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Family Formation

Here at Saint Jude, we offer Family Formation as our Religious Education Program for children.


Family Formation helps parents and children together grow in faith and love of God 

by understanding and living their Catholic Faith.

Since parents are the first teachers of the faith to their children, Family Formation empowers parents to share the Good News and the beauty of the Catholic Faith at home.  Through weekly Home Lessons and monthly Family Formation Nights at church, Family Formation strives to build strong families: families rooted in faith and in the joy and love of God.

Family Formation Format

Weekly Home Lessons

(for grades Preschool-6th grade)

Help you teach and live the Faith at home as a family


Monthly Family Formation Nights 

Held every first (sometimes second) Monday of the month September–May

Parents attend adult formation while children in grades Preschool—8th grade attend faith formation in school


First Communion Preparation 

Children receive 2 years of preparation for First Communion

In their second year (or 2nd grade year) of Family Formation, parents receive Sacrament Workbooks with weekly Home Lessons for First Reconciliation and First Communion preparation. 

Children attend First Communion Classes at the monthly Family Formation Night

Weekly Confirmation Preparation

Confirmation Preparation take place over a 2-year period (typically in 7th and 8th grade)

Confirmation class meets every Monday (parents attend once a month with their child on Family Formation Night)


For more information or to register, please contact:

Miss Chiara Sullivan in the St. Jude Rectory Office 

Phone: 815-725-2209 X404


Church of St. Jude

Family Formation

2212 McDonough St. 

Joliet, IL 60436


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