The St. Jude Religious Education program offers the Parish School of Religion, Schedules for Baptism, First Reconciliation/First Eucharist, and Confirmation, Sunday School/Sunday Nursery, and Guidelines for Sacramental Preparation.
The task of the Parish School of Religion is to teach, proclaim, and witness the "good news" of God's love and mercy to all our children (grades K to 11) who attend public/private school. Elementary PSR meets Wednesdays from 6:15-7:15 pm during the school year. High School PSR meets on scheduled Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 pm. Please call the Parish Office at 766-2431 to register your child for PSR.
Baptism: If you plan to have your infant baptized in the upcoming months, you must call the parish office before the first of the month to make arrangements. Parent and godparent seminars are held on the first Tuesday of the month. Baptisms are scheduled around the church's liturgical calendar. There will be no baptisms during Advent and Lent. Special celebrations have been planned for the Easter season.
Guidelines for Godparents: Catholic godparents must be 16 years old or older. Catholic godparents must be confirmed, practicing Catholics. If a godparent lives outside of St. Jude Parish, a Sponsor Certification Letter from his/her own parish is required.
If you need further information or need to register, please call the parish office at 766-2431.
First Reconciliation and First Eucharist: Before students can receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist in the 2nd grade, they must receive religious instruction in the 1st grade either in a Catholic school or in a PSR program and be enrolled for 2nd grade. Be sure that your child attends religion class if you want them to receive the sacraments.
If you are a parishioner of St. Jude and your 2nd grade child attends Catholic school or PSR outside of St. Jude Parish, please contact our parish office if you have not done so for information regarding First Reconciliation & Eucharist. According to Diocesan Guideline, sacramental preparation for parents and their children's celebration of these sacraments must take place in the parish in which you are registered and worship.
Confirmation: Before 11th graders can be confirmed, they must receive religious education for at least 2 years prior to being confirmed whether in Catholic school or a PSR program and be receiving religious education in the 11th grade. If you have an 11th grade student who meets these criteria but who has not been contacted by us about Confirmation by July, please call the Parish Office at 766-2431.