2204 McDonough Street

Joliet, Illinois 60436

815-729-0288 Office

815-729-0344 Fax

"Catholic education is above all a question of communicating Christ, of helping to form Christ in the lives of others."




Diocese of Joliet

Fr. Michael Lane
Phone: 815-725-2209



Mr. Lucas Stangler

Phone:  815-729-0288


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 School Mission Statement

Saint Jude Catholic School is an elementary school in the Dominican tradition.  In partnership with parents, we offer children an excellent academic and religious education.  We provide a Christ-centered atmosphere in which students may grow in knowledge, truth and love.

 The goal of St. Jude Catholic School is to nurture a collaborative effort between parents, educators and clergy, to teach students the Catholic faith, the love of Jesus as a way of life, to instill academic excellence, to inspire a love of learning and to develop a sense of personal responsibility.

About St. Jude

​St. Jude Catholic School is a Pre-Kindergarten (half day three-year-old Pre-Kindergarten and full day four-year-old Pre-Kindergarten) through 8th grade elementary and middle school under the Diocese of Joliet Catholic Schools Office. 

The St. Jude Catholic School Difference

St. Jude School is staffed by experienced and faith-filled faculty, including the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia. In the Dominican tradition, our faculty teaches a love of God that is rooted in prayer, supported in community, committed to truth and united in love. This integration of values and academics enables each student to grow as a whole person – body, mind and spirit.

 We invite you to stop by for a visit to experience the St. Jude Catholic School difference.

Call (815)729-0288 to schedule a tour or step up day for your child.


Office Hours

Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday 

Phone: 815-729-0288

Principal:  Lucas Stangler (

School Secretaries:  Mary Workman (

Claudia Hernandez (Se habla Espanol)(

“‘Whoever wants the next generation the most, will get them.’

In other words, whoever is willing to fight hardest for the next generation, will win them over. Education in faith is at the heart of the Church’s mission received from Jesus himself.”

Bishop John T. Folda, Diocese of Fargo

Dear Friend of St. Jude Catholic School,


Thank you for supporting St. Jude Catholic School!  Recently, I attended a talk with other pastors about our children and education.  Dr. Theresa Farnan pointed out that our secular world today, “teaches our kids that they don't need God — that faith is irrelevant to their personal choices and to the practical challenges of the community."  Increasingly, we are in a battle for the souls of our children and young people.  This is why Catholic schools and Catholic education are so important. We are in the business of helping our children to become saints.


There are a thousand reasons our church community should support our Catholic school.  Some as simple as having a crucifix in each classroom, others as complex as learning about what God asks of each of us.  I know that you believe in the value of a Catholic education and the importance of making it affordable for families.  Thank you.


I am grateful for your continued to support St. Jude through an annual gift, the monthly school envelope or a gift to the State of Illinois Tax Scholarship fund. 


Be assured of my prayers for you and your loved ones.  

In Christ,


Fr. Michael


Fr. Michael Lane


 “‘Whoever wants the next generation the most, will get them.’  If that is true, then we will give our best and spare no effort in order to share with our children the greatest treasure of all: Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”

Bishop John T. Folda, Diocese of Fargo