Father James Hudgins-Director of Religious Education

Nancy Simms-Coordinator of Religious Education

(540) 891-7350


Sessions at the Church :
Tuesdays, 5:00- 6:15 pm – Elementary School (Grades 1-4)
Tuesdays, 6:30- 7:45 pm – Middle School (Grades 5-8)

Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:15 pm – Elementary School (Grades 1-4)
Wednesdays, 6:30- 7:45 pm – Middle School (Grades 5-8)

Homebased Religious Education

Home Based Teaching is an option for families who have scheduling difficulties or who prefer to teach their own children. Each family decides on the day and time to have their weekly class in their own home.  Due to the importance of the sacramental preparation years, 1st and 2nd grade (1st Communion) and 7th & 8th grade (Confirmation) do not have the option of homeschooling.  An exception is possible for 2nd graders who are full time homeschooled in an approved curriculum.


The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, otherwise known as RCIA, is for those who want to become a Roman Catholic or those who have already been Baptized, but did not receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation.

If you are interested, please contact the parish office (540) 891-7350 on how the process works or email info@stjudechurch.us.

Enrollment Packet

Enrollment forms for Religious Education for the 2019-2020 school year are now available. For your child to be eligible, your family must be registered parishioners of St. Jude Church. If your child is new to the program, please include a copy of his/her baptismal certificate. If you are transferring from another program, please contact the parish office at 540-891-7350.








We’ll provide more information soon.  Any immediate questions, contact Nancy Simms at religioused@stjudechurch.us.


Inclement Weather Policy

When Spotsylvania County Schools close or dismiss early due to inclement weather, Religious Education classes do not meet. When Spotsylvania County Schools delay opening due to inclement weather, Religious Education classses meet as scheduled.

Religious Education classes do NOT meet on Federal Holidays.

Religious Education classes DO meet on Teacher Workdays.