Education and Formation


Lake Area Discovery Center Pre-School

St. Jude of the Lake is pleased to be one of Lake Area Discovery Center's sites. They provide our pre-schoolers with a loving and safe place to learn and grow. Click here to learn more.

St. Jude of the Lake School - Grade K-5

Learn more about St. Jude of the Lake School's long and proud history of providing Catholic education to children for 60 years.


Intentional Discipleship / Faith Formation

In times past, Faith Formation was known as Religious Education, a name that implies the conveying of information.  Certainly there needs to be shared information, but Faith Formation is much more. Faith formation goes beyond informing, to forming disciples, disciples who will take on the Mission of Jesus: To Love as He Loved.  It is our goal that ALL will be transformed.

Forming Disciples: Faith Formation, K-7th grade
There are four pillars of Faith Formation:  Proclamation of the Gospel, prayer and worship, service, and building community.  St. Jude of the Lake Faith Formation makes use of all of these means to evangelize our young people.
Pre-K through Middle School classes are offered each Wednesday at 4:15 p.m.  Grade 1 through Grade 7 have an additional 6:15 p.m. class each Wednesday.  Pre-K and Kindergarten are offered Sunday mornings during the 9:00 a.m. Mass.  Registration forms can be found at all the entryways to the Church, in the parish office and on our website  Please register soon. Click here for more information.


Youth & Young Adult Formation

Sacrament of Confirmation: 8th Grade

The Church has always respected the sensus fidei of the faithful. Pope Francis writes, “As part of his mysterious love for humanity, God furnishes the totality of the faithful with an instinct of faith – sensus fidei – which helps them discern what is truly of God.” In consultation with parents and staff, we have decided to offer the sacrament of Confirmation to students at the end of their 8th grade year. This year, the 8th and 9th grade students will receive the sacrament in late Spring. Confirmation small groups – whose mission is forming disciples - will be held on Wednesday evenings at 4:15 (8th grade) and 6:15 (9th Grade). Retreats, speakers, and other activities will occur at other times. The 10th grade students will meet on Sundays, and be Confirmed on November 14th, as planned.

Forming Disciples (8th grade+): In the years following Confirmation we plan to have opportunities for full immersion into the young adult life of St. Jude: exciting events [The Underground!], group and mini retreats by grade level, leadership formation opportunities, dynamic speakers, small gatherings for prayer and bible studies, Music ministry, and service opportunities. Students: I welcome your ideas!

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Adult Formation

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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults: If you or someone you know wants to learn more about the Catholic faith, consider taking part in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.  Contact Laura for more information.

Documents we need:

If you have never been baptized, please provide us with a copy of your birth certificate.

If you are a baptized Christian (non-catholic), please provide us with copies of both your birth and baptism certificates.

If you are a baptized Catholic desiring to be confirmed, please provide us with copies of both your birth and baptism certificates.

If you are a Catholic who has been both baptized and confirmed, then you do not need to supply us with any certificates. However, if you have been away from the practice of your faith, please schedule a time to meet and talk with the Formation Director.