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Education/Faith

Baptism Preparation

Seminars are held every other month and are held in the Ministry Building in room 124 on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm. Click here for scheduled dates.

Contact: Michaelyn McGinnis, 225-766-2431 or Michaelynm@stjudecatholic.org

Confirmation

Confirmation is only to be received after the child makes the decision to be confirmed in the 11th grade. Confirmands and their sponsors will meet with the formation team for several months prior to receiving the sacrament.

Contact: Michaelyn McGinnis, 225-766-2431 or Michaelynm@stjudecatholic.org

First Eucharist

This sacrament is usually received in the second grade, after receiving First Reconciliation. Children must be in at least their second year of Religious Education in order to prepare for and receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist. Children and parents go through a formation process prior to receiving the sacrament.

Contact: Michaelyn McGinnis, 225-766-2431 or Michaelynm@stjudecatholic.org

First Reconciliation

This sacrament is usually received in the second grade. Children and parents go through a formation process as a group prior to sacrament reception. Parental involvement is a very important part of the preparation process.

Contact: Michaelyn McGinnis, 225-766-2431 or Michaelynm@stjudecatholic.org

Marriage Preparation

Couples wishing to marry must contact the pastor at least 6 months in advance of the scheduled wedding date. You can find wedding guidelines here.

Contact: Father Trey Nelson or his Pastoral Administrative Assistant, Leigh Kean, leighk@stjudecatholic.org, 225-766-2431

Parish School of Religion (PSR)

Parish School of Religion (PSR) provides catechetical instruction to children and youth (Kindergarten-10th grade) who attend public or charter schools, so that young people can grow in intimacy with Jesus, be knowledgeable about their faith, and integrate the teachings of the Gospel into their lives. Parish religion programs also prepare young people for the reception of first sacraments.

Contact: Michaelyn McGinnis, 225-766-2431 or Michaelynm@stjudecatholic.org

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA/RCIC)

RCIA is the process of conversion for those seeking baptism in the Catholic Church or for those belonging to another church, but wishing to become members of the Catholic Church.  The program begins in September with weekly gatherings until Easter.  After meeting all requirements, candidates are usually accepted into the Church at the Easter Vigil.

For additional information, contact Deacon James Morrisey, 225-766-2431.