The Children’s Program at St. Jude has been running for 18 years. The program’s mission is to glorify God in a safe, nurturing, and Christ-centered environment. We are so blessed to have many volunteers who dedicate their time to support the program. We have been using the Faith of the Mountain series to teach the children about Jesus and the Maronite Faith. Once a child is enrolled in the program, it is our duty to reinforce during the weekly liturgy the lessons taught in class. We also train them on proper behavior not only in church, but also in their day to day life. The program offers classes to children in Pre-K through eighth grade. The program begins every year in September and ends upon the celebration of First Communion in May. Classes run every Saturday (excluding Holidays), beginning with Mass at 4 p.m. and followed by Religion and Arabic classes until 7:00 p.m.