Grades 7-10 Religious Education
at St. Matthew Church
As we move into summer we are all still wondering what our future is going to look like. What better time to take a closer look into the God who created us, the God who loves us and, the God who moves us - The Triune God! Next year certainly won't look the same, but it doesn't have to be any less than wonderful. My prayer for you this summer is that you stay close to Jesus, Mary and the Saints. Allow the Holy Spirit to move you to holiness. Between the links here and on the Youth Ministery page, I pray that you will find something that will help you to stay connected with your faith. Remember, God loves you and he wants to walk this journey will you!
Have a wonderful summer, stay prayerful, stay strong!
Check out the great Virtual Conferences posted on the Youth Ministry page!
Discover Mary and the Saints! (link to the CatholicYouth Community of the Blessed Sacrament, WI) https://www.blessedsacramentteens.org/content.cfm?id=9055
What's the Rosary again???: Busted Halo's Rosary in 2 minutes
Divine Mercy Lesson: The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
CONFIRMATION GRADES 9 AND 10:
The Saint Matthew Confirmation program follows the guidelines of the Diocese of Norwich. The program consists of 2 years of studying our Faith, Catholic Social Teaching, the Workings of the Holy Spirit in our lives and Community Service. We will delve into a deeper prayer life through learning and participating in different devotions of the Catholic Faith, attending Mass together and through Adoration. Our vision for our students is that they will grow in wisdom, knowledge and love, having the confidence to go out into the world to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and live a faith filled life, steeped in the Catholic Tradition.
The program for Confirmation Prep years 1 & 2 (Grades 9 & 10) are as follows:
"Chosen Your Journey Toward Confirmation" by Ascension Press, the flip book here: Chosen.
"Decision Point" by Dynamic Catholic
ALL Confirmation students - check out this video for a nice reminder of what Confirmation is: Confirmation 101
Faith Formation Enrichment Form for Grades 7 - 10
As faithful Catholics, our lives are enriched through prayer/worship, knowledge, service and community. In grades 7 – 10 (2nd year Confirmation prep) we will be further developing our relationship with God and with each other by deepening our prayer life and by reaching out to others who are in need, with kindness and compassion. To help our students make a conscious effort to deepen their prayer life and to serve others in God's name, the students will complete a Faith Enrichment Form throughout the year and turn it in by the last week of class.
Faith Enrichment Form In-Class Grades 7-10
Home Study Faith Enrichment Form Grades 7 & 8
Prayers, Practices and Goals of Our Catholic Faith for Grades 7-10
Linked below is a chart of Catholic prayers and practices that should be memorized. In addition there is a list for specific goals each student should acheive at each grade level. You may download the document for your convenience.
Prayers, Practices and Goals, Grades 7-10
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Before enrolling your child in Religious Education, you must register at Blessed Sacrament Parish.