Mass Times: Saturday 4:30pm, Sunday 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am


Faith Formation

Lifelong Faith Formation.

Welcome to the online site for Faith Formation registration. The fees listed are there to support the ministry we provide. No one is ever denied a sacrament or access to our programs for financial reasons. We welcome students from all local churches seeking an encounter with Jesus Christ and who want to be change makers and disciples. Are you ready?

Family Registration Form

Saint Jude (and other guest parishioners) Faith Formation Program: Grades K-12

Saint Julia / Saint Andrew / Saint Paul / Sacred Heart and other parishes: Grades 6-12

Important Links

Family of Faith Volume I: The Profession of Faith

Families learn this year about events that took place thousands of years ago. But the story of salvation history is not just in the past: it continues to take place in our lives in a deeply personal way. In the beginning, God created the universe out of nothing, and God continues to create throughout all ages each and every time a human person is conceived. And just as God spoke to our fathers in faith and showed them His plan of salvation, God still speaks to us and calls us to become part of the story of His saving love. These are not distant events to be memorized, but rather life-giving truths to be lived each day. God has called us each by name—this is the story of salvation history. This is our story!


Welcome back to another year of faith formation! This year, our program will focus on creating mentor connections via small group conversations, powerful testimonials from faith witnesses, and many opportunities for a hands-on religion experience. This year we will be using the Sophia Institute as a family based program subscription.

Our Faith Formation night will be conducted on Tuesdays from 4:30-6pm, with K-5 kids reporting to the church and 6-12 students reporting to the parish center. There will be a total of thirteen sessions, and we ask that students attend at least 10 of them in order to successfully finish the school year.

This year, we’re also incorporating a parent component into our Faith Formation curriculum. Fr. Ross will hold parent sessions in the chapel for all parents. We are fortunate to have a pastor that desires to develop closer to his church family, and these sessions will be extremely beneficial to each participant.

We will provide family/service opportunities in addition to the 13 sessions, which will be conveyed to you during the school year. I encourage you to attend as many of these family/service programs as possible since seeing your parents actively engaging is the most effective thing for a young person’s religious growth.

I look forward to this year with our pastor, Fr. Ross, and his vision for our parish community. On behalf of Sara Comi, Nick Heise, Tim Rydberg, our core team, and Fr. Ross, I am excited to begin what I anticipate will be a meaningful year and an intentional step in the right direction as we strive to create disciples and equip them to go out into our hurting world and be a beacon of faith to all those they encounter.

God bless,

Jesse Spanogle and Team

Pastoral Associate


Legal Stuff – Flocknote and Church Permissions

These are the specific questions asked when registering on Flocknote.

This authorization form shall serve as parental permission for the use of name, likeness, photographic, and/or video image of a child/youth where such permission is required. I grant permission to Saint Jude to use my child’s/youth’s information via the Flocknote Form.

I may also grant permission to Saint Jude to use my child’s/youth’s name (as selected above), likeness, photographic, and/or video image in the production of the select media/programs.      

I understand that if, for whatever reason, at any point in time, I decide to revoke this agreement, and I so notify Saint Jude Parish in writing, all references to my child/youth (i.e.: name, likeness, photographic, and/or video image) will no longer be used. I understand that web page references and web page photographic images will be removed within thirty (30) days of the written notification. I understand that St. Jude Parish is not responsible for access to the internet information or downloads made by users using the web prior to this removal of web references (i.e.: name, likeness, photographic, and/or video image). I further understand that my child’s/youth’s name, likeness, photographic, and/or video image may continue to be used in any publications already printed or published prior to my revocation of consent provided herein. I also understand that adult supervisors, coaches and/or activities sponsors may take photographic or video images of my child/youth during athletic, and/or program or extracurricular activities, for purposes of newsworthiness, post-secondary athletic or academic grants or scholarships, and for which I provide my consent. I understand that no financial or other compensation will be paid for any photo, video or work product used. Additionally, other parents, adults, and third parties may attend and take photographs and/or video of public events and activities. Finally, I understand that such parties are not within the control of St. Jude Parish to direct or limit the use of any photographic or video image taken or obtained by them which may include images of my child/youth.                                             

Other Sacraments


We celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation each year with our bishop. We are inviting young people in grades 9-11 to consider getting confirmed.



We love celebrating the love between two people! Contact us to learn more about how the church supports strong and healthy marriages.



Children in third grade are usually prepared for First Holy Communion. Any child in third grade or older requesting first communion can be added to our preparation classes.


Church Office

Saint Jude the Apostle Parish
2801 W. 6th St.
Erie, PA 16505

Call Us

(814) 833-0927


Revealing Jesus to one another and the world.