Sr. Maria Christi Nelson, O.P.
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
Eastern Michigan University
Teacher’s Certification, Major in Science
University of Southern Mississippi
Masters in Elementary Education
Masters in Educational Administration
On behalf of Father Patrick Henehan, our Pastor, and all our faculty, staff, students and families, I welcome and thank you for visiting the website of St. Jude Catholic School!
I am blessed to serve as principal of St. Jude where we offer an authentic Catholic education of excellence in the Dominican tradition, forming leaders for the future who are in love with the Person of Jesus Christ. We strive to foster the formation of the whole child, spiritually, intellectually, morally, emotionally, and physically. We support the growth and excellence of each child so that they can go out and engage the culture with a knowledge of the Truth. We seek to foster the holiness of our students, because holiness and happiness are one and the same in the light of Faith.
Each student's talents and gifts are challenged and developed according to their capacity so they may live a happy, fulfilled life. They are taught to use their gifts for the glory of God, for their own true good, and for the authentic good of their neighbor.
I hope that you will find our site helpful and informative. Please let us know if you have any further questions or would like to tour our beautiful school and meet our SJCS family, or speak with someone for more information. Thank you for your interest in Catholic education!
God bless you always,
Sr. Maria Christi Nelson, OP