(Mostly) Free Bible Study Resources And Catholic Websites

Bible Studies

We have a number of groups working through different books and topics in the Bible. Each is always looking for new folks who together want to dig deeper into the Word of God.

Current studies:  Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in the school music room. For more information, contact Pat McGuire.

We have online streaming access to a number of Scripture study programs through Ascension Press. If you or a group would like the log on information, please contact the Director of Faith Formation.

Faith sharing groups

Recent studies have included:
•  Fr. Robert Barron’s Catholicism series
•  Theology of the Body
•  The Symbolon Series
•   Renew International’s Why Catholic? in the Fall of 2015.  
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Are you interested in joining or starting a new group? Contact our Director of Faith Formation. In the meantime, please be aware of the faith formation resources at your fingertips from the comfort of your home.

"It is not to remain in a golden ciborium that He comes down each day from Heaven, but to find another Heaven, the Heaven of our soul in which He takes delight."  -St. Therese of Lisieux
Children prepare for First Reconciliation and Communion throughout 2nd grade in both the parish and the school.

At St. Jude we emphasize creating times and spaces for the parish and school parents to gather together multiple times to discuss preparation, hear witness talks, share ideas, and establish a stronger sense of community.  Please watch the News section of the website for any updates!

Confirmation preparation is a two year process, beginning in 7th grade.  Students in both the school and parish religious education programs are formed in prayer, service, and study during this time.  Bishop Rhoades confers the sacrament in the Fall.

An important note: Confirmation is another step in our lifelong pilgrimage to God; it is not the endpoint.  Formation in our faith lasts throughout life.  After Confirmation we urge students to get involved with our Youth Group and to take on a greater sense of responsibility in serving the parish as lectors, altar servers, etc.

Confirmation Record Worksheet
Confirmation Service Hours
Godparent Form

By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ. -Catechism of the Catholic Church 1499


Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the presbyters of the church, and they should pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.  -James 5:14

Should anyone undergoing an illness of any sort desire the Sacrament at any other time, please contact the parish office.

Catechism of the Catholic Church - Anointing of the Sick

Through the sacrament of Holy Orders priests share in the universal dimensions of the mission that Christ entrusted to the apostles. The spiritual gift they have received in ordination prepares them, not for a limited and restricted mission, but for the fullest, in fact the universal mission of salvation to the end of the earth, prepared in spirit to preach the Gospel everywhere. -Catechism of the Catholic Church 1565

"No vocation is born of itself or lives for itself. A vocation flows from the heart of God and blossoms in the good soil of faithful people, in the experience of fraternal love.”  -Pope Francis

Diocesan and Religious Order Vocations Offices

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
Congregation of Holy Cross (University of Notre Dame)
Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
Order of Franciscans Minor Conventual (Franciscans)
Franciscan Brothers Minor
Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
St. Meinrad Archabbey (Benedictines)

Permanent Diaconate: http://www.diocesefwsb.org/Permanent-Diaconate


Arrangements should be made with the Pastor at least six months in advance of the wedding date.

Saying I Do: What happens at a Catholic Wedding
This twenty minute video helps engaged couples better understand the Rite of Marriage and answers frequently asked questions about marriage in the Church.