I am writing this letter today with a heavy heart. Unfortunately, due to the medical crisis that the world is in, the reception of all sacraments have been postponed and all Religion classes have been cancelled for the time being.
With all that is happening it is very important that we don’t lose faith in our God. It is important that no matter how bleak it looks that we continue to trust in God.
I realize the schools are putting a lot of responsibility on the parents to home school their children but it is also important that our children continue to learn about their faith.
Each week I will be posting a different topic on our web page in the Religious Education section. I will try to reference the children’s books. Also I encourage you to login to Pflaum Weeklies:
Here is what you need to know:
The password for free access to our website and the Gospel Weeklies lessons is 2020814
Go to https://www.pflaumweeklies.com/lesson-downloads/
Click “Log In” in the upper right corner
Type in your email address and the password where it says “Already registered? Login below”
Click “Log In”
Finally, don’t forget to watch the Mass on Sundays: The celebrations are scheduled as follows:
Saturday at 6 pm: Vigil pre-recorded from Immaculate Conception in Jamaica (English)
Sunday at 11 am: Live from St. James Cathedral in Downtown Brooklyn (English)
Sunday at 1:30 pm: Pre-recorded from Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Prospect Heights (Spanish)
NET-TV can be seen in the New York City are on Spectrum (Channel 97), Optimum (Channel 30) and FIOS (Channel 48). Viewers can also tune in online at www.netny.tv.
Thank you and May God Bless,
Ms. Helen A. Teifer
Our Religious Education Program - 1st through 8th Grade
Any questions please e-mail MsTeiferSJoAMSJu@aol.com
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