Special Needs Faith Formation

The Special Needs Religious Education Program offers children the ability to learn about the love and care of Jesus in their own way and at their own pace. If  you would like your child to be part of this program please contact our Ministry Coordinator, Lucia Bartlett by email lucia@saintjudetheapostle.org or 818-889-2541.

Register for Special Needs Ministry 2017-2018 - Registrations will be available online July 1st

First Communion & Reconciliation- Group 1: This class is for children who are preparing for their First Communion. Children may also be preparing for their First Reconciliation depending on their individual needs. 

Continuing Faith Formation- Group 2: This class is for children who have already received First Communion and are continuing their faith formation. Children will practice previously learned skills, as well as expand their understanding of our faith at their individual level and pace. 

Confirmation- If your child is in 9th-12th grade and you are interested in Confirmation for your teen, please contact Lucia Bartlett to set up an appointment so we can discuss how we can best meet your child’s needs so they can become fully initiated Catholics.

Group 1 and Group 2 Class Time: 11:00am-1:00pm 

*Children will attend the 12pm Mass as part of their class time.

2017-2018 Schedule

Group 1

Group 2

October 1st

November 12th

November 19th

December 3rd

December 10th

January 14th

February 4th

February 18th

March 11th

April 15th

April 29th

May 6th

May 20th

October 29th

November 19th

December 3rd  

December 10th

January 7th

February 11th

February 18th

March 25th

April 22nd

April 29th

May 20th

About our program: In 2012, we began a program for students with special needs as part of our Family Faith program.  With the help of Mrs. Lucia Bartlett and her devoted team of adults and teens, we began walking the journey of faith with special needs students. Our program was featured in the June 11, 2015 Acorn Newspaper:  Faith in Our Special Needs 

Article: "Out of the Shadows" by Kevin Clarke, America Magazine

Dates to Remember

Regional Congress

St. Bonaventure High School

September 24

September 18

Anaheim Congress

February 24-26