Our Religion series, Blest Are We, was updated for 2017. The essentials of Catholic teaching are presented to the students in an integrated and balanced approach, reinforced year to year as the students expand in their knowledge and practice of their faith.
In every grade level the same format and catechetical process is followed:
- “Take Home” page that encourages family involvement
- Introduction to the theme and sharing
- Scripture stories
- Passages from Liturgy
- Saints biographies and doctrine
- Students’ response and activity
- Connection to Catholic Social Teaching
The text includes a summary of our beliefs and traditions. The Sacraments and Commandments are integrated into our faith studies. The sixth grade curriculum focuses on our Catholic heritage, stemming from the Old Testament. While learning about the past, the students are asked to make the connection to their own lives of faith. In addition, the sixth graders do a unit on the Gospel of Matthew in the spring.
Beginning in 2017-2018, we decided to open our sixth grade Religion studies by completing an anti-bullying novel study of the book Crash by Jerry Spinelli.
Our theme for the school year is “Faith to Move Mountains.”
Sixth graders will be given the opportunity to become Altar Servers for the first time. Training information is sent home later in the year.
Grade Six led All School Liturgy/Prayer Service Dates:
- 9/24 Reconciliation 1:30
- 10/22 Mary Liturgy 9:15
- 3/6. Ash Wednesday Liturgy 9:15
Mary Chapel Rosary Dates:
- 9/4 (201)
- 9/25 (202)
- 10/2 (204)
Please join us on these days!
Port Sandwich Making Days:
- September 26 & February 13
We ask that the sixth graders bring a canned good/non-perishable item for the food pantry on all Liturgy days. Donations, whenever possible, should come directly from the children.
Our major service project each year is a visit to Feed My Starving Children, during the Lenten season. We always appreciate parent participation in this event.