The Religious Education Ministry at St. Jude Catholic Church invites our children and teens to live out their Catholic faith as they learn of God’s amazing love for them and His Church. Our ministry also prepares children to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation. Students experience the Gospel values of Jesus Christ with an understanding of what it truly means to live and worship as a Roman Catholic. Our desire is to awaken the faith of every child with genuine discovery and wonder at the active presence of God in their life, the life of the Church and in their world.
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021-2022 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SCHOOL YEAR IS OPEN!
Classes are taught by a loving, faith-filled team of certified and dedicated volunteers. We welcome all children including those with special needs.
Sacramental preparation is in cooperation with the Diocese of Palm Beach; requiring two full years of sacrament preparation. Children receiving the Sacrament of First Communion, generally prepare during 1st and 2nd grades. Young adults receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation, generally prepare during 8th and 9th grade. For children in grades 3 – 7 who still need the Sacrament of Holy Communion, there is a Special Sacraments class available, and is still a two year preparation program.
Additionally, the Diocese of Palm Beach has partnered with the Franciscan University Catechetical Institute, and through a generous grant we are able to offer online courses and workshops to you at no cost! The institute’s overriding desire is to reach into parishes, families, and communities to support the strengthening of Catholic culture and the handing on of the treasure of faith, in every possible place and situation. The cornerstone of the Institute’s work is a vast online library of one-hour workshops. The workshops are presented by faculty teaching in Franciscan University’s renowned Catechetics Program and they incorporate art, innovative media, music, and other creative elements that also communicate the faith. I am so pleased to be introducing this dynamic new program to all our Parishioners! Click on the logo below to start your program.