Catholic Community of St. Jude at 801 North Bridge Street, DeWitt, MI 48820 US - General Information and Forms for all Grades
General Information and Forms for all Grades
Maureen Stockwell: Coordinator of Elementary Formation
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone (517) 669-8341ext. 17
Sue Parker, Coordinator of Youth and Family Ministry
Email: email@example.com Phone (517) 669-8341 ext. 20
Religious Formation at St. Jude
Recognizing that faith formation is an ongoing and lifelong process, the Community of St. Jude has created a vision of ministry that goes beyond providing an “Education about the Catholic Faith.” Programs are offered for parishioners of all ages with the goal of “putting people not only in touch, but also in communion and intimacy with Jesus Christ”. (Catechesi Tradendae, 1979, n 5) For this reason, catechetical programs are offered to the whole community and are designed to not only teach about the Catholic faith, but also involve participants in the worship, Word and works of the parish community.
In addition, the community has a proud tradition of recognizing that parents are the first and primary teachers of the faith. We have a strong commitment to offering catechesis in a family setting whenever possible, as well as providing parents with resources to support their individual efforts in sharing the faith with their children in their daily lives.
Calendar: Our formal formation programs begin in late September and conclude in early May. Programs for children and youth run concurrent with the DeWitt school calendar. Descriptions of programs offered for adults, youth and children follow.
To Register for all Adult, Youth and Children’s Programs: Registration materials may be downloaded from the parish website and at the parish offices during business hours. In addition to the registration form, a medical history form needs to be completed for all minors. Children who are currently registered will be “promoted” to the next grade in the fall. Please notify our office of any changes to time or day preferred. If you have new children to the program click here to download a printable Registration Form.
Tuition: Tuition for parishioners is $90.00 for 1 student, $115.00 for 2 students and $145.00 for 3 or more students. Tuition fees for non-parishioners are double the rates listed above.
Scholarships: are provided to cover the cost of tuition, as needed. Please contact Maureen Stockwell or Sue Parker for confidential assistance.
Staff: In addition to the our support staff, over 100 volunteers assist the Coordinators of Formationinsharing the Good News of Jesus with the children, youth and adults of our community.
All volunteers working in programs serving children 18 or younger are required to complete an application and background check before being oriented in their chosen ministry. All volunteers working with youth or children are also required to attend “Protecting God’s Children”, the Diocesan workshop on sexual abuse prevention, in a live session or online setting. Volunteers are expected to enroll in courses offered by the Diocese for catechist certification. The parish covers the cost of attending these courses. Tuition charges are waived for all volunteers who serve on a weekly basis in any parish catechetical program.
Maureen Stockwell, at 669-8341, ext. 17, or firstname.lastname@example.org for details about programs for pre-schoolers and Kindergartners, 1st—4th graders, 5th & 6th grade Mentor program & Preparation for First Eucharist and Reconciliation.
Sue Parker,at 669-8341, ext. 20, or email@example.com for details about Baptism Preparation, Confirmation Preparation, Programs for 7th & 8th graders & High School Youth Ministry.
Lynda Roof, at 669-8341 ext. 19 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the elementary program.
Michelle Drolett, at 669-8341 ext. 16 or email@example.com with questions about registration, or general questions.