Parish School of Religion Class Offerings

The Saint Jude department of religious education offers a variety of classes for children aged three through high school. Find the class that is right for your child!

Parish School of Religion Class Offerings

Class Name Class Description
Faith & LifeGrades K - 6Faith & Life Family Catechesis program ​is designed for Kindergarten through 6th grade to spread the good news of Jesus Christ through prayer, study, and action. Parents and children will meet twice a month on Sunday morning. In the remaining weeks, families will explore their faith together, at home, at the time that works best for each family. All families are welcome to participate whether their children attend a Catholic or non-Catholic School. Non-Catholic school children are required to participate. Register for Faith & Life Family Catechesis.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Grades Pre-K - 6Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a Montessori-based religious education program for age three through 6th grade. It was developed in Rome by Sofia Cavaletti and Gianna Gobi in 1954 and has since expanded worldwide. The program’s approach to teaching is to have the child understand our faith through touch and action. The children have hands-on experience in the atrium, which is a special room prepared with learning materials to help the children begin to learn the mysteries of God in a way that supports their natural senses of wonder. Catechists present themes about important Bible stories and our Catholic liturgy. The child is then able to reenact and practice those presentations to discover their deeper meanings. Register for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
Family Faith FusionGrades 2 and upFaith Fusion is a family-based program for baptized children age 7 and older who are missing one or more sacraments AND DID NOT have a full year of Catholic religious education in 2020-2021.. Register for Family Faith Fusion.
RCIA7 years and upRCIA is for anyone, aged 7 and older, who has not received the Sacrament of Baptism or is a baptized adult that would like to come into full communion with the Catholic Church through the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Please click here to complete our Inquirer Form or contact Ann Sottile our RCIA Coordinator.
EDGEGrade 6EDGE is a place for your 6th Grader, no matter what school they attend, to grow deeper in faith and in the community while having a lot of fun! 6th graders are welcome to dual register with Faith & Life and CGS. Find more information and register for EDGE.
PurposeGrades 7 and 8This is for all 7th and 8th-grade students attending a non-Catholic school who wish to be Confirmed in 10th grade. Purpose is a Confirmation formation program from Life Teen International and incorporates both the faith-based knowledge your child needs with the community-based interaction Life Teen is so well known for giving our youth and teens. Find more information and register for Purpose.
SPREDChildren and Young AdultsA special needs classroom experience is offered for children and young adults with learning or physical disabilities. Our goal is to provide a positive, affirming atmosphere in which all students can learn and grow in their faith. Registration will begin in the late Summer. Please email Mary Karen Keneally if you are interested.

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