June 13, 2020

Dear Families:

As I mentioned in my last letter, every Wednesday all the DREs (Religious Education Administrators)  attend an online meeting sponsored through the Diocese of Brooklyn where many things are discussed in anticipation for the upcoming school year.  

Our Sunday program will look different.  How different, I just don't know.  Will we be able to meet together every Sunday?  Will we be able to use the building the same way as we always have?  Again, I just don't know and only time will tell.

What I do know is that the program we will use on Sunday will contain "Blended Learning."  What is "Blending Learning?" It is what has been going on across our country and in our schools.  Please do not become stressed by what I am telling or asking of you.  "We are all in this together!"  We will work together to help our children grow in our Catholic faith. 

I would like to thank the families that have already responded to the previous letter. "THANK YOU!"  I know September seems like a long way off, but I do need your help.   

1.  What is your best email address?  If it is more than one, just let me know.

2.  How will your family  communicate online? 

Also, do you have younger children who will be registering in our program in September?  Do you know of any families that we should be in contact to let them know about our program?  Please let me know. 

Thank you and May God Bless,

 Ms. Helen A. Teifer

Religious Education Administrator

Our Religious Education Program - 1st through 8th Grade


Shrine Church of Saint Jude




Any questions please e-mail MsTeiferSJoAMSJu@aol.com  


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Info About Formal Religious Education

Catholic parents who wish to have their children receive the sacraments are required to send their children to formal religious education yearly starting with the first grade.  

Shrine Church of St. Jude Religious Education for Levels 1 - 7 meet every Sunday, at 9:00 in the school and concludes with the 10:30 Mass. 

It is never too late to registered your child for Levels 1- 7 this year, (new or old parents) please pick-up a registration form in the Church and bring it in on Sunday.  Please also bring a copy of child's Birth certificate, Baptismal certificate and Immunization Record. Two complete years are required before the reception of the sacrament of First Holy Communion.  

**** Confirmation Class - Students must be in at least 8th Grade and have had 2 years of formal Religious Education (Catholic school or Religious Ed) to be eligible to receive this sacrament.  Classes meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the school.  Please use parking lot entrance. ****




                                                    WEB SOURCES(need to copy and paste)

​​    **** The Real Presence Of Jesus Christ In The Sacrament Of The Eucharist: Basic Questions And Answers


   ****  Sacraments 201: Eucharist (what we believe)      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMSiHGTBdGk

   ​****The Making of Communion Bread for Holy Communion  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryL3xLPAPqk

                    You may contact our Religious Education Administrator, Ms. Helen Teifer, with any question at MsTeiferSJoAMSJu@aol.com