Building God's Kingdom
At St. Jude Catholic School, Christ is the reason for our school. He is the unseen but ever present teacher. He is the model of its faculty and the inspiration of its students. St. Jude is the extension of the Church’s work, of spreading the teachings of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Hence, the philosophy directs the school’s total curriculum. We proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to promote the highest ideals, to encourage community service, and to prepare our students for the challenges of life in this culture.
Consistent with the Mission of Our Parish, our school strives to spiritually form your child by helping them:
To Know Christ
Through formal religious instruction, as well as through the integration of the faith dimension into each and every academic subject area and social activity, our school strives to know Christ.
To Love Christ
Through participation in the sacramental life of the Church, as well as through the constant guidance of the Holy Spirit within our community, our school strives to love Christ.
To Bring Others To Christ
Through our witness, as well as in answering the call to serve and help those in need within our community and abroad, our school strives to bring others to Christ.
The effectiveness of St. Jude’s religion program relies upon daily support of religious belief and practices in the home. The religion program is the core of the curriculum at St. Jude Catholic School. Daily religion classes are directed toward instilling in students an understanding and appreciation for Catholic belief and practice. All students participate in classes and all religious events at St. Jude.
Each week students attend Mass (typically Friday at 8:30 a.m.) Students also attend special liturgies and prayer services for holy days of obligation, special feast days, and other celebrations. The dates and times for St. Jude Catholic School Masses and prayer services are posted on the monthly school calendar and posted in the parish bulletin. Parents are always welcome to join the students and staff for Mass.
Prayer is a part of the daily routine at the beginning and end of the day, before and after lunch, and throughout the day. A variety of prayer experiences are offered for students during each liturgical season throughout the school year.