper, teacher or sponsor are always welcome.
|Contact||Mark & Loretta Miller