Catechist Resources

Catechists at St. Jude are encouraged to use these approved resources to help lead the children of our parish to Christ by conveying the authentic Catholic faith in a theologically sound manner.

FORMED is great authentic Catholic content all in one place. Access the truth, beauty, and meaning of the Catholic Faith anytime, anywhere… with FORMED. Informative and inspiring teaching from renowned speakers Scott Hahn, Edward Sri, Fr. Robert Barron,Tim Gray, Chris Stefanick, Teresa Tomeo… and many more. Multiple programs to address multiple parish needs: Adult Faith Formation, Marriage Preparation & Enrichment, Scripture Study, RCIA, Sacrament Preparation, Small Group Teen Discipleship, and much more! serves catechists and catechetical leaders in parish religious education and formation programs, and religion teachers in Catholic schools. Parents who are providing religious instruction at home will also find encouragement for their important work in guiding the domestic church. It provides reliable catechetical formation with insightful articles about Scripture, the sacraments, liturgy and prayer, and Church history, dogma, and Tradition.

Catholic Icing is the icing on your Catholic cake. Lots of craft ideas, printables and more. Lacy has developed resources to make it easier on Catholic moms everywhere to live out the faith with their kids. The resources she shares are her base resources that work together like a well oiled machine to provide everything you need to celebrate the Church year with your family.

Franciscan at Home from the Franciscan University Catechetical Institute. St. Jude, through the Diocese of Grand Rapids, has partnered with the Franciscan University Catechetical Institute to offer our catechists AND parishioners a new way to grow in faith and in love for Christ! The Catechetical Institute offers specially designed online courses that cover a variety of topics and can be completed at your own pace. These courses are free.