All St. Jude Catholic School Students are required to participate in all liturgical services provided during school hours.
Students are taught the essential truths of the Catholic Church and are urged to cultivate good habits of daily prayer, works of charity, and faithfulness to the sacramental life of the Church. The work of the school is greatly enhanced when parents make an effort to practice their Catholic faith at home and participate in Mass on a weekly basis.
The time and effort taken in school to teach children the truths of the Catholic church and build good habits are strengthened when parents practice the faith with their children. This is why all parishioners who enroll their children at St. Jude School must participate in weekly Sunday Mass on a regular basis.
Students in grades 6-8 are invited to become Mass servers. Instruction is provided for interested pupils.
St. Jude School encourages all Catholic students to be eligible for age appropriate Sacraments. St. Jude Parish provides the necessary preparedness for the reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation. Parental involvement in preparation for the Sacraments is required.
The primary mission of St. Jude Catholic School is to prepare the children to become adult Catholic Christians. Stewardship plays an important role in the lives of people who seek to follow Christ. Becoming a disciple of Christ leads naturally to the practice of stewardship, the giving of one's time, talent, and treasure in return for the blessings God has given. All Catholics are called to be stewards of God's gifts. Therefore, this shared trust involves all in the parish. St. Jude parishioners with children in the school exercise stewardship to both the school and the parish. A yearly commitment of service and funds is made by each family at the beginning of the Lenten season.