The Shrine Church of St. Jude Religious Education program for children in grades 1- 7  meet for two hours on Sunday between the hours of 10:00 am - 12 noon

The Religious Education teachers will not be responsible for taking the children to Mass.  This responsibility will be on the parents.   Parents  have the opportunity to take their children to either the 8:30 AM Mass,  the 12:30 PM Mass on Sunday  or the 5:30 pm Saturday evening Mass.  For parents who elect to attend the 8:30 Mass - there will be an early drop-off beginning at 9:30 AM. 

Family Participation - Normally we would ask our families join in and celebrate as an entire community, three times during the year.  Unfortunately, this year (2021 - 2022) we are not able to do so.  Let's hope that we will be able to celebrate our last meeting on  Pentecost Sunday, Closing Day - June 5th.

Sunday Religious Education fee (grades 1 -7) is $100 for the first child & 150 for two or more.

First Holy Communion/Penance - The Sacrament of Penance will be celebrated in March and the sacrament of First Holy Communion will be celebrated in May.  Prior to receiving the sacraments, children with their parents are required to attend four preparation meetings during the scheduled class times.  (Dates, times and additional information will be provided at a later date.)

Confirmation  - Students must be in at least 8th Grade and have had at least 2 years of formal Religious Education (Catholic school or Religious Ed) prior the current year to be eligible to receive this sacrament.  

  • Confirmation classes  meet on TWO Saturday afternoons a month,  4:00 pm - 6:30 pm.  This time includes the 5:30 Mass which is mandatory.

  • Students will be required to complete assigned lessons prior to class.

  • Confirmation fee is $150. 

  • Confirmation Class for 2021/2022 school year began October 2nd for those not attending a Catholic school

  • Confirmation-prep  classes begin January 22nd.  This is for students that have been coming to the Saturday classes (October 2021 - December 2021) and those students that attend a Catholic school.


Shrine Church of Saint Jude


If you wish to register your child in the Shrine Church of St. Jude Religious Education Program for the school year 2021-2022 which will begin in September. Please stop by the church for a registration form.  The church is open in the mornings between 9:00 AM to Noon.  or you can pick-up one during the Sunday Masses.

If you are new to the program  a copy of the child's Baptismal and Birth certificate is required.

Any questions or concerns, email: