Explore 4 Reflection

(Grades 1-8, 4 forms expected)
Why Explore 4? What does it mean?
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To see if the event you are submitting meets the expectations of Explore 4, see the instructions below.  
.When you have verified below that the event meets the criteria for Explore 4,  
CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT YOUR FAMILY EXPLORE 4 REFLECTION ONLINE

You will know that your Explore 4 Reflection has been submitted successfully when you see the  response confirmation page

EXPECTATIONS:

  • If you have children in both Families Living Faith (1-6) and Junior High Youth Ministry (7-8) your family is only expected to complete four Explore 4 Reflections per year, per family. Please include all the children’s names on the Explore 4 Reflection.
  • Explore Four events focus on PARISH opportunities for being formed in the faith. If the event happens at St. Jude or is sponsored by St. Jude, it counts as an Explore 4 opportunity.
  • If any one member of your family attends an event, it can count as an Explore 4 for your entire family.
  • Some multi day events (like Christ Renews His Parish/Welcome weekends and Mission Trips, Parish Mission) count as two Explore 4 events.
  • Up to two Families Living the Gospel reflection forms can be counted towards the Explore 4 expectation.
  • If an event is not a St. Jude parish or Joliet Diocese sponsored event, please do not list it as an Explore 4 event. Most local community events, though positive in nature and intent, do not count as Explore Four events. If you have questions about whether an event can be included or not, please call our office at 815-463-4260/463-4262.

WithExplore Four”, we ask families to attend at least 4 St. Jude sponsored events during the course of a year. These events are opportunities intended to help us explore and grow in our faith and community life. We (and the parish-at-large) provide these opportunities very intentionally to meet people where they are, focused on everyday living of the faith, and learning the traditions of our faith. Each family is expected to participate in a minimum of four different events and complete an Explore Four Reflection form for each event.

You will know that your Explore 4 Reflection has been submitted successfully when you see the  response confirmation page

Explore 4 Reflection Online

You will know that your Explore 4 Reflection has been submitted successfully when you see the  response confirmation page