University Series

During the season of Lent, The University Series offers a multitude of seminars connecting faith with real life in areas such as current events, contemporary moral issues, evangelization, faith and science, marriage and family, church history, scripture, prayer and other priorities set by the Los Angeles Archdiocesan Synod.  This year, 88 presentations will be held at 13 participating parishes.  The University Series runs from March 7 – April 12.  Course description booklets are available at the doors of the church and online registration is available at  For a complete list of sessions, please go online or refer to the course booklet.

Below are the sessions held at St. Jude: 

Change to the schedule:  John Allen will be at St. Rose of Lima on March 24.  He will not present on March 26. 

*please contact Cindy or Juliana if you would like to provide home baked goods or help on the Faith Formation evenings.




Host for the evening

March 12

Crucifixion in the Gospel of John

Fr. Slawomir Szkredka

Thursday evening Bible Study*

March 19

God and Country: Faith and Religion in America’s Founding

Fr. Bill Nicholas

St. Jude Men’s Club

March 21

How Can I Increase My Spiritual Passion?

Dr. Lisa Smith

Faith Formation*

March 28

Christians, Muslims, and Mary: Any Similarities?

Rt. Rev. Alexei Smith

St. Jude Men’s Club

April 4

Evolution, Adam and Eve: What is really true about this story?

Fr. Dave Heney

St. Jude Men’s Club

April 11

The Mass with a Pause

Fr. Vivian Ben Lima

Faith Formation*