March 27th, 2019: Mary is the perfect model of holiness. We celebrate her Immaculate Conception on December 8th. We watched short videos about 9 different Saints. Ask your child to tell you about one of the Saints.
March 13th, 2019: This week we had our family night! We reviewed what we have covered in class the past several months (i.e. commandments, sacraments, liturgical seasons, precepts, conscience, etc.). Students Zoe, Lyle, Maddy and Gabby helped teach about sin and making good decisions.
February 27th, 2019: We reviewed the Sacraments. Talked about the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The kids also prepared an activity for Family Night (March 13th).
February 6th, 2019: We reviewed the Ten Commandments, Great Commandment, & Precepts of the Catholic Church. We talked about sin, free will, conscience, and how to make good choices.
January 23rd, 2019: Memorize the 3rd Commandment. Go to Church on Sunday- write down the Gospel that was read.
January 16th, 2019: Reviewed the colors of the Liturgical Year. Reviewed the Ten Commandments- played Ten Commandment game. Chapter 7- True happiness comes when we follow the Beatitudes taught to us by Jesus.
December 12th, 2018: Do not lie- even if your life is going to end for telling the truth (St. Thomas More).
December 5th, 2018: Chapter 13- The 4th, 6th, and 9th Commandments provide basic laws about family, love, and respect. Chapter 14- All human life is sacred and worthy of respect and protection from conception until natural death (5th Commandment). What is your family doing to prepare for Christmas during the Advent season?
November 28th, 2018: Honor, Love, Respect to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Genuflect (bowing). The first commandment. Introduced the Advent wreath & the Liturgical Calendar. Parents: Why do we celebrated the Liturgical Year?
November 14th, 2018: Catholic morality includes following the Ten Commandments, the teachings of Jesus, and the teachings of the Church. It also includes following the good & just laws that work for the common good.
November 7th, 2018: Every person is worthy of respect because he or she is created in God's image. Each person has a soul that will last forever.
October 24th, 2018: Main concept- The 10 Commandments are the summary of laws that God gave Moses on Mt. Sinai. They tell us the minimum that is required to love God & others. Parents- Can you name all of the 10 Commandments?
October 10th, 2018: Sin is present in the world because of human choice. Salvation is the loving action of God's forgiveness of sins & the restoration of friendship with Him brought by Jesus. How does your family show faithfulness to God?
October 3rd, 2018: This week we talked about how everything God wants us to know about Him is contained in Scripture (Bible) and in the Tradition of the Church. Ask your child to tell you the Bible account of creation in his or her own words.