Middle School Religion

  • B.A., Elementary Education, Aquinas College, Nashville, TN
    M.A., Catholic Studies, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
    12 Years teaching experience
  • Advanced Religion Certification, Dioceses of Nashville & Arlington

 

 


“The Glory of God is man fully alive.” -St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Bishop and Martyr

It is a blessing to be called to aid in the human and spiritual formation of young people who are called to be holy–that is, to be most fully, most freely themselves, united to Christ, sharing in the mission of the Church, and even from this moment, called to “bring the Gospel to all nations” through the witness of their lives.

 

Dear Parents and Students,

Thank you for a wonderful year in Middle School! Don’t forget that there is not actually Summer Vacation from Religion, and especially not from your faith…

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Go to Mass on Sundays… www.masstimes.org

  • Make use of Confession– make it a fun day with friends!!!

   

  • MINIMIZE TECHNOLOGY:

  • MAXIMIZE Family time:

even when it’s crazy…!!

God bless you all!

Grade 6 Religion

Classroom Syllabus: Grade 6 Syllabus—All NEW information is highlighted in yellow. Please be aware of these changes.

In 6th grade, we focus on Old Testament and Liturgy & Worship…

…the reasons behind Catholic Liturgy, the Mass,and the format and beauty of Liturgical worship.

In 6th Grade this 2018-2019 year we:

  • Had holy hours (two with exposition & benediction)
  • Learned about the nature of the Human Person (4 Faculties) and the Greek discovery of philosophy
  • Learned about the difference between the pagan perception of the “gods” and the Judeo-Christian idea of God.
  • Learned about Creation (the 4-fold harmony) and the Fall (the 4-fold effects of Original Sin)
  • Learned about the descent into sinfulness and the cleansing of the world at the deluge (and Noah)
  • Are beginning the journey to Canaan with Abram…
  • Not to mention the Liturgical Seasons, the Saints, and the Immaculate Conception of our Lady!
  • walked through the Covenant with Abraham and the Revelation of “El Elyon”
  • witnessed the first Revelation of the Trinity
  • witnessed the Testing of Abraham and the Eucharistic Sacrifice
  • acted out Jacob and Esau (a play)
  • discussed The Covenant with Jacob/ Israel and the 12 Tribes
  • told the Story of Joseph
  • Traveled and experienced the Exodus from Egypt
  • walked through the Desert and learned about True Worship (vs. idolatry) –with a focus on the Mass
  • briefly discussed the Judges and Israel’s rejection of its call
  • saw the rise of the prophet Samuel and the Kings

We enjoyed a great year!

Here is a great link for Biblical Background–It is not Catholic, so it lacks the Sacramental viewpoint, but there are no errors in what I’ve seen so far. Let me know if you have any questions:

The Bible Project (Interdenominational)

Please click on the buttons on the task bar to the left for more information.

God bless you!

 

 

GRADE 7 RELIGION

Classroom Syllabus: Grade 7 Syllabus All NEW information is highlighted in yellow. Please be aware of these changes.

JESUS CHRIST AND THE NEW COVENANT

This year we focus more closely on the Fulfillment of the Covenant in Jesus Christ, and how he transforms us to live as Disciples becoming more fully who we are.

In 7th grade  during 2018-2019 we have:

  • Had holy hours (two with exposition & benediction)
  • Reviewed the nature of the Human Person (4 Faculties) and the Greek discovery of philosophy
  • Discussed the difference of nature between angels and humans & humans and animals
  • Reviewed the difference between the pagan perception of the “gods” and the Judeo-Christian idea of God.
  • Finished discussing the Kings of Israel, the prophets, and [briefly] the Exile
  • Discussed the nature and background of the Scriptures and Revelation in General
  • Discussed the background to the Gospels
  • Learned about the Four Evangelists and their perspectives
  • Learned about the Hypostatic Union
  • Begun discussing the life and background of John the Baptist, the Forerunner
  • Not to mention the Liturgical Seasons, the Saints, and the Immaculate Conception of our Lady!
  • discussed the Early life of Christ and Christ as the fulfillment of the Covenant
  • Reviewed the Parables and Miracles–their meaning and fulfillment of the Old Covenant
  • Acted out the Passion and Death of Christ (the Living Stations)
  • experienced Christ’s Resurrection and its meaning for us
  • Studied the Appetites and Virtue as ordering the disordered human faculties
  • Explained the relationship between the Commandments vs. the Virtues
  • Made a splash with Grace discussing the Beatitudes and the Commandments

 

Here is a great link for Biblical Background–It is not Catholic, so it lacks the Sacramental viewpoint, but there are no errors in what I’ve seen so far. Let me know if you have any questions:

The Bible Project (Interdenominational)

 

Please click on the buttons on the task bar to the left for more information.

God bless you!

 

 

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