Welcome to the Catechetical Center of Sts. Simon & Jude church. The Catechetical Center houses the offices for Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Children Ministries and Whole Community Catechesis. The staff, both full time and part time employees, is committed in providing the best Catholic curriculum and to be present with you and your child in family faith formation.
To work collaboratively to provide comprehensive catechetical experiences to nurture the faith journey of the whole community through reflection, prayer, and study leading to a life of ministry.
Lisa Einck, Office Manager
Monday through Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Closed 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Registration for 2013-2014 Faith Formation and Sacrament Preparation is now open. Families registered in faith formation or attending Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic School during the 2012-2013 school year will receive registration packets the first week of May 2013.
Registration will remain open until Wednesday, July 31, 2013. If new to the parish or attending faith formation or sacrament preparation for the first time, make sure to read the registration requirements by clicking here for more information.
To obtain a registration packet, contact the Catechetical Center at 714.963.0014 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Catechetical Center staff is diligent about selecting the best Catholic resources for children and youth. Children and youth focus on the gospel from Sunday liturgies and teachings of the Catholic Church. Parents are encouraged to check out the detail information on the curriculum offered based on the following age appropriate areas.
- Early Childhood Catechesis (3 yrs – K) - Pflaum Gospel Weeklies
- Elementary Catechesis (Grades 1 – 6) - Pflaum Gospel Weeklies
- Jr. High (7th and 8th Grade) - Catholic Connections by St. Mary’s Press
- High School Faith Sharing - Call to Discipleship by Harcourt Publishing
- Active participation by parents and guardians of children and youth in faith formation and sacrament preparation.
Parents and guardians are reminded of the letter sent by Fr. Michael to all families registered in faith formation and sacrament preparation for the 2011-2012 year on being active, participating and contributing members of the parish. Families are asked to attend and participate at Sunday liturgy, commit to life-long learning and living of our faith, and show a financial care for the community. Financial support can be done preferably by electronic payment through a bank or ParishPay or through the use of weekly envelopes. More important than the amount, however, is the pattern of giving … showing a consistent and intentional commitment to support the parish. Remember, cash donations, unless placed in the parish envelope, does not permit the parish to recognize and record a family’s donations.
Click here to read Fr. Michael’s letter.
- Check out the other many activities and ministries offered by the parish. Go to the Home page to learn more.
Please click here to view a list of our staff members.