Children & Youth

Children's Sunday Programs

2022-2023 Schedule for Nursery and CLW

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW) is an age-appropriate Liturgy of the Word offered for ages 4 -7 at the 9:30am Mass during the school year. Please register in advance. All children are welcome and encouraged to attend. During this special time, the volunteer teacher leads the children through prayers, songs and readings that are simplified for children. The children learn about the same Scripture readings as the rest of the assembly. They are taught a simplified main message of the readings and are encouraged to share that message with their parents after Mass. Volunteers are needed to teach the lessons each week, as well as to assist with the supervision of the children. This is a great opportunity for adults and middle school/high school youth to help these eager youngsters better understand the scriptures.

Click here for the welcome letter and registration form.

Contact: Carmel Acosta, 225-766-2431 or

Sunday Nursery

Our Parish Nursery is available during 9:30 am Mass each Sunday. It is staffed by loving volunteers, and intended for children six-months to three years of age. Volunteering in this ministry is easy and fun! Please consider giving just one hour every two to three months, so that parents of young toddlers can fully participate in the Mass.

Click here for the welcome letter and registration form. 

Contact: Carmel Acosta, 225-766-2431 or 


All Other Programs

Music Makers

This is an interactive program for parents (or caregivers) and their children, aged 6 months to kindergarten, where the parents and children learn to make “joyful noise,” singing religious songs together and playing simple instruments. They meet every other Wednesday immediately following Play and Pray from 10:30am - 11:30am.

Contact: Carmel Acosta, 225-766-2431 or 


Parishioners and their children aged 4 and under meet every other Wednesday in the nursery from 9:30am - 10:30am, following the school schedule. The parents pray together as their children play, listen to biblical stories, sing or do crafts.

Contact: Carmel Acosta, 225-766-2431 or 

The St. Jude Parish College Group is an opportunity for young people ages 18 to 23 to come together for food, discussion, and prayer.  One does not need to be in college to attend.  Simply note the age-range mentioned above.  The format of the evening usually consist of:

  • 6:30 pm - Dinner Prepared By Our Pastor, Fr. Trey
  • 7:30 pm - Group Discussion
  • 8:15 pm - Evening Prayer and Reflection

All sessions take place at the St. Jude Rectory, located at 9137 Highland Road (directly across from the St. Jude Parish Office). Please feel free to bring a friend.

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The St. Jude Parish Youth House is a building and space dedicated for young people to come together for fun, fellowship, and prayer.  It is open throughout the year for 5-6, 7-8, and 9-12 grade youth of Saint Jude Parish and located in the former Parish Office, at 9150 Highland Road.

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Youth Ministry

Opportunities for fellowship, spiritual growth, and service offered to youth in grades 5 through 12. There are 3 separate tracts of youth ministry in St. Jude Parish. They are: Pre-Teen Youth Ministry (Grades 5-6), Junior High Youth Ministry (Grades 7-8), and Tri-Force Youth Group as the High School Youth Ministry (Grades 9-12). 

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