There are a number of opportunities beyond our Parish setting for students to develop their faith! Catholic Youth Expeditions, Youth Day, March for Life and more! Check out the Diocese of Green Bay web site for additional information:
The spiritual development of all students at St. Jude the Apostle is encouraged and guided through a program of individual and group activities. Our theology curriculum, MASS, a dynamic SPIRITUS retreat program, expansive community service opportunities, immersion in sacramental life, and weekly prayer groups shape the faith experience. Our goal is to educate and engage your child-giving them the foundation to live their faith every day.
St. Jude's Religious Education program is aligned with the new guidelines set forth by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
Areas of Study:
Please Note: most classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30pm but there are also a number opportunities to learn and serve that occur over the weekends and during Summer Vacation
Our St. Jude Parish Library is located at the Sacred Heart site just outside the Gymnasium.
It offers an ever-expanding inventory of life and ministry resources - books, DVDs, videos and CD's. You will find Christian fiction, as well as non-fiction: helps for Catholic Bible studies, small groups, leadership, Catholic/Christian living, marriage and the family, prayer and meditation, healing and restoration, death and heaven. Items may be checked out on an honor system for three weeks at a time.
Hours of operation are M-Th 8am-4pm; Fridays 8am-2pm and Weekends by Appointment. For more information contact Michele Spanbauer at the Parish Center 235-7412.
Lectio Divina is a slow, contemplative praying of the Scriptures. We can attend "with the ear of our hearts" to our own memories, listening for God's presence in the events of our lives. We experience Christ reaching out to us through our own experiences and memories as they connect with Scripture.
Sometimes in lectio divina, you may return several times to the printed text, either to savor the literary context of the word or phrase that God has given or to seek a new word or phrase to ponder. At other times, only a single word or phrase will fill the whole time set aside for lectio divina. It is not necessary to assess anxiously the quality of your lectio divina, as if you were "performing" or seeking some goal. Lectio divina has no goal other than that of being in the presence of God by praying the Scriptures. Some people find that journaling is a helpful way to focus the prayer of lectio divina.
This passage (Lk 24:13-35) offers us a model for our ministry and shows the need we all have for ongoing formation in faith. For in it we see two adult disciples who, encountering the risen Lord, grow stronger in love, knowledge, commitment, and zeal. As then, today, "Those who are already disciples of Jesus Christ. ..[need] to be constantly nourished by the word of God so that they may grow in their Christian life. Such lifelong formation is always needed and must be a priority in the Church's catechetical ministry; moreover, it must "be considered the chief form of catechesis. All the other forms, which are indeed always necessary, are in some way oriented to it." (Our Hearts Were Burning Within us - par. 12-13)
There are a variety of volunteer roles that need to be filled in order to best serve our parish in catechesis and faith formation. Please take some time to look through the below list of volunteer roles and discern how you might be called to serve in this ministry.