Mass Times: Saturday 4:30pm, Sunday 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am


Lent University

It’s time to go back to school

Dear friends,

It’s time to start a new journey of faith at Saint Jude’s Lent University (Lent U). We hope this holy season of Lent (and Easter) will prove to be a transformative journey of faith for our parish and community. Browse the course catalog below and sign up via FlockNote to be part of our community – learning at the foot of the cross of Jesus Christ. 

Our list of options includes courses for mind, body, and spirit. We encourage you to not only sacrifice for Lent, but embrace the traditional disciplines of Lent: to pray, to fast, and to give – differently this year!

We are all learning and growing together!

With Saint Jude, we pray!

-Fr. Ross


Course Catalog

This Lent and Easter Semester, you get to select as many classes or courses as you would like to fulfill your degree from Lent University – where you learn at the foot of the cross. 

Browse the list of offerings here and follow the registration information provided by FlockNote. If you need assistance, one of our amazing Parish Support Ministers will be happy to assist you in signing up for the correct courses. 

All the information can be found by reading the title, then tapping the + to learn more.



The Holy Week Journey

Course Description and Information

Description: Join Dr. Michael DeSanctis and follow the artistic treatment of four themes: 1) Christ’s Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem; 2) The Last Supper; 3) The Crucifixion and 4) The Resurrection.

Dates: March 27, 7pm in the Founder’s Room

Old Testament Bible Study on Job

Course Description and Information

Description: Join Fr. Ross and Barb Hauck for an Old Testament study showcasing the beauty of our sacred scripture and the richness of our Catholic tradition. Focusing on the Book of Job.

Dates, Location, & Time: TBD – we will text you soon with details.

The Way of the Cross Stations & Soup Luncheon

Course Description and Information

Description: Come pray the stations of the cross at lunch time with Deacon Brogdon and enjoy a light lunch in our Founder’s Room organized by Carol Layden and her marvelous meatless soups.

Dates, Location, & Time: March 3rd & 24th 12-1:30pm in the Church & Founder’s Room

Jerusalem the Holy City Bible Study

Course Description and Information

Description: Take a pilgrimage to the Holy City of Jerusalem with Bill Parry and visit historical characters such as King David and the Queen of Sheba. You may never know who will show up for such a great event.

Dates, Location, & Time: Sundays during Lent 11:15 in the Guadalupe (former Mothers’) Room

Fit in 40 Days

Course Description and Information

Description: Jump into Lent with Rose Strazisar & Katie Leuschen as we embark on a holistic journey of body & soul. Signup for our Fitness challenges and receive a free Lent U T shirt. Remember a Fit U creates a healthy Body of Christ for the Kingdom of God so we can have the strength to share the Good News. Free t-shirt!

Dates, Location, & Time: Season of Lent. At your own pace and favorite location.

Adoration & Pizza with the Pastor

Course Description and Information

Description: Ever wonder what Heaven would be like? Or wonder if pizza tastes better after prayer? The Saint Jude Young Adults will be organizing a night of adoration with music by Tim Rydberg. A pizza party in the Founder’s Room and social will follow for all those in attendance.

Dates, Location & Time: Thursday, March 2nd 6-8pm in the Church & Founder’s Room

Erie Art House Helpers

Course Description and Information

Description: Join Linda Jacky and others as we assist young people from the Erie Art House with homework, snacks, & projects. Signup now to make a difference in a young person’s life this Lent.

Dates, Location, & Time: Thursday, March 30th 10am.

Tracy School Coat Drive

Course Description and Information

Description: Our neighboring school, Tracy Elementary, is in need of new jackets for their students. Donations can be made during church office hours or after the weekend masses during the 1st Week of Lent.

Dates, Location, & Time: Wednesday, February 22nd till Wednesday, March 1st.

Annulments 101

Course Description and Information

Description: Join Fr. Mark Stockton & Donna Geiger for a night of questions and answers. Are you divorced or know someone who is and thought that an annulment was way too hard to attain? Come see the new process and gain perspective. All questions are welcomed and allow the healing to begin.

Dates, Location, & Time: Wednesday, March 8th 7pm in the Founder’s Room

Holy Thursday Soup Dinner & Pilgrimage

Course Description and Information

Description: Journey with Jesus as He washes the feet of His disciples. Sit around the Altar during the Last Supper & come pray with our Precious Lord in the garden. After Mass join the SAGES (55+) group in the Parish Center for a light dinner & prayer pilgrimage to local areas.

Dates, Location, & Time: Thursday, April 6th 5:30pm in the Church, Parish Center & Local Area.

Friday Night Stations of the Cross

Course Description and Information

Description: Pray the Stations of the Cross with Fr. Amico. Join us for an evening of prayer and devotion through the hands of Christ!

Dates, Location, & Time: Friday, February 24th & March 10th 7pm in the Church

Mary’s Way of the Cross

Course Description and Information

Description: Join the Mom’s Group as they pray Mary’s Way of the Cross. Mary’s perspective of  Good Friday is one that pierces the heart.

Dates, Location, & Time: Friday, March 17th 7pm in the Church

I'm Dead, Now What? (Funeral Planning & Final Wishes)

Course Description and Information

Description: The title tells you this is not your typical dry presentation about heaven, hell, and the afterlife. Learn about Catholic funeral planning and meet with Karen Horstman from Burton Quinn-Scott Funeral Homes. Other members of our parish staff will be on-site to share our latest resources as well. Karen and friends can help you plan your funeral and answer any questions you have about the hereafter!

Dates, Location, & Time: March 14th at 7pm in the Founders’ Room

33 Days of Morning Glory Marian Devotional

Course Description and Information

Description: Join our Men’s prayer group on Mondays during the Season of Lent and learn more about our Blessed Mother. Grow in devotion and gain the opportunity to concrete your life to Mary, our Mother. 

Dates: Location & Time: Season of Lent Devotional

Prayer Partners Roommate

Course Description and Information

Description: During the 1st Week of Lent pick a name in the back of the church to pray for during this holy season. Just like college everyone gets assigned a roommate for the duration, this time we need to take the friendship to the next level!

Dates, Location, & Time: Season of Lent

Family Altar Gifts

Course Description and Information

Description: For the Season of Lent we are looking for families to bring the gifts up during Mass. The gifts include the wine, communion, and food pantry donations. Please sign up for a Mass that you attend.

Dates, Location, & Time: Season of Lent

St. Jude School Living Stations

Course Description and Information

Description: Join the 4th graders from St. Jude School as they bring the Stations of the Cross to life. 

Dates, Location, & Time: Friday, March 31st 7pm in the Church

Lent Paint & Sip

Course Description and Information

Description:Come learn some art techniques and sip on your favorite beverage while being inspired by the Sacred Scripture. Come learn from Janet VanEerden and her years of experience. This session will combine some creativity and prayerful painting time. We will start with some intro to watercolor instruction and demonstrations so that you can create several postcards modeled on the examples or you can create something completely different, if you choose.  Add a meaningful scripture if you like and take home some prayer cards that you made yourself! Limit 20 people.

Dates, Location & Time: Sunday, March 12th 2pm-4pm in the Founder’s Room. BYOB (bring your own beverage – could be wine, coffee, or tequila).

AED & CPR Training

Course Description and Information

Description:  St. Jude Church was able to purchase 2 new AED systems. We are looking for volunteers from different masses who would like to be trained in basic CPR, AED, & basic 1st aid management. This course will be taught by Marielle Lafaro.

Dates: Thursday, March 23 at 5pm in the Founders Room of the Church Office

Light is on for U Night of Reconciliation

Course Description and Information

Coming soon.

138 Women's Conference

Course Description and Information

Dates, Location, & Time: Saturday, March 25th 8:00am-12:30pm in the Church

Coming soon.

Searching for Sacraments


We celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation each year with our bishop. We are inviting young people in grades 9-11 to consider getting confirmed.



We love celebrating the love between two people! Contact us to learn more about how the church supports strong and healthy marriages.



Children in third grade are usually prepared for First Holy Communion. Any child in third grade or older requesting first communion can be added to our preparation classes.


Church Office

Saint Jude the Apostle Parish
2801 W. 6th St.
Erie, PA 16505

Call Us

(814) 833-0927



Revealing Jesus to one another and the world.
Inspired by the teaching and example of Jesus Christ, and in communion with the diocesan and universal church, we the members of St. Jude the Apostle Parish are called to give witness by our commitment to the ministries of service, word and worship. We strive to be a community that welcomes all, and that challenges our members to grow in the likeness of Jesus Christ as we work with Him to continue his mission.