Religious Education

Youth 2000 Retreat

Youth 2000 retreatantsAll youth ages 13-25 are invited to a YOUTH 2000 Retreat led by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal on September 28, 29, and 30 at St. Jude the Apostle Parish (Sacred Heart Church, 519 Knapp St.). 

You will have the opportunity to gather with other young people your age for fellowship, prayer, adoration, singing, and learning about the great treasure of our Catholic Faith.

All Catholic youth are invited to the retreat! This is an inter-parish event with the St. Raphael the Archangel, Most Blessed Sacrament and St. Jude the Apostle communities all working together to host the retreat. 

Bishop Ricken will be presiding at the 7:30 p.m. Mass on Friday evening. 

Registration for the retreat is required by Tuesday, September 18. The registration fee is $60, which includes lunch and dinner provided on Saturday. Please click here for the registration form. Completed forms should be dropped off at or mailed to the St. Jude Parish Office (1025 W. 5th Ave.). 

More details about the retreat, including a detailed schedule can be found on the printable flyer—click here (PDF). Or for more information:

  • Visit the website,
  • Call Jean Keliher at 920.420.3655, or 
  • E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We hope to see you there!

 “Dear young people, Learn to ‘see’ and ‘meet’ Jesus in the Eucharist, where He is present and close to us.”
—Pope Benedict XVI Message for World Youth Day 2011

Youth 2000 Oshkosh

Friday, Sept 28th , 6:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. • Saturday, Sept 29th, 9:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. • Sunday, Sept 30th, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m

2018-19 Religious Ed Calendar

Please click HEREfor a copy of the current school year's RE Calendar

Please note that due to space limitations, some events for Sacramental Prep and Youth Ministry are NOT on this calendar. Please see your monthly Parent Newsletter for information on these items.

Youth Ministry

Passing on our Catholic faith to the next generation takes more than one hour a week in a classroom.  It has to.  It is Mass.  It is Service.  It is relationship building. It is COMMUNITY! Our Religious Education program is much more than text book learning-we offer a number of ways for your child to LIVE their Catholic faith every day beyond the classroom-it truly is Ministry to our Youth.

Through powerful Eucharistic encounters and engaging catechesis, our students  are immersed in a dynamically Catholic parish culture. With the parish as their true home, our students are then further strengthened by our Summer Mission Trips to Catholic Heart Work Camps around the USA ,Totus Tuus Summer Programs, student and family events and opportunities to SERVE in the Oshkosh community, solid, Diocesean approved resources, and digital evangelization. Our goal is not only to create an environment where Catholic students feel supported but engaged the other 167 hours a week, outside of Sunday mass and religion classes.


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Teaching Masses

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Every day of the year, around the globe, in elegant and massive cathedrals and in small and humble chapels, we the Church gather to celebrate and be formed by the Eucharist.  Mass is “the heart and summit of the Church’s life” (Catechism of the Catholic Church. N.1407).  Attending Mass is the single most important act that we as Catholics engage in and its importance is magnified when setting an example for our youth.

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